Hotel at a Glance: Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark
No matter how blustery it gets outside, it’s always a balmy 80 degrees inside Six Flags Great Escape Lodge’s indoor water park. A lazy river circumnavigates the 38,000-square-foot park, passing by water slides, an adults-only hot tub, and a multilevel treehouse with interactive water sprayers along the way. There’s even a whitewater-rafting simulator that sends riders zipping across foaming rapids on a bright-yellow raft. Guests of Six Flags Great Escape Lodge get unlimited access to the water park.
- Spacious suites are large enough for families, with semiseparate seating areas
- Onsite dining options: Johnny Rockets, a sports bar with 22 flat-screen TVs, a water-park snack bar, a tavern serving breakfast and light dinner fare, and a coffee shop
- Good for kids: a 45-game arcade and daily activities with costumed characters
- For Mom and Dad: There’s an onsite spa offering massages, aromatherapy, and a beauty bar.
- Pick up souvenirs at Northwoods Traders.
Queensbury, New York: Picturesque Gateway to the Adirondacks
Queensbury is a gateway to New York’s Adirondack Park, a sprawling swath of land characterized by boreal forests and lofty mountain peaks. But you don’t have to leave town to find beautiful scenery. The town is sandwiched between two picturesque bodies of water: Lake George to the north and the Hudson River to the south. There are numerous smaller lakes and public parks to be found in Queensbury, too, as well as West Mountain Ski Resort. The resort is home to a handful of beginner, intermediate, and advanced runs, plus a tubing park.