It is the capital of New York and is known for its proximity to the Hudson River, and for its rich history, culture and high standard of higher education.
Yes, compared to the national pricing average, Albany in general is more expensive than most cities in the US.
Yes, Albany is in upstate New York.
Some of Albany’s top attractions are New York State Museum, Washington Park, Schuyler Mansion and the Albany Institute of History & Art.
Some Albany specialities to add to your list are; Doughboys, mini hot dogs and mozzarella sticks and raspberry sauce.
Albany is just over 145 miles from Manhattan, depending on traffic and time of day it takes 2 and a half hours by car.
Some of the best family friendly hotels include; Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany, Hampton Inn Albany-Western Ave/University Area and Tru by Hilton Albany Crossgates Mall.