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Stay near the best things to do in Corning, NY

Called America’s Crystal City, Corning has a rich history that is visible in Market Street’s beautifully restored buildings, just steps from the Radisson. The city is especially popular at Christmastime and during the four-day GlassFest in the spring, and the beautiful town square offers a variety of excellent shopping and dining options.

Practically in our hotel’s backyard, the Finger Lakes region is home to outstanding beers and wine, plus breathtaking views, waterfalls and hiking trails. If you’re a history buff or want to enjoy educational fun with your kids, our hotel is just half a mile from the world-famous Corning Museum of Glass. The Rockwell Museum, National Soaring Museum, Finger Lakes Boating Museum and Glenn H. Curtiss Museum are also within easy reach.

Family fun

  • Corning Civic Center (0.5 miles)
    During the winter months, head to Corning Civic Center for an afternoon of ice skating.
    Phone: +1 (607) 962-0340
  • Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes (1.3 miles)
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Benjamin Patterson Inn is now part of a complex of structures that includes an 1870 schoolhouse. Built in 1796, the inn is one of Steuben County’s oldest frame buildings.
    Phone: +1 (607) 937-5281
  • Park Ave Sports Center (1.4 miles)
    Practice your swing in the batting cages, show your competitive streak in a game of laser tag, and rise to new heights on the 21-foot climbing wall at this sports center. Don't miss out on the mini golf, driving range and ice cream shop!
    Phone +1 (607) 936-4820
  • Spencer Crest Nature Center (2.3 miles)
    Spencer Crest Nature Center offers outdoor exhibits and seven miles of scenic trails at Corning Community College.
    Phone: +1 (607) 962-9012
  • Wings of Eagles Discovery Center (11.7 miles)
    Learn about military aviation when you get a close-up look at aircraft dating back to WWII. Be sure to try out the flight simulators.
    Phone: +1 (607) 358-4247

Museums and theaters

  • The Rockwell Museum (0.2 miles)
    Inside Corning’s Old City Hall, you can browse artwork by Native American and American Western artists as well as attend lectures and special events at this Smithsonian-affiliated museum.
    Phone: +1 (607) 937-5386
  • Palace Theatre (0.3 miles)
    Sit back and watch the latest blockbuster at this locally owned movie theater.
    Phone +1 (607) 654-7393
  • Corning Museum of Glass (0.5 miles)
    One of the city’s top attractions, the Corning Museum of Glass offers lessons on glassmaking and displays thousands of pieces of glasswork, some of which are hundreds of years old. The museum runs a complimentary daily shuttle service for visitors who are not capable of walking.
    Phone: +1 (607) 937-5371
  • National Soaring Museum (12.5 miles)
    Situated at the top of Harris Hill, this 17,132-square-foot museum is completely dedicated to motorless flight.
    Phone: +1 (607) 734-3128
  • Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum (12.8 miles)
    Home to more than 40 animal species, this nature center offers hiking trails, snowshoe rentals and breathtaking views.
    Phone: +1 (607) 732-6060


  • Willowcreek Golf Club (7 miles)
    Pick up a set of balls or a new hat at the pro shop so you’re ready to play a game on this 27-hole course. Afterward, stop by Gabe’s Grille for a tasty burger, BLT or barbecue sandwich.
    Phone: +1 (607) 562-8898
  • Watkins Glen International (18.6 miles)
    Get your tickets to see exciting races around the nearly two-and-a-half-mile track at one of North America's premier racing facilities.
    Phone: +1 (866) 461-7223

Wineries and vineyards

  • Finger Lakes Wine Country
    While Finger Lakes is home to nearly 100 wineries, breweries and distilleries, there’s more than wine to be found here. Discover great restaurants, art museums, hiking trails, lakes and special events that the whole family can enjoy.
    Phone: +1 (800) 813-2958
  • Keuka Lake Wine Trail (20 miles)
    Visit any of the seven vineyards along Keuka Lake for your chance to taste sophisticated wines and experience local events.
    Phone: +1 (800) 440-4898
  • Seneca Lake Wine Trail (21.5 miles)
    Expand your knowledge of wine along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, which is dotted with more than 30 East Coast wineries.
    Phone: +1 (877) 536-2717

Other points of interest

  • Gaffer District and Historic Market Street (0.1 mile)
    Head to downtown Corning to admire the architecture of buildings along Historic Market Street. When you’re ready to shop or snack, continue your walk to Gaffer’s many popular restaurants and shops.
    Phone: +1 (607) 937-6292
  • Hands-on Glass (1.3 miles)
    The city’s first public-access glass studio continues to attract visitors who are eager to attempt glassblowing for themselves.
    Phone +1 (607) 962-3044