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Capital Region Hotspots

While there's lots to see and do in the Capital Region, there are some hotspots that you just can't miss. Listed below are just a few of the places you'll want to explore in and around Albany!

Lark Street is an eclectic residential and commerical area with 19th century brownstones, cobblestone intersections, and plenty of year round activity.
In the heart of downtown Albany lies Empire State Plaza. The plaza features two giant reflective pools, several art sculptures, and and an array of distinct buildings.
You can't help but notice The Egg. The unique building is an arts and entertainment hotspot hosting a wide range of events, from world-class to local performances.
The MVP Arena (formerly the Times Union Center) is home to local sports teams and is a preferred concert venue for some of today's top performing artists.
The Palace Theatre brings nationally acclaimed musicians, comedians, and other popular acts to the heart of downtown Albany.
The popular Proctors in Schenectady features touring Broadway shows and other enriching performing arts events.
One of Albany's newer hotspots, Empire Live is a multi-genre, musical venue with two unique spaces for show, set in the space that used to host Capital Reperatory Theatre.
Located downtown, Washington Park hosts popular events each year, including the annual Tulip Festival and Dad Fest.
Crossgates Mall is a large shopping center with dozens of stores, restaurants, and attractions. It's your one-stop entertainment destination!
If you're visiting from out of town, chances are you'll fly into and out of Albany International Airport, the primary air travel center of the Capital Region.
The Capital Repertory Theatre, or TheREP, is an intimate theatre venue featuring cast, crew, and audiences from every background.