School Summer Vacation

Back-to-school is just around the corner--but first you need to squeeze a few more memories out of this summer. Take your kids on an outdoor adventure, pile them into the car for an afternoon at the museum or a trip to the ice cream shop. Whatever your idea of fun, we've got ideas for some hot-weather hoopla.

Updated: May 31, 2001

Keep Them Busy

Howe Caverns

255 Discovery Dr, Howes Cave, NY 12902

An easy day trip from Albany, these cool caves include an underground lake.

Washington Park

Madison Ave and Willet St, Albany, NY 12210

Pack a picnic and take the kids to the park.

New York State Museum

Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12230

Older children will love this free museum’s exhibits on geology, flora, fauna and, of course, dinosaurs.

Guilderland Public Library

2228 Western Ave, Guilderland, NY 12084

Story times, craft workshops and book discussions will help you fill those long summer days.

Keep Them Fed

Corner Ice Cream Store

3770 Carman Rd Ste 1, Schenectady, NY 12303

Burgers, lemonade and soft swirls of ice cream lure kids and parents to this local institution.

Kurver Kreme

1349 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205

The ice cream’s worth the wait at this summer staple.

Smith's Tavern

112 Maple Ave, Voorheesville, NY 12186

Blue Ribbon Family Restaraunt

1801 State St, Schenectady, NY 12304

Make sure they get their meat and two veg without breaking the bank.