St. Albans has eleven (11) sites on the National Register of Historic Places and the St. Albans Historical Society frequently conducts historic walking home tours. and annual holiday homes tour.  The Archaeological site along the Kanawha River is one of the oldest in the United States with points dating back 7,000 years. The St. Albans Area Chamber of Commerce is supportive of the Historical Society's purpose and goals, including its annual Founders Day Festival, Morgan's Kitchen Festival and Christmas in St. Albans' wide array of December events.

The historic Alban Movie House was purchased by the St. Albans Regional Development Authority in 2008 and renovated into the Alban Arts and Conference Center. The theater produces six shows per year, and hosts the Alban Arts Academy. An amphitheater at city park is home to outdoor drama, and the city celebrates an annual Arti Gras Festival.

St. Albans rests at the confluence of the Kanawha and Coals Rivers, where boat enthusiasts enjoy a wide range of activities: Sternwheeling, jet skiing, pleasure boating, flatwater kayaking, fishing, tubing and more. The city administers seven parks where residents and visitors can enjoy disc golf, swimming, picnics, playgrounds, seasonal events and more.