Travel writer Nancy Zaffaro recently visited Albany and wrote an in-depth blog post about our city’s vibrant scene. From culinary delights to architectural history and heritage, Zaffaro leads her readers on a journey through Albany’s historical roots to the present day.
Here’s a a preview of Zaffaro’s blog on Confetti Travel Cafe:
“Today, Albany is a delightful travel destination, with interesting history and architecture and a culinary scene that far exceeds what’s expected for a town of 52,000. Albany, an hour and a half south of Portland, provides a chance to enjoy small town life at its best. The Willamette Valley town sits at the confluence of the Willamette and Calapooia Rivers, and offers a full calendar of outdoor concerts, arts fairs, movie nights, bike tours, wine walks, brew fests, historic home tours, and antique fairs. Nearby Corvallis, home of Oregon State University, only extends the offerings of things to do.
Leave behind big city traffic and tensions. Albany’s close proximity to Portland, Eugene, and coastal towns make it a great day- or weekend-trip, but truly, spend even more time if you can. My recent four-day trip left me knowing there was more to see and do.”