Time Magazine has selected Lake George Village as one of “2018 Best Places to Go” in the world.
“Time” has selected destinations across the globe that deliver the higher value for your dollar. Resorts that deliver must-do experiences and amenities at a price that is affordable.
Lake George Village was number eight out of twenty and featured a photo of their weekly fireworks display taken by Amanda Metzger of the LG Regional Chamber of Commerce and CVB.
The article listed the average airfare at $439, hotel night at $151 and estimated a week for two at $2,587.
The article highlighted the Steamboat excursions, ghost tours, museums and the Adirondack Brewery.
According to Mayor Blais, this recognition culminates one of Lake George’s most successful years with huge crowds attending the Winter Carnival and an extremely good off season.
Bolstered by the new Marriott Courtyard, the very successful Fort William Henry Conference Center and several new merchants staying open, the Village has been filled throughout January, February and March with an abundance of tourists.
“The Village has come alive with Café Vero moving to our Main Street, the Lake George Beach Club opening by the lake , the Winery, a distillery , bakery, Olive Oil Co. Store and a new Cafe Biscotti Brothers all opening this year,” Mayor Blais said.
It all began, the Mayor said, with over 3,000 people attending the annual Tree Lighting and Parade in November and carried on through the winter.
“The missing teeth in our smile are the absentee landlords who leave after Columbus Day and don’t understand how much progress we have made” the Mayor said.
While, admittedly there is a risk and nowhere near the crowds of summer, some owners have reported very good returns for the off season.
“Slowly”, the Mayor said, “we are achieving our goal of “365” but of course the weather will always be a factor.”