Albany, New York, USA
Albany is the capital city of the U.S. state of New York, the seat of Albany County, and the central city of New York's Capital District. Albany is known for its extensive history, culture, architecture, and institutions of higher education.
Albany is an architectural haven, from historic buildings to newly built high rise skyscrapers to churches and temples. Visitors are also welcomed with grand views of the beautiful Hudson River Valley. The New York State Museum and the newly renovated State Capitol building, originally built in the late 1800's are worth a visit.
Things to see and do
* State Street
* Stuyvesant Plaza
* Washington Park
Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – US Dollar (US$)
Language – English
Land Area - 55 sq. km’s
Population – 100,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – The Port of Albany-Rensselaer is located on both sides of the Hudson River. Turnpike System
Transport Links – Albany International Airport is served by Delta, Southwest, United, US Airways, Air Canada, Cape Air and Continental.
The Albany-Rensselaer station is Amtrak's 10th busiest. It is not in Albany itself but directly across the river in Rensselaer.
Albany is also served by Greyhound Bus Lines, Megabus, TheLuxBus and the Capital District Transportation Authority.