Enjoy the Greater Oneonta Area Attractions
The Greater Oneonta area is a small college town nestled among rolling hills and verdant farm land that harbors both Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta. The Susquehanna River, which begins in Cooperstown, flows through the center of the area, which is vibrant, brimming with arts, cultural, shopping and a wide variety of dining experiences. It's active, friendly and accessible.
There are an array of local attractions and things to do in Oneonta. Small galleries, artisan shops, a history center and well-preserved 19th century buildings line Main Street, which is also well-populated with cafes, boutiques and friendly people.
Performing Arts & Public Parks
The Foothills Performing Arts & Community Center features lively entertainment, from rock to blues, country music and comedy performances. You'll also find a variety of performances and art displays at the city's downtown cafes and bars. You can also enjoy outdoor activities such as a round of golf at a number of near-by courses or mingle with the butterflies at the Popp Butterfly Conservatory.
The Greater Oneonta area is home to a variety of well-maintained public parks where you can take the dog for a run, the kids for a swim, or catch a collegiate baseball game during the summer. The area has well-marked and maintained mountain bike trails, as well as the Susquehanna Greenway for hiking or biking.
Dining, in fact, is one of the many highlights of the Oneonta area. From the famous Brooks House of Bar-B-Q's to Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Italian, Cajun, American, "new" American, you'll find Oneonta restaurants that will satisfy every palette.
Oneonta Area Events
The Greater Oneonta area is home to a multitude of year-round family-friendly events, from Fabulous First Fridays, monthly events that run from May through October, to the Labor Day Weekend Susquehanna Hot Air Balloon Fest. Every new year begins with First Night Oneonta, a celebration of things to come.
You'll find a wide variety of lodging options from Oneonta hotels with indoor pools and other amenities to romantic B&B's – all include "service with a smile."