Eat, See, & Do: Albany, NY

Albany State Capital

Nestled in Upstate New York is the vibrant capital city of Albany. From gorgeous plazas to tantalizing eateries and museums boasting rich histories, the city is brimming with plenty of things to eat, see, and do. Just five miles from the heart of it all is our serene and prestigious community The Mansions at Delmar. Offering the perfect mix of tranquil country living near vibrant city life, residents can retreat from the excitement of New York’s capital and find themselves in an inspired community.

Interested in making Albany your new home? Here are some destinations to look forward to.

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EAT: Every city has its resident food critic. In Albany, the connoisseurs of delicious bites are the writers at All Over Albany. When hunting for the perfect eatery or the best dish to satisfy your craving, they’ll guide you to promising culinary destinations. One of their most tantalizing featured plates is the Nutella bacon bagel found at Wired Coffee. This mashup combines all three primary flavors: Sweet, salty, and bacon! The bagel itself is shipped from Brooklyn, and visitors can choose from a variety of flavors. Be sure to save this one for your cheat day! If you’re looking for something strictly savory, step into the Tipsy Moose for their Benedict Trio. This trinity of breakfast bites offers classic, BBQ, and smoked versions of the quintessential dish. While you’re there, be sure to snag their signature Bloody Mary decked out in customizable toppings such as bacon, fried cheese curds, and pickled veggies.

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SEE: Albany is brimming with rich culture. One of the best places to take it all in is at the Albany Institute of History & Art. With a dedication to “collecting, preserving, interpreting, and promoting interest in the history, art, and culture of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley region,” visitors walk away with plenty of interesting facts, stories, and a comprehensive understanding of Albany’s history. Current exhibitions will satisfy a range of interests. For the fashion enthusiast, Displays Revolving Around 19th-Century Fashion entice with sartorial relics and ornate designs. For the history buff, the Traders & Culture exhibit explains Albany’s role in shaping our nation’s values.

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DO: Winter in Albany means brushing off your skis and hitting the slopes! One of the best local ski mountains is Maple Ski Ridge located just 20 miles away in the quaint town of Schenectady. Whether you ski or snowboard there are both challenging and easy courses that will satisfy a range of skill levels. If you’re not into remaining upright while heading down the mountain, they also offer snow tubing for groups. For those who are afraid of heights, keep things level with a cross-country ski excursion at Mountain Trails. This slow-paced trek allows visitors to take in beautiful natural sites and wildlife. Plus, you’ll get a killer workout in!

Albany has endless options for entertainment, food, drinks, and culture. Find yourself just miles from it all at the Mansions at Delmar.

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Mansions at Delmar: This Victorian-style community boasts elegant designs, inspired amenities, and a vibrant atmosphere. From vaulted ceilings to cozy fireplaces, the community offers the perfect retreat from the nearby hustle and bustle of Albany. Find yourself here and contact us today!


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