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Schenectady overview

Schenectady is a friendly place, distinct for its rivers and sports, and known for its universities and shops. Sports fans will enjoy basketball and hockey, and everyone will enjoy ample cafe and dining options. Plan a fun excursion to Times Union Center or Saratoga Race Course. The Egg and New York State Museum are popular places to visit. A family- and business-friendly area, Schenectady also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Schenectady

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Schenectady has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Schenectady with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Schenectady hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Schenectady hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Schenectady

Fly in to Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.), 8.2 mi (13.2 km) from central Schenectady. Schenectady Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Schenectady

Fun activities like basketball and skiing are on hand, along with attractions such as:
  • • Maple Ski Ridge
  • • Albany Indoor Rockgym
  • • Washington Avenue Armory Sports and Convention Arena
  • • Albany Saratoga Speedway
  • • Times Union Center
Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • Central Park Rose Garden
  • • Hoffman's Playland
  • • Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • • Saratoga Farmers Market
  • • Adirondack Animal Land
The area's local highlights include its theatres and places like:
  • • Proctors Theater
  • • Schenectady Civic Playhouse
  • • Upstate Concert Hall
  • • Curtain Call Theater
  • • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Take in the collegiate vibe with a visit to:
  • • Schenectady County Community College
  • • Union College
  • • Albany NanoTech Complex
  • • University at Albany SUNY
  • • Siena College
Top sights in the area include:
  • • The Egg
  • • New York State Museum
  • • Saratoga Spa State Park
  • • Congress Park
  • • Washington Park

When to visit Schenectady

Wondering which time of year to travel or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal trends to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 11°C day, -10°C night
  • April-June: 27°C day, 0°C night
  • July-September: 28°C day, 7°C night
  • October-December: 19°C day, -9°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 206 cm
  • April-June: 269 cm
  • July-September: 277 cm
  • October-December: 251 cm
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