Destination guide

The riverfront setting of Schenectady is ready to explore

Enjoy the area's theatre scene, entertainment and opera with a rental holiday home in Schenectady. This city's university setting, cafes and riverfront draw many visitors. The Egg and New York State Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday 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 holiday home and experience everything that makes Schenectady a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 holiday in Schenectady. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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

Travelling to and around Schenectady

Fly into Schenectady, NY (SCH-Schenectady County), the closest airport, located 3 mi (4.8 km) from the city centre. 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 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 96 holiday lettings near Schenectady. From 41 Houses to 31 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Schenectady is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Schenectady?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Schenectady. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Union College: 251 holiday lettings
  • Museum of Innovation and Science: 208 holiday lettings
  • Schenectady County Community College: 189 holiday lettings
  • Schenectady Civic Playhouse: 203 holiday lettings
  • Schenectady County Historical Society Museum: 206 holiday lettings

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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Schenectady?

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

  • Flats: 31 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 4 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Schenectady?

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

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