Jumpstart your Albany adventures by downloading several free mobile apps! Whether you are a Capital Region local searching for day trip inspiration, or a visitor looking for more information about discovering Albany, apps are incredibly helpful tools. Download these apps today to become a visitor in your own backyard or to enhance your overnight stay in Albany, New York.
With the touch of a button, explore Albany like never before with the Discover Albany App! Plan your next exploration of Albany County by learning about special events, things to do, places to stay, where to eat and much more all in one place. Dive into the "Fun Trails & Tours" section of the app for access to a Hamilton in Albany self-guided tour and a downtown Albany self-guided walking tour. This free app is a must-download for visitors and locals alike searching for top spots to explore and must-visit sites in Albany.
Explore over 250 New York State parks, historic sites, nature centers and trails like never before with the NY State Parks Explorer app. Launched by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, this free app is filled with helpful information about must-see locations, directions, hours, maps, fees, and much more! Visit a place featured on the app frequently? Favorite that place to receive important updates and alerts. The free app also allows users to save their Empire Pass Card to a wallet feature for digital payment and entry into many parks.
Parking in downtown Albany is a breeze with the ParkAlbany app from the Albany Parking Authority. Simply download the free app, create an account, find your parking zone and enter your payment method. Out and about in downtown Albany for longer than expected? No need to fret! The app sends alerts to your phone when your parking session is about to end and allows you to add time directly from your phone. The app is a contactless way to pay for parking, all from your phone.
CDPHP Cycle!, a bike-share program operated by CDTA and CDPHP, makes it super easy to explore Albany County and the entire Capital Region by bicycle. For $5 an hour, locals and visitors can rent a bike to see the sights and squeeze in some exercise. Download the free CDPHP Cycle! app to sign up for an account and to receive an account number with a PIN. The account number and PIN will give you access to unlock a bike. The app also conveniently displays bike racks near your location and how many bikes are available at each rack.
Download the official New York State Craft Beer app to discover over 460 breweries across the state of New York. Produced by The New York State Brewers Association, the free app features a map of every brewery in the state, including Albany County breweries, with hours, events and beers on tap. The app offers two virtual passport programs, the New York State Brewery Passport and the Empire State Trail Brewery Passport, where craft beer enthusiasts can collect virtual stamps to earn beer gear.
Before embarking on day trip or overnight visit to Albany, download the I LOVE NY Official app. Explore art, food, special events and attractions near your current location or use maps to find hotels, restaurants and attractions throughout the state. Utilize the "Discover NY" feature to learn about things to do and must-visit places in New York based on your likes and dislikes (similar to swiping on a dating app!). The free app is also full of helpful trip planning information such as blog posts and itineraries.