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Schenectady overview

Schenectady is a budget-friendly place distinct for its museums and sports, and known for its college atmosphere and shops. You'll enjoy the abundant coffee and bar choices. Plan a fun excursion to Times Union Center and 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

Featuring accommodation choices that can meet everyone's needs, Schenectady is the place to go. There are 140 hotels in the Schenectady area and you can shop as many as 25 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 32%.
  • • 43 2-star hotels with an average price of $55 per night
  • • 72 3-star hotels with an average price of $85 per night
  • • 16 4-star hotels with an average price of $124 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 21402 user reviews of Schenectady hotels:
  • • Vintage Chic Inn (Schenectady)
  • • Hampton Inn Schenectady (Schenectady)
  • • Belvedere Inn (Schenectady)
  • • The Glen Sanders Mansion (Schenectady)
  • • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Schenectady (Schenectady)

How to get to Schenectady

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

What to see around Schenectady

Fun activities include attractions such as:
  • • Washington Avenue Armory Sports and Convention Arena
  • • Albany Saratoga Speedway
  • • Times Union Center
  • • Joseph L Bruno Stadium
  • • Saratoga Casino and Raceway
Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • Central Park Rose Garden
  • • Hoffman's Playland
  • • Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • • Saratoga Farmers Market
  • • Adirondack Animal Land
Museums and theaters stand out with top cultural places to visit like:
  • • Proctors Theater
  • • Schenectady Civic Playhouse
  • • Schenectady County Historical Society Museum
  • • Museum of Innovation and Science
  • • Empire State Aerosciences Museum
Take in the collegiate vibe with a visit to:
  • • Schenectady County Community College
  • • Union College
  • • Albany NanoTech Complex
  • • University at Albany SUNY
  • • Siena College
Some 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 what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 51°F day, 14°F night
  • • April-June: 81°F day, 32°F night
  • • July-September: 83°F day, 45°F night
  • • October-December: 66°F day, 16°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 8.0 inches
  • • April-June: 10.6 inches
  • • July-September: 10.9 inches
  • • October-December: 9.9 inches