Put your shades on and roll your windows down, because summer is here and it’s time to go for a cruise! There are plenty of cruise-worthy destinations in and around the Capital Region, and we’re ready to highlight a few to help inspire your summer plans.

Jumpin’ Jack’s

If you haven’t been to Jumpin’ Jack’s in Scotia, put it on your summer cruise schedule! The food is awesome, from the famous Jackburger to Twister Fries to ice cream. Enter 5 Schonowee Ave, Scotia, NY 12302 in your GPS and hit the road.

Farmer’s Daughters’

If you’re in the mood for a drive out to the country, Farmer’s Daughters’ is a great choice. With farmland all around, it’s a perfect place to sit down with an Overloaded Burger, Super Dog, Ultimate Homemade Nachos, soft ice cream or hard ice cream and simply relax. 882 NY Route 29, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Malta Drive-In

Have you ever been to a drive-in movie theatre? If you haven’t, there’s one right in Malta off of exit 12 and it’s a true summer tradition. One ticket includes two movies, so this is definitely a full night of fun. 2785 Route 9, Malta, NY  12020.

Lake George A&W

Fill up the gas tank and head north because another summer tradition awaits you in Lake George at A&W. This is a must visit for root beer fans, plus they have awesome burgers, chicken, hot dogs and more. 2208 U.S. 9, Lake George, NY 12845.


A favorite among classic car owners and ice cream lovers alike, Guptill’s in Latham is another excellent addition to your summer cruise schedule. They offer 80 flavors of hard and soft ice cream and hard and soft yogurt. Plus there is a rollerskating arena! 1085 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12047.