Home to some of America’s best breweries, the Baseball Hall of Fame, a quaint downtown, cultural treasures, and world-renowned music festivals – Cooperstown, NY is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. No matter the time of year, Cooperstown offers a variety of attractions and activities, both indoor and out, to fill your days. Not sure where to start? Use our weekend guide to Cooperstown and start planning your getaway today!
Cocktail hour on the porch
Check into The Inn at Cooperstown, where you can enjoy cocktail hour on the porch while dreaming of your fun-filled weekend in Cooperstown. Continue your evening with dinner at Mel’s at 22, located just minutes from the Inn. Serving up classic American cuisine for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, Mel’s offers a fun environment for family and friends.
Glimmerglass Music Festival
If you are visiting during the summer, be sure to cap off the night with a show at the Glimmerglass Festival. This internationally known seasonal opera series is performed on the shores of Otsego Lake and is one of the biggest summer attractions in Cooperstown. Tickets are available now for the 2019 season. They go fast, so be sure to book well in advance.
Breakfast at The Inn at Cooperstown
Wake up to the smell of a fresh, homemade breakfast at The Inn at Cooperstown. Our buffet-style breakfast includes locally roasted coffee, a variety of cereals, granola and yogurt as well as a fresh fruit salad. A choice of hot entrees, such as quiche or frittata, is served daily as well.
Fenimore Art Museum
After breakfast head over to the Fenimore Art Museum. A grandiose historic estate, now a museum, houses some of the best collections of folk art and American landscape paintings.
For a mid-day activity then head on over to the Farmer’s Museum. Not your typical museum, visitors can explore working farm feature exhibits, hands-on activities, and interactive workshops – all which bring rural history to life.
After almost a full day of soaking up some Cooperstown history, grab a brew at Brewery Ommegang. Enjoy award-winning craft beers and a plentiful food menu – all of which can be enjoyed on their outdoor patio. As one of the stops along the Cooperstown Beverage Trail, Brewery Ommegang also partners with The Inn at Cooperstown for our Bed and Brew packages, another great way to enjoy a weekend getaway in Cooperstown.
Complete your day with dinner at Alex’s World Bistro. This cozy, upscale bistro serves up a worldly menu, crafty cocktails, and homemade desserts. After dinner, enjoy a quiet stroll back to the Inn where your comfortable room awaits.
Start your day off with either breakfast in our cozy dining room or try one of Cooperstown’s local coffee shops, Stagecoach Coffee. Proudly serving freshly roasted coffee, the local favorite also offers homemade baked goods, specialty pastries, and breakfast sandwiches.
Baseball Hall of Fame
After breakfast venture over to the Baseball Hall of Fame for the best display of America’s favorite pastime. Whether you are a baseball fan or not, a stop here is well worth it. And if a few hours there isn’t enough, The Inn at Cooperstown offers special Baseball Hall of Fame packages such as our Custom Tour Experience, Care and Conservation Workshop, and the Ultimate Baseball Hall of Fame Getaway Package.
Grab lunch at The Cooperstown Diner. Serving the “biggest burgers in the smallest diner,” your taste buds will thank you for a stop at this local favorite. Comfort food at its best, patrons can enjoy classic American burgers, fries, milkshakes, and more.
Glimmerglass State Park
End your day with a visit to Glimmerglass State Park. This 593-acre state park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, in every season. Enjoy the beautiful lake shores of Otsego Lake, hiking trails, and a bit of history at the haunted Hyde Hall.
Stay at The Inn at Cooperstown
No matter what your weekend plans are, make sure they include a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown. Our award-winning luxury hotel in Cooperstown offers unique historic charm, idyllic location just blocks from the Baseball Hall of Fame, downtown Cooperstown, and Otsego Lake. Discover the best of Cooperstown and book your stay with us today!