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 

Why Albany?

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Henry Johnson in Washington Park

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All Hearts Are Connected Mural

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