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Discover Albany! New York's Capital Region has enticed visitors for over 400 years with historic sites, fabulous attractions, family-friendly amenities, and entertaining events. The historic Capital City sits on the banks of the mighty Hudson River, a waterway deeply embedded in our nation's history for its years of military, strategic, and economic importance.
Begin your journey to Albany at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center at historic Quackenbush Square. Take in Albany's unique skyline where century-old architecture lies against contemporary marvels. Continue your journey back in time on board the USS Slater, a WWII US Naval Destroyer Escort, or by touring the State Capitol, and one of Albany's historic homes and churches. Albany's annual festivals and special events continue the theme of past and present as we celebrate our Dutch heritage at the annual Tulip Festival.
Let Albany entertain you with its abundance of professional theatre, music, dance, sports, and a backyard full of recreational splendors. Enjoy everything from boating to skiing, and biking to snow-shoeing. Albany lies at the foot of the Adirondacks and Catskill Mountains and is at the tip of the Hudson Valley Region. As the crossroads of the northeast, Albany is easily accessible by car, train, and plane and is located less than three hours from NYC, Boston, and Montreal, and is just a short drive away from Cooperstown or Saratoga Springs.
There is a vibrancy in Albany that reflects both its link to history and its promising future. We invite you to Albany, An Amazing Discovery!