Around Town

The Albany area offers many interesting things to see and do.

The city has all of the advantages of a major metropolitan area while maintaining the qualities of a small community.

ACPHS is located in the heart of Albany close to numerous shops, restaurants, museums, and entertainment venues offering everything from top national acts and music festivals to professional sporting events.

Albany, along with Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga Springs, is part of an area called the Capital Region, which has approximately 800,000 people, including more than 50,000 college students.

Ski trails, hiking paths, campsites, parks, and lakes are scattered throughout upstate New York and are easily accessible from Albany. Take a day trip with a group of friends or follow along with the College's Outdoors Club.

The neighboring states of Vermont and Massachusetts add more ski slopes, museums, theaters, galleries and shops for students to enjoy.

Not an outdoors person? Sign up for one of the College organized trips to major metropolitan cities like Boston or New York, each less than three hours away.