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Finding Activities Around The Hotels In Albany NY

By Mike Woods

After you check into the hotels in Albany NY, get out and see what the town has to offer. Whether alone or with the family, there are many historical sites for you to explore. During the day, the community comes together and celebrates the arts. Then at night, the entertainment continues to excite in sporting arenas, local theaters, and lively restaurants.

Plan to have your next corporate event in Albany. There are conference rooms and business centers with internet, fax services, overnight delivery and more conveniently available within many hotels to help you host your seminar, meeting, or training sessions. It’s accessible nationwide by train and bus, and can be reached internationally through Albany International Airport.

For a trip that will please the whole family, head over to the New York State Museum. The museum has an assortment of regular exhibits that span a variety of topics including science and art. To get a hands on experience of history, go to the USS Slater and learn about the World War II Destroyer as you walk through a guided tour of the historic ship. The Albany Aqua Ducks and Trolley Tours give you a fun view of the city using your choice of transportation. Get on the trolley for a fun tour of the city, or take an amphibious tour on the Hudson River for a different view.

Travel to Downtown Albany for a taste of the local art scene on the first Friday of every month. At 5pm you can ride the trolley from exhibit to exhibit, taking in photography exhibits, tattoo artists, dance troupes, and whatever else the community offers for the month.

If shopping is your preference, Lark Street is the place to go. There are a variety of shops ranging from antique stores to contemporary art galleries. It’s friendly atmosphere, combined with cobblestone intersections and basement level stores, create a favorite spot tourists and locals alike.

For more late night fun, look for sporting events or concerts at the Times Union Center. Live entertainment on a more intimate scale can be found at the historic Palace Theatre. Both venues attract big name acts, and are only a short distance from local restaurants, pubs and comedy clubs. The Comedy Works has comedians schedules every weekend.

There’s lots to do in the Capital Region of New York State. After you check into the hotels in Albany NY, make sure you take the time to explore the city. This colorful place has a variety of activities to suite all tastes.

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