A Day In Downtown Albany

Map of Albany

Whether you’re looking for a great meal or just want to explore the great outdoors, Albany has some great spots to visit.

Catch a show at the egg or taste some of the best oysters you’ve ever encountered! Take a look a few cool spots not far from the Greyhound Station.

  1. Visit The Empire State Plaza

    There’s something at the Empire State Plaza for everyone to enjoy. From museums and art exhibits to events, and ding and ice skating, you’ll make plenty of memories during your visit.   

    The Egg 

    The Egg is a performing arts center that is surely the center of attention when it comes to the attraction in Albany. The building is curved, like an egg, and is the perfect place to catch a show while you’re in town. The curved building is located in the Empire State Plaza houses two theaters where you can catch anything from concerts to a yoga class. 

    Address: 1 Empire State Plaza, S Mall Arterial, Albany, NY 12203

    Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Art Collection

    Exploring and touring the art collection is a way to view some one-of-a-kind installations is a must. Whether you’re a fan of more modern pieces or wanting to view something classic, you’ll be fulfilled when browsing the plaza. If you’re wanting a guided tour, they’re offered Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. Once you’re finished with the art on the plaza, admire the architecture of each building, each of the 10 buildings their placement are also a part of the vision of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller. 

    Address: 100 S Mall Arterial, Albany, NY 12242
  2. Great Eats In Albany

    Parish Public House is Louisiana eatery and drinkery paying homage to the great state and its Cajun culture. From Po Boys to etouffee and jambalaya, you can taste all of your favorite Cajun dishes in one spot. In addition to the great food, you can also catch a few shows while you’re dining in.

    Address: 388 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207

    Jack’s Oyster House is known for being one of the most hospitable restaurants in Albany, making everyone feel welcomed and a part of the family is their specialty. The restaurant has been family owned and operated since 1913, their menu has featured items that pay homage to the city and the restaurant. Try the oysters, you won’t regret it.

    Address: 42 State St, Albany, NY 12207 

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