- Our list of the best things to do in Albany, New York, features the top 77 nearby activities — including 31 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Albany, NY has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, Outdoor Places, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 28 things to do within the city of Albany, NY , followed by 50 popular activities in nearby cities, including Troy, Schenectady, Clifton Park and Saratoga Springs
Built between 1867 and 1899, the New York State Capitol was the most expensive government building of its time. It is included in the National Register of historic places, and it is the place where special programs are organized around the year, such as the Halloween Tour.
The collections at the New York State Museum cover 4 areas: anthropology, biology, geology, and history. Besides the more than 9 million items in these collections, this museum also organizes 12 exhibitions each year and several other programs, such as the Family Fun Day.
96% 203 votes
Snow Dock, south of Dunn Memorial Bridge (off I-787), Albany, NY 12201 MoreLess Info
The last functional destroyer from WWII, USS Slater is now a museum which houses the largest collection of artifacts gathered from destroyers in America. Tours are available for both adults and children, with overnight camping available for the latter.
More than 150 events are held each year at the Palace Theatre. It was opened in 1931, and it was designed by John Eberson. It has a seating capacity of 2,844, and has hosted concerts, plays, live comedies, and other public events.
For 35 years, the Egg has welcomed artists from all around the world on its stage. The building houses 2 theaters, with a total seating capacity of almost 1,500. These facilities can be rented for special events, whether public or private.
The ship from the Dutch Apple Cruises is an exact replica of a day-liner which cruised the river at the beginning of the 20th century. Besides the daily cruises, the boat can be chartered for special private events.
Jogging, picnicking and fishing are some of the activities to be performed in the Washington Park. Some of the amenities include a Lakehouse Amphitheatre, a playground area, and tennis courts. In here there are over 100 species of trees, and plenty of bird to be spotted.
83% 105 votes
125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210 MoreLess Info
Dedicated to the region's history and culture, the Albany Institute of History & Art was founded in 1791, thus being one of the oldest museums in America. Its permanent collection covers areas such as painting, sculpture, antiques, rare books, home furnishing, costumes, and others.