Top 3 places to see and top 3 things to do in Albany (United States, New York)

  • By Mike N
  • Cities
  • 01.05.2016

New York is a popular spot to see in the US, and there are lots to see and do in Albany, including:
Go to New York State Museum 
This museum is also a research center and it has exhibits showcasing the state’s history of its arts, social standards, history and more. Some of these include information on 9/11 and many other historic events. The museum also hosts live music on Thursdays, and family programs on second Saturdays. Admission is free.
Go see the USS Slater 
The USS Slater, a WWII destroyer docked at Quay Street, can be toured April through November in a tour that lasts an hour. It’s a popular place for Navy veterans to visit and there are even youth group camping trips on board.
See the Albany Institute of History & Art
The Albany Institute of History & Art is the country’s oldest museum. It has artwork and paintings from the well-known Hudson River School of Art.
Go to the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza 
The Empire State Plaza consists of ten government buildings that include a performing arts center, historic attractions, as well as music and additional forms of entertainment during the fall and summer.
Go to the Albany Aqua Ducks
The Albany Aqua Ducks is at Quackenbush Square. They have trolley tours of the city, along with boat tours on the Hudson River. Be sure to book one of these interesting tours so you can see the historic sites in the city.
See the Schuyler Mansion 
The Schuyler Mansion is great if you like pre-war architecture. It has guided tours during the week, and you are allowed to take photos. On the weekends it also hosts heritage events.