The Albany Captal Region is just a short drive from several destinations in Upstate New York that are worth the drive. Attractions near Albany abound in the communities of Lake George and Saratoga Springs, NY to name a few.

 Howe Caverns

 

Howe Caverns is the largest show cave in the Northeast U.S. and the 2nd most visited natural attraction in New York State welcoming 150,000-200,000 visitors per year. The popular site features caverns, outdoor fun at Howe High Adventure.

  • Discovery Drive Howes Cave, NY 12092  518-296-8900

 

Catamount Aerial Park

Catamount Aerial Park is an exciting aerial forest adventure that provides a variety of courses that are fun for all ability levels. 3290 State HWY 23 Hillsdale, NY 12529  518-325-3200

 

Lake George

The Lake George Area is famous for outdoor adventure of an all-encompassing vacation. It is a great spot for morning hikes on well-maintained trails and afternoons spent splash-ing in the water and sunbathing on the beach. The former days’ overcrowded lodges and re-cooked feasts have morphed into luxurious resorts and savory meals at waterfront restaurants. Majestic lakes and mountains, historic roller coasters, idyllic waterfront lodg-ing, and more have built this American tradition.

1340 State Route 9 Lake George, NY 12845

 

Adirondack Ballon Flight

With over 20 years and 3600 ights, y with the region’s Premier Balloon Ride Company! Offering private or group ights 7 days a week, sunrise and sunset.

Request a flight: 518-793-6342

 

Towns and Cities around Albany

 New York City (NY)

New York is a fascinating city. Home to some of the country’s best-known landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, this geographic area is also unusual in many other ways. From historical surprises to incredible modern marvels, New York City never ceases to amaze.

New York City is home to more than 80 museums, which range from top art and history centers to interesting destinations and quirky funhouses. The Museum of Natural History, the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) and the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum (set on board of a 900-foot aircraft carrier) are the 3 most-visited museums in the city, both by locals and tourists. However, the city is also home to unique museums, such as the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, which chronicles the history of the 12 million immigrants who arrived by ship to the island between 1892 and 1954. Other unique museums include the Fire Museum, the American Museum of the Moving Image (chronicling the history of cinema) and the New York Transit Museum (an underground subway museum). Theodore Roosevelt’s Birthplace has been turned into a museum and is also open for tours.

 

Boston (MA)

Boston is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is beloved for its uniqueness . Boston is unique for its history: The Kennedy?s! The infamous Boston Tea Party! The Freedom Trail! Boston is sports paradise: Boston is the best place for eating, sleeping, and breathe sports. And of course, Boston?s wicked smart; there are over 50 colleges universities in the Greater Boston area, including Harvard and MIT. It has the art, food, and nightlife of a big city, with the friendliness and heart of a small town.

 

Saratoga Springs (NY)

Saratoga Springs is one of those special getaway spots where everything is just, well, pretty close to perfect. The city’s lovely tree-lined streets and grand old Victorians, porch swings swaying and gardens brimming with colorful ora bring to mind a gentler era. World-class horse racing, renowned performing arts and natural springs spas, plus 13 golf courses, 10 museums, a historic battle eld, fabulous boutiques, antiques and restaurants mean there is something for everyone. Relax at the Lincoln Mineral Baths, window shop in town and then it’s o to the races. Walk everywhere, it’s that kind of place. One of the oldest tourist destinations in the United States, Saratoga o ers ample accommodation choices in elegant hotels, historic bed and breakfasts or comfortable inns. The only drawback is you may never want to leave.