Welcome to Albany


Albany became state capital in 1797 because of its geographic centrality to local colonies and its strategic importance in the fur trade. These days it's as much synonymous with legislative dysfunction as with political power. Its struggling economy is reflected in the number of derelict and abandoned buildings (the ones with white cross signs on a red background). Even so, the locals' friendliness and the city's usefulness as a gateway to the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley make it worth more than a casual look.


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$19.95 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise from Albany

The Dutch Apple II, a 65-foot boat, is derived from popular Hudson River Dayliners which used to ferry people from New York City to Albany. Today it is used for comfortable 90-minute cruises to show off the splendid nature and landscape around the Hudson River. Hop on the Dutch Apple II to begin the 90-minute cruise on the Hudson River. The guide, a Hudson River historian, regales you with interesting tales of Albany’s past and discusses the historic homes that line the riverbanks. Keep your eyes open and your binoculars out to spot eagles and other wildlife. At Van Weis Point, the boat makes a slow U-turn and heads back to Albany, as the guide continues to share the history of the area. Sit back on a comfortable seat, perhaps enjoying a drink or refreshment from the cash bar.

$20 Tours & Sightseeing

Zombie Scavengers Game - Albany, NY

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productRecommended starting location to start Zombie Scavengers. This is where you will begin your hunt to survive the zombie apocalypse. (Please start outside)Duration: 5 minutesLocation: Albany Board Of Education

$10 Tours & Sightseeing

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Albany, NY

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productRecommended starting location to start Operation City Quest. This is where you will begin your scavenger hunt. (Please start outside)Duration: 5 minutesLocation: Albany Board Of Education

$269 Day Trips & Excursions

Albany NY to New York City by Train Day Trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Amtrak, Rensselaer, New YorkStart your day with the train into NYCDuration: 3 hoursPass By: 8th Ave Gift Shop, New York City, New YorkPick up the Double Decker Bus tour starting here Pass By: Times Square, New York City, New YorkPassPass By: Empire State Building, New York City, New YorkPassPass By: One World Trade Center, New York City, New YorkPassPass By: Statue of Liberty, New York City, New YorkPassPass By: South Street Seaport Historic District, New YorkpassPass By: Town Hall, New York City, New YorkPassPass By: United Nations Headquarters, New York City, New YorkpassPass By: Central Park, New York City, New YorkpassPass By: Rockefeller Center, New York City, New YorkpassStop At: Dave's New york, New York City, New YorkEat a meal anytime during the dayDuration: 1 hour

$49.99 Outdoor Activities

Albany Puzzling Adventure

Choose your own start time and embark on your adventure. With your smartphone as your guide, go on a brain-teasing and educational walking tour of your chosen neighborhood. Visit a series of locations and answer the questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction.There is no need to race as quickly as possible from start to finish. Part of the fun is enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the tour. Before heading to your next location, you’ll have time to eat, drink, enjoy the sights, and use the bathroom while the game clock is not running. You’re only timed on your travel and puzzles.At the end of your adventure, see your rank based on a combination of your answers to the questions and game clock time.

$10 Outdoor Activities

Muscle Motors Speedway New York Asphalt Go Kart Racing

Muscle Motors Speedway is an asphalt go kart track over 1,100 linear foot long, designed, constructed and managed by a local landscaper with over pass, under pass, corkscrew, chicane, horseshow and many other interesting turns at multi levels.  The layout of the track was designed for optimum handling under full power.  The go-karts are Formula K full body karts powered by 6.5 hp Honda motors.  The landscaping ups the bar on go-kart tracks, designed not only for beauty but natural esthetics with ponds, native stone walls and its own mountain pass.  It also has a patio with picnic tables and a bleacher area for viewing and gathering.  The iconic two-story control tower, part of the theme and design, is visible from Interstate I88.  Muscle Motors Speedway has an arcade area at an additional cost.  Parking adjacent to the speedway, full two acres lit for night racing.  This is definitely not a go kart set up on a parking lot with flat tires on the perimeter.  So, stop in and feel the thrills and enjoy the sights while the family makes memories they’ll take home with them forever.