When you think of New York’s Hudson Valley, the first places that come to mind have names like Nyack, Tarrytown, and Yonkers. But don’t forget about the beautiful capital city of Albany—a place where the bustling streets of downtown fade into sleepy avenues of white-picket fences. A place where the state building looks like something George Washington Vanderbilt III would live in. A place where you’ll be welcomed by friendly locals like you are a long lost friend. Let Travelocity show you the best places to stay in Albany so your vacation to the Hudson Valley will be unforgettable.
When you’re looking for suitable hotels in Albany, the downtown district is a great option. You’ll be within walking distance of more than enough nightlife, dining, and retail options, not to mention the proximity you’ll be to the New York State Capitol and the beautiful parks that sit on the banks of the Hudson River. Here are a few hotels to consider:
You can’t just sit in your hotel room the entire trip. You’ve got to get out and enjoy the fresh air of Upstate New York. Get yourself a bike rental and cruise the Mohawk Hudson Hike Bike Trail that runs adjacent to the Hudson River. Start off in Riverfront Preserve and make your way south to Corning City Preserve where “The Barge” Riverfront Bar and Grill is located. And like the name goes, it’s a lovely little restaurant that sits on a river barge.
If you listen closely, you can almost hear the capital city of the “Empire State” calling your name, drawing you in like the ancient sirens used to sing to sailors. But don’t worry, you won’t be experiencing a similar shipwrecked fate like those old mariners. You’ll experience a wonderful trip to Upstate New York. And when you book one of Travelocity’s cheap hotels near Albany, you’ll have plenty left in the bank for fun.