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Cooperstown: The Ultimate Micro-Trip Destination

Posted by: Cooperstown Getaway
02 Dec
Cooperstown: The Ultimate Micro-Trip Destination
Micro-trips are a hot trend in travel, and it's easy to understand why. As the name implies, these short, one to three day vacations are perfect for travelers looking to conserve paid time off at work, or for people who can't afford a blow-out trip abroad. Weekend getaways fit nicely into the model for these more focused travel experiences. Read on for the many reasons Cooperstown is the ideal spot for your 2020 micro-trip!

Close to Home
With the shorter duration of micro-trips, choosing a destination that is easily accessed is important. When your getaway is only a couple of days, you don't want to spend the bulk of that time waiting for connecting flights. Cooperstown is approximately an hour and a half from both the Albany and Syracuse areas, and four hours from New York City. 

Plenty to See Here
When choosing a place to stay for your micro-trip, consider how far you'll be from the attractions on your itinerary. At The Cooper Inn, you're placed right in the heart of the village of Cooperstown. Guests can enjoy charming accommodations all within walking distance of several world-class museums: The Farmers' Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum.

Enjoy a step back in time at The Farmers' Museum with the beloved holiday event, Candlelight Evening (December 14) providing a magical experience for travelers of all ages. Fenimore Art Museum is also a must-stop on your itinerary, with thought-provoking exhibits like Heroines of Abstract Expressionism (on view until December 31) to see, as well as beautiful views of Otsego Lake from the terrace. Of course, the Hall of Fame is a bucket list destination for many devotees of America's favorite pastime, offering an in-depth look at the fascinating history of the game, including Diamond Dreams: Women in Baseball, Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience, and more.

Eat Up
No trip is complete without delicious dining options, whether you're traveling for a short or extended period of time. At Hawkeye Bar & Grill, guests can enjoy comfort food favorites like their famous Butcher's Burger in a casual environment. The outdoor patio, open seasonally, offers a fantastic view of Otsego Lake. 1909, the newest restaurant at The Otesaga, is a modern steakhouse brimming with local flavors. The cozy setting is perfect for a romantic dinner with that special someone.

Drink Up
While Cooperstown is home to several world-class museums, it's also known for its award-winning craft beverage scene. Whether it's beer, wine, cider, or spirits, the Cooperstown Beverage Trail has it all, including stops at Brewery Ommegang, Red Shed Brewery, Cooperstown Distillery and more. What better way to focus your micro-trip than with a craft beverage tour?

As you daydream about all of the places you'd like to visit in 2020, micro-trips might be the answer to checking off several destinations on your list. Whether you're a history buff, art lover, baseball fan, craft beverage enthusiast, or all of the above, a trip to Cooperstown is the perfect place to make the most out of your mini vacation.
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