Ideal Itinerary for a Couples Getaway in Cooperstown This Summer
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3 Days of Coupledom in Cooperstown
Day One - Friday
Check in at the Cooper Inn, the Classic Inn of Cooperstown, and settle into the comfortable accommodations.
Book a late afternoon massage at the new Hawkeye Spa. The Otesaga Signature Massage is a deeply revitalizing treatment that uses aromatherapy and deep tissue massage to unwind the body, reboot the mind and transform stress into balance. In other words, the perfect way to begin your romantic weekend together.
Keep Friday casual with dinner at Ommegang Brewery where there’s always something new, whether it is the beer or the food. Reservations are recommended for this popular spot where dinner is served from 6pm-9pm, and the menu changes nightly.
Enjoy a nightcap while lounging at the Fire Bar right next to the calming waters of Lake Otsego. You’ll find an enticing selection of liquors, wines and beers amid stunning sunset views and intimate conversation.
Day Two - Saturday
Sleep in and then enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the Cooper Inn.
Saturday morning is all about living like a local. Stroll the Farmer’s Market just off Main St. in Cooperstown for a taste of the local artisan flair. Take home a few goodies like local cheeses, produce, maple syrup, honey or craftwork like pottery, candles or yarn.
Be sure to also give equal amount of time to the shops right along Main St. Don’t miss the Cooperstown Bat Company, making custom engraved bats for both professional players and visitors.
Beat the afternoon heat at the Fenimore Art Museum. Revel in the romance of artists like Maxfield Parrish, Marc Chagall, Raymond Han, and more. Grab a light lunch and a glass of local wine at The Fenimore Cafe, offering a spectacular panoramic view of Lake Otsego. More into sports than art? Hit up the Baseball Hall of Fame to see a comprehensive collection of baseball artifacts, photos, and more.
Head back to the Inn and get ready for a spectacular night starting with a little taste of perfection at Glimmerglass at The Otesaga. Handcrafted dishes are artfully prepared using local ingredients, making menu items like the Maple-Lacquered Duck Breast (Confit Duck, Stir Fried Bhutanese Rice, Orange Gastrique) and the Pan Roasted Scallops (Forbidden Risotto, Carrot Ginger Emulsion) stand out as spectacular.
Take your seats at the opera for the annual Glimmerglass Festival. Each summer the festival runs four shows in repertory so there is always a show to enjoy.Tickets start at just $26 and are readily available online.
Day Three - Sunday
Walk over to The Otesaga for the breakfast buffet at Glimmerglass - it is a great way to start the day. Fill up on seasonal fruit, a customized omelet, Belgian waffles, or a bit of corned beef hash from the Butcher’s Block.
Squeeze in a round of Flash Golf at Leatherstocking Golf Course. For only $25 enjoy 5 holes of golf with your partner at one of the most scenic and challenging golf courses on the East Coast.
Before you hit the road for home, linger just a bit longer for lunch at The Hawkeye Bar and Grill. Savor your last bit of lakeside sun and fresh air, as well as house specialties like pan-seared rainbow trout and one of the best burgers in Cooperstown.
Too much for 3 days and 2 nights? Book an extra night at The Cooper Inn and spread it out. The #1 rule in Cooperstown is to have fun, so take your time enjoying everything our town has to offer.
More Itineraries for Cooperstown
Thinking about bringing the kids? No problem. There’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy. Swap out massages for time by the pool and a visit to The Farmers’ Museum. See a range of itineraries on our website, along with plenty of other great ideas of how to spend your time in Cooperstown, whether you are a self proclaimed foodie or a baseball fanatic. Once you get here - connect with us online and share your photos using the hashtag #EscapetheUsual. We’ll share our favorites with all of our followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!