As the capital of New York State, Albany is an ideal place to hire a car from National, one of the biggest and best car hire companies in America. From here you can set off on a journey of discovery in your reliable, air-conditioned hire car.
One of the best areas for scenic driving is the rugged Adirondack Mountain range, dotted with charming resorts such as Lake George and Saratoga Springs, which is known for its horse racing. You can drive along the Adirondack Trail from Fonda to Malone, past rivers, lakes, forests and valleys, or take a picturesque train ride on the Upper Hudson River Railroad. If you are visiting New York State in the winter, you might like to try one of the many ski resorts such as West Mountain or Catamount.
If you are planning an old-style American road trip, you could easily combine Boston and the east coast as well as taking in the superb mountain scenery. Hiring a car from National gives you an excellent choice of vehicles, from sporty convertibles to sturdy MPVs or executive vehicles, depending on your needs. And you won't have to worry about clocking up the miles, as mileage is included in our all-in-one package.
Choosing Albany car hire means you can also drive up to the Great Lakes and spend a day or two fishing on Lake Erie, or sailing and kayaking on Lake Ontario. Wherever you go, you'll have the flexibility to plan the route you choose because with National you can drop off your hire car at any one of our 315-plus locations, including Boston, Buffalo, Pittsburgh and New York.
A visit to the town of Albany has its own attractions, too. Originally established as a frontier trading post on the Hudson River, it is now an interesting mix of brash modern skyscrapers, downtown malls and stately 19th-century buildings. Lark Street is the place to go for nightlife, restaurants and shopping, and the New York State Museum and the Albany Institute of History and Art are well worth a look in.
However complicated your travel plans are, hiring a car from National will give you peace of mind so you can just relax and enjoy the ride.