- Once you arrive in Albany, visit the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center for a quick introduction to Albany history, shop local products and unique Albany gifts at The Albany Gift Shop, and for information on other Albany attractions. And don't forget to pick up your Waking Tour brochure for later.
- Enjoy lunch at the Albany Pump Station: delicious restaurant
- and micro brewery on the Albany waterfront.
- Visit Albany Distilling Company, Albany's first distillery since Prohibition, or Nine Pin Cider Works, New York's first licensed farm cidery.
- Take the Albany Walking Tour, with the help of the Walking Tour Brochure you picked up in the Visitors Center.
- Dinner at The Hollow: fresh food, good drinks, and live music!
- Complete your day with a show at Cap Rep, The Palace Theater, or in the summer months, Park Playhouse, free outdoor theatre in Washington Park.
- Breakfast at your hotel.
- Tour the New York State Museum, home of the Cohoes Mastodon and other exhibits that details the history of New York State including a moving 9/11 exhibit.
- View Albany from the Corning Tower Observation Deck 42 floors above the historic city.
- Have lunch at any one of Albany's fine eateries, visit Albany.org for the full list of options.
- Tour the New York State Capitol Building which took 30 years to build and claims haunted hallways and a demon in the walls. Look for the Capitol Hauntings Tour in October.
- Stretch your legs at the Albany Pine Bush, one of the largest inland Pine Barrens in the world, or walk through Washington Park, which used to be the home of Albany's first cemetery.
- Have dinner at Jack's Oyster House, a restaurant in downtown Albany that is more than 100 years old.
- Conclude your evening with the original Albany Ghost Tourwhich takes you to the most haunted locations including Ten Broeck Mansion, built in 1797 for General Abraham Ten Broeck (seasonal).
- Breakfast of your choice, visit Albany.org for more info.
- Visit the Albany Institute of History and Art, one of the oldest museums in the United States, and home of many interesting exhibits on Albany and the upper Hudson River.
- Lunch at the The Olde English Pub located in Albany's second oldest known building. If you're lucky you might be joined by one of the original inhabitants of the old house.