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!
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
98 Wolf Road, Albany
241 Wolf Road., Albany
Shapes and Colours Day Spa
65 Wolf Road, Albany
Town of Colonie Golf Course
418 Consaul Road, Colonie
Capital Hills Golf Course
65 O’Neil Road, Albany
Maps, Dining and Attractions
|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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