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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 Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. Visitor Information. View Map.


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Albany Wine And Dine For The Arts Festival
Albany Wine And Dine For The Arts Festival Top Attraction!
Nature in Albany, NY USA



Albany Institute of History and Art
Albany Institute of History and Art Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Art Museum in Albany, NY USA

Collecting, preserving, interpreting, and promoting... Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art, one of the oldest museums in the United States, is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art and culture of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley.

USS SLATER
USS SLATER Top Attraction!
Museum in Albany, NY USA

Restored World War II Destroyer Escort During World War II 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-Boats on the North Atlantic protecting convoys of men and supplies. In the Pacific, they stood first in line to defend naval task forces from Kamikaze attacks. Today only one remains afloat in America.

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.

Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commision And Discovery Center
Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commision And Discovery Center
Recreation in Albany, NY USA

The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center is the gateway to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, providing visitors with interactive exhibits and activities. Picture a wide open landscape filled with dense shrubs, scattered pitch pines, openings of prairie grass and wildflowers all rooted in sweeping sand dunes. This is the Albany Pine Bush, also known as an inland pine barrens ecosystem.


Capital Repertory Theatre
Capital Repertory Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Tour in Albany, NY USA

Capital Repertory Theatre has a rich, local history of excellent entertainment and strong community relationships. Established in 1981, it came into existence through the dedication and perseverance of a group of Albany business, community and civic leaders.

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
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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.

Regal Crossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX
Regal Crossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Imax Theatre in Albany, NY USA


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.

Schuyler Mansion
Schuyler Mansion things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Tour in Albany, NY USA

Schuyler Mansion is the histroic home of Revolutionary War General Philip Schuyler and his family. Schuyler Mansion was home to Philip J. Schuyler, the renowned Revolutionary War general, US Senator, and business entrepreneur. He and his wife, Catharine Van Rensselaer, descended from affluent and powerful Dutch families.

Stuyvesant Plaza
Stuyvesant Plaza things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Shopping in Albany, NY USA

Door to door excitement! A Memorable Shopping & Dining Experience. Enjoy the scents of fresh flowers, gourmet chocolates, coffee & cuisine as you stroll down the sidewalks of the Capital Region’s premier lifestyle center.

6th Annual Capital District Mayor's Cup Hockey
6th Annual Capital District Mayor's Cup Hockey things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Jan 27, 2018 (Saturday) Sports event in Albany, NY USA

6th Annual Capital District Mayor's Cup Hockey January 27, 2018 at Times Union Center in Albany, NY 3:00PM

Action Bronson - Blue Chips 7000 Tour
Action Bronson - Blue Chips 7000 Tour things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Next Month, Dec 08, 2017 (Friday) Concert event in Clifton Park, NY USA

Action Bronson - Blue Chips 7000 Tour December 08, 2017 at Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, NY 8:00PM

Alan Jackson: Honky Tonk Highway Tour at Times Union Center
Alan Jackson: Honky Tonk Highway Tour at Times Union Center things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Apr 28, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Albany, NY USA

Alan Jackson: Honky Tonk Highway Tour April 28, 2018 at Times Union Center in Albany, NY 7:30PM

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Best Places to Stay in Albany


Homewood Suites By Hilton Albany NY
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From $123 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Renaissance Albany Hotel
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From $134 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Residence Inn By Marriott Albany Clifton Park
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From $116 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Residence Inn by Marriott Albany Washington Avenue
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From $129 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Staybridge Suites Latham
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From $136 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.

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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Albany, New York

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