Things To Do In & Near Albany

Albany is home to a vast array of attractions that appeal to all ages! From amusement parks and river cruises to hotspots just for kids and spectator sports, discover the abundance of attractions the Capital Region has to offer.

Glenville Sportplex
Glenville Sportplex
Glenville, NY
What began in 1994 as a simple miniature golf course & driving range has evolved into an outdoor family-driven sports complex with a variety of activities, providing hours of fun for people of all ages!
Capital District YMCA
Capital District YMCA
Albany, NY
The Capital District YMCA offers facilities in Albany, Bethlehem, Duanesburg, Glenville, Greenbush, Greene County, Guilderland, Schenectady, Southern Saratoga, & Troy! With top-notch facilities, programs, and childcare, the Y has whatever you need!
Camp Maple - Summer Camp at Maple Ski Ridge
Camp Maple - Summer Camp at Maple Ski Ridge
Schenectady, NY
Minutes from anywhere in the Capitol Region, Maple Ski Ridge offers more than just skiing! Summer Day Camp in 2015 for your children is available. Bring your child to a day camp that they'll love at Maple Ski Ridge!
Maple Ski Ridge
Maple Ski Ridge
Schenectady, NY
Minutes from anywhere in the Capitol Region, Maple Ski Ridge has been a local favorite for over 50 years! Four seasons of family fun. Come see what's new at Maple Ski Ridge
Albany Battle Live Laser Tag will bring laser tag right to your location and event.
Albany Battlefield Live Laser Tag
Albany Battlefield Live Laser Tag will bring an exciting and realistic laser tag-based combat simulation right to your location. Perfect for birthday parties and other events, all you need to do is choose the arena, and they'll bring the fun!
Pumpkin picking is one of the most popular fall activities at Ellms Family Farm.
Ellms Family Farm
Ballston Spa, NY
For old-fashioned fall activities kids of all ages will love, visit Ellms Family Farm over in Ballston Spa, NY. Create new memories and family traditions as you enjoy pumpkin picking, exploring a corn maze, more!
Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours
Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours
Albany, NY
Take a cruise with Dutch Apple on the scenic and historic Hudson River, the ideal way to see the sights. Sightseeing Cruise & private event venue located in Albany, NY. Purchase tickets to any of our cruises on our website!
Dave & Buster's
Dave & Buster's
Albany, NY
This family-friendly chain offers a sport-bar-style atmosphere for American food, arcade games and more! Stop in and have the time of your life!
Scenic Lift Tours
West Mountain Ski Area
Queensbury, NY
West Mountain is conveniently located only 3 miles off I-87's Exit 18, 40 minutes north of Albany, NY. With stunning views of the Hudson River and Adirondacks, West Mountain is the perfect setting for your families' anytime outdoor outing!
Experience the adventure at Mountain Ridge Adventure!
Mountain Ridge Adventure
Schenectady, NY
Mountain Ridge Adventure is the Capital Region's premiere treetop challenge course and zip line park located just 30 minutes from Albany, 30 minutes from Saratoga and only 10 minutes from Schenectady.
Albany JCC Summer Camps
Albany JCC Summer Camps
Albany, NY
Splash into a Summer of Fun! Albany JCC Camps are Open to All Kids, Ages 3-15; June 27-September 2. Teen Camp Special: $20 off each week up to $100! Call Drew Katz at 518-438-6651 x113 or email [email protected]
Heated Competition at the RPI Engineers' Ice Hockey Arena
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Athletics
Troy, NY
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Athletics program in Troy, NY is a cornerstone of campus life and the student experience. Featuring 23 men's and women's intercollegiate varsity teams, the RPI Engineers compete in 24 sports.
Catamount Aerial Adventure Park
Catamount Aerial Adventure Park
Hillsdale, NY
Our park is an exciting aerial forest adventure that provides a variety of courses that are fun for all ability levels.
Summer Academy for Youth at The College of Saint Rose
Summer Academy for Youth at The College of Saint Rose
Albany, NY
Yes it's true! Your student will have the most fantastic summer ever at The Summer Academy for Youth. Make The College of Saint Rose your place to be this summer!
miSci (Museum of Innovation and Science)
miSci (Museum of Innovation and Science)
Schenectady, NY
A not-for-profit institution, miSci (museum of innovation and science, formerly the Schenectady Museum) explores science and technology - including a planetarium, demos and hands-on activities for adults and children.
