Lake George ranked 8th in Money magazine’s list of the best travel destinations for 2018.
The magazine ranked communities on the basis of several criteria including the cost of airfare, hotel prices and the type of amenities including historic sites and cultural attractions. It also included other factors such as walkability and crime rates. The average hotel night cost was $151 and the average airfare was $439, according to the magazine. It would cost two people just shy of $2,600 to spend a week in Lake George.
Here is the writeup:
"Known as the southern gateway to the Adirondacks, this upstate New York haven really comes alive during the summer months, when it draws visitors seeking greener surroundings and a small-town vibe. Situated on a 32-mile-long lake of the same name, Lake George’s activities include steamboat excursions and ghost tours at the historic Fort William Henry Museum (adults, $18). Or you can tackle the 6-mile round trip “railbike” tour (starting at $80), pedaling your way through the dense Adirondack forest and across a trestle bridge. Treat yourself afterward with a visit to Adirondack Brewery, where you can pick up an IPA or seasonal specialties like hefeweizens and cucumber beers."