Albany Seasonal & Specialty Guides
Need some specialized advice? We've got you covered!
Albany.com has everything you need to know about living in and visiting the Capital Region. The seasonal, specialty, and regional guides you'll find below are stocked with information on attractions, events, and so much more. Whether you are new to the area and need a little guidance, or are a seasoned local who wants some fresh perspective, Albany.com's guides will give you all the knowledge you need!
Explore all Albany has to offer in the summer
! You can check out free live music performances, beaches near Albany, golf courses, patio dining, public pools, and more.
is one of the most beautiful seasons in the Capital Region! Find apple orchards, pumpkin patches, spooky spots, and learn about upcoming events.
'Tis the season! Browse our handy Holiday Guide
full of top annual events, festive attractions, recipes, traditions, and holiday magic!
Cabin fever? Get out of the house! There's so much to do in the Capital Region when the snow is falling. Find winter activities, kid friendly fun, and events in our Winter Guide
In our Valentine's Day Guide
, we have gift suggestions for him and her, restaurants with romantic fireside dining, fun things to do, and special events.
Celebrate the special mothers in your life! In our Mother's Day Guide
, you'll find details on brunches, gifts, flowers, and even the annual Tulip Festival.
Shed your heavy winter clothing and enjoy warm weather and sunshine! Find upcoming events and things to do this season in our Albany.com Spring Guide
Read our Capital Region blogs
for business news, job search tips, local politics, healthy living, and other informative topics.
There's lots to discover in the historic city of Schenectady
, from great restaurants and businesses to exciting attractions.
In our guide to Troy NY
, you'll find information on popular annual events, parking in the city, and local businesses.
Find all the resources you need to plan your Capital Region wedding
, including venues, officiants, vendors, and more.
Each year, our readers vote to decide the Capital Region's Best
businesses and attractions. See recent winners and get ready for next year's voting.
Get out and enjoy green spaces throughout the area! Our Parks Guide
has the scoop on a dozen of the Capital Region's parks.
Find indoor and outdoor attractions, educational activities, birthday party venues, and upcoming events in our Kids Guide to Albany
There's plenty of room for pets
in the Capital Region! Find pet friendly lodging, apartments, businesses & services.
What better way for your children to spend the summer than at summer camp
?! Learn helpful info before deciding where your child should go.
Wondering if your child's school is closed or delayed today? Albany.com has up-to-date information on Capital Region school closings
Are you a music lover? Find live shows
coming up in the Capital Region, from acoustic musicians to heavy metal bands.
The Capital Region is part of Tech Valley, a nanotechnology mecca in Upstate New York. Learn more about this up-and-coming field
There are lots of opportunities for seniors
in the Capital Region, from abundant housing options to entertainment and beyond.
Albany is full of great places to explore! Check out some hotspots
to add to your itinerary.
Visiting Albany for the day? Check out our helpful parking guide
and learn the best places to park.
Find out what the current weather
is in Albany, NY and see the upcoming forecast.
Other Regional Guides
Home to regional hotspots like the Saratoga Race Course, SPAC, and Saratoga Lake, Saratoga Springs
is just a 40-minute drive from Albany.
Mid-way between Albany and Saratoga Springs is Clifton Park
, known for its vast assortment of shopping and dining.
An hour north of Albany is the quaint city of Glens Falls
. The Glens Falls Region is a vibrant community with lots to see and do.
is a year-round destination for outdoor fun and relaxation. Visitors of all ages will find themselves thoroughly entertained.
The Adirondack Park
is renowned for its peaks, ski resorts, and stunning foliage. Visit for the day or spend an entire week exploring.