City Guide

Discover Albany

Albany, New York has a rich history. Explore the vibrant community and its history while you're in the New York State capitol, with numerous festivals, historic masterpieces, one-of-a-kind attractions, shopping, and great food.

Discover Albany Site


Places to Eat

Steps from the Hotel

Charter Restaurant (inside the Hilton)
Enjoy their all-day dining Charter Restaurant serving paninis, burgers, salads and other light fare.

City Beer Hall
42 Howard Street, 518-449-2337

The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
79 N Pearl Street, 518-426-8550

Emmanuel Thai Restaurant
35 Maiden Lane, 518-427-0200

Cider Belly
25 N Pearl Street, 518-253-4640

Pearl Street Diner
40 N Pearl Street, 518-463-4829

Recommended Restaurants

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City Beer Hall | Half Price Burgers Mondays
42 Howard Street, 518-449-2337

Yono's | Blend of American with Indonesian influence
25 Chapel Street, 518-436-7747

Ama Cocina | Mexican & Latin American
4 Sheridan Avenue, 518-776-4550

El Mariachi | Mexican & Latin American
289 Hamilton Street #291, 518-432-7580

Iron Gate Cafe | Quick Bite
182 Washington Avenue, 518-445-3555

A Better Bite | Quick Bite
99 Washington Avenue, 518-694-4400


Where to Explore

Top Attractions

The Egg
Empire State Plaza
The Egg is a performing arts center dedicated to providing Capital Region audiences with the best arts offerings and providing a showcase for NYS artists.

Albany City Hall
24 Eagle Street
Romanesque structure built by H.H. Richardson in 1881. Of interest in the interior: common council room, carillon, several murals and carvings.

Ten Broeck Mansion
9 Ten Broeck Place, 518-436-9826
The Ten Broeck Mansion was built in 1797-98 for General Abraham Ten Broeck and his wife, Elizabeth Van Rensselaer. Tours can be scheduled.

Albany Corning Preserve - Jennings Landing
1 Quay Street
The Albany Riverfront Park is a hub for entertainment and highly trafficked most hours of the day.

Top Activities

Albany Distilling Co. Bar & Bottle Shop
75 Livingston Avenue
The Bar & Bottle shop offers full bar including cocktails with Albany Distilling products and other local spirits, as well as local craft beer, wine and cider.

Albany Institute of History & Art
125 Washington Avenue
Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art is a museum dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art and culture of Albany and the upper Hudson Valley region. Hours: Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday Noon-5:00pm; Closed Monday and Tuesday

Discover Albany Visitors Center
25 Quackenbush Sq (Corner of Broadway & Clinton Ave.)
The building that originally served as a water pumping station, now serves as a staffed tourist information center that provides an orientation to the City of Albany. The museum galleries offers a variety of permanent displays exploring the history of Albany from 1609 to present day and the USS Albany Heritage Exhibit featuring ships named for the capital city from 1846 to the present.