The Impulsive Traveler: Details, Cooperstown, N.Y.


The Baseball Hall Of Fame and Museum is seen during induction weekend on July 24, 2010 in Cooperstown, New York. (Jim McIsaac/GETTY IMAGES)

Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Cooperstown, N.Y.? Here’s what you need to know for the weekend of Sept. 2-5:

GETTING THERE

Southwest flies nonstop from BWI Marshall to Albany, N.Y., with fares starting at $270 round trip. Cooperstown is about 75 miles to the west.

WHERE TO STAY

Best Western Inn and Suites at the Commons

50 Commons Dr.

607-547-7100

www.bwcooperstown.com

Four miles south of Cooperstown. Rooms from about $200 a night.

Hickory Grove Motor Inn

6854 Hwy. 80

877-547-9874

hickorygrovemotorinn.com

On Lake Otsego, six miles north. Rooms from about $140 per night.

WHERE TO EAT

Sal’s Pizzeria

110 Main St.

607-547-5721

Less than a block from the Hall, good for a quick lunch. Large pie about $15. Calzones and strombolis $6. Ballgames on TV.

Cooperstown Diner

1361 / 2 Main St.

607-547-9201

www.cooperstowndiner.com

Small family-oriented place near the Hall. Features half-pound burgers. Most dishes run $5 to $7.

The Lake House

2521 Hwy. 22

Richfield Springs

315-858-2058

www.lakehouse-cooperstown.com

Lovely lakeside location 12 miles from Cooperstown. Lunch entrees $7 to $12, dinner $15 to $25.

WHAT TO DO

Baseball Hall of Fame

25 Main St.

888-425-5633

baseballhall.org

Open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Sept. 4, then 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Adults $19.50, seniors $12, children ages 7 to 12 $7, age 6 and under free. Combination tickets including the Farmers’ Museum and the Fenimore Art Museum available.

The Farmers’ Museum

5775 Hwy. 80

888-547-1450

www.farmersmuseum.org

A mile north of town center. Free parking. Trolley connects main sites for $3. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $12 adults, $10.50 seniors, $6 ages 7 to 12.

Fenimore Art Museum

5798 Hwy. 80

888-547-1450

www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

Across the highway from the Farmers’ Museum. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $12 adults, $10.50 seniors, ages 12 and under free. Permanent exhibit on the Coopers of Cooperstown; author James Fenimore Cooper lived here, but the town is actually named for his father, William.

INFORMATION

cooperstownchamber.org

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