Cheap car hire in Albany

Albany, the capital city of the U.S. state of New York. Albany is historic and located on the banks of the mighty Hudson River and is one of the oldest surviving settlements from the original thirteen colonies, and the longest continuously chartered city in the U.S. 

Discover Albany's world-class museums, entertaining events, eclectic restaurants, and cozy accommodations. Albany is an interesting showcase of several centuries' worth of architectural styles, perhaps most memorably the 1960s-anachronistic Empire State Plaza. 


Things to do in Albany


Washington Park

Located in the Center Square area, is a delightful, and for the most part safe, park (care should be taken at night, but no more than any similar city). In the park's center is the Park Playhouse, which offers free, good musicals and plays throughout the summer. May offers "Tulip Fest" a nod to Albany's Dutch heritage that consumes Washington Park with (mostly) tulips as well as a craft fair.


Lark Street

Tagged as Albany's equivalent of NYC's East Village. Lark Street is the hub of Albany youth culture, and it can be a nice visit. Lark Street is between Washington Park and the Empire State Plaza, and the region between the plaza and park is attractive and reminiscent of Albany's better days. In September, Lark Street is the site of one of Albany's most treasured events called "Larkfest", when Lark Street is closed off between Washington and Madison creating a very well attended and popular street fair.


Thacher State Park

Nearly 2,000 acre park located about a 25 minute drive west of Albany. It's located on the Helderberg Escarpment (an escarpment is a cliff or steep slope, and the Helderbergs are a group of mountains/hills west of Albany) and has some lovely trails, an olympic-sized pool, playgrounds, lots of areas for picnics (including reserve able outdoor pavilions) and it boasts some great views out towards Albany and the Hudson-Mohawk valleys.


The view from the 42nd floor Corning Tower Observation Deck 

Encompasses not only the city of Albany but the foothills of the Adirondacks, the Catskills, and the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.


The city of Albany has great public transport but as many tourist discover a rental car give you the freedom to explore on your own timetable. Car hire is well worth factoring into your travel budget, especially when you are only stopping off for a few days in the city before moving on to discover more of the U.S. by car.


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