Albany Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Albany; our list of the best things to see, including The Egg in the Empire State Plaza, Erie Canalway Trail and Albany Institute of History and Art.
  • The best place in Albany: The Egg in the Empire State Plaza

    The Egg in the Empire State Plaza

    Visit our homepage, , for the full schedule of events and performances.
    Sheridan Hollow food nearby
  • Erie Canalway Trail

    Erie Canalway Trail

    This trail, which will eventually stretch across the state, is being created from the former Erie Canal towpath, where the mules would walk to tow the barges along. Though the walking paths are open year-round, the canal is drained, kept empty, and less scenic between November and May. During the winter time, however, the canal trail is virtually deserted, and provides an excellent place to snowshoe and cross-country ski.
    Sheridan Hollow eat nearby
  • Albany Institute of History and Art

    Albany Institute of History and Art

    Washington Ave
    another nice museum well worth a visit.
    restaurants nearby
  • USS Slater (DE-766)

    USS Slater (DE-766)

    Broadway, Waterfront
    Retired WWII US Navy Destroyer Escort, offering tours Wed-Sun during the summer. Recommended ability to climb and descend stairs.
    Sheridan Hollow food nearby
  • The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio

    339 Central Avenue
    The Linda is located on Central Avenue in Albany. Visit the venue for many kinds of events or rent out the space for your own event
    Pine Hills eat nearby
  • Capital Repertory Theatre

  • The Times Union Arena

    , formerly the Pepsi Arena and Knickerbocker Arena
    Sheridan Hollow food nearby
  • New York State Museum

    Madison Ave
    Daily from 9:30AM-5PM, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. Admission is free, donations are welcome.. The largest state museum in all the 50 states, has some really nice collections.
    Park South eat nearby
  • The Palace Theatre

  • Washington Park

    located in the Center Square area
    In the park's center is the Park Playhouse, which offers free, good musicals and plays throughout the summer. May offers "Tulip Fest" a nod to Albany's Dutch heritage that consumes Washington Park with (mostly) tulips as well as a craft fair.
    Sheridan Hollow food nearby
  • Lombardo's


    121 Madison Avenue
    Fine italian dining complemented by a welcoming staff.
    Mansion Area
  • Standard


    1 Crossgates Mall Road
    The Standard Restaurant & Lounge in Albany, NY. An upscale 1950s dining experience and fine cuisine conveniently located near Crossgates Mall in Albany, NY.
  • Debbie's Kitchen

    Madison Ave
    just west of Lark St. Superb for healthful, super tasty and interesting sandwiches and wraps. Beautiful desserts to tempt you if you have room after their generous salads and sandwiches. Highly recommended, an outstanding value.
    Park South
  • Wolff's Biergarten

    895 Broadway
    Wolff's offers a number of authentic German food and beer selections and there is always a futball game on.
    Arbor Hill
  • Blue 82

    a trendy but nice place to get a martini
  • McGuire's

    corner of Lark St
    and State St. An upscale restaurant, a bit expensive, but the food is terrific.
    Center Square
  • Cafe Madison

    1108 Madison Avenue # 1
    This is a wonderful restaurant that serves a brunch that is unparalleled in the capitol region. Enjoyable patio dining is available during the warm months. Try their breakfast cocktails (their bloody mary is unmatched.) Part of the menu is on a weekly rotation which features creative takes on eggs benedict.
    Pine Hills
  • The Bayou Cafe

    New Orleans style fare and bands
    Another good after-work crowd. Fills with older hepcat college students later in the evening, especially on weekends. Good live music.
    Sheridan Hollow
  • Sushi Yokohama

    1800 Western Ave
    An excellent place with wonderful food and a relaxed atmosphere. Serve lunch and dinner. Many different choices of Sushi and Japanese dishes. My personal favorite is the "happy ending platter".
  • Plastic

    possibly the only 'night club' style bar in Albany
  • Jack's Oyster House

    42 State Street
    An Albany classic, its walls are adorned with misty photos of Albany's interesting past. The quality and prestige of Jack's has gone down in recent years, though it still may be the best place to get fresh seafood at a place that has defined downtown for almost one hundred years. Don't dress like a slob.
  • Jillians

    Massively popular chain bar-nightclub-restaurant etc with games upstairs
    Come here to dance or see a concert on the weekend.
    Sheridan Hollow
  • Starbucks

    1475 Western Ave Ste 57A
    We are the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world since 1971.
    Campus Area-University District
  • Coccadotts Cake Shop

    Coccadotts Cake Shop

    1179 central avenue
    Capital Region's very first "CUPCAKERY"!
    Campus Area-University District
  • Hana Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar

    1620 Western Ave
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