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Things To Do In Albany NY: Attractions, Shopping & Nightlife

Looking for fun things to do in Albany's Capital Region? There are plenty of attractions, activities, and entertainment to enjoy throughout the year. From exploring the area's museums to browsing the region's many stores and shopping malls, here are Albany's top things to do!

Browse some of the area's top attractions, including amusement parks, extreme adventure hotspots, and those that cater to kids.
Spend time in the great outdoors in and near Albany! From extreme adventures to golf, there are a variety of outdoor activities.
Looking for things to do on a rainy day? Here are some indoor activities and attractions worth checking out!
From larger malls and shopping centers to smaller boutiques, there's a great assortment of places to shop in and around Albany.
Immerse yourself in the region's thriving arts & culture scene with its many museums, historic sites, and performing arts venues.
Relax with a massage or get a new look at a local salon. Browse our spas & wellness section for more information!
Try a craft beer or wine tasting, find live music tonight, or check out a local farmers market for some fresh produce. There's always something to do in the Capital Region.
There's so much to do right here in the Capital Region, but just a short drive can bring you to lots of other great attractions and hotspots.

More Attractions, Events & Fun Things To Do

When you're not up for a hike but would like to get moving, check out our favorite places to walk.
Bike around Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga with the CDPHP bike sharing program.
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History is alive in the Albany area! Explore local museums, historic homes, and more historical attractions both in and near Albany.
See the schedule and all the details you need on Tri-City ValleyCats baseball games!
It's time for a road trip! Gather up the family and enjoy these 8 awesome family-friendly adventures near Albany.
Learn about 10 fun and free things to do in Albany! Having fun doesn't have to mean breaking the bank.
Fireworks shows are always a spectacular sight to see, and there are a variety of upcoming events that will feature fireworks in the Capital Region.
Come to WildPlay Thacher in beautiful Thacher State Park and enjoy traversing the treetops. This aerial adventure park is a hidden gem in Albany County.
Check out 10 fun things to do east of Albany in Massachusetts, from museums to aerial adventure parks, there is something for everyone!
One of the best ways to support local businesses is by purchasing a Downtown Albany Gift Card, which can be used at shops, restaurants, attractions, and more.
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Are you ready to experience the thrill of a lifetime? Discover these high adrenaline adventures near Albany!
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports, and you can play it at a variety of courts in the Albany area.
Albany's Hidden City House & Garden Tour is a can't-miss early summer event. Get the details on what to expect!
Want to go out in the Albany area while sticking to a budget? No worries! Here are 6 great date night ideas for $25 and under.
From larger venues to intimate bars, we've rounded up the Albany hotspots for live music.
In Albany for business? See these attractions you just can't miss while you're in town.
Try something new and exciting at Albany's Indoor Rockgym! They have something for all ages and skills.