Regional Information

Welcome to Albany

Come and discover Albany, the capital of New York state where a unique skyline of century-old architecture blends with contemporary designs. You can explore different areas of the city, enjoy an outdoor walk along the Hudson River, visit the State Capitol building, tour the Albany Institute of History and Art, or sample one of the many wonderful restaurants in the area. Albany is centrally located between New York City and Montreal, close to Boston, and an hour away from the Adirondack Mountains.   

Learn more about what New York's Capital Region has to offer.

The Safest Place to Live - Siena College is located just outside of New York state's capital in the town of Colonie.  Siena's hometown is consistently ranked one of the safest places to live in the country.



Seasons and Weather

Upstate New York is known for its picturesque autumns with the changing of the leaves, the snow-filled winters perfect for skiing and ice-skating, the bright flowers and green meadows of the springtime, and the sunny, warm summers ideal for visiting beaches and lakes.  Whatever your hobbies and interests may be, Albany has all the seasons to accomodate them! 

Seasonal Average Temperatures (ºC)

  Average High Low
 Spring  8.3º  13.9º  2.2º
 Summer  21.1º  26.7º  14.4º
 Autumn  10.0º  15.6º  4.4º
 Winter  -3.9º  1.1º  -8.9º

*taken from Albany's official wesbite at