Looking to plan a vacation to Cooperstown, NY? From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and breweries to renowned museums and outdoor activities, Cooperstown has it all! Start planning your getaway with our list below of our favorite things to do in Cooperstown.
National Baseball Hall of Fame
Known as the birthplace of baseball, Cooperstown’s rich history of baseball dates back to the game’s early beginnings in the 19th century. The first game was played at Double Day Field and because of this, Cooperstown is home to one of the top attractions in the country, The National Baseball Hall of Fame.
With over 40,000 artifacts in the Hall of Fame’s collection and three million library items that bring the history of baseball to life, visitors will enjoy an immersive experience into what makes baseball special for them. A trip to Cooperstown isn’t complete until you’ve visited.
Enjoy the outdoors with a day at Otsego Lake. Located within Glimmerglass State Park, Otsego Lake features trails available for day hiking, sandy beaches for a relaxing afternoon, and beautiful views all around you.
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Visit a brewery
With Otsego County’s deep-rooted history in growing hops for the making of beers and ciders, there are a variety of local breweries, ciders, wineries, and even distilleries. And at the heart of all is Cooperstown with its local breweries and the Cooperstown Beverage Trail.
One of the best ways to experience a brewery in Cooperstown is with the Bed & Brew package at The Inn at Cooperstown. We offer several Cooperstown vacation packages with Brewery Ommegang every year. Enjoy VIP treatment as you tour the award-winning Belgian-style brewery before indulging in multi-course gourmet food and beer pairing dinner. To remember this experience, the package also includes keepsake memorabilia such as a custom growler, etched beer glass, and a Brewery Ommegang t-shirt!
As one of our most popular packages, spots fill up fast! These packages are offered every year but be sure to always check back as dates will vary.
Visit a museum
Cooperstown is home to several museums that beautifully showcase the history of the area, art, and stunning architecture.
A national historic landmark, Hyde Hall is a great example of neoclassic country mansions. Explore the mansion’s nearly 50 rooms, filled with ornate furnishings and stunning architectural details, during one of the mansion’s guided tours.
Experience the 19th century at one of the oldest rural life museums in the country with a visit to The Farmer’s Museum. See what rural and village life was all about, first-hand through demonstrations and interpretive exhibits. The museum site includes a working farmstead, a re-created historic village, the Empire State Carousel, and so much more.
Experience elegance, inside and out, at the Fenimore Art Museum. The 1930s neo-Georgian mansion is surrounded by beautiful garden grounds. While inside visitors can also view one of the nation’s finest examples of the American landscape, American folk art, and American Indian art.
Holidays in Cooperstown
One of the best times to visit Cooperstown is during the holidays. The holidays in Cooperstown showcase “America’s Most Perfect Village”, with colorfully lit streets, a quaint village, and what locals claim is the best Santa Claus around! Visitors will enjoy traditional Christmas parades, holiday concerts, and seasonal sights throughout the holiday season.
Stay at The Inn at Cooperstown
Of course, one of our favorite things to do in Cooperstown is to stay at The Inn at Cooperstown. Our award-winning luxury hotel in Cooperstown offers unique historic charm, idyllic location just blocks from downtown Cooperstown and Otsego Lake. We provide our guests with plush yet comfortable surroundings, a complimentary breakfast, and friendly staff who is ready to make your weekend memorable.
Discover the best of Cooperstown with The Inn at Cooperstown and book your stay with us today!