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.
Mountain Ridge Adventure
Mountain Ridge Adventure is the Capital Region's premiere treetop challenge course and zip line park located just 30 minutes from Albany, 30 minutes from Saratoga and only 10 minutes from Schenectady.
Maple Ski Ridge
Minutes from anywhere in the Capitol Region, Maple Ski Ridge has been a local favorite for over 50 years! Four seasons of family fun. Come see what's new at Maple Ski Ridge
The Glenville Sportplex is one of the Capital Region's premier outdoor family-driven sports complexes, featuring a mini-golf course, a go-kart racing track, a driving range, bumper cars, and much more for people of all ages.
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!
5 Wits Albany
Have you ever dreamed about being an action hero? Now's your chance! 5 Wits Albany puts players at the center of the action as they experience immersive adventures, solve puzzles, and explore realistic settings.
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!
Dave & Buster's
This family-friendly chain offers a sport-bar-style atmosphere for American food, arcade games and more! Stop in and have the time of your life!
Have some spare time to practice your golf swing? Take a trip over to Glenville Sportplex and their enclosed driving range. It's designed for golfers of all skill levels who want to practice and perfect their swing.
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.
Indian Ladder Farms
Enjoy a day at Indian Ladder Farms! They offer seasonal PYO berries, apples, and pumpkins, and host special events, field trips, and programs. The farm is also available as a birthday party or wedding venue.
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.
SPRINKLES Teen & Kids Hair Salon and Birthday Parties!!
Clifton Park, NY
Sprinkles Teen & Kids Hair Salon offers trendy haircuts in a kid environment. Enjoy being pampered with hair and spa services while watching your favorite movie! Use of Spa Robes, Dress-Up Wardrobe, Props and Runway Stage included in all services!
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.
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 Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
Located less than 6 miles away from Lake George, NY, The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom is the region's premier theme park featuring over 135 rides and attractions, including thrill rides, family rides, and a full outdoor water park.
Liberty Ridge Farm
Liberty Ridge Farm is the perfect destination for the fall season! There is something for everyone, including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, cider donuts, live entertainment, and more.
North Creek, NY
Gore Mountain is a premier family ski resort in upstate New York, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains with 108 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.
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!
West Mountain Ski Area
Go West this winter! Conveniently located just 3 miles off I-87's Exit 18, West Mountain Ski Area is NY State's premier destination for outdoor and family-friendly winter fun, including downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing.
McCauley Mountain Ski Area
Old Forge, NY
McCauley Mt. is BIG skiing in a small package. Challenge enough to spawn two Olympic skiers, yet friendly enough to be "New York's Best Family Mountain." Featuring easier trails from the summit, as well as steep bumps to feed skiers and snowboarders.
Catamount Aerial Adventure Park
Our park is an exciting aerial forest adventure that provides a variety of courses that are fun for all ability levels.
Lake George Kayak Company
Bolton Landing, NY
Located in Bolton Landing, NY, the Lake George Kayak Company is your one stop shop for a fun and easy paddling trip. They operate a boathouse and paddleshop where you can rent or purchase a canoe, kayak, or Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP).
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!
Full Out Dive Club
Full Out Dive Club is a club based in Schenectady, NY where young people can learn diving skills and grow together as a team, making friends both in and out of the pool.
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!
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.
Mater Christi Pool
New Scotland Avenue - Across from Holy Names Campus
General Public Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Pool closed from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Lower Lincoln Park Pool
Eagle Street and Morton Avenue
General Public Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Pool closed from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
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.
Water Slide World Lake George
Lake George, NY
Water Slide World is a tropical paradise located in Lake George with over 35 slides, attractions and services. Watch your cares disappear at this family-owned, family-friendly park.
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!
Westland Hills Pool
Colvin Avenue - at Central, Austin, and Lincoln
General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Lapland Lake Cross-Country Ski Center
Lapland Lake in the southern Adirondacks has been offering a unique winter experience to individuals, couples, and families for over 35 years with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, lessons, equipment sales and rentals, and more.
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.
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!
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.
Swinburne Spray Pool
Clinton Avenue and Manning Boulevard
General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Stratton Mountain Resort
Windham County, VT
Go skiing, snowboarding or enjoy other winter fun at Stratton Mountain. Located in Bondville, VT, about 2 hours northeast of Albany, Stratton is known for its highest peak in Southern Vermont and world-class terrain park.
Mount Peter Ski Area
Drive two hours southwest of Albany to Orange County this winter for skiing in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Family-operated Mount Peter, the oldest operating ski area in the state, is known for its free beginner ski and snowboard school.
Slightly farther away from the Capital Region lies Hunter Mountain, with 240 acres of trails and a variety of terrain to challenge all levels. This big mountain offers all the normal ski resort amenities, including lessons, rentals, tubing, lodging,
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.
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!
Indian Pipes Chartered Cruises
Bolton Landing, NY
Indian Pipes offers personalized tours and specialty events aboard its 36-foot luxury yacht. Cruises are available May - October, and there is an 18 passenger maximum.
Killington Ski Resort
Killington Ski Resort is the largest ski and snowboard resort in the east with over 3,000 acres within the boundary.
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!
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.
Venture southwest of Albany for Catskills skiing or snowboarding! There are 35 trails in all - from beginner cruising trails all the way up to double black diamonds with 1,100 feet of continuous vertical drop. The family-run Plattekill Mountain also
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.
Head south of Albany to Windham Mountain, offering a large variety of trails from easier ones to challenge the rookies, to extremely difficult to challenge the expert. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, a tubing hill offers fourteen lanes and th
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.
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
Just over the border into Massachusetts lies Jiminy Peak, offering several advanced and expert trails, as well as private and group ski lessons for beginners.
Bromley Mountain Ski Resort
"Staff was amazing, kids loved it!" Ski Bromley, VT, New England's Best Family Resort! Bromley offers top skiing and snowboarding for a memorable ski vacation at great value & features award-winning kid's programs, diverse terrain & friendly staff.
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.
Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington is the Lake Placid Region's premier site for downhill skiing and snowboarding. Whiteface has the greatest vertical of any lift-serviced mountain in the Northeast, and it offers multiple groomed trails.
Jay Peak Resort
Jay Peak Resort offers a vertical drop of 2,153 feet, making it the eighth largest drop in New England and the fifth largest in Vermont.
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!
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe is a world-class mountain resort in the quintessential New England town consisting of two mountains, including the highest peak in Vermont at 4,395 feet.
Sawkill Family Ski Center
Located in Kingston, NY, Sawkill Ski Center is just a quick drive from Albany! Sawkill was designed specifically for snowboarders, beginner skiers and snow tubers. Ski and snowboard instructions, rentals and a ski shop are also on the premesis.
Pico Mountain Ski Area
With more vertical drop than 80% of New England ski resorts, a terrain park, a classically styled base lodge, and great ticket deals, Pico is your home in the mountains.
Okemo Mountain Resort
Travel to southern Vermont and enjoy excellent skiing on Okemo. This ski mountain resort offers 19 lifts, 632 of winter wonderland and 117 trails, from beginner to expert.
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.
Caroga Lake, NY
Check out Royal Mountain Ski Area in Caroga Lake, just over an hour away from Albany for skiing and more winter fun.