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Fight Cancer and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have launched a new program that provides discounts at local stores while raising money to fund cancer research, programs and services. Shoppers who donate $20 or more to the American Cancer Society are eligible to receive a free Shop Downtown Discount Card. Simply make a donation online, get your receipt verified, and receive your digital discount card to save up to 15% off at participating businesses.

When you get a Shop Downtown Discount Card, you help support your neighbors, the local economy, and the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. You also can get great savings on a variety of products and services every time you patronize a participating business. It’s a win/win situation.

The American Cancer Society does not endorse any product or service.

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Things to do in Schenectady, New York

Main Street of old Downtown Schenectady speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Schenectady the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown Schenectady shopping is better than online shopping so that you can touch, feel, smell and taste as an experience with an item before deciding to purchase it for yourself or as a gift. Local merchants have hand selected their inventory to provide a unique selection for your downtown.

Downtown Schenectady has several options for shopping for specialty food items that are not found in regular grocery stores. Shops tailored for "foodies" offer tastings of the products as well as scheduled culinary classes to perfect your skills. Shop for infused oils, salts and spices from around the World!

Downtown Schenectady has the perfect game shop for both young and old. Your friends and family will enjoy hours of entertainment with a wide selection of board games, card games and games of skill. A perfect stop for travellers with kids and those seeking a new adventure for game night.

Downtown Schenectady helps you expand your skills and learn some new ways to expand your artisan flare? Sign up for classes at your kitchen supply store, yarn shop, art and craft shop and photo gallery. You'll be having great fun with your new friends as you you take on that next project.

Why do you love downtown?

Jennifer Birmingham
Love all the local shops.

Downtown Salem is getting better and better - love the small businesses!

Kim Ward
Unique and wonderful shopping.

Sandy saltzer
Great shopping

Crystal Stewart
I grew up,visiting Emelton.

Restaurants in Schenectady, New York

Aperitivo Bistro

426 State St
Downtown Schenectady

Ayco Cafe

1 Glen Avenue
Downtown Schenectady

Aunt Jennies Chicken & Waffles

834 Albany St
Downtown Schenectady

Augies Italian Deli

2415 Hamburg St
Downtown Schenectady

Asian Caribean

1100 Albany St
Downtown Schenectady

Attanasio's Restaurant

49 Mohawk Avenue # A
Downtown Schenectady

Adirondack Take Out

167 1/2 Jay St
Downtown Schenectady

Bastardo's Bistro

50 N Jay St
Downtown Schenectady

350 Personal Chef Service

3677 Carman Road
Downtown Schenectady

Alpine Cad Tech

69 Maple Avenue
Downtown Schenectady

Bastardos Bistro

647 Sacandaga Road
Downtown Schenectady

Appian Way

1839 Van Vranken Avenue
Downtown Schenectady

Downtown Schenectady Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Schenectady can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Most hotel offer a complimentary breakfast bar or even a full cafe meal with your choice of a full menu. Keep in mind that some offer nothing at all so it is a good idea to pack a few packets of instant oatmeal for a quick and easy meal before you head out for the day.

Avoid booking poolside for kids playing during the day and gatherings at night. Sound bounces off of the water and voices carry so ask for a room away from the pool either on the opposite side of the hotel or in higher floors.

Upon check-in, slip the desk agent a tip and ask for the best room they can find at your current booked rate. Often times a quick $10 or $20 bill can go a long way towards the mood of the person who directly decides where you lay your head for the night.