Hidden Treasures
in Albany, NY (showing 1 - 5 out of 5)

If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.

1st Friday

Albany, NY

(518) 703-6053


1st Friday is a treasure trove of fun. The one-night extravaganza is a sidewalk showcase for numerous gallery openings, one-night shows, local shops, restaurants and live entertainment. Locals know this Friday night commerce stays open late for artistic fun in Albany's downtown center square.

Altamont Vineyard and Winery

3001 Furbeck Rd
Altamont, NY 12009   Directions

(518) 355-8100


Stumble off the beaten path to raise a glass at Altamont Vineyard and Winery. This tasting room and gift shop is the creation of years of cultivating wine to taste as remarkable as wines found at the vineyards of Italy. Say cheers to perfect wines and picturesque vistas when you toast this hidden treasure.

Capital District Farmers Market

381 Broadway
Menands, NY 12204   Directions

(518) 465-1023


Harvest a 75-year-old treasure. Capital District Farmers Market offers farm fresh goodness from area farmers delivering seasonal produce for your home-cooked meals. Check out the website so you don't miss out on the Saturday Retail Market where local artisans market their wares. Your day is off to a fresh start here!

Howe Caverns Adventure Park

255 Discovery Dr
New York, NY 12092   Directions

(518) 296-8900


Explore an underground adventure! Step inside an elevator to travel 156 feet underground to enter a prehistoric cave in the making for a mere 6 million years. Howe Caverns Adventure Park is home to the most remarkable and mesmerizing limestone. The stalactites, stalagmites and flowstone formations are the best you'll ever see.

Mapleland Farms

647 Bunker Hill Rd
Salem, NY 12865   Directions

(518) 854-7669


Mapleland Farms is a sweet invitation to take a short drive from Albany to discover everything you ever wanted to know about maple syrup. This hidden treasure offers a sugary opportunity to learn about, sample and purchase award-winning maple syrup and other sweet sensations crafted at this five-generation farm.

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