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7-Day Teen Vacation Itinerary For Lake George Summer Fun

Lake George is full of summer fun and excitement for all ages. With thrilling amusement parks, water parks, river rafting, outdoor adventures and so much more, your teens will experience the ultimate in summer fun in Lake George!

Need a few ideas to get you started on planning the best vacation ever with your teens? We've put together this 7-day teen vacation itinerary of daily adventures in Lake George.

Day 1: Six Flags Great Escape

roller coaster and wave pool

Start the vacation off with this thrilling theme park in the Lake George Region, home to the Comet, Steamin' Demon, and Boomerang Coast to Coaster. When you're ready to cool off, hit up the water park. Nothing says "this vacation is going to be fun" better than spending the first day at The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom!

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Day 2: Swimming & Cruising

people on the beach at lake george

Pack a lunch and head over to Million Dollar Beach in Lake George Village, a state-run beach where you only have to pay for parking. Your teens will have a blast playing volleyball and spending the day relaxing in the sun. Afterwards, go back to the hotel so everyone can get cleaned up for a classy dinner cruise on a Lake George steamboat!

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Day 3: Water Park Fun & Movie Night

man going down a water slide

Visit Water Slide World, a "tropical paradise" in the heart of Lake George - the perfect way to spend a day of exhilarating adventure with your teens. Whether they relax by the Hurricane Harbor Wave Pool, or speed down the Tasmanian Twister slides, your teens will surely have a blast at this action-packed water park in Lake George. Top the night off with a trip to the drive-in movie theater in Queensbury. The Glen Twin Drive-In Theater features two big screens with double features running on each.

Day 4: Shopping & A Day Spa

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Check out all the great shopping venues Lake George has to offer! From factory outlets and strip malls to gift shops and boutiques, you're sure to find what you're looking for. After a day of shopping, teens will love to relax and unwind at one of the region's spas.

Day 5: Tubing, Whitewater Rafting & Mini-Golf

group of people on tubes

Teens love adventure, and there are few activities that are more thrilling than tubing and rafting on the Hudson River. Let your teens choose their tubing adventure for an afternoon of fun and excitement. Afterwards, head up to Lake George for a guided tour of the Adirondacks… on horseback! This is an amazing experience with spectacular views and a great opportunity to capture some really great photos. (Plan this adventure on a Thursday, and top off the evening with Lake George mini-golf and fireworks in the Village.)

Day 6: Hot Air Ballooning & Outdoor Adventures

people on an outdoor ropes course

Make it a vacation to remember. Your teens will surely never forget the one-of-a-kind experience of going up, up and away over the great Adirondack Mountains in a hot air balloon! The ride is a slow and steady float, a great way for small and large groups to admire the beauty of Lake George and the surrounding region.

Take a balloon ride in the morning, then plan an excursion to Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course in Bolton Landing or ADK Treetop Adventures in Lake Luzerne! These treetop obstacle courses are perfect for adults, teens and kids alike. The whole family will love the zip lines, suspended bridges, slides, swings, and nets.

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Day 7: Boating & Fishing

girl on a boat watching kids tube

Spend your last day on the lake! Take your teens on a chartered boat ride or Lake George fishing trip. You could also rent a boat and head out on your own for the day, exploring the lake and the various islands that grace it. Stop somewhere private and drop a few fishing lines or go for a dip in the pristine waters of Lake George. For even more adventure, rent Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) from Patty's Watersports and try your hand at this new form of water fun!

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