Group Itinerary: Downtown City Vibe

If you are planning a meeting, wedding or event- there are so many ways to experience the Lake George Area, located in the Southern Adirondacks of Upstate New York. 

With 13 unique municipalities to explore, the Lake George Area is the perfect getaway for groups to get together. For those seeking walkable streets with lots to do, then Glens Falls, NY is your go-to destination, This compact city of 15,000 offers so much for its size, sprinkled with shops, local restaurants, and cultural gems that keep the city alive!

Places to Stay or Meet

The Queensbury Hotel (downtown)

STAY: Sitting in the center of downtown is The Queensbury Hotel, a true landmark of this Upstate NY city. Built is 1926, this boutique property has been renovated and restored to reflect the “old meets modern” feel with original marble floors, antique chandeliers and art, and sleek sleeping rooms. With 2 on-site restaurants, 123 sleeping rooms (including suites), salon/barber, fitness room and pool area, your group can get the royal treatment all within the walls of the hotel!

Lobby at the Queensbury Hotel in downtown Glens Falls

MEET: The historic hotel is always lively with groups coming for conferences, weddings, meetings, dinners and more! With their newest expansion project, The Queensbury Hotel offers 15,000+ sq ft of meeting and event space with a ballroom to accommodate up to 350 guests!

New Ballroom open July 2022

Holiday Inn Express, Queensbury – Lake George Area (nearby)

STAY: Rooms offer comfortable, flexible spaces to work, read, snack and relax. Mood and task lights, expanded digital cable, WiFi and USB outlets. Sleep with premium bedding and custom pillows. Wake with brand name bath amenities and gourmet coffee and invigorate with our deluxe massage shower head.

MEET: The ground floor Charlotte Conference Room provides 750 square feet of flexible use space. Perfect for a variety of meetings and gatherings up to 40 attendees.

Fairfield Inn and Suites (nearby)

STAY: One of the area’s newest hotels, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Queensbury is conveniently located off I-87 within minutes of multiple attractions and businesses in the Glens Falls & Lake George Region. When you are ready to unwind from a busy day of meetings or adventures, relax in one of their comfortable, spacious rooms or suites, where you will find plush bedding, complimentary WIFI, and 55 inch TV’s equipped with premium cable channels. Take a swim in in the indoor pool, or relax in our outdoor hot tub.

Outside of Fairfield Inn & Suites
Things to Do

Check out a Museum

Hyde Collection located on Warren Street, Glens Falls

As a halfway point between Fort Edward and Fort William Henry, Glens Falls was the site of several battles during the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. The area was also a trove for artists, musicians, politicians and celebrities; including Georgia O’Keefe, Mike Tyson, Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Kenny Rogers, Bob Hope, Ozzy Osbourne, Kenny Anderson, and Ronald Reagan. Robert F. Kennedy. Thus, the area boasts an art district and museums with international artists..

Located in central downtown Glens Falls, the Chapman Museum presents the history of the Glens Falls – Queensbury community and its connection to the Adirondack region. By encouraging discovery, understanding, and appreciation of the region’s heritage, your group can take a walking tour of the city and view one of the many exhibits in the brick building.

The Hyde is one of the Northeast’s exceptional small art museums with distinguished collections of European and American art. Comparable to that of a major metropolitan museum, the core collection, acquired by Museum founders Louis and Charlotte Hyde, The Hyde offers significant national and international exhibitions, and a packed schedule of events that help visitors to experience art in new ways.

LARAC (Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Center was founded in 1972 by a coalition of arts-minded residents. Its mission is to enrich the quality of life in Warren, Washington, and Northern Saratoga Counties by supporting arts and culture. The Lapham Art Gallery and Shop features changing exhibits of fine arts and crafts created by local and regional artists.

Explore and Shop

Nearly 100 creative individuals work out of The Shirt Factory. There are a variety of shops that offer a wide range of products, professional services, working artists, galleries, classes, and more. In the summer The Shirt Factory also hosts a Market & Food Truck Corral on Thursdays.

Why not take a stroll in downtown Glens Falls to experience its shops, antique stores, and local artisan offerings?! The streets are filled with storefronts and treasures for you and your group to discover.

Factory Outlets of Lake George are a short drive away from downtown with year-round stores and offering the latest apparel and gifts, the Factory Outlets are the ultimate stop for anyone who loves to shop! Outlets include: The Outlets at Lake George, Adirondack Outlet Mall, French Mountain Commons, Log Jam Outlets.

Catch a Show

Live performance in Glens Fals

The city is alive with places for you to be entertained! From the historic Park Theater to the Cool Insuring Arena, the area can bring a crowd in for all tastes and fans!

Step back in time at the Park Theater. Built in 1911, The Park Theater is a hot spot for concerts, events, theater and dance in vibrant downtown Glens Falls. The theater has been transformed into a state of the art performing space. If you want to grab dinner after a show, Doc’s Restaurant offers a delicious modern take on classic dishes, all made with love and fresh seasonal ingredients. Swing by our relaxed bar for great company and creative cocktails, or our hand-picked selection of craft beer and wines from across the globe.

The Park Theater

The Charles R. Wood Theater is a year-round performing arts center with a 294 seat auditorium, fully professional and updated technical systems, a large rehearsal space, office space, technical set building space and fully ADA compliant dressing rooms. Nearly 350 events happen at the Wood Theater each year including theater performances, musicals, concerts, dance performances, meetings, parties, weddings, rehearsals, auditions and educational classes.

The 4,700 seat Cool Insuring Arena is filled with shows, sports, entertainment and more! With VIP boxes and on-site concessions, your group will have fun and excitement ready to roll! Check out their event calendar for a list of upcoming shows!

Unique Meeting Spaces in Glens Falls

In addition to some amazing places to stay, the area offers so many unique meeting spaces for you to connect with your group or to have a team-building event.

Adirondack Winery Queensbury Tasting Room

This gorgeous new Tasting Room boasts a modern industrial/rustic motif, featuring two solid oak barrel-style bars, table seating, and outdoor patio seating at Adirondack chairs with fire pits. Check out their Party Package experiences for groups of 5-20!

For food, there is a limited menu of boards boasting gourmet foods from local artisan producers. Don’t miss the Adirondack Charcuterie Board, ADK Happy Snacker, Winery Brunch Board, and My Favorite Things Dessert Board!

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About the LGRCVB

The LGRCVB is a division of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB and works as an extension of the Warren County Tourism Department. While the Tourism Department markets the Lake George Area to the leisure consumer tourism market, the mission of the LGRCVB is to bring year-round, weather-proof group business to Warren County in the form of meetings, conventions, reunions, sports events, weddings, and more. Learn more at meetlakegeorge.com. Connect with the Lake George Area on FacebookInstagram and meetlakegeorge.com.

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