Indoor Swimming Pools in Albany, New York

Indoor Swimming Pools in Albany, New York
Hikers traveling to Albany, New York, will find quite a few trails to select from in town and the surrounding areas. Parks are also plentiful, including the John Boyd Thacher State Park. After a long day on the trails, it may sound heavenly to splash around in a heated indoor pool. Hikers can select from a number of Albany's area hotels or even visit a local gym, scoring a free pass ahead of time, to indulge in a long soak.

Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown

Most hotels include indoor pools for overnight guests. One overnight option is the Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown, offering 135 rooms (nonsmoking by request), each with free high speed Internet. If your four-legged friend hikes with you, the hotel can refer you to a nearby pet kennel. After a long day on the trails, soak in the hotel's heated indoor pool. The hotel also offers a jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.

Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown
300 Broadway Ave.
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 434-4411
hiexpress.com

City of Albany: Public Bath #2

Act like a local by heading to one of Albany's public swimming areas, such as Public Bath #2. Run by the city, it is open to anyone six days a week (closed Sundays). Get in an early morning swim before heading out to see the city or swim in the evenings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Note that Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., swim lessons are held for children and teenagers, so plan your visit accordingly.

City of Albany Public Bath #2
90 Fourth Ave.
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 434-2656
albanyny.gov

Steuben Athletic Club

If your hike is rained out or you're not interested in an overnight hotel stay in exchange for a dip in an indoor pool, visit the Steuben Athletic Club. Although many gyms require a general yearly or month-to-month membership, hikers who plan ahead can secure a free trial pass from Steuben's web site. The Steuben Athletic Club offers a one-week free trial via a print-out from its main page. Hikers can print the pass before their visit, then use the indoor pool (and any other desired gym facilities) for free. Gyms hours vary (especially on holidays), so contact the facility in advance.

Steuben Athletic Club
1 Steuben Pl.
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 434-6116
steubenalbanyathleticclub.com

Article Written By Filonia LeChat

Fionia LeChat is a technical writer whose major skill sets include the MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher), Photoshop, Paint, desktop publishing, design and graphics. LeChat has a Master of Science in technical writing, a Master of Arts in public relations and communications and a Bachelor of Arts in writing/English.

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