2018 SOMOS Albany Conference
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March 9-11, 2018
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 

 

Welcome to Albany!

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 experience! On behalf of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau
we are excited to welcome the 2018 Spring SOMOS Conference to New York State's historical Capital City.

We are certain your experience will be productive and personally rewarding, but will also provide you with an opportunity to discover all that Albany has to offer. Albany has it all!

 

Need Help?

If there is anything we can do prior to your Albany visit or while you are here, contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x 100. Please enjoy your stay and come back soon.


What's Nearby?

Downtown Albany

Welcome to Albany, the Capital City of New York State!  We hope you will have time to explore our beautiful 400-year-old city.  Albany's history combined with our rich Dutch architecture tell an important American story.  

Downtown Albany is home to the New York State Museum, one of the country's largest with a September 11 exhibit and a working carousel on the 4th floor.  The Albany Institute of History & Art is home to "Albany's Mummies" and was founded in 1791.  The Corning Tower Observation Deck at the Empire State Plaza is where you not only get a bird's eye view of Albany but also three mountain ranges - the Adirondacks, Berkshires, and Catskills.   
 

The Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center offers visitors access to information seven days a week.  The knowledgeable staff can answer visitor inquiries and they are well stocked with travel brochures about New York's Capital Region.

The Visitors Center is also home to the USS Albany Exhibit, an exhibit dedicated to preserving the National Heritage of the City of Albany and to honor all those who proudly served aboard ships named after the capital city of New York State. Experience the rich history of the USS Albany ships starting in 1846 to the current day. Come walk through history and view memorabilia!

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.

Parking Information

Click here for parking information near the Empire State Plaza Convention Center

Wolf Road

Approximately 20 minutes from downtown Albany is the Wolf Road area. You will find many options for shopping and dining, including over 40 restaurants and the Colonie Center Shopping Mall featuring L.L. Bean, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Christmas Tree Shops, Sephora, Regal Cinemas Stadium 13 and more.

What is there to do in our 400-year old city? You can find out right here!

Great Fun in Albany!

Great Fun in Albany

Hot Spots to Eat, Drink & Repeat 

Where do you like to eat and drink?

Eat Drink Repeat

 

Listed below are several useful links that will provide you with information regarding services, shopping, and dining in the Capital Region.
 

Useful Links
Albany Attractions

Albany Calendar of Events
Downtown Albany Parking Information
Downtown Albany Map/Dining Options
Wolf Road Map/Dining Options

Shopping Information
Colonie Center Mall
Crossgates Mall
Stuyvesant Plaza

Travel Information
Albany International Airport
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Driving Directions
Megabus

 

Banks

   

Bank of America

69 State Street

800-432-1000

Key Bank

120 State Street

518-433-2000

Key Bank

66 South Pearl Street 

518-257-8702

Medical Care Facilities

   

Albany Medical Center

43 New Scotland Avenue

518-262-3125

Albany Memorial Hospital

600 Northern Boulevard

518-471-3221

St. Peter's Hospital

315 South Manning Boulevard

518-525-1550

Pharmacies

   

CVS Pharmacy

613 New Scotland Avenue

518-482-4996

Rite Aid

17 North Pearl Street

518-434-6024

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