If you need some respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, head to Lake Placid in New York's Adirondack Mountains. Part of a trio of lakes in the region, which includes Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, Lake Placid has been the host of many world-class athletic events, including the Winter Olympics in 1932 and 1980. Consider rental cars in Lake Placid to help you take in all the beauty of the area. The pristine air and gorgeous scenery will rejuvenate you, and the pictures you take will make you long for your next Lake Placid vacation.
You can select from many excellent hotels in Lake Placid to get your vacation started on the right foot. When you are deciding which Lake Placid vacation packages best fit your needs, make sure to take in some of the attractions in the area. Tour of the historic Olympic Games sites, and find out what it's like to go down one of the towering ski jumps or ride on a bobsled. In warmer weather, rock climbers use Lake Placid as a headquarters for climbing expeditions on one of the area's well-known 46 Peaks. Enthusiasts who have climbed them all are known as Forty-Sixers. Warm weather also attracts golfers to Lake Placid, as it features more golf courses than any other area in the Adirondack mountain range.
Families visiting in December should make time for the Holiday Village Stroll, an annual slate of free holiday-themed activities for the whole family—it features a fairy-tale winter wonderland. There are a number of events at the local cross-country and downhill ski venues as well, including demo days and free training sessions. For winter sports fans, luge competitions begin in the first part of December, while bobsledding and skeleton events start up in January.
Travelocity has a selection of Lake Placid packages to make your vacation planning as easy as skiing downhill. Don't forget the Travelocity Price Guarantee: Travelocity will match a lower price, and refund the difference.