Cooperstown Attractions in Walking Distance to The Inn at Cooperstown

Just half a block from Main Street and several Cooperstown attractions, The Inn at Cooperstown is the ideal lodging choice for your next vacation. In the heart of it all, our historic inn is a few minutes away from shops, restaurants, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Use our guide and find your way to these Cooperstown attractions.

National Baseball Hall of Fame

0.2 miles/5-minute walk

One of the top Cooperstown attractions is the National Baseball Hall of Fame. With over 40,000 three-dimensional artifacts in the Hall of Fame’s collection and three million library items that bring the history of baseball to life, each visitor can get a glimpse of what makes baseball special to them.

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Lucky for guests of The Inn at Cooperstown, this popular destination is an easy 5-minute walk down Main Street. Take your trip to Cooperstown to the next level with one of our custom experience packages we have in partnership with the Baseball Hall of Fame. Stay in one of our beautiful accommodations and enjoy access to our exceptional amenities with one of these packages below:

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame: Custom Tour Package – The custom tour experience features a private artifact spotlight of items that are not on display in the Museum from your favorite team. That’s right, you pick the team, and the museum will put together your artifact display! It can’t get any better or more personal than that.
  • Ultimate Baseball Hall of Fame Getaway Package – For the serious baseball buff looking for hotels near the Baseball Hall of Fame, there’s nothing better than our Ultimate Baseball Hall of Fame Getaway package! Get in the game as you explore the museum as a VIP and relive the sport’s best moments and pay respects to its greatest players.

To book your package, call us at 607-547-5756. Or view our other experience packages to find one that is right for you!

Double Day Field and batting range

.02 miles/3-minute walk

Visit the historic baseball field where it’s said the first game was ever played. Doubleday Field now hosts the Hall of Fame game every year and is one of Cooperstown’s top destinations. Located next door to Doubleday Field are the batting cages. Take a swing at the TRU-PITCH batting machines – used by the major league teams or check out one of the video games.

Lakefront park

0.3 miles/5-minute walk

Located on the southern shores of Otsego Lake and just a few minutes from The Inn at Cooperstown is Lakefront Park. Enjoy a relaxing stroll amongst lush greenery while taking in beautiful scenes of the lake. It’s the perfect spot to easily enjoy some peace and quiet.

Cooperstown Farmers Market

0.2 miles/3-minute walk

A year-round indoor market, the Cooperstown Farmers Market features local farmers, producers, and artisans within a 50-mile radius. Find everything from seasonal produce and fresh baked goods to artisan cheeses and wine.

Glimmerglass Queen Boat Tour

0.4 miles/8-minute walk

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Take a tour of Otsego Lake aboard the Glimmerglass Queen Boat Tour. Enjoy a one-hour narrated tour around Otsego Lake while sipping on your favorite beverage from the bar. Tickets go on sale for each cruise 15 minutes prior to departure, so reservations are not necessary for normal tour times.

Note: Glimmerglass Queen Boat Tour has not opened for the 2021 season yet. Check back for an updated schedule as COVID-19 guidelines are updated.

Farmers’ Museum

1 mile/20-minute walk

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If you are willing to go the extra mile, a 20-minute walk brings you to the Farmers’ Museum. Visitors will enjoy a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life firsthand. A favorite among all Cooperstown attractions, the museum includes a working farmstead, a recreated historic village, the Empire State Carousel, and more.

Shops in Cooperstown

Being that The Inn at Cooperstown is just half a block from Main Street, there are several shops within walking distance including, the Tin Bin Alley, Christmas Around the Corner Gift Shop, Baseballism Cooperstown, and the Cooperstown Bat Company.

Read here for more on how to shop local in Cooperstown.

Cooperstown restaurants

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The Inn at Cooperstown is conveniently located near, with some in walking distance, to many restaurants in Cooperstown, NY. Guests will find a variety of dining options including, Italian cuisine, pizza, burgers, bakeries, plus local groceries, and markets. Upon check-in, a guide to takeout and delivery dining options will be provided to each guest.

Just to name a few:

  • Cooperstown Diner
  • Alex’s World Bistro
  • Mel’s at 22
  • Toscana Italian Fusion & Grill
  • Nicoletta’s Italian Café

For a full list, be sure to visit our dining page.

For more about what to do in Cooperstown, be sure to download the This is Cooperstown Vacation Guide. Start planning your vacation today and book your stay at The Inn at Cooperstown!