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Have an Amazing Time With These 9 Girls' Night Out Ideas In & Near Clifton Park, NY

Has it been too long since your last girls' night out? From paint and sip classes to wine tastings and axe throwing, there are endless options for a fun evening with friends. Discover these top 9 girls' night out ideas in and near Clifton Park, NY!

Get Creative at a Paint & Sip Class

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Whoever came up with the idea to pair alcohol with arts and crafts deserves a round of applause. It's a fun, laid-back way to enjoy time with the girls.

Here in the Clifton Park area, you can attend paint and sip classes at these great venues: Saratoga Paint & Sip Studio in Saratoga Springs and Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio in Glenville.

Each venue hosts different themed classes, so be sure to browse the calendar and make sure everyone books their spot ahead of time! From scenic forests to colorful flowers and mountain views, there are plenty of options to consider.

Sip & Sample Your Favorite Craft Beverages

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Do you and your friends enjoy wine, beer, or spirits? Plan a trip to one of the region's wineries, craft breweries, or distilleries for a tasting session!

Some options include wine tasting sessions at the Adirondack Winery Queensbury Tasting Room in Queensbury or cocktails and spirits at Yankee Distillers' Tasting Room in Clifton Park.

If your group prefers beer, Druthers Brewing is well worth the visit! There are several locations in the Capital Region: Schenectady, Clifton Park, Saratoga Springs, and Albany. The Clifton Park location opened in 2022, and customers rave about the spacious patio.

Experience the Thrill of Axe Throwing at Far Shot Albany

Are you in the mood for some friendly competition during your girls' night? Consider booking an axe throwing session at Far Shot Albany.

At Far Shot, you and a group of friends can learn how to throw an axe and see who is the best. Each session includes axe throwing equipment, training, and games, and there is also an on-site bar with food and drinks.

Google reviewers love Far Shot for its friendly staff and the unexpected workout they get during their axe throwing sessions.

Get Lucky at a Local Casino

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Feeling lucky? Then come test that luck at one of the Capital Region's casinos!

There are two local options: Rivers Casino and Resort Schenectady or the Saratoga Casino Hotel in Saratoga Springs. Rivers Casino is the premier spot for live table games, while Saratoga Casino Hotel offers 1,700+ slots and electronic table games.

On-site dining is available at both, as well as attached hotels, so if you have a friend traveling far for your girls' night, they can crash right there.

Have a Blast Skating at Rollarama in Schenectady

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Head over to Rollarama Skating Center in Schenectady for a night of skating and dancing with your best friends. We recommend you drop in on Tuesday nights for Rollarama's "Adults 21+" only skate night - it's the perfect time to have a blast skating to the music without the distraction of kids.

After all the excitement, you can take a break at the snack bar, which offers pretzels, wings, pizza, and more. When going to Rollarama, older guests love the nostalgic feel and the great music.

See Some Great Views During an Evening or Sunset Cruise

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Just because the Clifton Park area isn't on the ocean doesn't mean you can't enjoy beautiful waterfront views!

For a sunset cruise with your best friends, visit Dutch Apple Cruises and Tours in Albany. One 5-star Google review says, "We love cruising down the Hudson with Dutch Apple! It’s always a beautiful way to see the sunset."

Or, for an evening cruise on a private tiki boat, book a ride with Original Tiki Tours on Saratoga Lake or Lake George. Tours run for 75 minutes, and all you have to bring is your favorite beverages (cups, cooler, and ice are provided).

Wind Down and Pamper Yourself During a Spa Day

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Plan the ultimate relaxing girls' night out with a spa day! From getting your nails done to booking a private party with friends, there are many places to go in the Clifton Park area to relax, unwind, and feel glam.

To start, check out Complexions or Warmth Sun Spa, and book a spa day for the ladies.

Complexions has locations in Albany and Saratoga, and they can accommodate intimate get-togethers for a girls' night out. Or, check out the private spa parties at Warmth Sun Spa, which include unlimited use of the spa, spray, and tanning services.

Laugh the Night Away at a Local Comedy Club

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Prepare for a night of laughter, entertainment, food, and drinks at a local comedy club in the Capital Region. Both the Albany Funny Bone at Crossgates Mall and The Comedy Works in downtown Saratoga are excellent places to see nationally recognized and regional stand-up comedians perform on stage.

In particular, one Google reviewer notes, "Every time I go to the Funny Bone is a great time! The food and drinks are always great, the waitstaff are awesome, and the comedy is always top-notch."

Catch a Movie or Shop at Clifton Park Center Mall

One of the best places to spend a girls' night out is located right in town at Clifton Park Center Mall.

This shopping destination features a variety of shops and food options, and after you've taken a walk through the mall, you can catch a movie at Regal Clifton Park. Enjoy plush seating as you watch a comedy, a horror, or another new release film together.

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