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Attractions Near Albany: Things To Do A Short Drive Albany New York

The Albany - Capital Region is just a short trip from several destinations in Upstate New York that are worth the drive. Attractions near Albany abound in the communities of Lake George and Saratoga Springs, NY to name a few.

an aerial view of The Fun Spot
The Fun Spot
Queensbury, NY
Come to The Fun Spot for exceptional family entertainment! This Queensbury hotspot features go-karts, mini-golf, laser tag, and so much more.
family of four on horses
Rocking Horse Ranch
Highland, NY
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!
airplane on ground and a boy running on grass
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Red Hook, NY
The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Red Hook, NY is a flying aviation museum featuring one of the largest collections of early aeroplanes in the world. Note that we are following NYS guidelines and will be open when it is safe. Stay safe, see you then.
two people zip-lining next to eachother
Catamount ZipTour and Aerial Adventure Park
Hillsdale, NY
Catamount ZipTour and 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. Only 1 hour from Albany.
boy in colorful ball pit
Funplex Funpark
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!
logo for Adirondack Winery
Adirondack Winery
Lake George, NY
Frequently named a top attraction in the Lake George region, Adirondack Winery has three locations open for wine tastings, bottle sales, curbside pickups and more! Book your visit today at adkwinery.com/book
A family in face coverings views the coral tank in the Berkshire Museum Aquarium.
Berkshire Museum
Pittsfield, MA
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA, is a museum of art, history, and natural science that offers a wide variety of exhibitions, activities, and programming for everyone from early learners to lifelong learners in downtown Pittsfield and online.
bidwell house and gardens
Bidwell House Museum
Monterey, MA
The Bidwell House Museum is an authentically restored historic home, filled with antiques and surrounded by 192 acres of gorgeous grounds and hiking trails. Come learn about the early settlement of the Berkshires!
man with helmet smashing tv in a room
The Relief Room
Malta, NY
The Relief Room is the first location of its kind in the Capital Region. They are a rage room facility where you can let loose and smash, destroy, and demolish a variety of items in a safe environment.
three people cross-country skiing with a young girl dressed in blue in the lead
Lapland Lake Cross-Country Ski Center
Northville, NY
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.
Adirondack Balloon Flights by SunKiss Ballooning
Experience counts & with over 30 years + 3,000+ trips, Adirondack Balloon Flights by SunKiss Ballooning iis recognized as the premier hot air balloon ride company in the Capital Region. Book your flight today!
Howe Caverns, Inc.
Howes Cave, NY
At Howe Caverns in Howes Cave, Schoharie County, NY, visitors can take a tour of the 6 million-year-old caverns or challenge themselves on the Howe High Adventure course.