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USS Slater DE-766
#1 of 49 things to do in Albany
The supporters of the USS Slater Destroyer Escort are enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides, able to share every feature of this WWII ship (the last floating one of its kind) with families and groups.
The tour was very educational, the kids enjoyed learning about everything on the ship!
New York State Museum
#3 of 49 things to do in Albany
The NY State Museum has something for everyone and provides a great family event on a rainy day.A short drive from Saratoga the museum presents a varied look at society and NY State.
A beautiful, interesting and always changing museum right in the heart of the historic NY Capital city, good for kids too--interactive and plenty of age appropriate exhibits too!
Washington Park
#5 of 49 things to do in Albany
A beautiful space, designed by the same person who designed central park in NYC! Great place for walking, gatherings, dogs, kids, volleyball, Frisbee and is famous for it's light display durring the Christmas season.
Awesome blooms were seen this year Must visit place for friends and family It was raining when I went
Albany Institute of History & Art
#6 of 49 things to do in Albany
Other highlights include two Egyptian mummies, a very impressive collection of art for a smaller museum, sculptures, and a Discovery Center for children.
The museum feels intimate perhaps because so many artifacts come from families in the region....the attic factor!
New York State Capitol
#2 of 49 things to do in Albany
Our tour guide (Caitlin) was awesome and the kids thought she was great.
The door to the legislative chamber was hand-carved by a family friend and is only one of countless fantastic works of art.
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
#10 of 49 things to do in Albany
The trails are lovely and there is very good signage on the trails, include natural history /environmental information and a story for children (kind of good, I thought).
Great educational opportunities for the whole family.
#8 of 49 things to do in Albany
Great kids stores like build a bear, children's place and more.
I let my kids shop and there is plenty of security at the time I went.
Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
#9 of 49 things to do in Albany
A great playground for kids, beautiful memorials for both fallen veterans and another for fallen police and corrections officers, a unique and wonderful civic center, the majestic Corning Tower with the Agency bui...
Perfect for families, significant others, or just walking your dog.
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence
#15 of 49 things to do in Albany
The way she engaged the kids that were on the tour but still made it interesting for the adults, and the way she connected the struggle Stephen and Harriet Myers were involved in with the struggles Black people co...
They also have summer programs for teenagers and families.
Times Union Center
#11 of 49 things to do in Albany
The concessions were as expected and there were activities for kids besides the main event.
Discover Albany Visitors Center
#14 of 49 things to do in Albany
A number of school children were finding it fascinating during my visit.
I knew my husband would love it as both of our families come from the Albany area.
Erastus Corning II Tower
#12 of 49 things to do in Albany
For the kids, there is a bingo game that has them looking out of the windows trying to find landmarks -- the kids will love it!
C.H. Evans Brewing Co.
#16 of 49 things to do in Albany
For twenty years Evans Brewing Co has been my go-to place for out of town visitors, gatherings of friends, receptions, and solo or family dining.
Located in an old industrial building there is family-friendly seating in the back, bar seating, and high tops near the kitchen, all surrounded by the brewing equipment.
Huck Finn's Playland
#24 of 49 things to do in Albany
Any of you who remember Hoffmans will love taking your children or grandchildren here.
Great fun for the kids!