Over the past four centuries, Albany has grown from a small Dutch settlement into New York State's Capital City in the heart of burgeoning Tech Valley. Residents and visitors alike enjoy four unique seasons of free festivals and events, historic masterpieces, one-of-a-kind attractions, premiere shopping, and memorable meals.
Discover Albany! New York's Capital Region has enticed visitors for over 400 years. Let Albany entertain you: visit one of our museums, theaters, or entertainment centers. Let Albany amaze you: explore one of our parks or nature preserves. Let Albany inspire you: visit one of our historic sites or national landmarks. There is a vibrancy in Albany that reflects both its link to history and its promising future.
Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza - one of the most spectacular capital centers in the country. The Plaza exists because of the vision and determination of one man, Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, who wanted to create "the most electrifying capital in the world."