25 Quackenbush Square
Albany, NY 12207
Discover Albany is happy to work with you to plan your group’s visit to the area. From hotels to events and sightseeing, our experienced staff has made memorable trips for groups of all sizes. Discover Albany has a number of complimentary services to assist tour groups with all phases of planning.
Main Attractions In Albany
Discover Albany Visitors Center
The building that originally served as a water pumping station, now serves as a staffed tourist information center that provides an orientation to the City of Albany. The essential first stop for any Albany Visitor!
Albany Institute of History & Art
Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art is a museum dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art and culture of Albany and the upper Hudson Valley region.
Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours
Cruise on the scenic and historic Hudson River, the ideal way to see the sights. Our vessel offers you sunshine and breezes or the protection of fully enclosed and heated/ac decks.
Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
From the New York State Capitol to the New York State Museum, the Empire State Plaza is full of things to do. Celebrate Winter at the Plaza with tree lighting, fireworks and ice skating!
USS Slater WWII DE 766
USS Slater is a World War II destroyer escort restored to its 1945 configuration. Of 563 built during World War II, the SLATER is the only destroyer escort left afloat in the United States.
Visit Albany for the Annual Tulip Festival in May! The 81-acre park was created during the 1870s-80s. The park offers ten tennis courts, basketball courts, and a playground.
Uncover the Hudson River School
America’s first major art movement, the Hudson River School, was born a few miles South of Albany County in the northern Catskills. The art movement flourished in the mid-19th century, depicting the serene Hudson River Valley and its surrounding landscape. Immerse yourself in this historic American art movement with the ultimate arts & culture getaway, beginning in downtown Albany!
Something’s Brewing in Albany: Tour Albany’s Craft Beverage Trail
Albany has a history of coming in first. We are America’s oldest city, home of the first bakers’ dozen, the first grand slam, and the first brewery. In fact, Albany and beer have been tied together since the city’s earliest Dutch settlers arrived. Today, the tradition continues at our local breweries and craft beverage producers. Imbibe our history by sipping your way through 400 years of brewing culture.
Albany’s Erie Canal
The Erie Canal was once billed the eighth wonder of the world. Travel this watery byway and learn why. This man-made river has a story to tell, about America, about our people, about what we work to build and protect.
Going Dutch: Exploring Albany’s Unique Past
Plan your trip around the Annual Tulip Festival on Mother’s Day Weekend! Albany’s Dutch roots make it distinct among early American cities. The Dutch settled Albany nearly 100 years before the English arrived, and today, much evidence of this early colonial power remains. Learn what makes Albany unique, and how Dutch traditions helped inform the nation we live in today.