Albany-Rensselaer
Downtown Albany, the capital of New York State, offers plenty for visitors to see and do. The strikingly modern Empire State Plaza is home to the New York State Museum and The Egg Center for the Performing Arts. Keep your eyes open for murals, part of the Capital Walls art project. See a show or sports game at the MVP Arena. Stroll down funky Lark Street, which features an eclectic collection of shops and restaurants. The 81-acre Washington Park, designed by the same folks who created New York City’s Central Park, is the city’s center of outdoor life. Nearby Troy entices visitors with its Hudson Riverwalk and Riverfront Park, a nationally-recognized Farmers Market and  the incredible Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Fuel up at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que or Brown’s Brewing Company.
Local Guide

Travel to Albany-Rensselaer by Rail with Amtrak
New York’s capital city merges history with culture, art and performance; cuisine and craft beverages; events and festivals. Rural Rensselaer County revels in the region’s past..

THINGS TO DO

BREWERIES

RESTAURANTS

OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS

HOTELS

LANDMARKS

DISTILLERIES

CIDERIES

THEATER

HOCKEY ARENAS

BASEBALL STADIUMS

MUSEUMS

Itineraries

Explore, Relax, Indulge & More!
Visiting the Albany-Rensselaer but don’t know how to plan out your trip? With so many things to see and places to go within the region, itineraries are always helpful tools for visiting the area. Whether you’re passing through, spending the night or staying for a few days, we’ve got your planning covered.

CAPITAL CRAFT BEVERAGES & MUSIC

Events

Albany Tulip Festival
The Capital Region of Albany invites you to surround yourself with a sea of tulips this Mother’s Day weekend. The festival celebrates Albany’s heritage as the oldest Dutch settlement in America with girls in authentic Dutch costumes. Click for More Information

Articles

Explore Art in Albany
Albany, the capital of New York State and home to history and culture. I had been to Albany once before and was familiar with some of its history and its title as the Capitol of our state, but I was less familiar with its position as a center for art….Click to Read More

What is Howe Caverns?
Naturally developed approximately six million years ago, Howe Caverns is a magnificent feat of New York State’s nature. Formed by two separate types of limestone, Coeymans and Manlius, the walls of the cave are embedded with the fossils of creatures of the past and prior inhabitants of the land….Click to Read More

Tour the New York State Capitol
Enjoy the lively atmosphere downtown Albany radiates. Tour the NYS Capitol, Albany Institute of History and Art, and taste the evolving culinary scene with a historic food tour….Click to Read More

Amtrak Route Map

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The capital of New York State is home to its own Amtrak station in Rensselaer. The Albany-Rensselaer Station is an easy way to visit Albany. Just hail a cab, Uber or Lyft from the station and visit this great city today!

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