Lake George Kayak Company
Lake George Kayak Company
Bolton Landing, NY
Located in Bolton Landing, NY, the Lake George Kayak Company is your one stop shop for a fun and easy paddling trip. They operate a boathouse and paddleshop where you can rent or purchase a canoe, kayak, or Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP).
Group of Magic Princesses
Magic Princess Entertainment - Birthday Party and Corporate Events
Hire a live magic princess through Magic Princess Entertainment and make your child's dreams come true! Magic Princess Entertainment brings your favorite magic princess characters to life in Albany, NY and the Greater Capital District
Camparama
Camparama
Schenectady, NY
Camparama is a fun and educational summer day camp hosted by Rollarama Skating Center! We are licensed by the NYS Health Department and we have lots of fun waiting for your camper!
R/C Kinetics
R/C Kinetics
Troy, NY
R/C Kinetics is an indoor and outdoor radio controlled car racing complex, founded in 2011.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
Troy, NY
The Arts Center of the Capital Region engages people in the creative experience. We are the region?s preeminent proponent of the arts & creative education, expression, and appreciation, serving people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds.
Lake of Venus
Howe Caverns, Inc.
Howes Cave, NY
Howe Caverns is the largest show cave in the Northeast U.S. and the 2nd most visited natural attraction in New York State welcoming 150,000-200,000 visitors per year. The popular site features caverns, outdoor fun at Howe High Adventure, and more!
Language Learning Institute, LLC
Language Learning Institute, LLC
Latham, NY
The Language Learning Institute is a language school offering programs for children and adults in French, Spanish, Chinese, and more. Services: group classes, private lessons, summer camps, after school programs, seminars and corporate training
5 Wits Albany in Crossgates Mall
5 Wits Albany
Albany, NY
Have you ever dreamed about being an action hero? Now's your chance! 5 Wits Albany puts players at the center of the action as they experience immersive adventures, solve puzzles, and explore realistic settings.
Liberty Ridge Farm
Liberty Ridge Farm
Schaghticoke, NY
Liberty Ridge Farm is the perfect destination for the fall season! There is something for everyone, including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, cider donuts, live entertainment, and more.
Tru-Escape Mystery & Escape Rooms
Tru-Escape Mystery & Escape Rooms
Schenectady, NY
Tru-Escape presents unique and interactive live action adventure games. You will have to work as a team to solve puzzles, riddles, find clues and complete tasks if you hope to solve the room.
JMU 4 Kids Summer Camp!
JMU 4 Kids
Albany, NY
JMU 4 Kids offers a variety of summer camps throughout the capital region. Our goal is to provide a safe, secure, fun and enriching experience for the kids and a convenient, affordable and reassuring option for their parents.
Woodland Hill Montessori School
Woodland Hill Montessori School
North Greenbush, NY
Woodland Hill Montessori School is a vibrant school well known for its unique and challenging educational program, warm stimulating environment, and joyful students who are active, independent learners.
Great Escape, a Six Flags Theme Park
Great Escape, a Six Flags Theme Park
Queensbury, NY
Over 135 Rides, Games, Shows and Attractions. The Great Escape opens for the season on the weekend of May 14, 2016. The park is open weekends and select weekdays until June 15, when daily operation begins through September 5.
TIS Summer Camp
The Theatre Institute at Sage
Troy, NY
Established in February of 2011, the Theatre Institute at Sage is dedicated to providing quality live theatre and arts-in-education programming to Capital Region youth, educators and residents.
Children's Museum of Science & Technology
Children's Museum of Science & Technology
Troy, NY
Children's Museum of Science & Technology (CMOST) inspires young minds to engage in a lifelong exploration of science and technology, instilling a sense of wonder and discovery.
Welcome to Our Farm!
Indian Ladder Farms
Altamont, NY
Enjoy a day at Indian Ladder Farms and the Yellow Rock Cafe & Bakery, with cider donuts available daily! Seasonal PYO berries, apples, and pumpkins. Seasonal special events, children's farm birthdays. And, check out our barn wedding/event venue.
Come Ski With Us!
Gore Mountain
North Creek, NY
Gore Mountain is a premier family ski resort in upstate New York, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains with 108 trails (2,537 vertical ft), 14 lifts, and six on-mountain dining options!
Funplex Funpark
Funplex Funpark
East Greenbush, NY
Funplex Funpark offers something fun for everyone! Your family will have a blast playing miniature golf, riding go-karts, climbing the rock wall and much more! No need to spend hours in the car - Funplex offers so much fun, so close to home!
