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Albany
A rich 300-year history, a thriving arts community and seemingly endless wilderness make this New York capital city on the Hudson River a great weekend getaway. Outdoor enthusiasts come here to ski, hike, canoe and fish; trout and small-mouth bass fishing is among the best in the U.S. Mountains surround the city, and the tapestry of golds and reds on an autumn day is breathtaking. The city is dominated by an elaborate 10-building complex that includes the State Capitol; the New York State Museum, with life-like dioramas such as American Indian life and an Adirondack logging operation; and the oval-shaped Empire State Performing Arts Center, nicknamed "The Egg." History buffs will enjoy the colonial homes, historic... more A rich 300-year history, a thriving arts community and seemingly endless wilderness make this New York capital city on the Hudson River a great weekend getaway. Outdoor enthusiasts come here to ski, hike, canoe and fish; trout and small-mouth bass fishing is among the best in the U.S. Mountains surround the city, and the tapestry of golds and reds on an autumn day is breathtaking. The city is dominated by an elaborate 10-building complex that includes the State Capitol; the New York State Museum, with life-like dioramas such as American Indian life and an Adirondack logging operation; and the oval-shaped Empire State Performing Arts Center, nicknamed "The Egg." History buffs will enjoy the colonial homes, historic churches and museums, and can tour 18th-century mansions, like the Schuyler, a superb example of pre-Revolutionary War architecture. Whether nature or history is your passion, you'll find an abundance of both in this upstate New York gem. less

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New York State Capitol
New York State Capitol
Owner description: The New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880's. Over 125 years old, the building is a marvel of late 19th-century architectural... more Owner description: The New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880's. Over 125 years old, the building is a marvel of late 19th-century architectural grandeur. Built by hand of solid masonry, it took 5 architects and 32 years to complete. Over the years meticulous restoration has been done to maintain and protect the Capitol for future generations of New Yorkers. less
Attraction type: Government Buildings
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New York State Museum
New York State Museum
Owner description: Under the leadership of the New York State Education Department, this museum and research center preserves New York State's artistic, social, historical and environmental legacies... more Owner description: Under the leadership of the New York State Education Department, this museum and research center preserves New York State's artistic, social, historical and environmental legacies through such exhibits as "Native Peoples of New York," "The Cohoes Mastodont" and "Black Capital: Harlem in the 20s." less
Attraction type: History Museums; Natural History Museums; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Washington Park
Washington Park
Attraction type: Parks
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USS Slater DE-766
USS Slater DE-766
Owner description: During World War II 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-Boats on the North Atlantic protecting convoys of men and supplies. In the Pacific, they stood first in line to defend... more Owner description: During World War II 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-Boats on the North Atlantic protecting convoys of men and supplies. In the Pacific, they stood first in line to defend naval task forces from Kamikaze attacks. Today only one remains afloat in America. Step back in time. Return to 1945 aboard USS SLATER. See how Sailors worked, hear the sounds of a living ship, touch a piece of American history, and walk the decks where hundreds of Sailors have walked before. less
Attraction type: History Museums; Ships
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Albany Institute of History & Art
Albany Institute of History & Art
Owner description: Step inside one of the oldest museums in North America for a glimpse of what life was like in old Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley through an amazing collection of furniture... more Owner description: Step inside one of the oldest museums in North America for a glimpse of what life was like in old Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley through an amazing collection of furniture, clothing, paintings, silver and photographs, all celebrating the importance of this region in American history. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Athos Restaurant
Athos Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 672 Restaurants in Albany
Price: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
New World Bistro Bar
New World Bistro Bar
Ranked #2 of 672 Restaurants in Albany
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse
Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse
Ranked #3 of 672 Restaurants in Albany
Price: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, American
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Angelo's 677 Prime
Angelo's 677 Prime
Ranked #4 of 672 Restaurants in Albany
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Albany Pump Station CH Evans Brewing Co.
Albany Pump Station CH Evans Brewing Co.
Ranked #5 of 672 Restaurants in Albany
Price: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Comfort Inn Latham/Albany North
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn Latham/Albany North
$99 - $140
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cohoes
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Chamber Lane Motel
2.0 of 5
Chamber Lane Motel
$68 - $86
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Round Lake
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn Albany-Western Ave/University Area
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Albany-Western Ave/University Area
$125 - $215
Ranked #3 of 50 Hotels in Albany
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Albany Airport / Wolf Rd
2.5 of 5
Home2 Suites by Hilton Albany Airport / Wolf Rd
$123 - $214
Ranked #4 of 50 Hotels in Albany
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Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center
$135 - $258
Ranked #6 of 50 Hotels in Albany
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.