UNY Empire State College Student Wellness Retreat

April 14-16, 2016
Hilton Albany
40 Lodge St 
Albany, NY

On behalf of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, we are delighted to welcome the Empire State College Student Wellness Retreat 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. From shopping to dining, to arts and entertainment opportunities, and countless cultural cuisine venues, Albany has it all for you to take in!

The Hilton Albany is located right in the heart of downtown Albany.  Just a few blocks from the hotel is the contemporary design of the Empire State Plaza, completed as a vision of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller in 1978. The Plaza 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 Art Collection and the Empire State Performing Arts Center (known as The Egg for its unusual and distinctive design) are all contained in the Plaza. In addition, you will be able to visit the NYS Capitol as well as the Albany Institute of History & Art. For an updated listing of all events, please click here.  

If you are looking for a specialty food store during your stay you have a couple of different options. Approximately 20 minutes from downtown Albany is the Wolf Road area, where you will find not only many options for shopping and dining, but great health food stores as well, such as Trader Joe's and Whole Foods Market.  Click here for a map of Wolf Road.  Another option, Honest Weight Food Coop, is approximately 10 minutes from the Hilton Albany and is a member-owned and operated consumer cooperative that is committed to providing the community with affordable, high quality natural foods and products for healthy living.   

To learn more about the City of Albany's initiatives to go green, please click here

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 contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x 100. Please enjoy your stay and come back soon.

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Links to more information:

Wolf Road Dining Options/Map
Transportation along Wolf Road
Downtown Albany Dining Options/Map
Albany Attractions


Albany International Airport 
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station

Driving Directions


Colonie Center Mall
Crossgates Mall
Downtown Albany
Stuyvesant Plaza




First Niagara Bank

120 State Street

(518) 433-2000

Key Bank

50 State Street

(518) 465-2946

Trustco Bank

112 State Street

(518) 436-9043

 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

Downtown Convenience Store 



JB's Capital Convenience

 52 South Pearl Street

(518) 512-3567




CVS Pharmacy

613 New Scotland Avenue 

(518) 482-4996 

Rite Aid

17 North Pearl Street

(518) 434-6024