The Cooperstown Experience on a Budget
Traveling with the family can be stressful enough, from packing up suitcases to loading the car and making sure everyone’s got their phone charger. If you’re planning a trip, you already have enough on your plate, so this season save yourself the stress and opt for a weekend getaway to Cooperstown. And the best part is that you won’t have to break the bank.
Hit the Road
Save some cash by skipping the flights and hopping in the car. Whether you’re traveling from New York City, Connecticut, D.C., Massachusetts, New Jersey or Pennsylvania, your next stop is closer than you think. Resting in the heart of Central New York is the historic village of Cooperstown. As you make your way into town, cruise along the backroads and stop at a farm stand or two. Take a moment to appreciate the beautiful rolling foothills of the Catskills, and enjoy some family time on the way Cooperstown.
Plan Your Visit to Cooperstown
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Head to the Hall
Wake up feeling refreshed on day two in Cooperstown. Take a moment to relax and enjoy the lakeside views with a cup of coffee before you get the kids ready and head into the village for a day of fun. Parking on Main Street is limited, so park the car on the outskirts the village (free!) and take the trolley ($2/person all day). You’ll know you made it into town when the spirit of baseball and Americana seems to come alive within every shop and restaurant. The first stop on Saturday is a no-brainer: The iconic National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Maximize your budget with a Double Play package which grants access to not only the Hall of Fame and Museum, but also admission to your choice of either the Fenimore Art Museum or The Farmers Museum. The Double Play package costs a total of $86, for a family of four with two kids between 7 and 12. If you’re a baseball fan, you’ll want to consider buying the Baseball Hall of Fame Family Membership package for special perks, discounts on merchandise and unlimited access to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Even if you’re not a fan, it’s easy to spend hours wandering the three floors of baseball exhibits, experiencing first-hand the stories and artifacts from famous players and teams throughout history. Plan to spend at least two-to-three hours to get the full experience and be sure to stop in the Museum Shop on your way out.