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The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys Basketball Tournament is played at the Cool Insuring Arena in downtown Glens Falls every March. This wild weekend in New York State athletics always has downtown buzzing.
There's a lot of downtime to fill while you're not watching or playing in games. Visitors to Glens Falls will be thrilled to discover that there’s plenty to do in Hometown USA. From eating delicious food to shopping for Adirondack treasures, here are a few ways to spend time in downtown Glens Falls.
Factory Outlets of Lake George
There’s a variety of great shopping in both downtown Glens Falls and beyond. Your first stop should be to the Factory Outlets of Lake George, a short 15 minute drive from Cool Insuring Arena.
This collection of four outlet centers includes dozens of name brands such as L.L. Bean, Gap, Old Navy, Coach, J. Crew, and more. The best part about the Factory Outlets of Lake George is the fantastic discounts in nearly every store.
More shopping can be found about ten minutes from Cool Insuring Arena at Aviation Mall. This mall has everything you would expect, ranging from well-known department stores to small boutique shops.
Visitors to Aviation Mall will find national retailers like Target, JC Penney, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. They'll find clothing stores like American Eagle, Victoria's Secret, and Peter Harris Clothes. Those searching for a meal will find Ninety-Nine Restaurant, Friendly's Restaurant, and China Express. Other stores and services at Aviation Mall include AT&T Famous Footwear, Footlocker, Mastercuts Hair Salon, Regal Cinemas, and Verizon.
Shopping in Downtown Glens Falls
You don't have to leave sight of Cool Insuring Arena to find some fantastic shopping. Make your first stop in downtown Glens Falls the Shirt Factory.
This historic building is home to hundreds of artists and artisans who create handmade goods. Products sold at the Shirt Factory include salt lamps, pottery, reclaimed furniture, watercolor paintings, precious metal products, reclaimed wood products, and a lot more.
The city streets of downtown Glens Falls offers plenty of shopping opportunities. From chic fashion boutiques to stores celebrating the outdoors, you can find a bit of everything in downtown Glens Falls.
Dining on Glen Street
Nothing makes you hungry like watching your favorite team demolish the competition. Whether you're on the hunt for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there's a medley of dining options in downtown Glens Falls.
Lunch and dinner options are all over place. Downtown Social Eatery & Lounge serves a wide variety of handheld and entree meals and often has live music. Raul’s Mexican Grill specializes in classic Mexican dishes. Davidson Brothers Brewery and Mean Max Brew Works are two breweries creating delicious food and beers. Mikado Japanese Grill serves fantastic sushi and hibachi in their beautiful downtown location.
More Spots for a Bite
There’s even more to eat and drink when you venture outside of Glen Street. Stop at Cooper’s Cave Ale Company for Glens Falls-brewed beer and soda. Make a reservation at Morgan & Company for an eclectic meal with a Mediterranean-Bohemian flair. The Harvest Restaurant is one of many places to go for pizza, pasta, and other Italian dishes. Make sure you stop at Martha’s Dandee Creme in Queensbury for dessert.