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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Always changing highlighted interesting things to see, some hands on activities ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Ski slopes for all levels of ability, beginners to experts. They have a young skier class on Saturdays as well. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Resort
“Located in the heart of the Massachesetts ski country. Just 15.8 miles away. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“Great architecture, beautifully restored and still making history, the New York State Capitol is a great visit. Free guided tours. Get your picture taken on The Million Dollar Staircase! The portraits in the Hall of Governors are fascinating. About a 45 minute ride north of Hudson.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“Popular, industrial interesting decor, take your date! Limited menu but nice cheese board and wine selection.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Cafe
“Local fave for breakfast and lunch. The small selection of market goods include many locally-produced items. Awesome pancakes (both traditional and gluten free!).”
  • 22 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“More than just a winter destination, Jiminy Peak has activities around the calendar. We love how they find different ways to use the mountain throughout the year, like mountain biking in the summer and spooky chair lift rides at Halloween.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“It’s part of the amazing downtown Albany cultural offerings near the convention center and museum. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Good drink, good food, good fun, All in an old historic mill redone and beautiful to see. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Outstanding acoustics and worth a trip from anywhere. If you are lucky enough to be here during the concert season, seek it out. You won't believe what is just around the corner from you. A venue of superb quality.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Aerial adventure park with something for everyone (ages 7 and up), including different courses for different levels of interest and ability.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Family owned and run farm to table Korean food. Also has a bar with otherwise hard to find Korean drinks! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Cheaper and closer than Regal Cinemas, playing the perfect range of limited and wide release films. Located next to food, coffee, and ice cream.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“For a younger crowd, this is where the college kids go. This bar is great because in the back corner, there is shuffle board! I really don't know if that's the name, but whatever has blue and red 'pucks' and use your fingers to shuffle them and knock your opponent off the board to maintain position, and their brew list is very extensive.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Food
“Several different vendors serving a mixture of foods including Jamaican, Halal, Healthy eats, Burgers, and Mexican food. Great choice if you are on a budget and don't want to spend to much money but experience multiple metastases. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“If you want to learn more about Albany, its people, its history, its art, include a visit to the Institute in your plans.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Popular, industrial interesting decor, take your date! Limited menu but nice cheese board and wine selection.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Good drink, good food, good fun, All in an old historic mill redone and beautiful to see. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Family owned and run farm to table Korean food. Also has a bar with otherwise hard to find Korean drinks! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Top Chef Ric Orlando's bistro is one of the coolest spots in town! Farm-fresh eats & regional beers fill out a global menu, with a mahogany bar from '39 World's Fair. Highlights Great cocktailsGreat coffeeGreat dessertGreat tea selectionOutdoor seating Popular for LunchDinnerSolo dining Accessibility Wheelchair accessible entranceWheelchair accessible parking lotWheelchair accessible restroomWheelchair accessible seating Offerings AlcoholCocktailsCoffeeComfort foodHappy hour drinksHappy hour foodHealthy optionsLate-night foodOrganic dishesSmall platesVegetarian options Dining options LunchDinnerCateringDessertSeatingTable serviceTakeout Amenities: Bar onsite Good for kids High chairs Restroom Atmosphere: Casual Cozy Romantic Upscale Crowd Family-friendly GroupsTourists Planning: Lunch reservations recommended Dinner reservations recommended Accepts reservations Usually a wait Transgender safespace LGBTQ friendly ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Very Good food and very good selection of beer. Give it a try if you like beer or want a great place to grab a meal. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great drinks, food and service. Grab a pint from the bar while you wait for a table - chances are it will be busy but oh so worth it. If you enjoy great sandwiches and hearty pub fare this is the place for you!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cafe
“Nice Red Pepper and cheese soup always on the menu. Try a scone with jam and clotted cream and be adventurous with your tea selection. Sandwiches, Salads. Sit outside in good weather.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great BBQ! What else is there to say? Located on the Hidson River with Some great views! Make sure to try this place if you like BBQ!”
  • 9 locals recommend

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