A Day In Downtown Albany

Map of Albany

Albany has some great spots to visit

You can catch a show at The Egg or taste some of the best oysters you’ve ever encountered!

  1. Visit The Empire State Plaza

    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 and houses 2 theaters where you can catch anything from concerts to a yoga classes. 

    Address: Agency Building 1, S Mall Arterial, Albany, NY 12203

    Exploring and touring the Empire State Plaza Art Collection is one of the best ways to view one-of-a-kind installations. Whether you’re a fan of more modern pieces or wanting to view something classic, you’ll find what you're looking for when browsing the plaza. If you'd like a guided tour, they’re offered Monday-Friday starting at 9:00 a.m. Once you’re finished with the art on the plaza, admire the architecture of each building. The placement of each of the 10 buildings is part of the vision of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller. 

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

    Parish Public House is Louisiana eatery and pour-house featuring the state's Cajun culture. From Po Boys to étouffée and jambalaya, you can taste all of your favorite Cajun dishes in one spot. In addition to the great food, you can also enjoy live music while you’re dining.

    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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