ALocated in Upstate New York, Cooperstown is a relaxing place for a weekend getaway from the city. Stroll through the charming streets of the village to wonderful shops and restaurants. Discover America's favorite pastime at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, or batter up at Dreams Park. Enjoy a day of boating and fishing on Otsego Lake, explore the beauty of Glimmerglass State Park, and catch a lakeside concert at Alice Busch Opera Theater. From its baseball heritage to its easy charm, America's perfect village is packed with things to do this weekend.
AWith its history and charm, Cooperstown is a beautiful destination for a romantic getaway in Upstate New York. Escape for the weekend to "America's Most Perfect Village" and enjoy shopping and dining in the quaint village, hit the magnificent fairways at Leatherstocking Golf Course or explore the Fenimore Art Museum. Have a romantic afternoon on Otsego Lake and beach picnic at Glimmerglass State Park. Enjoy a night at the opera with the Glimmerglass Festival overlooking the lake, then sipping Belgian style microbrews at Brewery Ommegang.
AIf you love the game of baseball, the National Baseball Hall of Fame is a home run for any Cooperstown getaway. The Boys of Summer are celebrated at this museum with vibrant exhibits on your favorite teams and players, like Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend, and historic artifacts and photos that capture the spirit of the sport through the generations. Walk through the Hall of Fame Gallery to see the legends and go check out Doubleday Field, a ballpark dedicated to the founder of baseball in 1920.
ACooperstown has a vibrant food culture with wonderful restaurants, cafes, breweries and pubs. Stop by popular eateries like Hawkeye Bar & Grill, Mel's 22, Alex & Ika Restaurant, Toscana, Cooperstown Diner, Council Rock Brewery, Kelli Jean's Steakhouse and Pepper Mill. With a quaint, pedestrian-friendly downtown, a weekday afternoon or Sunday morning spent exploring the town's great restaurants and shops should definitely be on your itinerary.
AIf you want to stay the night or weekend in Cooperstown, NY, you'll find many unique hotels, charming inns and beautiful resorts, including The Otesaga Resort on Otsego Lake, The Cooper Inn, Bayside Inn & Marina, Inn at Cooperstown, and The Landmark Inn.
ACooperstown is located on the southern shore of Ostego Lake, a 4,046 acre reservoir and the source of the Susquehanna River. Ostego Lake has long been the central focus of Cooperstown, even before the Village was established, and continues to be a major attraction in the area today. Stay lakefront to enjoy serene sunrises and epic sunsets along with the beautiful mountain scenery surrounding the calm waters. Many parks border the lake, offering a retreat to nature for snowy walks or summer picnics. Seasonal boat trips on the lake are also a popular activity, including a tour of the lake's natural beauty aboard the Glimmerglass Queen.
ANiagara Falls is about 250 miles from Cooperstown, New York via I-90 W. The drive takes about 4.5 hours by car and you will pass through the cities of Syracuse and Buffalo, where you'll find many great restaurants and sights. The city of Rochester is also just a slight detour north along the way, and is worth a stop to visit the George Eastman Museum or the Strong Museum if you have the time.