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Richie Phillips
Richie Phillips
 

Looking for a useful app with local information? Check out these three must have apps!

 
Famous Lunch
Famous Lunch
 

Hungry? Looking for someplace to grab a quick bite and not spend a ton of cash? Check out these places.

 
Lou Roberts
Lou Roberts
 

Looking to get away but not too far away? Here are some ideas for quick day trips close to home.

 
Nick Lee
Nick Lee
 

We have a lot of cool looking buildings, structures, parks, and more in our area - check out what we find to be the most important landmarks.

 
Richie Phillips
Richie Phillips
 

We love The Crossings for many reasons - it's a great place to bring the family, the playground and maze are wonderful but most of all it's a nature oasis in the urban jungle.

 
Lou Roberts
Lou Roberts
 

We have more than our fair share of diners in the Albany area but we're happy to have them - they are so unique to our area and you know you'll always get a great meal.

 
flickr user matt.h.wade
flickr user matt.h.wade
 

Mom wants to be treated like a queen and deserves to be! Here are our favorite places to take mom for Mother's Day.

 
flickr user x-ray delta one
flickr user x-ray delta one
 

If your dad is as fickle as ours then you share the frustration as to where to take him on Father's Day and what to do. Fear not - we have the best list to help you with some ideas.

 
Nick Lee
Nick Lee
 

Maybe you have a wedding or birthday coming up - perhaps a retirement or a graduation. Maybe you just like cake. Whatever the case here are the best places to buy a cake in the Albany area.

 
Lou Roberts
Lou Roberts
 

A sure sign of spring and eventually summer is the seasonal opening of Albany area ice cream shops. Here's where we like to go when the season is right!

 
flickr user Planet Pixel
flickr user Planet Pixel
 

When it gets hot you only have one goal - to cool down. If you need someplace to go on a hot summer day in the Albany area then check out this list of great places to swim or simply cool off!

 
ChinaFotoPress, Getty Images
ChinaFotoPress, Getty Images
 

Jake loves the 4th of July and with that he also loves firework displays. Here are his top five picks in the Albany area - both small town and big city alike- for fireworks.

 
Justin Sullivan_Getty Images
Justin Sullivan_Getty Images
 

If fireworks aren't your thing for the 4th of July then check out Lou's list of things to do over the long weekend.

 
Sean Gallup - Getty Images
Sean Gallup - Getty Images
 

Fall brings a near let-down to the activities you can do - or does it? Here are the things we like to do inside and outside for the fall season in the Albany area.

 
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Wikimedia
 

One of our favorite things in the fall is apple picking because we get to take home all sorts of delicious apples. Here are our favorite New York State apples !

 

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