Albany Rowing Center
Albany Rowing Center
Albany, NY
Junior Rowing Summer Camp Program offers instruction in rowing to boys and girls who have finished 7th grade.
Rollarama Skating Center
Rollarama Skating Center
Schenectady, NY
Rollarama Skating Center offers indoor roller skating, skate rentals, game room, redemption counter, full concession area, Birthday parties, private parties, fundraising opportunities, lessons and more!
Tantrums Spa Boutique LLC
Tantrums Spa Boutique LLC
Albany, NY
Tantrums isn't your ordinary spa party company. We believe it's not just about dressing up, celebrating and getting pampered. Our parties encourage our youth to build confidence, improve self-esteem and of course have fun!! We are a MOVEMENT!
Your child will learn the basics of Russian, such as the alphabet.
New Russia Cultural Center
Rensselaer, NY
We invite your child to join us for a summer filled with fun activities in Russian. Whether your child is shy, outgoing, or somewhere in-between, the New Russia Cultural Center's innovative summer program helps each child enjoy language learning.
Excel Aquatics
Excel Aquatics
Latham, NY
Here at Excel Aquatics, we believe that swimming lessons are an essential activity for all children. Your child deserves to learn basic water safety skills the right way, and have a fantastic experience that teaches them to love the water.
Center for Disability Services
Albany, NY
Center for Disability Services is a 71 year old non-profit which provides education, health care and therapy, job training, residential, pediatric and young adult skilled nursing, mobility products and other services to people who have disabilities.
Water Slide World Lake George
Water Slide World Lake George
Lake George, NY
Water Slide World is a tropical paradise located in Lake George with over 35 slides, attractions and services. Watch your cares disappear at this family-owned, family-friendly park.
Sand Lake Center for the Arts
Sand Lake Center for the Arts
Averill Park, NY
The Center is a renovated Church built in 1835, still with its original stained-glass windows. It hosts several activities such as theatre productions, art exhibits, children's activities, concerts, and more. Also has available rent space.
4in1 Minnie Combo
Jumping Bean Party Rental -- Bounce Houses, Waterslides, Food Machines, Tents, Tables & More
Wilton, NY
We are the best family-owned, full-service party rental company serving Albany, Saratoga, Lake George & surrounding areas. Our inventory includes bouncy houses, water slides, inflatable obstacle courses, food machines, tables, chairs, tents and more!
Win Prizes
Zero Gravity Laser Tag
Albany, NY
Zero Gravity is the number one laser tag and arcade in the region, compete with up to 30 players in our 5,000 SW Ft. Multi-Level arena and wall to wall arcade!
The name, the logo!
518 Break, School for Bboys/Bgirls!
Clifton Park, NY
Located in Clifton Park New York, 518 Break dance instruction is Upstate NY's premier breakdance studio.
Smiles Unlimited, LLC
Smiles Unlimited, LLC
Loudonville, NY
We'll Cause The Smirks, The Smiles, The Grins, The Giggles & The Laughter. Starring Clowns: Fuddi-Duddy and Senorita Sota
Camp Onaway
Loudonville, NY
Zoom Flume Water Park
East Durham, NY
Located in the Catskills, just one hour from Albany, Zoom Flume Water Park is a large, family-friendly park with a new 700 ft. long Gravity Gorge zip line attraction.
Siena Saints
Loudonville, NY
Siena College has 18 men's and women's athletic teams that compete in the NCAA's Division I. One of the most popular sports to watch is men's basketball, which plays its home games at the Times Union Center in Albany.
Albany Dutchmen
Albany, NY
Experience family fun at Albany Dutchmen baseball games! The team is part of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League and plays its home games at the Christian Plumeri Sports Complex in Albany. The season runs from early June through early August.
Peaceful Acres Horses, Inc.
Pattersonville, NY
Giving retired and rescued horses a sanctuary for retirement, rehabilitation, and rehoming in Schenectady NY. Also a field trip destination allowing schools, veterans, seniors and youth groups the chance to spend time with the rescues in nature.
Lake George Shoreline Cruise
Lake George, NY
Come enjoy a memorable cruise surrounded by the spectacular Adirondacks and the sparkling blue waters just off our shores. Whether aboard the beautiful Horicon or the new Adirondac, you will experience Lake George as it was meant to be seen!
Union College Dutchmen
Schenectady, NY
Union College's Dutchmen compete in more than two dozen sports throughout the year. One of the most popular to watch is men's ice hockey, as the team was named NCAA Division I Champions in a recent season.
