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Reviewed on 16 Aug. 2019
Families will find kid-friendly activities in Albany, and visitors give high marks for the college vibe, live music scene, and popular theater scene. This city also attracts tourists with its hockey games, entertainment choices, and shopping. Top sights in the city include The Egg, New York State Museum, and New York State Capitol Building.
Known for its live music, theaters, and art, the city's cultural venues include New York State Museum, Palace Theater, and Albany Institute of History and Art. Notable city landmarks like The Egg and Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza might be worth a visit. Shopping is one of the favorite things to do, so consider an excursion to Westgate Shopping Center, Westgate Plaza, and Northway Mall.
In Albany, you'll be able to select from 127 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Below are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:
Other favorite sights in Albany include New York State Capitol Building, Times Union Center, and Washington Park. In the surrounding area, popular places to visit include Saratoga Spa State Park, located 27.8 mi (44.8 from the city center, and Congress Park, which is 29.6 mi (47.6 away.
To venture out into the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from Albany-Rensselaer Station or Schenectady Station. Albany may not have many public transit options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore the city.