Destination guide

The riverside setting of Schenectady is ready to explore

Enjoy the area's theater scene, entertainment and opera and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Schenectady. This city's university setting, cafés and riverfront draw many visitors. The Egg and New York State Museum are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Schenectady

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Schenectady a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Maple Ski Ridge (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Westland Hills Park (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Henry Hudson Planetarium (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
  • Saratoga National Golf Course (19.7 mi / 31.8 km)
  • Tarks Indoor Golf (19.8 mi / 31.8 km)
  • Saratoga Farmers Market (20.5 mi / 33 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Schenectady

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Schenectady. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Saratoga Spa State Park (17.9 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Congress Park (20 mi / 32.1 km)
  • Washington Park (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Yaddo Gardens (20 mi / 32.2 km)
  • Canfield Casino (20.1 mi / 32.3 km)
  • Central Park Rose Garden (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Schenectady

Fly into Schenectady, NY (SCH-Schenectady County), the closest airport, located 3 mi (4.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.), which is 8.2 mi (13.2 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Schenectady Station.

Where to stay around Schenectady?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 96 vacation rentals near Schenectady. From 41 Houses to 31 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Schenectady for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Schenectady?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Schenectady. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Schenectady County Community College: 187 vacation rentals
  • Proctors Theater: 198 vacation rentals
  • Museum of Innovation and Science: 208 vacation rentals
  • Union College: 252 vacation rentals
  • Schenectady Civic Playhouse: 204 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Schenectady listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Schenectady?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 41 Houses in Schenectady. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Schenectady include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 31 rentals available
  • Cabins: 4 rentals available
  • Cottages: 4 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Schenectady?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 11 vacation rentals with pool available in Schenectady. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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