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Things to do in Schenectady

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Casino
“Live table action happens at Rivers Casino along with fine food and Slots and Poker Room.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cinema
“Beautiful theatre and well worth getting a tour if you have time. They bring in many great shows and host the Green Market in the winter. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“Drool-worthy Italian desserts. They offer various coffee drinks, with indoor and outdoor seating. Close to Proctors.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Awesome hands on science museum for kids, but it's still fun for adults! They also have a planetarium, check it out!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cinema
“Great local theater downtown -- tickets are cheap and they even have a bar inside!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Contemporary Infusion restaurant, adjacent to Proctor's theater. Slightly more high end.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Large Park with playground for all ages. There is an enclosed area for toddlers, that has a rubberized ground. There are 2 ponds to stroll around with lots of ducks in the summer, tennis courts, basket ball courts, base ball diamond, rose gardens, and pool in the summer.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tiny little gem. Amazing Moroccan food delightful owners and (their kids most days.) You will remember this meal for a long time. So rich in flavors. A postage stamp place with a postage stamp deck.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“One of the finest concert series in the area. Top notch. Performed in a beautiful meeting hall style venue. Check the website (Union College Concert Series) for schedule.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent food, great downtown location. Colorful & eccentric Mexican inspired decor. Great for brunch, lunch, and dinner.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Hotel
“The Stockade is the oldest neighborhood in the city, continuously inhabited for over 300 years.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Sundays from 10AM-Noon. Farmers Market. Where to Find It: November–April: Inside Proctors May–October: Around City Hall”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Great break and all you can eat brunch on Sunday for $15. Yummy savory and sweet crepes with a latin influence. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Pricey, but so, so delicious. If you want to treat yourself while you're here this is the place to do it! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Best Asian food in the neighborhood! The bar and great service make this place a must visit.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Tiny little gem. Amazing Moroccan food delightful owners and (their kids most days.) You will remember this meal for a long time. So rich in flavors. A postage stamp place with a postage stamp deck.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Contemporary Infusion restaurant, adjacent to Proctor's theater. Slightly more high end.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent food, great downtown location. Colorful & eccentric Mexican inspired decor. Great for brunch, lunch, and dinner.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Live music and great vibes are a regular occurrence. Literally, a stone's throw from our location, stop in for a drink and a bite to eat and you won't be disappointed.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Asian food in the neighborhood! The bar and great service make this place a must visit.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing Jamaican food. Popular bar upstairs and usually dining space is easy to find downstairs. Head to the counter and order food before sitting down. We love everything there. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Pricey, but so, so delicious. If you want to treat yourself while you're here this is the place to do it! ”
  • 1 local recommends

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