Stuck inside with the drapes shut and cookie crumbs collecting on your chest? Post-holiday cabin fever can set in with no warning signs until your couch becomes the only thing holding you up from the ground. Snap out of it, we have a cure! Here are 11 ways to beat cabin fever in The Capital Region.
Albany Indoor Rock Gym (AIR) – Albany: AIR is the premiere indoor rock gym in the Capital Region. Offering floor-to-ceiling activities for every skill level, strap up and let your inner child out. AIR also offers a one-of-a-kind multidimensional cave system. Climb, slide, wiggle and twist through the amazing indoor system or ride on the 60-foot zip line! Perfect for the whole family.
2. See Hollywood
Criterion Cinemas – Saratoga Springs: The new Criterion Cinemas offers a slice of glamorous Hollywood life for us Upstaters who are sick of sitting in cracked multiplex seats. See the hottest movies and cult-classics on a 2000 square-foot screen in custom leather rocking seats surrounded by rich Dolby Digital sound. 3D movies available and fresh snacks, this attraction may not be different than your living room hibernation but the luxurious quality of this theater will be the highlight of your week.
3. Have a Winter Night Out
Socialize and enjoy the game at many of the sports bars in Albany or sit down for a romantic evening of jazz music and wine. Albany is home to some of the only gay bars in the Capital Region. Check out the Nightlife events guide to start planning your night out!
4. Suit Up and Sip
Saratoga Paint & Sip – Latham: Speaking of alcohol, who doesn’t want to paint and drink? “Grab a drink, an apron and take a seat!” Saratoga Paint & Sip is a one-of-a-kind art class for beginners where a local artist will guide you through painting an original painting, from Picasso’s Guitarist to an Adirondack sunset. Register online for individual or for a private party.
5. Get a Strike
Professional bowler or not, Albany has a bowling alley for anyone. Take part in trivia events and form your own team. Don’t miss value nights and food specials and make sure to check out the arcades. Keep the slices and soda coming!
6. Pamper Yourself
Relax and defrost from the chilled Capital Region air with a spa package. Rumors Day Spa in Albany offers haircuts, nail treatment, skin care, massage and more. Or head out to Saratoga Springs for the various spas on the strip. Look your best this winter season!
7. Rediscover the Outdoors
Grafton Lakes State Park – Grafton: A water-lover’s paradise frozen over into white tundra of pines and deciduous trees, Grafton Lakes State Park is perfect for snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the winter season. Bundle up and hike through the 25 miles of nature trails or take some friends for some great ice fishing on the lake.
8. Rock Out
The Capital Region is jam packed with live music venues and shows happening now! From jazz to rap, Albany attracts acts from all genres and regions. Check out the Live Music events guide for all the latest shows.
9. Join a Class
Albany Dance & Fitness – Albany: With gym memberships, yoga classes, Pilates and workouts that work your obliques while your legs are behind your head, fitness is all the rage now. Albany Dance & Fitness center introduces the elegance of dance to beginners in a fun and vigorous workout. Dance Burlesque to Hip Hop or attend a self-defense workshop. Weekly classes are offered to adults and teens 12 and up and class sizes are small to provide individual attention and safe workouts.
10. Laugh out Loud
The Comedy Works – Albany: Since 1981, The Comedy Works has entertained Albany audiences with its array of memorable comedy acts. This is your one-stop club for Albany comedy. Dive into the juicy prime rib or salmon roulade and save room for dessert.
11. Discover Local Art
The Capital Region is home to talented artists and fantastic museums. Exhibiting the work of the Mohawk Hudson region, the Albany Center Gallery has promoted inspiration and diversity for 36 years. The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls offers period and contemporary works from all over the world. Or for something different, visit the outdoor art center Storm King in New Windsor. Explore human and nature relationships, alternate realities and the beauty in the grotesque.