Destination guide

The charming city of Rensselaer awaits you

Enjoy the culture and other features of Rensselaer. This city's bird watching, ice skating and riverfront attract many visitors, and its romantic and scenic location add to the charm. New York State Museum and The Egg are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Rensselaer

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Rensselaer a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Henry Hudson Planetarium (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Westland Hills Park (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Rensselaer

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Rensselaer is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Washington Park (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Albany Riverfront Park (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Westland Hills Park (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Albany Pine Bush Preserve (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Falls View Park (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Lions Park (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)

How to get to and around Rensselaer

The nearest airport is in Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.), located 8 mi (12.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Schenectady, NY (SCH-Schenectady County), which is 17.2 mi (27.7 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Albany-Rensselaer Station.

Where to stay around Rensselaer?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 57 holiday lettings near Rensselaer. From 19 Houses to 23 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Rensselaer is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Rensselaer?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Rensselaer. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Albany-Rensselaer Station: 100 holiday lettings
  • Crailo State Historic Site: 113 holiday lettings
  • New York State Capitol Building: 110 holiday lettings
  • Union College: 228 holiday lettings
  • Northway Mall: 85 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Rensselaer listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Rensselaer?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 19 Houses in Rensselaer. Our other popular types of Rensselaer holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 23 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 2 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Rensselaer?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4 holiday homes with pool available in Rensselaer. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.