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The Capital Region contains upscale urban culture and down-home rural attractions, all within short drives along convenient highways connecting Albany to other major cities in the Northeast. Throughout the year, the changing seasons bring wonderful and diverse events for groups of all interests, as well as breath-taking scenery. Albany is also The Culinary Capital, a vibrant city of talented chefs and classic restaurants, with a fusion of local agriculture and culinary creativity!
Here you'll find a variety of guided tours that reveal the fascinating tales of the region. The State Capitol, State Museum, historic homes, and other attractions provide an in-depth look at Albany and the Capital Region.
Tours introduce visitors to historic and cultural sites and explain our rich history in unique ways. Begin your tour at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center and receive helpful advice from our knowledgeable staff!
As the Capital of New York State, Albany maintains its reputation as the consummate host to government-related dignitaries and organizations. The ACCVB helps extend that hospitality to groups of all interests by arranging tours and planning itineraries within the entire region. Review tours and sample itineraries of Albany on our Plan a Group Tour page.
Cruise with us on the scenic and historic Hudson River, the ideal way to see the sights. Our vessel offers you sunshine and breezes or the protection of fully enclosed and heated decks. Features of
The building that originally served as a water pumping station for Albany now serves as a tourist information center that provides an orientation to the City of Albany. The museum galleries offer
Ommegang began brewing Belgian-style ales in 1997. Founded by Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield, owners of Vanberg & DeWulf beer import company, and three family owned Belgian breweries including
The Office of General Services manages the Plaza Visitor Center, located in the North Concourse of the Empire State Plaza between Key Bank and SEFCU. The visitor center provides information,
We welcome you to beautiful Mohawk Valley and Erie Canal Cruises. Erie Canal Cruises tour boats Lil’ Diamond II and Lil’ Diamond III are docked at Gems Along the Mohawk, the Official Mohawk Valley
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is one of about two dozen federally designated national heritage areas or corridors in the nation. The purpose of designating the Erie Canalway as a
Formerly Aristocrat Tours, Inc. provides Complete Receptive Services and Step-On Guide Service to the Majestic, Historic, Scenic Hudson River Valley and Albany Capital Region. We provide all the
A 19th century Music Hall listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Open floor plan, 1200 square feet total.
The Lake George Steamboat Company offers around 11 cruises daily on their 3 large cruise ships, The Minne-Ha-Ha, an authentic steam Paddlewheeler, The Mohican, the oldest continually operating
The Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway seeks to increase awareness, enjoyment and linkage of the wide variety of scenic, recreational and historic resources along the Mohawk River and Erie Barge Canal