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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Schenectady?
If your trip to Schenectady is all booked but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a few hints and tips.Plan a stop at Rivers Casino & Resort. It’s one attraction you’ll usually find on many travelers’ to-do lists. If you still have some space on that travel schedule, Proctors Theater and Central Park Rose Garden will keep you amused as well.
What are the best road trip destinations near Schenectady?
If you’re searching for day-trip inspiration from Schenectady, you certainly won’t come up short! Wayside Beach, just 35 miles away, is home to some terrific attractions that’ll keep you on the go. Stop in at West Mountain Ski Resort and Tubby Tubes Company to start uncovering the story of the region. Then top off your trip with a visit to Bennett’s Riding Stable.
Where are the best convention centers near Schenectady?
Here on a work-related trip? You’ll be happy to hear that Albany Capital Center has some amazing restaurants, cafés and hotels close by. It’s located 15 miles from Schenectady.
What kind of rental car should I get for Schenectady?
Whatever your motoring requirements in Schenectady, CarRentals.com will get you there with ease. If you’re in the city for work reasons, a premium car will have you cruising around in style. These sorts of vehicles boast high-quality finishes, luxurious interiors, and a whole host of extras. Traveling on a shoestring budget and need to save a few bucks? A mini or a compact car may be an ideal choice. These smaller vehicles are cheaper to rent and great for maneuvering through tight city streets. If you’ve got the young ones (and a good deal of luggage) in tow, a full-size SUV will give you all the space and room you need.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Schenectady?
Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes your car choice important. If you’re planning an unforgettable road trip around Schenectady, a robust and stylish SUV could be the best solution. If you’re hoping for the cheapest price possible and plan on staying mostly in the city, a budget compact is a smart pick. All you have to do is choose what’ll suit you best, throw your bags in the back seat, and rack up those miles.
What side of the road do they drive on in Schenectady?
You’ll have to stick to the right when driving in Schenectady. On top of that, take some extra caution if it’s your first time behind the wheel here. Once you’re familiar with the roads, you can relax and enjoy the scenery!
Does Schenectady have peak-hour traffic?
Since the population of Schenectady is roughly 65,300, you shouldn’t encounter too much trouble with traffic congestion. That said, downtown streets generally get busy in the rush hours before and after work, so you may want to avoid driving then.
Is it difficult to park in Schenectady?
It can be difficult to get a parking space in Schenectady. Once you nab one, make sure you pay careful attention to the signage. Overstaying the specified time limit or leaving the car where you shouldn’t can put a dent in your vacation budget.
Are there speed limits in Schenectady?
Speed limits vary in and around Schenectady, but generally range from 20mph to 65mph. Most residential roads have a top speed of 45mph unless indicated otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Schenectady County?
Normally, one of two things will happen. Your rental car company may bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. This is the most common approach. Alternatively, it may give your contact information to the relevant local agency so the fine is sent to you directly.
Are seat belts compulsory in Schenectady County?
In short, yes. However, there are exceptions for certain vehicles used by public transportation systems.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Schenectady?
It is illegal to use your cell phone while driving around Schenectady, and you may even be hit with a fine for just handling a phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. That said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your focus remains on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Schenectady?
When behind the wheel in Schenectady, it’s an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) higher than 0.08%. Thinking of having a glass or two of wine while you’re out? Consider using a ride-sharing service or booking a taxi.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Schenectady?
Yes, drivers can turn on a red light in Schenectady. But before doing so, you are required to bring the car to a total stop. Move on only when the lane you are turning into is clear of oncoming traffic.

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