The Impulsive Traveler

Details, Elmira, N.Y.

Friday, November 5, 2010; 11:42 AM

Getting there

US Airways offers connecting service from BWI Marshall to Elmira, N.Y., for $233 round trip.

Where to stay

Elmira's Painted Lady B&B

520 W. Water St.


The Victorian mansion offers five rooms with Twain-related names. From $125.

Where to eat

Express Cafe and Bakery

164 N. Main St.


Soups, sandwiches (from $5) and baked goods. On Nov. 30, the cafe hosts a dinner incorporating some of Twain's favorite foods for $19.10.

Barb's Soup's On Caf e

311 College Ave.


Tasty soups from $3.70. On Nov. 30, the staff will dress like Twain and company and hold a trivia contest.

Geka's Soul Vegetarian Restaurant

800 Madison Ave.


Creative meatless entrees such as a Caribbean roll. From $10.

What to do

Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies

College Avenue


Site of the museum at Hamilton Hall and the Quarry Farm study. By appointment only in the offseason.

Woodlawn Cemetery

1200 Walnut St.


Twain's resting place in the Langdon family plot.

Tanglewood Nature Center

443 Coleman Ave.


Placards with Twain quotes dot the 3.1-mile Twain Trail. Free.

Samuel Draper's Guided Tour


Walking tour of Victorian homes and Twain sites. $12.

Chemung Valley History Museum

415 E. Water St.


Twain artifacts, plus a special exhibit on the writer in Elmira. $3.



All lodging and flight info valid as of press time Thursday.

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