Things to Do


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Empire State Plaza Collection

Considered "the greatest collection of modern American art in any single public site that is not a museum." The Plaza Art Collection has ninety-two works…

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Empire State Plaza Collection

WildPlay Element Park

WildPlay Element Park adventure course at Thacher Park. Swing through the trees, dart across wobbly bridges and plunge 40 feet on the “What’s to Fear…

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WildPlay Element Park

Taste of Troy Food Tours

Discover New York's capitol district on a tour of its culinary expertise while learning about its history.

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Taste of Troy Food Tours

New York State Capitol Tours

Stroll atop Albany's State Street, the seat of government for New York since the late 19th century. Tour the architectural marvel that was hand-built of…

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New York State Capitol Tours

Lucky Strike Social

The original bowling lanes at Lucky Strike Social, in Albany NY, offer chef-driven food, craft beverages, gaming and live performances.

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Lucky Strike Social

Huck Finn’s Playland

The renovated Playland provides a family friendly atmosphere to create new memories while experiencing over 15 fun rides.

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Huck Finn's Playland

Historic Downtown Food Tour

Taste Albany's rapidly evolving culinary scene by exploring the food print of this historic city on the west bank of the Hudson River.

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Historic Downtown Food Tour

Downtown Troy

Downtown Troy provides ample opportunities to explore, shop and dine in a dynamic, growing, sustainable community and historic district.

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Downtown Troy

Albany Capital Center

Downtown Albany's new, $78-million glass-fronted convention center, Albany Capital Center, offers dining, sporting and performance spaces.

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Albany Capital Center

Discover Albany

Explore all the Capital District has to offer with Discover Albany, Albany County's official tourism agency and go-to source on the best ways to experience…

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Discover Albany

Crossgates Mall

Eat, shop, play and stay with a new Hilton hotel, spa, 180 retail shops, a Dave & Buster's and home to the Lucky Strike Social.

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Crossgates Mall

Centennial of Prohibition

The re-telling of Albany's history during Prohibition. Grab a drink at historic speakeasy's and distilleries like Albany Distilling Co., Speakeasy 158 and more.

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Centennial of Prohibition

Capital Craft Beverage Trail

Take a boozy stroll along Albany to experience the wide offerings of the Capital Craft Beverage Trail.

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Capital Craft Beverage Trail

Alive at Five

Showcasing a diverse lineup of big names, up-and-coming acts and the region’s most talented original artists, Alive at Five offers eight weeks of free, critically-acclaimed…

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Alive at Five

Albany Symphony Orchestra

The Albany Symphony is a Grammy Award-winning, full-size, professional orchestra, featuring world-famous musicians that perform in Albany and Troy.

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Albany Symphony Orchestra

Albany Center Gallery

The Albany Center Gallery is a brand-new exhibition space showing cutting-edge work from regional artists through a rotation of events and exhibits.

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Albany Center Gallery

WildPlay Elements Park

A sure adrenaline rush, make your way through a treetop obstacle course of log ladders, zip lines, rope swings and more.

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WildPlay Elements Park