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On behalf of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, we are delighted to welcome you to New York State's historical Capital City.
We are certain your experience here will be 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!
Located in the heart of downtown Albany, The Empire State Plaza, completed as a vision of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller in 1978 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, the Empire State Performing Arts Center (known as The Egg for its unusual and distinctive design), and the New York State Capitol, are all contained at the Plaza. In addition, you will be able to visit the Albany Institute of History & Art.
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, Lark Street is reminiscent of the great and colorful neighborhoods of Manhattan. For more information on dining and shopping on Lark Street, please click here.
Explore Wolf Road and you will find many options for shopping and dining, including over 40 restaurants and Colonie Center Shopping Mall including L.L. Bean , P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Sephora, Christmas Tree Shop 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 a downtown Albany restaurant directory, please click here.
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For the latest Calendar of Events, please click here.
How do I get to the Albany Visitors Center? Please click here.
For a list of Albany attractions, click here.