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Albany Day Trips

There is so much to do and see in Albany, New York, you may never venture out of the Capital District.

Albany New York offers a unique blend of modern city attractions, a taste of local and American history and government. With so much to experience you'll never be at a loss for things to do in Albany. Even with that, some may get the urge to take a day trip and explore other regions of upstate New York. Lucky for them, Albany is conveniently located at the intersection of I-87 and I-90, 2 of the major highways in New York. This means traveling outside of the Capital on day trips is as easy as getting in your car.

Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Springs NY building
What would August be without Saratoga? Saratoga Springs, just thirty minutes from Albany New York, is a worldwide attraction in its own right. Renown for its Thoroughbred Racing season which runs from late July through Labor Day, as well as its springs, Saratoga offers culture, nightlife, history, and loads of ambiance.
Lake George
Lake George NY
A popular destination in Upstate is the village of Lake George at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Located about an hour from Albany going north on I-87, there are numerous lake-oriented activities and beaches, arcades, miniature golf courses, and a nearby amusement and water park that offers over 100 rides and attractions.
Columbia County
Columbia County NY Tunnel
South of Albany is Columbia County, NY, a journey into pastoral landscapes that inspire the artist in all of us. Historic villages, antique shops, meandering country roads, theatres, jazz festivals and art galleries bring thousands of visitors to these friendly communities. Slow down and savor the many sights and sounds of this delightful area.

Windham NY's Main Street
Tucked away in the Catskills, Windham NY is historic village and fun and lively ski town. Known for historic Victorian architecture, chamber music festival and Windham Mountain, this cozy four-season town is just beckoning to be explored. Make the hour or so trip Southwest to Windham and get ready to explore!

Manchester VT
Outlets in Manchester Vermont
Cross over the Vermont border and discover Manchester. An adorable village with designer factory outlets, local gift shops and many dining establishments, all right at your fingertips. Manchester VT is about an hour and a half from Albany, heading Northeast.
Old Forge
Old Forge NY Aerial View
Located in the Central Adirondacks, just shy of 3 hours from Albany, lies Old Forge, New York - a destination for both fun and serenity. Enjoy the biggest water park in NY State, hiking, biking, skiing and more -- all in fresh Adirondack Mountain air!
Wineries & Wine Tasting Near Albany NY
Wine in barrels
Ther are tons of spectacular wineries throughout upstate New York and just a short drive from the Capital Region. Take a trip and tour the facilities, sample the selection and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere they offer.

Albany New York - Whether you visit for a day, a week, a month or live here year-round, you'll find there's a lifetime of adventures awaiting you. But should you feel the urge to wander, we're sure these Day Trips will point you in the right direction.


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