When it comes to affordable summer getaways, Albany is hard to beat!

We have staycations for people who don’t want to stay put.

Hard to beat in the heat…
Photo by Mike Bielkiewicz. Courtesy of Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.
Albany kicks off Erie Canal Bicentennial
Albany joins the rest of New York State to celebrate an accomplishment of epic proportions — the construction of the Erie Canal! This year, this 363-mile waterway celebrates its 200th birthday, with a calendar of events worth booking. In July, embark on a journey of discovery with the Albany Symphony Orchestra’s ode to the canal, Water Music NY, a seven-day, seven-city musical journey along the Erie Canal. Other events include Cycle the Erie Canal July 9-16, and Steamboat Meet, July 1. Or you can learn more about the history of the canal at one of our local museums, or enjoy any of the free canalside festivals taking place throughout the summer. Climb aboard!
Free Parking available

Albany has a lot of great parking spaces. And we’re not talking about running errands. We’re talking about running, period. Or kicking back and enjoying the view. Whether you have a half hour, an afternoon or a full day – this area has a great place to visit to get some fresh air and rejuvenate.

Choose adventures at Albany Pine Bush, John Boyd Thacher State Park, Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail, Pine Hollow Arboretum, or Washington Park, and find your ideal parking place!

Arts & Culture
Park Playhouse.
Curtain’s Up: 
Summer theater sizzles
Summer theater heats up in Albany, with a lineup that’s sure to please, and a price point that’s well within your budget (read: Free). See shows at Park Playhouse and Capital Repertory Theatre this summer, and book your tickets for Broadway hits at Proctors
in the fall.
Family Fun
Photo credit: Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame
Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekends
Baseball season is almost here! Be at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in  Cooperstown, NY for the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. Just a short drive from Albany, Cooperstown will be filled with baseball giants as we honor this year’s inductees, including Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan Rodriguez, and the Induction Ceremony and Parade are free of charge.
Discover More About Albany County
Enjoy four unique seasons of entertaining events, historic masterpieces, unique cultural attractions, regional shopping centers, and a taste for culinary delights from around the world.
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