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New York's Capital Region has enticed visitors for 400 years with historic sites, fabulous attractions, family-friendly amenities, and exciting entertaining events. World-class museums, unique galleries, stunning architecture, gourmet restaurants, and welcoming accommodations ensure your Albany experience is legendary. Albany- An Amazing Discovery!  Skip to Best Time to Visit. Visitor Information. View Map.


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Albany Distillery, The
Albany Distillery, The things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Tour in Albany, NY USA

Producer of craft spirits on batch at a time! The Albany Distilling Company is a modest operation, producing craft spirits one small batch at a time. It is located in downtown Albany, not far from the site of the city's original 18th century distillery.


Crossgates Mall
Crossgates Mall things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Shopping in Albany, NY USA

The Capital Region's premier shopping, dining, & The Capital Region's premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.

Guided walking tour of Ballston Spa, New York
Guided walking tour of Ballston Spa, New York
Recreation in Ballston Spa, NY USA

Tour the history-laden village of Ballston Spa on foot! Tours are led by an experienced and knowledgeable local guide. The route is easy to moderate, requiring average walking ability. Walkers stop to observe numerous historic structures and listen to stories of the people connected with them. Walks last about 1.

Historical Walking Tour of Ballston Spa,New York
Historical Walking Tour of Ballston Spa,New York
Recreation in Ballston Spa, NY USA

Ballston Spa History Walkaround, paperback and e-book Ballston Spa History Walkaround: A Guide to Historic Places and Interesting People This is a guide to some historic houses and buildings in the history-laden village of Ballston Spa, in Saratoga County, New York.

Hudson River Way
Hudson River Way
Tour in Albany, NY USA

Pedestrian bridge connecting downtown to the river In August of 2002, Albany residents and visitors were introduced to the newly constructed Hudson River Way (HRW) and the Albany Riverfront Park. The HRW is a pedestrian bridge that connects downtown Albany to the Albany Riverfront Park.


Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
National Park in Kinderhook, NY USA

National Historic Site Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is found in Kinderhook, New York. The Eighth President of the United States, Martin Van Buren purchased the estate in 1839 during his Presidency.

miSci, Museum of Innovation and Science
miSci, Museum of Innovation and Science things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Museum in Schenectady, NY USA

celebrate. explore. inspire. Explore science, invention, and imagination. Discover hands-on fun from San Francisco's Exploratorium and exhibits like Inside Out: MRI and You, Fueling the Future and more.

National Bottle Museum
National Bottle Museum things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Museum in Ballston Spa, NY USA

Preserving the history of America's first major industry The National Bottle Museum is located on Rte. 50 in the heart of the village of Ballston Spa, New York. The museum occupies a three-story brick commercial building in the historic business district of what was once a flourishing resort community in the 1800s.

Saratoga National Historical Park
Saratoga National Historical Park
National Park in Stillwater, NY USA

National Historical Park Site of the first significant American military victory during the Revolution, the Battles of Saratoga rank among the fifteen most decisive battles in world history.


Adrian Belew at Hart Theatre at the Egg
Adrian Belew at Hart Theatre at the Egg things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Aug 19, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Albany, NY USA

Adrian Belew August 19, 2022 at Hart Theatre at the Egg in Albany, NY 8:00PM

Ain't Too Proud at Proctor's Theatre
Ain't Too Proud at Proctor's Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
May 27, 2023 (Saturday) Theater event in Schenectady, NY USA

Ain't Too Proud May 27, 2023 at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady, NY 2:00PM

Albany Empire vs. Carolina Cobras at MVP Arena
Albany Empire vs. Carolina Cobras at MVP Arena things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Next Weekend, Jun 04, 2022 (Saturday) Sports event in Albany, NY USA

Albany Empire vs. Carolina Cobras June 04, 2022 at MVP Arena in Albany, NY 7:00PM

Albany Empire vs. Columbus Lions at MVP Arena
Albany Empire vs. Columbus Lions at MVP Arena things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Next Month, Jun 26, 2022 (Sunday) Sports event in Albany, NY USA

Albany Empire vs. Columbus Lions June 26, 2022 at MVP Arena in Albany, NY 2:00PM

Albany Empire vs. Orlando Predators at MVP Arena
Albany Empire vs. Orlando Predators at MVP Arena things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Jul 16, 2022 (Saturday) Sports event in Albany, NY USA

Albany Empire vs. Orlando Predators July 16, 2022 at MVP Arena in Albany, NY 7:00PM

Albany Empire vs. San Antonio Gunslingers at MVP Arena
Albany Empire vs. San Antonio Gunslingers at MVP Arena things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Jul 23, 2022 (Saturday) Sports event in Albany, NY USA

Albany Empire vs. San Antonio Gunslingers July 23, 2022 at MVP Arena in Albany, NY 7:00PM

Albany Patroons v Massachusetts Monarchs
Albany Patroons v Massachusetts Monarchs things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
This Weekend, May 27, 2022 (Friday) Sports event in Albany, NY USA

Albany Patroons v Massachusetts Monarchs May 27, 2022 at Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, NY 7:00PM

Alice Cooper at The Palace Theatre Albany
Alice Cooper at The Palace Theatre Albany things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Sep 16, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Albany, NY USA

Alice Cooper September 16, 2022 at The Palace Theatre Albany in Albany, NY 8:00PM

America at The Palace Theatre Albany
America at The Palace Theatre Albany things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Next Weekend, Jun 03, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Albany, NY USA

America June 03, 2022 at The Palace Theatre Albany in Albany, NY 8:00PM

Barns Courtney at Empire Live
Barns Courtney at Empire Live things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Columbus Day, Oct 10, 2022 (Monday) Concert event in Albany, NY USA

Barns Courtney October 10, 2022 at Empire Live in Albany, NY 8:00PM

Black Sabbitch at Empire Underground
Black Sabbitch at Empire Underground things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Next Month, Jun 24, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Albany, NY USA

Black Sabbitch June 24, 2022 at Empire Underground in Albany, NY 8:00PM

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Best Time to Visit Albany


The best time to visit Albany, New York is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 40's and highs in the low 50's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Albany


Month Low Avg High
January 13.3 22.2 31.1
February 15.7 25.0 34.3
March 25.4 35.0 44.5
April 35.9 46.6 57.3
May 46.5 58.1 69.8
June 55.0 66.3 77.5
July 60.0 71.1 82.2
August 58.3 69.0 79.7
September 49.9 60.6 71.3
October 38.8 49.3 59.7
November 30.8 39.2 47.5
December 20.1 28.0 36.0

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