Things to Do in Albany
New York's capital city has a wealth of attractions and activities. Visitors are delighted by the architecture of the New York State Capitol building, featuring a blend of Gothic Revival, Romanesque and Moorish influences. The ultra-modern Empire State Plaza surrounds the capital center and houses the New York State Museum, a year-round farmers market and The Egg convention center, which holds two theaters. Nearby, you can even ride the elevator to the top of the Corning Tower to view the Green Mountains.
Head to the Times Union Center, an entertainment complex, for live concerts and local sports teams such as the Albany Firebirds, AHL River Rats and Siena Saints MAAC basketball team. The Palace Theatre features more live performances, while the USS Slater offers a glimpse into naval history. When it comes to food and drink, Albany doesn't hold back. Check out Sweet Basil for Thai cuisine, New World Bistro Bar for American and Mingle for Korean. Other popular eateries include The Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark and Yono's Restaurant.