Lake George travel guide

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You're Going to Love Lake George

With a population of 890, Lake George is a must-see destination in New York State, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Lake George deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Lake George

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Boathouse Restaurant - NY (3210 Lake Shore Drive) and gaslight. (91 Canada St) are great picks.

Most popular restaurants in Lake George

Contemporary American
Wonderful (18 reviews)
Contemporary American
Wonderful (18 reviews)

When to visit Lake George

Lake George in January
Estimated hotel price
$101
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lake George in January
Estimated hotel price
$101
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lake George in July, when the average temperature is 69.8 °F, and the highest can go up to 80.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 6.8 °F, with an average temperature of 17.6 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in May, when precipitation is around 3.5″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Lake George, with an average rainfall of 2″.

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How to Get to Lake George

Plane

Although Lake George doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Albany Intl (ALB), which is located 47 miles from Lake George. Plattsburgh Intl is the most popular, with regular flights from Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Lake George departs from Boston and takes around 1h 11m.

Car

Another option to get to Lake George is to pick up a car rental from New York, which is about 185 miles from Lake George. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Ace, among others, in New York.

Bus

Lake George’s bus station is located 0.1 miles from the city center.

Plane

Although Lake George doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Albany Intl (ALB), which is located 47 miles from Lake George. Plattsburgh Intl is the most popular, with regular flights from Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Lake George departs from Boston and takes around 1h 11m.

Car

Another option to get to Lake George is to pick up a car rental from New York, which is about 185 miles from Lake George. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Ace, among others, in New York.

Bus

Lake George’s bus station is located 0.1 miles from the city center.

Airports near Lake George

Airlines serving Lake George

Lufthansa
Good (4,574 reviews)
KLM
Good (850 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,399 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,597 reviews)
Air France
Good (971 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,924 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,117 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,654 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (222 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,448 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,631 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (774 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (453 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (819 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (773 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,736 reviews)
Sun Country Air
Good (139 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (523 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (305 reviews)
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Where to stay in Lake George

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Blue Lagoon Resort and Boulders Resort.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lake George

Most booked hotels in Lake George

Courtyard by Marriott Lake George
3 stars
Excellent (8.9, 674 reviews)
$132+
Holiday Inn Resort Lake George - Adirondack Area
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, 802 reviews)
$122+
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Queensbury - Lake George Area
2 stars
Excellent (8.7, 478 reviews)
$113+
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Lake George, NY
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, 103 reviews)
$97+
Comfort Inn and Suites Lake George
2 stars
Excellent (8.2, 604 reviews)
$104+
Clarion Inn & Suites at the Outlets of Lake George
3 stars
Excellent (8, 617 reviews)
$78+

Renting a car in Lake George

Expect to pay $3.86 per gallon in Lake George (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $46.33 and $61.78.

Expect to pay $3.86 per gallon in Lake George (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $46.33 and $61.78.