Destination guide

The lively area of Albany awaits your stay

Take a holiday to Albany and enjoy the area's live music, theatre scene and art galleries. Renowned for its hockey games, shopping and university setting, this city welcomes all visitors. For a bit of culture, visit New York State Museum, Palace Theater or Albany Institute of History and Art. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Albany

Are you looking for things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Albany has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Henry Hudson Planetarium (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Westland Hills Park (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Maple Ski Ridge (18.4 mi / 29.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Albany

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Albany. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Washington Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Albany Riverfront Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Westland Hills Park (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Albany Pine Bush Preserve (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Lions Park (9.5 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Falls View Park (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Albany

Fly into Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.2 mi (11.5 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Schenectady, NY (SCH-Schenectady County), which is 16.3 mi (26.3 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Albany?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 191 holiday lettings around Albany. From 67 houses to 40 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Albany?

Nothing comes close to the countryside. Think long wanders through natural scenery, cosy local shops the chirping of crickets at night. We're ready. Are you? HomeAway has 21 rural holiday properties in this destination. Alternatively, you might like to go for another type of holiday setting. HomeAway has a whole lot of rental options to choose from, including:

  • 14 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 14 mountain-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 12 lakefront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a hotel in Albany?

If we're talking about service and comfort, a nice hotel is hard to top. Whether you're after somewhere with a sauna and spa or you just want to lay back in a soft, fluffy dressing gown, we can help find the right room for you. Currently, there are 68 options listed on HomeAway. Prices start at £46 a night. If that doesn't suit your posse's taste, we've got a number of different self-catering accommodation options to choose from, such as:

  • House: 58 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £42 per night.
  • Apartment: 33 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £42 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 12 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £96 per night.

Can I stay in Albany in a large group?

Nothing compares to reconnecting with old work friends or spending a few nights with extended family in a fantastic new locale. And the best thing is HomeAway has options big enough for everyone. 12 house holiday rentals are ready to be booked. Presently, they're the top option here for sizeable groups. The rental property options that are on offer for large groups here include:

  • On the hunt for places that can house 6 guests? We have 28 that will be perfect. Prices begin from just £85 per night.
  • Need a holiday rental for 8 guests? We have 23 that will be perfect. You can get one for as low as £115 a night.
  • Looking for rental properties catering to 5 guests? You'll be glad to hear we have 14 that'll be ideal. You can score one from just £66 per night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you can bring along your uncle, your cousin and all your pals to Albany.