Thrifty Car Rental – Albany (ALB/ALBT)
851 Old Albany Shaker Road
Latham, NY 12110
Hours of Operation are S-F 5:30AM - 1:00AM, Saturday 6:00AM - 8PM
PICK UP INSTRUCTIONS: The Rental Counter and Vehicles are located Off-airport. Shuttle bus Service is available. Customers should use the courtesy phone that is provided in the Baggage Claim area of the airport to call for shuttle pickup.
Adventure through Albany in your rental car
Explore the unique cultures the state of New York has to offer when you plan your trip to visit Albany. Travel through the city in your Albany rental car to fit in as many activities as possible during your trip. The area is rich in activities and historical sites to visit, so you can wander and learn about the city's history and art as well as discover new trends in food and music
Albany historical attractions
There is a lot of history in and around the city of Albany. Visitors can use their Albany rental cars to visit museums and historic buildings within the city and state. A fun, historic site to visit is the Shaker Heritage Society. Drive your Albany car rental to the site of the first Shaker community. Visitors can tour the nine old buildings, an herb garden, an apple orchard and the burial place of the Shaker founder, Ann Lee. Historic Cherry Hill offers a great place to wander and look through huge antique and textile collections as well as other history artifacts. For an inside look into what life was like in Old Albany, tourists can walk through exhibits housed at the Albany Institute of History and Art. Collections of furniture, clothing and art have been preserved to signify the importance of Albany in American history.
Annual fairs and festivals
Albany offers two annual festivals throughout the year. Visitors can get to the fall Riverfront Rocktoberfest or the spring Albany Tulip Festival via their Albany rental cars. For couples who visit in the fall and enjoy a good beer, the Riverfront Rocktoberfest is a great place to taste seasonal American craft beers and specialty European brews. Couples enjoy live music and local food as they wander the streets at the Riverfront Park. Likewise, couples who love the outdoors and the beauty of nature should plan a trip during the spring to see the Annual Tulip Festival. This event takes place every Mother's Day weekend and features over 140 different types of tulips. In addition to the beautiful flowers, visitors enjoy fine art exhibit and live music and entertainment to celebrate the city's Dutch heritage.
Political and civic history
The top Albany city attraction is the Great Place, the state capitol building. Tourists can visit Albany's City Hall to learn about the local and state history. Other historical attractions include the New York State Executive Mansion, where the governors of Albany have resided since 1877.