Posted by Admin | November 3rd, 2013

Albany is fun for the whole family. One of the most popular family attractions in town is the Aqua Ducks tour. This exciting tour of the town takes visitors like Louie Manalastas and their families on a fascinating bus tour through town that then turns into a boat trip on the Hudson River when the bus turns into an aquatic vehicle. Louie Manalastas said his kids loved it.

Posted by Admin | October 31st, 2013

Albany, New York, is a haven for people who appreciate fresh, organic food. With two health food stores in town, plus a health food co-op owned and operated by its members, there is always a place for visitors like Louie Manalastas to get farm-fresh food directly from the source. With so many organic farmers and vegan bakers in the area, there’s never any need to go without wholesome food in Albany. Louie Manalastas always avails himself of this wonderful organic bounty when he’s in the city.

Posted by Admin | October 28th, 2013

The state capital of New York is in Albany, including the Capitol building. This old-style Dutch building sits on top of a hill in the center of downtown Albany. A long set of stone steps leads up to the front and serves the dual purpose of keeping the building from sliding down the hill. Tourists such as Louie Manalastas love to get photos of this building.

Posted by Admin | October 25th, 2013

The Albany Public Library is one of the best places in the nation to go to study New York genealogy. With an entire floor devoted to the subject, you will find published genealogies that are unavailable elsewhere, old Albany newspapers on microfilm and statewide vital records. People like Louie Manalastas come from afar to study genealogy here.

Posted by Admin | October 22nd, 2013

Albany, New York, isn’t just the state’s capital. It is also full of hidden surprises to delight any traveler. Founded by the Dutch in the early 1600s, the town was turned over to England within a matter of decades. However, its early Dutch history is still apparent in its many Dutch street names and the names of the city’s most prominent families through the centuries. Louie Manalastas is a frequent visitor.

Resting along the banks of the Hudson River, Albany is an entertainment hub for the region. The Pepsi Arena and the iconic Egg (an indoor arena actually shaped like an egg on the outside) attract national and international acts of acclaim throughout the year.

Albany is also a haven for history lovers like Louie Manalastas. One of the most hidden yet historical sites is the Schuyler mansion. This beautiful 18th century home was the site of Alexander Hamilton’s wedding to Elizabeth Schuyler, daughter of the mansion’s founder. There is an artifact museum attached to the mansion where a lock of George Washington’s real hair is on display. These two important and iconic men of American history each left a permanent impression on Albany. Louie Manalastas and others appreciate the opportunity to honor these men by visiting the places they touched.

Albany Rural Cemetery, located in the Menands region of town, is another hidden treasure. One of the most picturesque cemeteries in the nation, it is a frequent site for dog walking, jogging, family picnics and even weddings. It is also the final resting place of many famous Americans, including former U.S. president Chester A. Arthur.