Things to do Locally

Things to do Locally

The Capital Region offers history, theater, concerts, restaurants, shopping, outdoor recreation and much more. There's always something fun to do! Nestled between the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley, and less than 3 hours from Boston and New York City, the Capital Region offers a stunning landscape that provides the perfect backdrop for outdoor activities including skiing, snowboarding, boating, hiking, biking, swimming and running. Albany also boasts numerous parks, concert halls, theaters, museums and shopping venues.

Within Walking Distance (1.25 miles or less)

Capital Region Fun


The Capital Region offers a variety of shopping experiences. Spots like Newton Plaza (less than a mile from campus), Stuyvesant Plaza, Lark Street in Albany or Broadway and Saratoga Springs offer a village shopping feel, while our malls and outlet shops boast hundreds of stores including major national retailers. 

Shopping Quicklinks

Crossgates Mall

Colonie Center

Newton Plaza

Albany Tourism

Performing Arts

The Capital Region offers a vast array of options for performing arts! See concerts, comedy shows, sports, Off-Broadway performances and musicians. Find carefully restored theaters, one-of-a-kind venues in the heart of the city and even an outdoor amphitheatre less than half hour from Albany.

Performing Arts Quicklinks

Palace Theater

Proctors Theater

The Egg

Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Times Union Center

Comedy Works

Outdoor Recreation

The Crossings of Colonie
The Crossings of Colonie


  • Buck Mountain (Adirondack Mountains NY)
  • Greylock Mountain (Massachusetts)
  • Cascade Mountain (Adirondack Mountains NY)
  • Shelving Rock (Adirondack Mountains NY)
  • North Mountain (Catskill's NY)



Downtown Albany

Movie Theaters