- Our list of the best things to do in Schenectady, New York, features the top 110 nearby activities — including 43 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Schenectady, NY has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, Sights & Landmarks, and Outdoor Places.
- The results below include the top 18 things to do within the city of Schenectady, NY , followed by 92 popular activities in nearby cities, including Albany, Saratoga Springs, Troy, Clifton Park and Amsterdam
75% 4 votes
250 Rudy Chase Dr, Ste 2, Schenectady, NY 12302 MoreLess Info
Empire State Aerosciences Museum is a cultural resource located at the site of the former General Electric Flight Test Center. The Museum offers various educational experiences, including interpretive exhibits, a collection of restored aircraft and an aviation library.
Visitors can explore 632 acres of coniferous forest and rugged hardwood along the Plotter Kill at the Plotter Kill Preserve. The preserve features over 600 plant species including ferns, lilies, club mosses, and violets.
A cinema multiplex with six theaters, the Rotterdam Square Cinema offers stadium seating and digital picture and sound. Independently owned, it serves a variety of refreshments, including popcorn with real butter.
A non-profit performing arts group with a community focus, the Schenectady Light Opera Co has been operating since 1926. The company presents a variety of programs, and does a great deal of community outreach.
39% 36 votes
797 Burdeck Street, Schenectady, NY 12306 MoreLess Info
In business for more than 80 years, Wade Inc. Bus Tours – Day Tours is your choice for tours and charter travel throughout New York State and Mid-Atlantic region. With the ability to accommodate any size group, call Wade for your next trip.
A six-screen movie theater, Bow Tie Movieland 6 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers stadium seating, birthday party rooms and a cafe with food, drinks and a selection of wine and beer.
80% 109 votes
Madison St, Albany, NY 12224 MoreLess Info
Home to several state government buildings, the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza offers a tour of the Capitol. The plaza also offers an art collection, memorials, performing arts and convention centers as well as a museum.