Things To Do In West Albany

53% Off Obstacle-Course 5K with Beer for 1 or 2

Urban Raid

Times Union Center

$85 $45

Monkey bars, tire fields, and marine hurdles threaten to keep runners from the climbing-wall finish line, where beer awaits

70% Off Autocross Racing Experience

Extreme Bucket List

Multiple Locations

$499 $149

Learn the ins and outs of autocross racing before hopping into a Mazda RX8 or MX5 for nine laps around the course

Up to 59% Off Group Fitness Classes

The Court Club

Colonie

$60 $29

Classes such as Cardio Boxing, Bodypump, Pilates, and Zumba keep students fit and energized

65% Off Fitness Classes

Alabny Complementary Health

Westmere

$60 $21

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 46% Off Ajkun Ballet Theatre

Revolution

The Egg Performing Arts Center

$35 $19

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A world-premiere science-fiction ballet with choreography from Leonard Ajkun pits dancers against the forces of tyranny

50% Off Ghost Tour from Ghosts of Albany

Ghosts of Albany

Albany

$30 $15

Tour guides lead 90-minute strolls through haunted locales and tell tales of scandal interwoven with historical facts

Up to 53% Off Dance Classes

Lorraine-Michaels Dance Centre

Colonie

$60 $32

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Skilled instructors lead students through ballroom, salsa, flamenco, hip-hop, breakdancing, belly dance, and kickboxing

"American Idol Live!" – Up to 72% Off

American Idol Live

Times Union Center

$72.50 $20

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Season 13 winner Caleb Johnson joins the rest of the top 10 to belt out pop hits, group sing-alongs, and originals

Diana Ross – Up to 40% Off Concert

Diana Ross

Palace Theatre

$114 $68

(1857)
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Motown star brings 50 years' worth of success onto stage

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Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.

2080 Western Ave
Guilderland,
NY
US

HulaFit's certified instructors tone bodies with up-tempo beats and fun, whirling hula-hoop workouts. The low-impact, motivational classes meet twice a week and are open to human gyroscopes of any level; a spinning sensei will happily give primers to visitors who've never hula hooped before. During the one-hour classes, pupils will tone their arms, abs, backs, and legs—lowering blood pressure and increasing metabolism along the way. Booty shakers who don't own a hula hoop may borrow one from the studio or craft one from a whale's monocle.

444 Sand Creek Rd
Colonie,
NY
US

Hard-rock juggernauts Five Finger Death Punch give audiences four for flinching on their Share The Welt tour, a high-octane evening of nail-driving metal and chugging aural concrete. Since bursting onto the scene in 2007 with its gold-selling debut, The Way of the Fist, Five Finger Death Punch has scaled the charts and the musical food chain, gulping its competition like a possessed Takeru Kobayashi. For the tour in support of its latest effort, American Capitalist, the gang enlists an entire posse of heavy hitters. Massachusetts metal mavens All That Remains, fresh from melting soles on the Vans Warped Tour, bludgeon audiences with an arsenal of hits, and hardcore shredders Hatebreed share unkind words as they haze the speed of sound. Adding power-chord crunch to the show, Fort Wayne’s Rains sprinkles audiences with raw and emotional sonic sleet.

19 Clinton Avenue
Albany,
NY
US

Decades ago, large cruise ships called dayliners traveled the wide waters of the Hudson River, ushering passengers to ports from Albany to New York City. Although time has passed, Dutch Apple Cruises keeps this tradition alive with Dutch Apple II: a 65-foot, US Coast Guard-inspected cruise ship created in the classic dayliner style. Built from a blend of indigenous and traditional sea-worthy woods, including fragrant Douglas fir and Adirondack white cedar, the three-level ship carries passengers along Albany's major waterway on narrated sightseeing tours and charter cruises.

More than 100 passengers at a time roam the enclosed, temperature-controlled decks, which boast amenities such as a dance floor and cash bar. Travelers can also step out onto the open-air deck with a pair of binoculars to spot a passing eagle or watch a bass open the fruit basket they sent it. During charters, live entertainers such as DJs, dancers, singers, and comedians join passengers for a night of revelry.

Dutch Apple Cruises also offers land tours that include specialty tours such as hop and haunt which traverses the haunted history of historic buildings or brewery and distillery tours that divulge what goes into churning beer annually.

139 Broadway
Albany,
NY
US

The 18-hole course at Rainbow Golf Club takes players careening across a 6,287-yard layout carved into the foothills of the Northern Catskill Mountains. Players rip tee shots from one of five sets of tees per hole, allowing for an enjoyable yet challenging round for greenhorns to green-jacket holders. As rental carts transport players across the well-manicured landscape, they must take care to avoid tree-lined fairways, undulating greens, and feral caddies looking to stock up on golf balls for winter's hibernation. The course's signature hole is the 13th, a 135-yard, par 3 that forces golfers to carry their tee shot over water onto an island green, the only known island in New York. A pro shop, practice facilities, and a restaurant with an outdoor patio overlooking the course all provide entertainment when golfers aren't practicing their postputt struts.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Total length of 6,287 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 70.8 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 126 from the back tees
  • Five sets of tees per hole
3822 County Route 26
Greenville,
NY
US

Albany Dance & Fitness is a dance studio for teens and adults that seeks to help everyone reap the positive benefits of dance. At this welcoming studio, experienced instructors lead ballet, jazz, Zumba and pilates in small groups, teaching students grace, poise, and how to burn calories and build lean muscle. Come in to try a hip hop class, or give Barre Blast—which fuses ballet, Pilates, and strength training—a whirl in this spacious dance and fitness center.


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1197 Central Ave
Albany,
NY
US