Corning, New York

Votes



2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

1064 Votes - "Most Fun"
106 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
20 Votes - "Friendliest"
16 Votes - "Best For Food"
2 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
1 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"

Description

Corning’s glasswork, wine and beauty make it an attractive location for a getaway. The town is home to the Corning Museum of Glass, where more than 45,000 pieces make up the world’s largest glass collection. See sculptures, windows, and demonstrations, then make your own. Children can watch a glassmaker turn one of their drawings into a creation and adults can construct their own in a studio.

The Rockwell Museum of Art offers as much of a presentation with paintings and sculptures demonstrating western art. View paintings of the cowboys and Indians and sculptures of animals throughout three galleries. The Kids Rock area provides activities, scavenger hunts, drawing and games for younger visitors.

With its prime location in the Finger Lakes, Corning is surrounded by wineries with tours and tastings for visitors. Local vintners participate in festivals, fairs, famers markets and entertainment with events all year round. There are even a few breweries in the area as well.

Visit the Historic Gaffer District for shopping and dining, where you’ll find renowned architecture and over 100 local businesses. With three additional museums and food, art and antiques tours, there’s so much to see and do here. Get more ideas from Corning’s reviews.

Close to many fun things . Finger lakes, wineries,awesome places to hike and explore. Market st. is the best. CMOG is a cool place.
Reviewed by aketchum@cppmail.com
on August 16, 2013
Retired from Corning, now living in Florida. Always look forward to our summer visit to see family and also walk lovely Market Street and make several stops along the way for a hot dog(Jim's Texas Hot) - best in town and always have to have Aniello;s Pizza.when back home in Corning..
Reviewed by Milmomo1
on August 6, 2013
I work in downtown Corning and can't think of a better place to be. Market Street is so unique with its shopping, food, and historical buildings. CMOG in itself is amazing and nothing like it any where else.
Reviewed by 102964
on August 6, 2013
I love that Corning doesn't feel like Anywhere USA. the unique shops, the family owned restaurants, the cool hands-on stuff like Hands-on Glass Studio and Soulshine Bead Shop make it fun. Throw in a relaxing massage at AgeLess or Steuben Professional or Interludes - what could be better than that!
Reviewed by PouncesMama
on August 6, 2013
I call Corning "the Napa (California) of the East" for its proximity to the wineries, its beautifully restored Market Street, and its cultural holdings. Within five square miles, Corning plays host to five art galleries (Atrium Gallery at Corning Community College, Exhibit A Contemporary Art, The Glass Menagerie Gallery, Spencer Hill Gallery, and West End Gallery), two art/cultural centers (The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and 171 Cedar Arts Center), and three museums (Corning Museum of Glass, Benjamin Patterson Inn Museum, and The Rockwell Museum), and an orchestra (The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes). What small town can boast that?!
Reviewed by KHPupstate@gmail.com
on August 1, 2013
Showing 11 through 15 of 114 reviews

Population

11,183

Add a Photo

You must be logged in to add photos.
×

Write a Review

Submit
Close ×

Vote for

You can only vote once for each town every 24 hours. You can vote again in

Vote for 2013 Best Small Town

Vote!

Are you a DMO or CVB?
Explore "Best Town Travels" – Rand McNally’s new map-based digital travel guides for your website plus an iPhone and Facebook app! Learn More

×

Thank you for Voting!

Promote , by sharing your vote or writing a review.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter or Write a Review
×