view from driver's perspective out the front windshield of a car

Three Fun Day Trips from Clifton Park

Clifton Park is a great place to live – especially because it’s in such close proximity to dozens of great destinations to explore and enjoy. There are great day trip locations just moments away, making travel easy – even with kids – and leaving plenty of time for long days of exploration and fun.

Looking for some local day trip ideas? Whether you just moved to the Clifton Park area or you’ve been living here for years, these short, local adventures are sure to be favorites.

Easy Day Trips Near Clifton Park

Day Trip #1: Saratoga Springs NY

Saratoga is a great place to be any time of the year. Just under half an hour from Clifton Park, you’ll find a plethora of shopping and dining opportunities as well as parks and outdoor spaces to enjoy, entertainment venues, and more in the heart of Saratoga. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Saratoga.

Thinking about planning a day out in Saratoga? It’s one of our favorite locales, so we’ve put together a guide to Saratoga for each season. Check them out!

Saratoga Region Summer Activities – Don’t miss a minute of the action during Saratoga’s busiest season. Check out the top summer activities in Saratoga.

Family Friendly Fall Activities in Saratoga NY – From apple picking to leaf peeping, Saratoga is a great place to be during autumn. Find out why!

Winter Things to Do In Saratoga – If you love to enjoy the outdoors during the winter, Saratoga is the perfect place to do so. Learn about local cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating and other outdoor activity opportunities.

Spring Things to Do in the Saratoga Region – Learn about 11 of our favorite springtime things to do and events to attend in the Saratoga area when Spring rolls around.

Day Trip #2: Albany NY

Just a short half-hour drive from Clifton Park, Albany is a destination that could easily take you more than one day to explore. But if a day is all you have, that’s great too!

Albany has a lot to offer, from historical tours and museums to entertainment and eateries. Visit the Capitol and learn about the history of New York’s capital, check out the bustling restaurant scene, take in a show at one of the area’s local venues, or explore the outdoors by boating on the Hudson or picnicking at one of the region’s local parks, the possibilities are just about endless.

Wondering what to explore during your next trip to New York’s capital city? Start planning your adventure here!   

Day Trip #3: Lake George, NY

If you’re looking to venture a slight bit further, Lake George is a great place to spend a day. Just under an hour from Clifton Park, Lake George Village is a bustling place to visit in the summertime but is fun to visit any time of year. It’s a favorite tourist destination for many in the greater Capital Region, and for good reason.

With dozens of bars and restaurants with delicious offerings, attractions and events for kids and adults alike, not to mention beaches, local hiking trails, boating opportunities and more, there’s something for everyone in Lake George. Even during the off-season, seasonal events and festivals make the area a blast to visit.

Start planning your trip to Lake George! Check out Lake George things to do here!

Plan a Day Trip from Clifton Park Today!

These day trip opportunities are just one of the many things that make Clifton Park a great place to live.

Whether you already own a home in the area or you’re looking to find the perfect home for you in the Clifton Park region, keep these outing ideas in mind. A great mini-getaway is never more than minutes away!

Interested in learning more about the Clifton Park area? Get to know the region here.

Write a comment