Latham Bowl
Latham, NY
Enjoy bowling, games, food and fun at Latham Bowl, just outside of Albany.
Emma Willard School
Troy, NY
Emma Willard School is a dynamic and joyous place. Unabashedly the finest girl's school in the world, its faculty embrace learning. The life of the mind is alive and well here. We offer education for grades 9 - 12 and summer programs for many ages.
Albany Devils
Albany, NY
The Albany Devils (the AHL affiliate of the NHL's New Jersey Devils) play their home games at the Times Union Center. Enjoy exciting professional hockey right here in the Capital Region!
Krumkill Stables
Albany, NY
Krumkill Stables in offers horseback riding lessons, camps and more in the Capital Region!
Colonie Youth Center, Inc.
Albany, NY
Meeting the needs of Colonie and the greater Capital Region
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
Hancock, MA
Just over the border into Massachusetts lies Jiminy Peak, offering several advanced and expert trails, as well as private and group ski lessons for beginners.
Lake George Steamboat Co., Inc.
Lake George, NY
Lake George Steamboat Company offers daily cruises, sightseeing trips, and specialty tours aboard its three large ships. Have a wedding or other event coming up? Lake George Steamboat will gladly host it for you!
Huck Finn's Playland
Albany, NY
Did you grow up with fond childhood memories of Hoffman's Playland? Huck Finn's Playland is carrying on the tradition of this beloved Albany amusement park in a new location with the same child-friendly rides you loved!
Golden Cue Billiard Lounge
Albany, NY
Golden Cue Billiard Lounge is one of the Capital Region's most popular pool halls.
New Horizon Stables
Schenectady, NY
New Horizon Stables specializes in hunter/jumper and equitation riding. Our instructors work with students in an encouraging environment and assess each rider to provide individualized instruction right in Colonie NY.
Capital Off Track Betting
Albany, NY
Place a wager, watch the race and win money at Capital Off Track Betting in Albany NY!
Olympic Lanes
Albany, NY
Olympic Lanes is family-owned and operated bowling center located in Menands, NY. It is a USBC-certified center with 50 lanes, a full bar and a snack bar. Situated just off of I-787 and NY-378, we are just minutes from anywhere in the Capital Region.
The Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center
Albany, NY
The Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center is a state-of-the art multi-purpose recreation facility owned by the Colonie Youth Center, an independent not-for-profit organization.
Indian Pipes Chartered Cruises
Bolton Landing, NY
Indian Pipes offers personalized tours and specialty events aboard its 36-foot luxury yacht. Cruises are available May - October, and there is an 18 passenger maximum.
Captain JP Cruise Line
Troy, NY
The Captain J.P. II is available for weekly and specialty cruises, plus chartered trips. The four deck cruise ship can accommodate 600 passengers and is perfect for any occasion.
Altamont Fair - The Capital Region's Hometown Fair
Albany, NY
Head to the annual Altamont Fair for new and old traditions and an array of shows and attractions! There will be live music every day, concessions, vendors, and also a wide variety of exciting fair rides for all ages.
JHA Riding Academy
Slingerlands, NY
JHA Riding Academy in Slingerlands is a family owned stable that focuses on providing an enjoyable environment for both the horse and the rider.
Albany Knickerbockers Rugby Club
Albany, NY
The Albany Knickerbockers field three men's sides, as well as a Division I women's team called the Sirens. Teams are based out of Dick Green Field in Albany.
Tri-City ValleyCats
Troy, NY
The Tri-City ValleyCats, class-A affiliate of the Houston Astros and a member of the New York-Penn League, brought affiliated baseball back to the Capital Region. In 2010, the ValleyCats were champions for the first time in their 9 year existence.
UAlbany Great Danes
Albany, NY
UAlbany's Division I athletics program is made up of 16 men's and women's teams. Watch the Great Danes compete at a variety of locations, including football at Casey Stadium and basketball at SEFCU Arena.
Del Lanes Inc.
Delmar, NY
Del Lanes, located just outside of Albany in Delmar NY is home to bowling lanes, pool tables and more. Drop in for a quick game, try Rock N Bowl Midnight Bowling, or host a birthday party!
Sunset Lanes
Albany, NY
Sunset Lanes offers a state-of-the-art 32 lane bowling center in Albany, New York. We have been offering quality bowling and family fun since 1940. Whether you are a professional bowler or a first time roller, we've got you covered!

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