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Address: Albany, NY

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Western Avenue

Cool, we get to review a road :) Actually this one is worth talking about. In Albany as Western Ave it leads from several suburbs from I-88 on one end to the Route 155, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fudbutter
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Westchester County, New York
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Westchester County, New York
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90 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool, we get to review a road :) Actually this one is worth talking about. In Albany as Western Ave it leads from several suburbs from I-88 on one end to the Route 155, the Thruway and Northway all the way downtown to old Albany. There are many restaurants, malls and daily necessity shopping along the way. There are less... More 

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On the road again
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1,106 reviews
395 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Town Center Shopping Center on US 20 at Johnston Road across from the Crossgates Mall. They have a Price Chopper there and some neat stores and restaurants. Also found a cool apartment home next door at the high rise complex at the 1700 Designer Residences an elevator high class rental building so now I am on the waiting... More 

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Thank DoctorVonCueBall
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94 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I love it when I can return home from Albany when I have been in Albany for business. It is relaxing after coming in to Albany on the NYS Thruway. It is an enjoyable drive. Lots of interesting things to see. Next time, give yourself a break from the rat race, even if it is only for a while.

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Thank Eric P
Houston, Texas
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297 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Before the Thruway, this was the best way to cross NY State in an east-west direction. Now it offers an excellent sampling of small-town and rural Americana. First of all, the countryside is beautiful and some of the vistas are downright spectacular. I never knew so much corn is grown in NY. My favorite section is from Madison to Albany... More 

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4 Thank marko18745
Albany, New York
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61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Find the jewels of local restaurants, shops and parks on the alternate road to the highways. Best for people who love to meander along the road and discover hidden treasures!

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On the road again
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1,106 reviews
395 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

NY state version of Route 66 so go from Albany to Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo at a slower but more interesting route than the NYS Thruway. the Doctor hit me with a helpful vote

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4 Thank DoctorVonCueBall
Slingerlands, New York
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Route 20 can go from Albany to Schenectady and beyond. The roads are well kept. There are many supermarkets and shopping centers as well as crossgate mall is on route 20.

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1 Thank Marisol B
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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1,488 reviews
824 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,649 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Rt. 20 runs parallel to the New York State Thruway running east to west. 50 years ago we used Rt. 20 to avoid the Thruway toll, but more recently we drove on Rt. 20 to avoid a big backup of traffic on the toll road and were amazed by the development since we were last there all those years ago... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

The section I travel is between Albany and Richfield Springs, NY. It's a pleasant road, but not a tourist destination. It includes 1 of my favorite views: Cherry Valley not far from the Teepee gift shop (but on the other side of the road. It has a place where the road appears to stop at the sky not far from... More 

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Utica, New York
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1,783 reviews
1,145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 677 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

One of the most beautiful roadways in America -- Elihu Root said that a century ago and it's still true. Beautiful alternative to the Thruway. If you have time and love the rolling hills of of the foothills of the Adirondacks, Route 20 is your place. Lots of fun restaurants along the way.

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