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You asked for it...You got it! A conference located in the downtown area of a vibrant and historic city. On behalf of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, we are delighted to welcome The Empire Conference TransEvent2010 to New York State's historical Capital City. For complete conference information, please
Come early and stay late. We are certain your conference experience will be productive and personally rewarding, but will also provide you with an opportunity to discover all that Albany has to offer. From shopping to dining, to arts and entertainment opportunities, and countless cultural cuisine venues, Albany has it all for you to take in!
Albany, NY is truly the hub of New York State. There are many attractions and activities within a short drive of the city's capital. Please click here for additional information.
The Crowne Plaza is located in the heart of downtown Albany. Easy walking distance to everything: wonderful restaurants, vibrant night clubs, exciting attractions and thrilling shopping. A few blocks from the Crowne Plaza is the contemporary design of the Empire State Plaza, completed as a vision of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller in 1978. The Plaza was built not only to serve as government offices, but as a center of arts, culture, and community activity. The New York State Museum (the largest State Museum in the country), the Empire State Art Collection and the Empire State Performing Arts Center (known as The Egg for its unusual and distinctive design) are all contained at the Plaza.
Thursday evening, May 20, you will have the opportunity to participate in a Downtown Albany Restaurant Dine Around. Representatives of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau will be on hand at your conference to offer you assistance and make your reservations. Listed below are websites for the participating restaurants. They are all located within walking distance of the Crowne Plaza. Whatever your taste buds savor, you will be sure to find it here. Bon appetit!
Jack's Oyster House
Jillian's Billiard Club of Albany
The Victory Cafe
Located just a short walk from Downtown Albany's Business District is Lark Street, often referred to as the "Greenwich Village" of the Capital Region. With countless restaurants, cafes, art galleries, boutiques, and more, this eclectic mix of commercial and residential is reminiscent of the great and colorful neighborhoods of Manhattan. For information on dining and shopping on Lark Street, click here.
Explore Wolf Road and you will find many options for shopping and dining, including over 40 restaurants and the newly renovated Colonie Center Shopping Mall including additions such as L.L. Bean, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Sephora, and Regal Cinemas Stadium 13.
Listed below are several useful links that will provide you with additional information regarding services, shopping and dining in the Capital District. If there is anything we can do prior to your visit or while you are here, please do not hesitate to contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x 100. Please enjoy your stay and come back soon.
For the latest Calendar of Events, please click here.
You can leave your car at home! Shuttle service from the airport, train station, and bus depot is provided complimentary by the Crowne Plaza. Additional travel information is listed here-- Albany International Airport, Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station, and Driving Directions.
How do I get to the Albany Visitors Center? Please click here.
Please click here for a Wolf Road map.
Please click here for a Downtown Albany map.
Please click here to learn more about the Capital District Gay & Lesbian Community Council.
What is the one activity I must do when I am in Albany? Click here to find out!
For a list of Albany attractions, click here.