Albany NY Attractions & Activities: Indoor, Outdoor or Nearby
Albany, Schenectady and Troy offer a wide variety of things to do, whether you like Broadway musicals, museums, rock bands, ziplines, amusement rides, shopping, spas or a great night out on the town. Check out the full list of all the attractions and activities in and near Albany, NY.
Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours
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!
The Fun Spot
Come to The Fun Spot for exceptional family entertainment! They have mini golf, go karts, a ninja challenge course, laser tag, an indoor playground, roller skating, an arcade, and more - they even offer childcare and summer camp!
Located off I-87, between Lake George and Saratoga Springs. West Mountain offers learn-to-lessons, alpine racing, night skiing and snow tubing in the winter and tree top aerial adventures and mountain biking from spring into fall.
Rocking Horse Ranch
Rocking Horse Ranch is America's favorite family resort. Their all-inclusive packages feature accommodations, activities, entertainment and meals. Start planning your next family adventure now!
Berkshire East Mountain Resort
Berkshire East Mountain Resort has it all, all year long. They offer skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing in the winter, while summer adventures bring mountain biking, ziplining, whitewater rafting, and more. Experience the ultimate family resort!
New York Zipline Adventures LLC
Located at the Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, New York Zipline Adventures LLC offers incredible family-friendly outdoor adventures and features the largest zipline canopy tour in North America.
Albany's Indoor Rockgym
Albany's Indoor Rockgym is one of the premier rock climbing gyms in the Capital Region, featuring a variety of climbing walls and structures, an indoor caving system with a half mile of tunnels, and a 60-foot zipline!
miSci (Museum of Innovation and Science)
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.
Mountain Ridge Adventure
Mountain Ridge Adventure is the Capital Region's most thrilling treetop challenge course and zip line park located just 30 minutes from Albany, 30 minutes from Saratoga and only 10 minutes from Schenectady.
Riverside Maple Farms
Riverside Maple Farms is much more than just a working farm - it's a year-round destination for maple tastings, tours, events, and family-friendly fun. Try different syrups, tour the facility, and check out all the maple goodies at the retail shop!
Ellms Family Farm
Ballston Spa, NY
For old-fashioned fall activities kids of all ages will love, visit Ellms Family Farm over in Ballston Spa, NY. Create new memories and family traditions as you enjoy pumpkin picking, exploring a corn maze, more!
Santa's Magical Express
This holiday season, join Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elves on a quest to save Christmas! Santa's Magical Express in Rensselaer, NY, is a holiday show, bus ride, and theatrical experience that's perfect for children ages 4 and up.
Catamount Aerial Adventure Park
Catamount Aerial Adventure Park is the Northeast's largest and most complete self-guided aerial adventure park with 12 tree-top courses including 3 zip line
courses. The park caters to all ability levels for ages 7-adult. Only 1 hour from Albany.
Christmas Land LLC
Ready to get in the holiday spirit? Gather up the family and head over to Christmas Land LLC - the Capital Region's premier hotspot for old-fashioned holiday season activities, including pictures with Santa, crafts, sleigh rides, treats, and more!
The Nordic Center at Gore Mountain
North Creek, NY
The Nordic Center at Gore Mountain features a wide range of well-designed trails for both cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the historic North Creek Ski Bowl. Trails range in difficulty from beginner and family-friendly to expert level!
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve nestled between Albany and Schenectady is one of just 20 inland pine barren environments in the world! It consists of over 3,000 acres of land, nearly 20 miles of multi-use trails, and is home to many plants and animals.
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA, is a museum of art, history, and natural science that offers a wide variety of exhibitions, attractions, and activities for visitors of all ages.
Tru-Escape Mystery & Escape Rooms
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.
Rollarama Skating Center
Rollarama offers indoor roller skating, inline, quad and speed rentals, game room, redemption counter, full concession area, birthday parties, private parties, fundraising opportunities, learn to skate classes for kids and adults, and more!
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!
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
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 Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor
The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor is now closed for the season. Please visit their website for more details and plan your trip for the 2020 season.
Airdrenaline Adventure Park
Take your fun to the next level at Airdrenaline! This trampoline and adventure park goes beyond trampolines to offer trampoline dodgeball, trampoline basketball, an airbag pit, a kids center, and more. Experience something different at Airdrenaline.
