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Lake George Village Guide: Restaurants, Shopping, Hotels & More

The Village of Lake George is situated on the southernmost banks of the lake that shares its name. The walkable village has a fun, beachy vibe and is stocked with hotels, mom and pop motels, local shops, arcades, mini-golf, beaches, restaurants, and pubs. Bright red trolleys transport visitors around the area, steamers and cruise ships ferry vacationers on sightseeing tours and dinner cruises, and there are live concerts in the parks and fireworks over the lake.

Check out the many reasons to visit the village below, and plan your trip today!

lodge near lake and pool

You're just a walk or a short trolley ride away from everything when you stay at these accommodations right in the heart of the Village.

plate of food on table in foreground, lake and trees in background
When you dine in the Village, you can wrap up the evening with a nice walk around town. Check out these popular Lake George restaurants.
beach scene

Enjoy scenic, sunny and sandy beaches right in Lake George Village! There are also several other popular beaches nearby.

two cocktails
Enjoy a cocktail while basking in the beauty of the lake at one of these seven Lake George restaurants!
parking lot in Lake George
Plan ahead and know where to park in Lake George before you arrive. For those who don't mind walking, there are tips on where to find non-metered parking as well.
red trolley

The trolley is a convenient way to get around the Village as well as points north and south. Leave the car, and enjoy a relaxing ride through Lake George.

Lake George shirts
Spend a day browsing all of the unique shops in the Village! Be sure to pick up some souvenirs and grab a sweet treat while you're at it.
outdoor concert

All year long, you can find fun, seasonal events in Lake George and nearby. Plan ahead and book your stay around one of these popular events.

band performs

No matter what type of nightlife atmosphere you prefer, you're bound to find your perfect place for a drink, some dancing or some conversation in the Village!

Fireworks over Lake George

Check out the details for this year's music and fireworks, which typically take place every Thursday evening at 7pm.

gift shop storefront
The Village is all about the kitsch! See some of what gives Lake George Village its unique charm that goes beyond the lake. 
cruise ship

There's nonstop fun every summer in Lake George! Check out this list of our favorite summer attractions in and near Village.

aerial view of street in Lake George
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page for info on planning a trip, what to do in Lake George, and more.
kid on merry go round

Check out these fun things to and popular kids activities in Lake George Village and nearby.

storefront of Adirondack Winery
Enjoy handcrafted beer, wine, or spirits at these craft beverage hotspots, located right in the Village or close by.
Snapshot of Lake George vacation countdown timer
Counting down the days to your vacation in Lake George? Create your own vacation countdown timer to share with friends and family!