Cooperstown, New York
It’s tempting to try to squeeze the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum into a morning or afternoon, but we recommend setting aside a whole day for the experience. Believe us, you won’t want to rush through it.
There’s plenty more to see in Cooperstown anyway. If you were wondering, the village was named for William Cooper, father of noted author James Fenimore Cooper. At the Fenimore Art Museum and the Farmers’ Museum, both nestled alongside beautiful Lake Otsego, you can check out everything from early American folk art to oddities like the Cardiff Giant. If you’re in Cooperstown at the right times during the summer, you might even luck into the Glimmerglass Festival’s opera on the lake.