Things To Do in Albany, NY

For over 400 years, Albany County has welcomed visitors to uncover all that New York's Capital Region has to offer. Discover Albany's world-class museums, thriving craft beverage scene, fascinating historic sites, unique shopping experiences and outdoor adventures. Whether you are visiting on a family vacation, or exploring between business meetings, there are plenty of exciting things to do.


Discover Albany Like A Local! 

Explore the publication below for ideas from locals on what to do and where to go in Albany County!

Events Calendar

Browse the Discover Albany Events Calendar. More 


Find a souvenir at one of Albany's shopping destinations.  More 


Explore Albany's unique and historical attractions. More 

Arts & Entertainment

Albany is here to entertain you with a vibrant arts and entertainment scene. More 

Albany Heritage Tourism

Explore the rich history of Albany. More 

Outdoor Adventures

Experience the beauty of nature in Albany County.  More 

Tours & Itineraries

Plan your trip with itineraries and guided tours! More 


Explore Albany County's nightlife scene.  More 

Special Offers

View special offers, discounts, and hotel packages. More 

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Albany Distilling

Discover Local Whiskeys from Albany Distilleries

May 18 is World Whiskey Day! To celebrate this international day of the classic distilled beverage, More

New York State Museum

Guide to Field Trip Locations in Albany County & Beyond

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week; thank you to all teachers for everything you do! In honor of this More

Tulip Festival

Plan the Perfect Mother's Day Weekend in Albany County

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12! Plan the perfect day to celebrate Mom this weekend. Whether she'd More