Corning has been cited several times by American Style magazine as one of the top 25 small city arts destinations in the U.S. most recently in June 2010.
Corning is full of small town charm… quaint shops, galleries and antique stores line the streets of the Gaffer District. The Gaffer District is known for it’s exceptional shopping, dining, arts and beautifully restored buildings, just steps away from the world famous Corning Museum of Glass. Corning's Gaffer District website
A year-long calendar of festivals and events celebrates decades of tradition including the nationally-recognized wineglass marathon and Glass Fest- a four day celebration of glass and the fire arts in America’s Crystal City. This year’s Glass Fest takes place May 23- 26. For more information or a full list of entertainment and activities can be found at the Glassfest website
A great place to visit is the Rockwell Museum of Western Art downtown in the Gaffer District. It has the largest collection of Western Art in the Eastern United States. Rockwell Museum of Western Art website
Some great places to do some shopping are Bong’s Jewelry- 31 E. Market Street Bongs Jewelery website
Crafting Cottage- 32 E. Market Street
Crafting Cottege Website
If you want to stay overnight the Radisson is located within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in the Gaffer District. They also offer great packages throughout the year and feature the newly renovated Stueben Bar and Grill 1-2-5. Located on 125 Dennison Parkway East. Radisson Corning NY website
For some great burgers visit R&M Restaurant and Bar on 101 W. Market Street. They are also known for their homemade rigatoni.