Fan Favorites for Baseball: Things to Do
National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum
Anyone who makes the baseball pilgrimage to Cooperstown is coming here for one reason: the Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum. It’s a bucket list item on any true baseball fan’s list, and we take pride and honor in being the home of baseball’s greatest institution. The Hall of Fame has had the distinct privilege of welcoming over 16 million visitors since it was founded in 1936 – help the hall continue its longstanding legacy and don’t miss special events like the Hall of Fame Classic and Induction Weekend annually.
Beer and baseball have gone hand-in-hand since, well... baseball and beer co-existed. It’s a no brainer then that Cooperstown is not only home to great baseball offerings, but great beer. After enjoying the best of the region’s baseball attractions, sample the tastes of Belgium right here in Cooperstown with Brewery Ommegang’s variety of Belgian-style beers, including limited edition brews and their six award-winning Belgian-style ales brewed year-round.
Cooperstown Bat Company
The ultimate bat company in Cooperstown specializes in a variety of bat offerings, including bats for play, custom personalized engravings and autographed bats. After visiting the Hall of Fame, swing by to peruse their offerings and pick up a one-of-a-kind autographed bat featuring the signature of your favorite Hall of Famer as the ultimate baseball souvenir from a trip to Cooperstown.
Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum
One of Cooperstown’s most zany and interesting baseball attractions, the Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum features over 30 wax figures, a virtual reality batting cage and a Baseball Bloopers Theatre. Just as Madame Tussauds is a must-visit tourist attraction in New York, so is the Heroes of Wax Baseball Museum to Cooperstown – make it a stop on your baseball-themed trip!
Fan Favorites for Baseball: Places to Stay
Lake 'N Pines Motel
Get a rustic, lakeside experience at this motel located just seven miles north of Cooperstown directly on the shores of Otsego Lake. After a day of taking in Cooperstown’s baseball attractions, return to the Lake ‘N Pines and relax as you take in the beauty of Otsego Lake and the surrounding rolling hillsides. Take a dip in the outdoor pool and enjoy the property’s serenity. Hall of Fame Members also receive a 10% discount on their stay!
Otesaga Resort Hotel
One of Cooperstown’s most iconic hotels, the Otesaga is situated directly on the shores of Otsego Lake and has a long-standing history with Cooperstown’s baseball legacy. Located just three blocks from the Hall of Fame, the Otesaga offers the ultimate getaway for everyone from couples to families looking for an experience that combines luxury with baseball, including special baseball-themed packages like the Double Play Package offering accommodations, meals and the signature Hall of Fame experience.
Holiday Inn Oneonta/Cooperstown
Located just a short drive from the best of Cooperstown’s baseball attractions, the Holiday Inn Oneonta lends way to exploring Otsego County’s other offerings in the charming town of Oneonta. Not only is Oneonta charming and filled with other unique opportunities for exploration, their love of baseball is on par with that of Cooperstown, as home to the Oneonta Outlaws, a summer baseball team for some of the nation’s top collegiate players.
Hampton Inn Oneonta
Located in nearby Oneonta, the Hampton Inn is a family-friendly property highly dedicated to a quality guest experience. Not only do they provide an excellent guest experience, the Hampton Inn also caters to baseball enthusiasts with their special baseball packages, like the Family Getaway Package which includes two tickets to the Hall of Fame and a $25 gift certificate to a Cooperstown restaurant of your choice.