As the state capital of New York, there is plenty to enjoy in and around Albany. And when you book your best room stay at the Red Carpet Inn & Suites Albany, you can stay closer to it all.

Not to be confused with New York City’s Empire State Building, the Empire State Plaza is an iconic collection of government buildings, art galleries, museum, library, and more. Originally finished in 1976, this well-known plaza is not to be missed. Saratoga Race Course is where the thrills and excitement of professional horse racing delight spectators from all around the world. Opened seasonally during race season, this local attraction offers some of the best entertainment in the state. The Shaker Heritage Society is a local non-profit group dedicated to preserving Albany’s rich history, as well as constantly giving back to the community. With fun and educational youth programs and senior socials activities, our past is in good hands.

Main Attractions

Empire State Plaza

The Empire State Plaza is an historic plaza that became an instant icon of Albany. A series of ten government buildings, this plaza holds some of the best examples of local art, as well as a state museum, a library, and more. The Concourse connects the plaza to all ten buildings, as well as a city bus station, food court, and other local services. With so much local art, history, and culture, this landmark is not to be skipped on any trip.

Saratoga Race Course

Located just 30 miles away in Saratoga Springs, the iconic Saratoga Race Course is the local home for exciting professional horse racing. As a part of the New York Racing Association, the best riders in the state compete each year to thundering sound of spectators. Whether you’re trying to win a little extra money during your stay or just want to enjoy some of the most exciting races around, be sure to add this spot to your must see list.

Shaker Heritage Society

One part museum and one part volunteer group, the Shaker Heritage Society has been working towards keeping Albany’s history alive. With a historic base of operations, fun events, festivals, and activities planned throughout the year, and a passionate team of individuals educating the public, the past comes alive when you come to Albany. With ongoing restoration projects and social activities for both youth and senior groups, the Shaker Heritage Society is a great organization to visit during your stay here.