- The list below includes 62 free or cheap things to do in or near Albany, New York, including 85 different types of inexpensive activities like Historic Sites, Movie Theaters, Parks and Architectural Buildings.
- From Washington Park to US Route 20, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Albany and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Troy, Schenectady, Clifton Park and Saratoga Springs.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region is a hub of art, culture, and many events. The venue hosts many camps and classes throughout the year including digital arts, culinary arts, creative thinking, performing arts, and much more.
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Walsh Bowling Centers, 600 Fulton Street, Troy, NY 12180 MoreLess Info
Offering specials like college nights, dollar nights, and glow in the dark bowling, Uncle Sam lanes is a popular location for casual and enthusiastic bowlers alike. Other amenities at the bowling alley include a pro shop and a bar/lounge area.
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110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180 MoreLess Info
Part of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center is a multi-purpose facility offering a variety of events in arts, science and technology. This includes musical concerts, dance recitals and science lectures/exhibits.
For more than 12 years, the Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market has been providing visitors with the opportunity to experience Americana at its finest. Featuring live music, delectable foods, and the freshest vegetables and goods in town make plans to visit today.
Maintained by the city of Troy's Parks and Recreation Department, the Uncle Sam Bikeway is a paved path for cyclists and pedestrians that passes through scenery full of wildflowers, waterfalls, and shale cliffs. The path stretches for three miles.
Pam's Pub is as friendly as Pam, the owner. The pub features TGIF fish-fry Fridays, Karaoke nights, Trivia night, Sunday football on a number of tv's and frequent live local and visiting musicians. The bar's kitchen serves American fare.