Center for the Performing Arts Empire State Plaza Albany, NY 12220 +1 518 473 1845
The Egg is an ultra-modern performing arts center in Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza where New York artists are prominently featured at limited-run performances. Its peculiar shape is especially evident from the Corning Tower, but from the ground it appears as though it is a capsule from a science-fiction movie.
Empire State Plaza Albany, NY 12242 +1 518 474 2418
A great way to spend a few hours is exploring Empire State Plaza, a massive public works project undertaken during Nelson Rockefeller's term as Governor of the state. Comprising of the Egg (a performing arts center), the New York State Museum, the Corning Tower and Observation Deck, four government towers and an underground Concourse, you can easily explore these incredible buildings and public space. Underneath in the Concourse is a Subway and a McDonalds, but if you're looking for some local flavor, try Pastabilities.
5 Empire State Plaza Albany, NY 12144 +1 518 474 2418
The Corning Tower Empire State Plaza is one of the state's great government buildings with 42-floors of offices. The real attraction for visitors is the observation deck on the 42nd floor. A high-speed elevator propels you up in 30 seconds. You are entirely enclosed on the top floor, but the views of the Adirondacks and Vermont's Green Mountains are phenomenal. From the deck you can also see the entire city of Albany and the Mighty Hudson. To gain access, go downstairs to security to print up a badge and go to the elevators on the far end.
Washington Park Road Washington Park Albany, NY 12203 +1 518 434 5699
Lakehouse is a modern amphitheater, housed in the Washington Park. Featuring plays, concerts and other art events, Lakehouse hosts variety of events throughout the year. This venue is always abuzz with activities and there is never a single dull moment here. For details, call ahead.
Washington Park Road Albany, NY 12203 +1 518 434 5699
The Washington Park is a historic landmark of the city. Designed by architects John Bogart and John Cuyler, the park with its lush green lawns, etched walkways and colorful flowers makes for a pleasant sight. This public park doubles up as an event venue and hosts variety of events like flower festivals, concerts, fund-raisers, ethnic festivals and so forth. Truly, Washington Park is worth a visit!
In arguably Albany's hippest residential and commercial neighborhood, Lark Street is home to most of the city's independent restaurants, bookstores, clubs, pubs and more. Many describe it as the city's "Greenwich Village" with the eclectic variety of businesses on the streets. Composed of the two neighborhoods of Center Square and Hudson/Park, Lark Street began its revitalization process in the mid-1990s and the area is now the proud home of the fall festival LarkFEST, Champagne on the Park, Winter WonderLARK and Capital Pride, the city's annual gay pride festival and parade.
220 Bobsled Run Lane Lake Placid, NY 12946 +1 518 523 4436
The Olympic Sports Complex lets you go for a 30-second blobsled ride down the Olympic track and the one used to still train world athletes today. A truck brings you up the side of the mountain and you ride on down in a four-man bobsled. While it is a pricey ride it is certainly an unforgettable one. For the truly daring, the self-guided luge is a one-of-a-kind experience in Lake Placid. Come watch the athletes do timed runs on the course for skeleton, luge and bobsled. If you prefer to experience the snow and ice off the bobsled track, there is 32 miles of cross-country trails, biathlon training facilities and snowshoe paths for everyone in the family to enjoy.
2634 Main Street Lake Placid, NY 12946 +1 518 523 1655
The Herb Brooks Arena (formerly known as the Olympic Center) is where one of ice hockey's greatest moments took place. The arena was home to the USA vs. USSR match at the 1980 Olympics and the USA pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the games. After Brooks' death in 2003, the Olympic Center was renamed in his honor. The impressive facility is composed of four skating rinks and hosts a variety of events throughout the year at this 7700-seat venue.
2634 Main Street Lake Placid, NY 12946 +1 518 523 1655
The 1932 & 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum is dedicated to the only North American city to host the Winter Olympics twice. The museum goes into the history of winter sporting in Lake Placid and how it has developed into the greatest winter sport training area in the world. See artifacts and memorabilia, like Jack Shea's skates or Sonja Henie's costumes. There is also a large section devoted to the "Miracle on Ice" where the USA beat the Soviet Union on the hockey rink.
77 Mirror Lake Drive Lake Placid, NY 12946 +1 518 523 2544
The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa is one of the Adirondacks' most popular retreats, situated on the shores of Lake Placid's Mirror Lake. This award-winning hotel and spa dates back to 1924, and ever since it has been charming New York's elite and guests looking for a luxurious Adirondack winter experience. Every guest room has a special touch, many even with a view of Mirror Lake and Whiteface Mountain. Some rooms even have fireplaces, whirlpools and balconies, and every afternoon there is tea and chocolate chip cookies at 4p. The incredible The View restaurant offers fine dining overlooking the lake, be it for breakfast or dinner, or for a delicious indulgent meal or something from the tasty spa menu. Speaking of the spa, the complete on-site spa has every kind of treatment you need during your stay, such as the Adirondack Maple Sugar Body Scrub or the Mountain Ritual. A full concierge service assists you in booking all the activities you want to do during your stay. Check the website or call for information on special packages throughout the year.
The Empire State Plaza Art Collection is one of the
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The Egg is an ultra modern performing arts center in
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