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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.
- There are 127 hotels and other accommodations in Albany
- The closest major airport is in Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.) 11.5 from the city center
- The next closest is in Schenectady, NY (SCH-Schenectady County) 26.3 away
Sightseeing and Staying in Albany
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:
- Oakcliff Bed and Breakfast - This 3.5-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast.
- Staybridge Suites Albany Wolf Rd-Colonie Center - Our customers like the breakfast and helpful staff at this hotel. This 3-star hotel features free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free WiFi.
- Residence Inn Albany Clifton Park - This 3-star hotel features free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its pool.
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.
Getting Around Albany
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.
Dressing for Albany
- Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 51°F during the day and 14°F at night
- From April to June, the average during the day is 81°F, while the average at night is 32°F
- July through September has daytime averages of 83°F with nighttime averages of 45°F
- In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 66°F and nighttime averages of 16°F
- Albany gets about 39.41 inches of rain per year
- Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 81°F, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 16°F
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