Having Fun on a Budget

There's no shortage of things to do in the Capital District, whether it's visiting some of Albany's historic sites or taking a day trip in the mountains to explore the Adirondacks. 


  • Albany Center Gallery
  • Albany Institute of History and Art
  • Albany Indoor Rock Climbing Gym (Discount with Siena ID)
  • Colonie Center
  • Crossgates Mall
  • Discover Albany Visitors Center
  • New York State Museum
  • New York State Capitol Tour
  • Rollarama Skating Center
  • The Schuyler Mansion
  • Uncle Sam Lanes


  • Albany County Rail Trail
  • Albany Pine Bush Preserve (One of the largest of only 20 pine barrens in the world)
  • Cohoes Falls/Peebles Island
  • The Crossings of Colonie
  • Ice Skating at the Plaza (free on Saturdays)
  • Indian Ladder Farm
  • Grafton Lakes State Park
  • Hike in the Adirondacks or Catskills (use the All Trails app to find hikes)
  • Jennings Landing
  • Normanskill
  • Saratoga Race Track
  • Thacher State Park
  • Vischer Ferry
  • Washington Park


  • Albany's Alive at 5
  • Albany Tulip Festival
  • Empire State Plaza Events
  • LarkFest
  • PearlPalooza
  • Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)
  • Troy Chowderfest
  • Troy Farmers Market
  • Troy's Rockin on the River

Check out the Discover Albany site to learn more about the Capital District!

Tip: Always use your Siena ID for discounts, take advantage of the outdoors in good weather, look for free events.