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Albany Day Trips

Take A Drive & Explore The Area

Albany offers a unique blend of modern city attractions combined with a taste of local and American history and government. Even though there's so much to experience here, it's worth it to get out and explore the surrounding area too! Albany is conveniently located at the intersection of I-87 and I-90, two of the major highways in New York, making day trips to the following destinations incredibly easy.

Saratoga Springs, just thirty minutes from Albany, is known for its horse racing season and its mineral springs. Saratoga also offers culture, nightlife, history, and loads of ambiance.
Whether you're in the mood for food with a brew, love history and art, or want to shop 'til you drop, Glens Falls is a great day trip option near Albany.
A popular destination an hour north of Albany is Lake George, located at the foothills of the Adirondacks. It features year-round fun on the lake and in the surrounding mountains.
South of Albany is Columbia County, NY, featuring pastoral landscapes, historic villages, antique shops, meandering country roads, theaters, jazz festivals, and art galleries.
Windham NY, in the Catskills, is known for historic Victorian architecture, its chamber music festival, and Windham Mountain. Get ready to explore!
Cross over the Vermont border and discover Manchester, an adorable village with designer factory outlets, local gift shops and many dining establishments.
Located in the Central Adirondacks lies Old Forge, featuring the state's biggest water park, hiking and biking trails, and great snowmobiling in the winter.
There are tons of spectacular wineries within driving distance of Albany. Tour the facilities, enjoy a tasting, and take in the beautiful atmosphere.