North Creek, NY
Gore Mountain is a premier family ski resort in upstate New York, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains with 110 trails (2,537 vertical ft), 14 lifts, and six on-mountain dining options!
Children's Museum of Science & Technology
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.
Pine Ridge Dude Ranch
Located just 90 minutes south of Albany, Pine Ridge Dude Ranch is an all-inclusive dude ranch resort and family vacation destination. Open year round, they offer activities for everyone, such as horseback riding, archery, snow tubing, and more.
Middle Grove, NY
CV Golf offers training, club fitting/repair, and golf services year round! Need instruction choose from range, course, or studio. We do "House Calls" to bring instruction to you.
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.
Lower Lincoln Park Pool
Eagle Street and Morton Avenue -
General Public Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Family Swim: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Zero Gravity Laser Tag
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!
Swinburne Spray Pad
Clinton Avenue and Manning Boulevard -
General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Jumping Bean Party Rental -- Bounce Houses, Waterslides, Food Machines, Tents, Tables & More
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!
Burden Lake Country Club
Averill Park, NY
Beautiful Burden Lake Country Club in Averill Park offers family, individual, junior and senior memberships as well as daily rates. Club restaurant offers relaxation, great food, and can accommodate all of your entertainment needs!
Mater Christi Pool
Location: New Scotland Avenue, across from Holy Names Campus. Open in the summer. General Public Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily.
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.
Westland Hills Pad
Colvin Avenue, at Central, Austin, and Lincoln -
General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
The Five Rivers Environmental Education Center is a living museum comprised of over 450 acres of fields, forests and wetlands. The visitor center features interactive displays and exhibits. Enjoy hiking, birding, snowshoeing, and more activities.
Van Schaick Island Country Club
Van Schaick Island Country Club is a private, nine-hole golf course located in the Capital Region. VSICC offers rolling hills and a picturesque setting. It is a challenging course yet playable course.
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.
GET AIR Trampoline Park
Visit GET AIR Trampoline Park in Crossgates Mall and have a blast throughout the facility. The indoor park features wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, a dodgeball court, ninja obstacle course, and more.
OptiGolf Troy, LLC
OptiGolf is a one of a kind gathering spot for golfers and non-golfers alike in the Capital Region. It has a variety of venues including Optigolf playing booths, function room and more.
Flying Deer Nature Center
East Chatham, NY
Located in East Chatham, NY, the Flying Deer Nature Center is a wilderness school that is dedicated to teaching kids, adults, and families about the ways of the earth.
Stadium Golf Club, Inc.
Stadium Golf Club is a public golf course nestled on 120 acres in the Capital Region. Stadium delivers the complete golf experience and is open for daily-fee public play, along with annual memberships that offer unlimited golf with a cart and more.
DeVoe's Rainbow Orchards
Clifton Park, NY
DeVoe's Rainbow Orchards is an apple orchard and country store offering u-pick apples, fresh produce, baked goods, gift baskets, and during the summer, incredible ice cream at Rainbow Delights! Create lifelong memories at this local family farm.
Huck Finn's Playland
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!
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Visit the Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center and check out their wildlife mounts, pelts, skulls, and other ephemera. The nature center also offers nature-based recreation programs for both kids and adults throughout the year.
Pine Haven Country Club
The course at Pinehaven brings you through the Historic Pine Bush Area of Albany County & is one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the area. Pinehaven's incredible conditions assure enjoyable play for golfers of all skill levels.
Orchard Creek Golf Club
Upscale course with bargain prices. Named America's #1 "Best New Bargain" Golf Digest 2001. It features 18 hole public golf, driving range, restaurant, instruction, season passes, charity and corporate outings.
Captain JP Cruise Line
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.
Glimmerglass State Park
The Glimmerglass State Park in Cooperstown, NY features nature trails, a swimming beach, and a nature center where you can learn more about local wildlife.
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
The Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center is located in Thompson's Lake Campground and offers year-round educational programs, exhibits and displays, a bird viewing area, trails, and more.
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!
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!
Creekside Classroom Environmental Education Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
Located in the heart of Saratoga Spa State Park, the Creekside Classroom is a four-season environmental education center that offers a variety of fun programs, from school field trips to hikes and snowshoe tours.