Explore Southwest Airlines® destination Albany.

Travel to one of the oldest remaining settlements of the original 13 American colonies and see how Albany has not only survived, but thrived.

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Visit Albany.

Albany has long been a business and transportation center, acting as a hub for goods and people moving in and out of the original Dutch settlement, Fort Orange, and the bustling state capital it later became. Albany boasts a number of sites on the National Register of Historic Places and six properties listed as National Historic Landmarks. During your visit, you may want to learn about Albany’s history. The city is home to some of the oldest colleges and universities in the country, which enjoy a reputation for educational excellence.

Chances are, though, you’re not looking to further your formal education while you’re on vacation. Luckily, there’s plenty else to do in Albany. With vibrant entertainment districts like Madison Avenue, Pearl Street, and Lark Street, you won't find yourself short of a place to grab a meal or drinks, or catch a show. Your options include larger clubs and eateries as well as cozier bars and restaurants tucked into eclectic artistic neighborhoods. Albany hosts a wide range of festivals every year, including flower shows, food and wine fests, cultural celebrations, and art and music festivals. See what’s happening while you’re in town and take full advantage.

There's no shortage of museums to explore in Albany, either. From the New York State Museum to the Albany Institute of History and Art, you can discover artifacts and stories from the state's (and the country's) earliest days. Round out your visit with a trip to the Irish American Heritage Museum or the USS Slater, a restored Cannon-class destroyer escort that’s now a museum ship on the Hudson River. If you happen to have any pet research projects, the New York State Library in Albany is one of the largest in the world by items held and might be the perfect spot to do some metaphorical digging. If you need some fresh air, consider an architectural tour. Albany is known for its substantial collection of examples from different architectural eras and styles, from Beaux-Arts and Art Deco to late American modern architecture.

Explore Albany's impressive heritage and its modern penchant for fostering education, culture, and entertainment. Southwest® is proud to serve Albany International Airport. And when you book with Southwest, know that you can book with confidence. Discover more about what makes the Southwest® Experience so unique and reserve your upcoming flight to Albany.

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Things to do in Albany.
Noteworthy neighborhoods
  • Lark Street
  • Madison Avenue
  • Pearl Street
Can’t-miss museums
  • Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Irish American Heritage Museum
  • New York State Museum
Laudable landmarks
  • New York State Capitol
  • Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
  • Ten Broeck Mansion

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Details about Albany International Airport.

Airport code:ALB

City:Albany

State:New York

Terminal C

Gates C: 2,3

Airport-provided WiFi

5

Cities with nonstop daily service to ALB*

83

Cities with daily service to ALB*

*Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 10/30/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 11/2/2020.

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3Download the Southwest® app to view movies and on-demand content. Inflight messaging only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp. Apps must be downloaded before the flight. Internet access for $8 a day per device on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. Prohibits access to high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP, along with certain obscene/offensive content.

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