Albany Vacation - Deals & Packages!The capital city of the US state of New York, Albany is located on the west bank of the Hudson River, some 10 miles south of its confluence with the Mohawk River. In this modern city, with each of the four changing seasons, comes different landscape and events including exciting outdoor fun in the summer, a profusion of tulips in the spring, stunning fall flora in autumn, and a wonderland in winter! Albany offers tourists with a taste of everything, and not just with its assorted and scrumptious cuisine. Historic sites and government buildings in this city offer tours and lovely architecture. Memorials, Parks, art galleries, planetariums, and museums are found at every turn in Albany. One can enjoy Albany vacation anytime round the year. Early fall offers bright sun, crisp breezes, and pleasant temperatures. Deep winter i.e. January and February is cold. During this season, visitors can get better hotel rates. Spring is wonderful and people celebrate the thaw by roaming on the streets, frolicking in Central Park, shopping at outdoor markets, and dining outside. In Albany, summer is hot. Book Albany travel package in advance to avoid paying extra!Places of interest in Alabany New York State Museum: New York State Museum is operated by New York's education department. This museum has been chartered as a research institution and exhibition hall. Here, researchers focus on the study of biology, anthropology, and state history. The museum puts on show the natural history, art, and hands-on science exhibits that are relevant to the state. The exhibits include paintings and sculptures made by New York artists and the minerals and fossils found in the state. Albany Institute of History & Art: Albany Institute of History & Art is the major storage area for the city's heritage with nationally vital collections. One of the oldest museums in the United States of America, it is famous for its Hudson River school paintings. The far-reaching scope of the museum's assortment includes fine arts, furnishings, personal objects, manuscripts, documents, personal papers, and photographs used by people of all ages, socio-economic classes, and cultural groups. The long-term exhibitions here include "Nineteenth-Century American Sculpture: Erastus Dow Palmer, Launt Thompson, Charles Calverley,” “Ancient Egypt”, and "Traders and Culture: Colonial Albany and the Formation of American Identity.” Albany Aqua Ducks: Albany Aqua Ducks is the Albany's version of the Boston Duck Tours. It Offers tours of city's historic sites by land and water. The 90-minute tour begins at the Quackenbush Square and traverses all through Albany and passing through monuments like Empire State Plaza, Capitol Building, and Governor's Mansion.