albany-logo-new.JPGCome Discover Albany, New York! Albany, N.Y. - Show your mother how much you appreciate her this Mother's Day by treating her to a fabulous weekend in Albany, New York. Albany, An Amazing Discovery! Take your mom to the 62nd Annual Tulip Festival!  Celebrated Saturday, May 8th through Sunday, May 9th, 2010, in Olmstead inspired Washington Park, the Albany Tulip Festival will put some spring into your Mother's Day.  This highly anticipated May tradition celebrates Albany's Dutch heritage with the blooming of over 200,000 tulips set as the backdrop for nationally acclaimed musical performances, an array of food vendors, children's activities, and a juried arts and craft show. On Sunday, May 9th, don't miss the 12th Annual Tulip Festival Mother of the Year Award where the Capital District's most magnificent moms are recognized amongst the tulips. Enjoy a Day Filled with Fun!  For an action packed day with your mother, enjoy a fabulous Mother's Day package available through the Albany Aqua Ducks and Trolleys. On Sunday, May 9th, the Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center will be hosting a scrumptious brunch. After eating continue your day with a historic trolley ride from the Albany Aqua Ducks and Trolleys, followed by an afternoon at the Albany Institute of History and Art.  For another fun-filled option on Sunday, May 9th, enjoy a Mother's Day Brunch Cruise along the majestic Hudson River aboard the Dutch Apple. Surprise your mother with a home cooked meal!  But first, be sure to attend Harmony House's next $5 cooking class, on May 5th, just in time for Mother's day. Learn ways to impress Mom with your cooking techniques at this hands-on, participatory workshop. Leave it to the pros and take her out!  Enjoy a sublime brunch buffet at Dale Miller Restaurant in the stunning penthouse level dining room featuring panoramic views of the Albany skyline and Hudson River. The culinary artistry of Certified Master Chef Dale Miller will satisfy any palate. Want more dining options? Cuisine at Jack's Oyster House will make mouths water with an assortment of Mother Day special fare created by French Certified Master Chef Luc Pasquier. Make a weekend out of it! Morgan State House, an elegant inn located in a19th century mansion across from Washington Park and the Tulip Festival, is offering a Mother's Day Package starting at $135 per night. Stay two nights and receive a complimentary bottle of champagne, free parking, local dinner vouchers, and direct access to the Tulip Festival.  Albany Clarion Hotel is offering a Mother's Day/Tulip Fest Special for $89.99 per night, available Friday, May 7th to Sunday, May 9th, 2010. The package includes an overnight room, full American breakfast, complimentary parking, free WIFI and a complimentary shuttle to and from the Tulip Fest. Overnight Mother's Day packages are also available at the Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center located several, easily-walkable blocks from the Tulip Festival. For hotel package reservations, restrictions, and details visit and click on Getaways!  For more information on Albany Mother's Day events and the Albany Tulip Festival, call the Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-258-3582 and visit - An Amazing Discovery! Albany Information: Albany Getaways: (click on getaways) Albany Tulip Festival: Albany Aqua Ducks & Trolleys: Albany Clarion Hotel: Albany Institute of History & Art: Dale Miller: Dutch Apple Cruises: Harmony House market Place: Hilton Garden inn Albany Medical Center: Jack's Oyster House: Morgan State House:                                                                ### The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. was established in 1976 to promote the civic and commercial progress of the community through increased development of conventions and tourism. ACCVB currently represents more than 300 member businesses and assists each year in hundreds of regional meetings. ACCVB also operates the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, the Henry Hudson Planetarium and the Albany International Airport Information Center. For more information, call 518-434-1217 or 800-258-3582 and/or visit Contact: Elizabeth Bovill, Marketing/PR Manager Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau, (518) 434-1217 x203