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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.

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!
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.
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, in addition to air shows and biplane rides. It's living history and family fun!
rendering of front of a winery building
Adirondack Winery Queensbury Tasting Room & Winemaking Facility
Queensbury, NY
Opening in May, Adirondack Winery, the Lake George area's premier local winery, is opening a new Tasting Room & Winemaking Facility in Queensbury. They'll offer wine tastings, wine by the glass, charcuterie boards, brunch, outdoor seating and more.
boy in colorful ball pit
Funplex Funpark
East Greenbush, NY
Buy 1, Get 1 Free Any Attraction! You choose your favorites. Just mention that you saw this ad!
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.
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.
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.
the outside of Adirondack Winery
Adirondack Winery
Lake George, NY
Frequently named a top attraction in the Lake George region, Adirondack Winery is open for wine tastings and shopping in Lake George and bottle sales in Queensbury! Book your visit today at adirondackwinery.com/book
Adirondack Balloon Flights by SunKiss Ballooning
Experience counts and with over 30 years + 3,000+ trips, Adirondack Balloon Flights by SunKiss Ballooning is recognized as the premier hot air balloon ride company in the Adirondack, Lake George, and Saratoga regions. 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.