From the Helderberg Hilltowns to the Hudson River, there are so many activities that you can experience in Albany. We've assembled some of our favorite activities into themed itineraries, or you can pick your own adventure!
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Itineraries to Inspire Your Albany Trip
Family-Friendly Fun: Albany County is a Playground for the Whole Family
Kids love to stretch their imagination, adventure outdoors and spend time with their family. Albany County is jam-packed with family-friendly... More
Discover Albany's Shaker Heritage: A Tranquil & Historic Getaway
The Shakers are one of the most significant communal religious society in American history with significant ties to Upstate New York. Revolutionaries of their time, the Shakers... More
Going Dutch: Exploring Albany's unique Dutch past
Albany's Dutch roots make it distinct among early American cities. The Dutch settled Albany...
Uncover the Hudson River School
America’s first major art movement, the Hudson River School, was born a few miles South of...
From Clinton's Ditch to Eighth Wonder of the World: Celebrating the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal
The Erie Canal was once billed the eighth wonder of the world. Travel this watery byway and learn...
Plan an Adventure Inspired by Albany's Famous Faces
Famous Faces: Jack "Legs" Diamond Itinerary
Jack Diamond was an Irish American Gangster who rose in power during Prohibition, and was known for his flamboyant lifestyle, as well as his ability... More
Famous Faces: Herman Melville Itinerary
Herman Melville, famed author of Moby Dick, grew up in the Albany area during the 1830s. He was born in New York City in 1819, but his family moved to Upstate New York during his... More
More Famous Faces
Famous Faces: Philip Schuyler
Philip Schuyler was an extremely influential figure in the Albany area and the United States during...
Famous Faces: Abraham Lincoln Itinerary
Upon entering Albany on a train named Erastus Corning Jr., a signal was flashed to the Dudley...
Famous Faces: Henry Hudson Itinerary
Henry Hudson, a prominent explorer during the 17th Century, made major headway to find the Northwest...