The city of Albany is situated at the center of New York’s Capital Region. It offers many cultural, recreational, and dining attractions, including many events and festivals. Each year, the Tulip Festival is celebrated in Albany’s Dutch heritage via live music, craft vendors, and over 100,000 tulips planted in Washington Park.
Albany is home to numerous restaurants, local breweries, distilleries, and wineries. Various farmers’ markets take place outdoors during the summer and inside during the colder months. The nearby Adirondack Park offers many recreational opportunities to the north of Albany, and the Catskill Mountains to the south. Both locations have trails for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. During the winter, there are several mountains within an hour’s drive from Albany to go skiing or snowboarding.
The Erie Canal connects Albany to the city of Buffalo, NY. You may experience the canal through boating, kayaking, canoeing, and cycling along the Erie Canalway Trail.
Albany has an international airport and is located about three hours from New York City, Boston, and Montreal, making it easy to travel for a weekend away or a longer vacation.