Discover Schenectady

242 Broadway, STE 102 12309

Why Choose Our Destination?

Discover Schenectady is the Convention & Visitors Bureau for Schenectady County, responsible for promoting tourism and the planning of conferences, conventions, and other meetings. We work with area hospitality and community partners to create vibrant experiences for all of our guests, so they can fully appreciate the potential of our County and its resources. Schenectady County is home to a unique combination of history, local attractions, 100+ restaurants, and a variety of cultural experiences. Come Discover everything Schenectady has to offer you as one of Upstate New York's premiere destinations!

Distance from airport

  • Albany International Airport

    11 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Blantnick Park

Park contains a pavillion, basketball court, lighted tennis courts, a playground, a connection to the Mohawk-Hudson bike trail and a disc golf course.
Niskayuna, NY, US 12309

The 8th Step

For over four decades "The Step" has brought to upstate New York, western Massachusetts, the Hudson Valley and lower Vermont -- and often way beyond -- a steady stream of incredible acoustic music: folk, blues, jazz, bluegrass, Celtic & world music, also theater and dance.
432 State St.
Schenectady, NY, US 12305

Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail

The Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail is a multi-use trail located along the Mohawk and Hudson rivers in Albany and Schenectady counties. The 40-mile trail runs from the Corning Preserve in downtown Albany to Rotterdam Junction with a few on-road sections. It is part of the NYS Canalway Trail System and the Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail System.
Line Drive
Niskayuna, NY, US 12309

Scotia Cinema

The Scotia Cinema is an independent sub run movie theater located in the village of Scotia, New York. Films are obtained between 1 and 2 months after their opening date and charge an admission of about half of the area's first run theaters.
117 Mohawk Avenue
Schenectady, NY, US 12302

Maple Ski Ridge

Maple Ski Ridge has been been offering great skiing and snow sports lessons for over 50 years. Maple Ski Ridge has 2 chair lifts and 2 surface lifts, as well as night skiing and hills that can challenge most. Maple Ski Ridge is a premiere learn-to-ski/snowboard school in New York State. The warmer months offer chances for weddings, music festivals and events of many different natures.
2725 Mariaville Road
Schenectady, NY, US 12306

Schenectady Light Opera Company

The Schenectady Light Opera Company is a nonprofit community theater organization dedicated the presentation of quality musical theater productions. The SLOC is proud to have presented more than 500 quality theatrical productions since 1926.
427 Franklin Street
Schenectady, NY, US 12305

Union College Concert Series

For over 40 years, the Union College Concert Series has brought some of the world's leading classical musicians to the Capital Region, including Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Mitsuko Uchida, and the Emerson String Quartet. The series presents 16 annual concerts from October-April.
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY, US 12308

Schenectady County Historical Society

The Schenectady County Historical Society brings to life the region's dynamic history at the Grems-Doolittle Library, the Schenectady History Museum, and the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction. Featuring interactive exhibits, talks, workshops, concerts, education programs and community events for all audiences, SCHS shares stories, inspires dialogue, and encourages understanding of the history, people, and cultures of Schenectady County.
32 Washington Avenue
Schenectady, NY, US 12305


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