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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.

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Capital District YMCA
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!
Dutch Apple Cruises, Inc. 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 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!
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
West Mountain Ski Area Queensbury, NY
West Mountain is conveniently located only 3 miles off exit 18 off I-87, 40 minutes north of Albany, NY. With stunning views of the Hudson River and Adirondacks, West Mountain is the perfect setting for your families' winter outing!
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!
Park Playhouse, Inc.
Since 1989, Park Playhouse has provided free summer theatre and youth arts education to Albany and our surrounding communities. With an average attendance of nearly 50,000, Park Playhouse is one of the Capital City's most popular summer attractions.
Glenville Sportplex Glenville, NY
What began in 1994 as a simple miniature golf course has evolved into an outdoor family-driven sports complex with a variety of activities, providing hours of fun for people of all ages!
Howe Caverns, Inc. Howes Cave, NY
Explore the Largest Show Cave in the Northeast!
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.
JMU 4 Kids
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.
R/C Kinetics Troy, NY
R/C Kinetics is an indoor and outdoor radio controlled car racing complex, founded in 2011.
Great Escape, a Six Flags Theme Park
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.
Gore Mountain North Creek, NY
Gore Mountain is a premier family ski resort in upstate New York, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains with 109 trails (2,537 vertical ft), 14 lifts, and six on-mountain dining options!
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.
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.
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
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!
Language Learning Institute, LLC Latham, NY
The Language Learning Institute is a language school offering programs for children and adults in French, Italian, Mandarin, and more. Services: group classes, private lessons, summer camps, after school programs, seminars and corporate training
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!
Albany Rowing Center
Junior Rowing Summer Camp Program offers instruction in rowing to boys and girls who have finished 7th grade.
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.
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.
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 andrewk@albanyjcc.org
RPI Athletics Troy, NY
2010-2011 RPI Men's Hockey Home Opener is this Saturday, October 16th at the Houston Field House at 5pm! Tickets on-sale now! Call 518-276-6262 or check out our website at rpiathletics.com.
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.
Mountain Ridge Adventure
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. Come "Experience the Adventure".
Summer Academy for Youth at The College of Saint Rose
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!
Cipher Cabin - Schenectady Summer Computer Camp at Union College Schenectady, NY
Cipher Cabin is a brand new summer camp for kids who are eager to learn real-world skills in computer programming and website development.
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!
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.
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.
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.The Institute also provides opportunities for Russell Sag
Summer Art At Sage Albany, NY
Summer is an exciting time to be at Sage! Now in it's 28th year, Sage Summer Art & Design is a rewarding, intensive studio art and design program developed for high school students.
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!
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!
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.
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.
The World Awareness Children's Museum Glens Falls, NY
The World Awareness Children's Museum brings our diverse world to children through our Museum play space, educational programs and international children's art exchange.
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.
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!
Ellms Family Farm Ballston Spa, NY
Great family fun with a pumpkin patch, two corn mazes, a jump park, pedal carts, slides, animals, kid-friendly evening Halloween hay rides, delicious and homemade apple cider doughnuts, and a slew of other fall activities.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peaceful Acres Horses, Inc. Pattersonville, NY
Peaceful Acres horses is a nonprofit organization for rescued and retired horses in Schenectady NY. It provides a stable, nature based environment for both people and horses to regain strength, hope and trust.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Colonie Youth Center, Inc. Albany, NY
Meeting the needs of Colonie and the greater Capital Region
Camp Onaway Loudonville, NY
Golden Cue Billiard Lounge Albany, NY
Golden Cue Billiard Lounge is one of the Capital Region's most popular pool halls.
Capital Off Track Betting Albany, NY
Place a wager, watch the race and win money at Capital Off Track Betting in Albany NY!
Krumkill Stables Albany, NY
Krumkill Stables in offers horseback riding lessons, camps and more in the Capital Region!
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.
Latham Bowl Latham, NY
Enjoy bowling, games, food and fun at Latham Bowl, just outside of Albany.
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