If you go to University of Albany, chances are you’re always looking for things to do during your free time. Whether you are going out with your friends, or going on a date, chances are you looking to do things that are fun, yet affordable. Well lucky for you, here are 10 things to do around UAlbany that are 100% free!
1. Washington Park
This is the most well-known park in Albany. The park is about 81 acres, and it is a perfect site to go walking around. Around May of each year, the tulips bloom and the annual Tulip Festival takes place.
Speaking of the Tulip Festival, there are many other festivals that are held in Albany every year. There is the Lark Fest that is held at the end of every summer on Lark Street. There is also the Jazz fest that happens every September!
3. Capital State Building
This building is one of the main landmarks in Albany. You can book a free tour by simply calling them.
4. Sports Games
For those who love sports, and want to support your school teams, this is a great way to show your love. Students don’t have to pay as long they show their Ualbany ID.
5. The Mall
Technically you will only be spending money if you decide to purchase something. Window shopping does not cost anything. If you’re lucky, you can get free samples of products from certain stores!
6. Bars & Nightclubs
For those of you who are 21 and over, there are many bars in Albany that don’t require you to pay to get in. Popular bars include: Pearl Street Pub, Legend’s, and Washington Tavern.
7. New York State Museum
For those of you who are enthusiastic to learn, this is excellent place for you. This museum has exhibits that showcase the history of Albany, it’s art, and more. The best part about it…it’s free!
8. The Egg
The Egg is a performing arts center, located in downtown Albany. The Egg holds many shows and concerts, which are sometimes free, depending on the show and the date.
For all the nature lovers out there, here is your chance to explore. There are two great hiking places around Albany; one is the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, and the other is the Albany County Rail Trail.
10. Biking & Rollerblading
For those who want to do more than just hike, you can also roller blade and bike. Albany has an excellent park for that called The Corning Preserve.