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Albany Travel Guide  

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Albany is the capital city of the state of New York, USA. It also the county seat of Albany County. Along with the cities of Troy and Schenectady, Albany forms a region known as the ‘capital district’.
Located at the point of convergence of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers, Albany lies in the east-central region of New York State.
Owing to a humid continental climate, Albany experiences cool, snowy winters and hot, wet summers. The average annual temperature is 8.16°C, while the average annual snowfall is 1,628 mm.
With a population of about 96,000 inhabitants, Albany is one of the oldest cities in the country. Albany has highly developed financial sector, making it one of the largest banking cities in the USA. Tourism is also an important sector from an economic point of view.

Area code:
0518
Time zone:
UTC+-5
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Reviews Albany

Anthony Warner
Level 27     1 Trophy   
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : It is New York State's Capital City in the heart of burgeoning Tech Valley. The History of this deep-rooted city is mainly reflected in its spectacular natural setting along the waterfront, as well as in the architecture of its historic... more buildings. There is a mixed community and cultures. Being in the Northeast, it experience all four seasons and all types of weather. Historic sites and government buildings offer tours and holds impressive architecture. Parks, memorials, art galleries, museums, and planetariums are found at every turn. The major example is the New York State Capitol sitting on one of the seven hills that fashioned the city's landscape. The Capitol with its grand staircase, fascinating chambers, and breathtaking exterior, is the main historic centerpiece of New York State. Also visit the Quackenbush House, situated next to the Visitors Center. Built in 1736, it is one of the oldest remaining Dutch buildings in the city and today serves as the Olde English Pub & Pantry. Also holds Albany Heritage Area visitors Center in the historic Quackenbush Square: Guided tours by trolley, boat, or on foot, take you through Albany's neighborhoods, attractions, and historic sites.
Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : The beauty of Albany lies in its perfect blend of the old and the new. This is best exemplified by the New York State Capitol, built in classic architectural style, juxtaposed against the modern structure of Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire... more State Plaza. The State Plaza houses several memorials like the Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Martin Luther King Memorial. Relive the history of Albany by visiting the Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site. The Albany Institute of History and Art provides a complete understanding of the culture and the history of Albany. The Dutch heritage of the city can be witnessed at the Pruyn House.   Art enthusiasts must visit the Plaza Art Collection at the Empire State Plaza, the world’s largest collection of modern art at a non-museum public site. The Tulip Festival, celebrated to venerate the city’s Dutch heritage, is the most famous festival in Albany. Larkfest, in May, is the largest street festival in the state.
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