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Don’t let the bright lights of NYC distract you. New York’s capital city is a first-class destination, boasting stunning architecture, a variety of historic sites and cultural pursuits, as well as exciting events year round. See why guests of Holiday Inn® hotels in Albany prefer this particular New York city to any other!
Albany is one of the oldest surviving American settlements, and its rich heritage is evident throughout the city. History buffs should visit Schuyler Mansion or take a tour of the USS Slater, the only WWII Destroyer Escort that remains afloat today. Set aside some time to explore Albany’s diverse architecture; both the New York State Capitol building and Empire State Plaza are truly breathtaking! Book one of our Albany hotels in the winter to ice skate on the reflecting pool (à la Rockefeller Center) or in the summer to see spectacular fireworks over the plaza.
If it’s culture you crave during your stay in our Albany hotels, stick close to the city center. The Albany Institute of History & Art offers eclectic exhibitions, ranging from retrospectives on the Hudson Valley to high heels as high art, and the New York State Museum features prehistoric exhibits, as well as family friendly attractions like a carousel and vintage fire trucks. The Palace Theatre is a leading venue for concerts, musicals and plays, and its convenient location puts you in one of the city’s most popular dining and nightlife districts.
Visitors to our Albany hotels will also enjoy the abundance of outdoor spaces and activities at their disposal. Washington Park offers free musicals and plays throughout the warmer months. It’s also the site of Albany’s celebrated Tulip Festival. The Capital District Scottish Games are held at the Altamount Fairgrounds and feature all things Celtic, including music, dancing, sports and more – there’s even Scottish dog breed exhibitions! Be sure to book one of our Albany hotels in advance if you are interested in going. Rooms fill up fast during these popular annual events.
Why wait? Plan your stay in our Albany hotels today and soak up this city’s amazing sites, events arts and culture!
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