Virtual Tour
WHAT TO DO IN TOWN

Proctors Theater
Enjoy the likes of Kinky Boots, Newsies, Blue Man Group and other Broadway and theatrical hits in this vaudeville gem, only minutes from campus.

Schenectady Greenmarket
Shop and eat local. Hit this weekender favorite for non-GMO veggies, artisanal cheeses, funky crafts and more.

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Where Union Goes to Eat


Our local restaurant scene stretches from kosher-style deli to modern Mexican. You’ll find terrific bistros, coffee shops and restaurants in all price ranges just minutes away by foot or car.

So if you're not having a meal on campus, why not head to town? Here is a list of some local restaurants to try while you’re visiting. All area codes are (518). Bon appétit!

Downtown / On and Near Jay Street (10-15 minute walk)

Downtown / On and Near Erie Blvd. (10-15 minute walk)

Downtown / State Street and Broadway Vicinity (10-15 minute walk)

Upper Union Street (5-minute drive)

Lower Union Street (5-10 minute walk)

Nott Street and North of Campus (5-minute walk/drive)

The Stockade District (10-minute walk or 5-minute drive) 

A Few Miles Away (5-10 minute drive)