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Itineraries

From the Helderberg Hilltowns to the Hudson River, there are many activities that you can experience in Albany County. Pick your own adventure with a themed itinerary to help plan your exploration. 

Itineraries to Inspire Your Albany Trip

Going Dutch: Exploring Albany's unique Dutch past

Albany's Dutch roots make it distinct among early American cities. The Dutch settled Albany nearly 100 years before the... More 

Something's Brewing in Albany: Tour Albany's Craft Beverage Producers

Albany has a history of coming in first. We are America's oldest city, home of the first bakers' dozen, the first grand... 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... More 

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... More 

Uncover the Hudson River School

America’s first major art movement, the Hudson River School, was born a few miles South of Albany County in the northern... More 

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 why. This man-made river has a... More 

Local Landmarks with Ties to Famous Faces

Famous Faces: Jack "Legs" Diamond

Albany is a 400-year old city with many fascinating tales of historical legends, infamous More 

Famous Faces: Herman Melville

Albany is a 400-year old city with many fascinating tales of historical legends, infamous More 

Famous Faces: Alexander Hamilton

Albany is a 400-year old city with many fascinating tales of historical legends, infamous More 

Famous Faces: Henry Hudson

Albany is a 400-year old city with many fascinating tales of historical legends, infamous More 

Famous Faces: Abraham Lincoln

Albany is a 400-year old city with many fascinating tales of historical legends, infamous More 

Famous Faces: Philip Schuyler

Albany is a 400-year old city with many fascinating tales of historical legends, infamous More 

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