Things to do in Albany

We’d like to thank the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau for this information about what to do in Albany!

Just a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of Wolf Road is The Crossings of Colonie, an ideal place for walking, running, biking, skating and relaxing.  Conveniently bordering The Crossings is the Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center, one of the most comprehensive fitness facilities in the Capital Region that includes a family friendly water park.

As you head into downtown Albany, you will discover many opportunities to experience our true culture.

Approximately 20 minutes from Wolf Road is the contemporary design of the Empire State Plaza, completed as a vision of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller in 1978. The Plaza was built not only to serve as government offices, but as a center of arts, culture and community activity, many of which are performances and concerts at The Egg. The New York State Museum (the largest State Museum in the country), the Empire State Art Collection and the Empire State Performing Arts Center (known as The Egg for its unusual and distinctive design) are all contained at the Plaza. In addition, you will be able to visit the NYS Capitol as well as the Albany Institute of History & Art.

The Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center offers visitors access to information seven days a week.  The knowledgeable staff can answer visitor inquiries and they are well stocked with travel brochures about the capital region of New York State and the latest event information.  The Visitors Center is also home to the USS Albany Exhibit, an exhibit dedicated to preserving the National Heritage of the City of Albany and to honor all those who proudly served aboard ships named after the capital city of New York State. Experience the rich history of the USS Albany ships starting in 1846 to the current day.  Come walk through history and view memorabilia!

Green Meeting

What Can I do as an Attendee to be Environmentally Responsible at My Conference? You have the power to make a difference….start by adopting a few common sense policies that will not compromise your experience…it will make you feel good knowing you have contributed to part of your conference’s success by leaving a smaller “carbon footprint”. If available, please make sure to recycle as much as possible in your hotel room, catered functions, registration and on the exhibit floor. Paperless, paperless, paperless whenever possible. If conference mobile apps are available, utilize as much as you can. Ask the housekeeping department not to change the sheets and towels daily unless requested by you. In addition, ask the hotel not to replace the amenities daily unless they are gone. Before leaving your sleeping room for the day shut blinds and turn down the heat/air conditioning during the day in rooms while attendees are gone. Utilize public or hotel transportation as much as possible….better yet walk if you can. For additional information on how you and/or your meeting can make a difference click here.

Listed below are several useful links that will provide you with additional information regarding services, shopping and dining in the Capital District. If there is anything we can do prior to your visit or while you are here, contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at (518) 434-1217 x100. Please enjoy your stay and come back soon.

Salons, Spas, Nail Services & Golf

Complexions Spa for Beauty & Wellness
221 Wolf Road, Albany(518) 489-5231

City Nails
98 Wolf Road, Albany
(518) 435-1115

Nail Art
241 Wolf Road., Albany
(518) 438-0303

Shapes and Colours Day Spa
Newbury Plaza
65 Wolf Road, Albany
(518) 869-4247

Town of Colonie Golf Course
418 Consaul Road, Colonie
(518) 374-4181

Capital Hills Golf Course
65 O’Neil Road, Albany
(518) 438-2208

Maps, Dining and Attractions

Downtown Albany Dining Options/Map
Wolf Road Dining Options/Map
Albany Area Attractions
Calendar of Events

Transportation Information

Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Capital District Transportation Authority
Driving Directions
Albany International Airport 

Shopping Information

Crossgates Mall
Stuyvesant Plaza
Colonie Center Mall

Bank of America 133 Wolf Road (518) 459-9003
First Niagara 95 Wolf Road (518) 482-6074
Key Bank 155 Wolf Road (518) 453-1612
Medical Care Facilities
Albany Medical Center 43 New Scotland Avenue (518) 262-3125
Albany Med EmUrgentCare 98 Wolf Road #16 (518) 264-9500
Albany Memorial Hospital 600 Northern Boulevard (518) 471-3221
St. Peter’s Hospital 315 South Manning Boulevard (518) 525-1550
Nearby Grocery Stores
Hannaford  96 Wolf Road (518) 482-1085
Trader Joe’s  79 Wolf Road (518) 482-4538
Whole Foods Market  Colonie Center (518) 621-5300
CVS 465 Sand Creek Road (518) 482-2835
Hannaford Pharmacy 96 Wolf Road (518) 482-1925
Rite Aid 463 Albany Shaker Road (518) 458- 1205



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