ALBANY AT A GLANCE
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TAKE A LOOK AT ALBANY, NEW YORK
ALBANY, NEW YORK
Albany gets the short shrift when it comes to tourism hype. The city is often overlooked, even though it is the capital of New York State and boasts top-notch cultural attractions.
The must-see list includes several excellent museums and stunning architectural landmarks.Albany is also a worthwhile place to visit for those who want to learn about New York State history, art, and government. It is also offers friendly, unpretentious vibes and a lively atmosphere. The city’s diverse population enjoys a vibrant restaurant scene with a wide array of ethnic options and many casual cafés.
NEW YORK STATE CAPITOL
Even if you have visited many other state capitols previously, be sure to take a tour of the New York State Capitol. The unique architecture of the NY Capitol building sets it apart from every other state capitol in the country.
NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM
The New York State Museum offers an immersion into a wide variety of educational disciplines. The collections have a special focus on the history and natural environment of New York State.
Take a stroll, relax on a park bench, or enjoy a picnic at Washington Park. This expansive tree-shaded public park provides refreshing open space in the center of Albany.
Today the Hudson River looks calm, with its gently flowing currents and forested backdrop, but this waterway has seen a dramatic array of historical events over the past 400 or so years.
Albany’s Center for the Performing Arts is affectionately known as “The Egg” because of its oblong shape. Visitors might ask themselves “is it elegant or is it an eyesore?” Whatever the verdict, this ultra-modern landmark makes an impression.