With the travel industry on the road to recovery and people more ready than ever to plan their next trip, we're celebrating this year’s National Travel and Tourism Week! Happening May 1-7, 2022, National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is a nationwide initiative spearheaded by the U.S. Travel Association - and we have fun plans in place.
Join us as we celebrate all things travel in Cortland County!
National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual industry tradition celebrating the value travel holds for our economy, businesses, personal well-being and more.
The theme for this year's NTTW is the #FutureOfTravel. A future where friends, family and colleagues can reconnect. Where inclusivity thrives and diversity drives innovation and connection. The #FutureOfTravel is driven by all of us—in every corner of our country and every sector of our industry. A brighter future starts today, in our own backyards!
Travel & Tourism Week is Cortland County
On Thursday, April 28, Cortland County Legislature proclaimed May 1-7 Travel & Tourism Week in Cortland County. The proclamation marks the kick-off of the 39th annual National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW), which unites communities across the country to celebrate how travel matters to American jobs, economic growth, and personal well-being. Cortland County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), the official tourism promotion agency for Cortland County, NY, will spend the week celebrating Cortland County’s thriving tourism and hospitality industry.
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It's Time to Experience Cortland
Cortland County's rolling hills give a hint of the outdoor recreational opportunities that are available, but there is so much more to experience and enjoy. From sharing the story of Cortland’s rich history through its museums, to its vibrant art and culture scene, local musical acts and nationally-recognized theatre, to culinary delights and seasonal brews, we’ve got it all. And don’t forget about our unique festivals, and the abundance of outdoor adventures to be had.
Four seasons of fun and memories are waiting for you - explore, experience, and enjoy the beauty of Cortland County!
May 1: Get some fresh air
You don't have to venture far from town to find yourself paddling on a secluded river, hiking a forested trail, or observing wildlife. From the slopes to the green, outdoors and in, for the young and young-at-heart, outdoor adventures are never-ending!
May 2: It's all about the pint
Cortland County has joined New York State in its passion for brewing with local hops and grains. From farm breweries to dragon-inspired distilleries and great wine tasting rooms, check out these great local breweries, tasting rooms, and distilleries.
May 3: Delectable delights
With diners, delis, bistros, restaurants, pubs, and coffee bars, and cuisine that ranges from American to Asian, Mexican to Middle Eastern - there’s always something tasty to sample.
May 4: Shop your heart out
With unique shops and retailers, Cortland County has the perfect match for every taste and budget. We have shops selling antiques and vintage clothing, shops creating gift baskets and shops lined with comic books - if you need a gift or just something to indulge yourself with, we probably have a store to find something you'll love!
May 5: Step back in time
We have museums that showcase our heritage, from the Victorian splendor of the 1890 House Museum to the Cortland County Historical Society located in the Italianate home of inventor James Suggett. Spend an entire day at the CNY Living History Museum which houses three museums in one.
May 6: The arts are alive
Pop into one of the intimate galleries to admire art created by local talents. Browse the handcrafted goods on display at one of the many festivals held throughout the year. Experience entertaining theatrical productions and gigs by legendary and up-and-coming musical talents. Whether on stage, in galleries and shops, and all around town, the area’s cultural scene inspires and delights.
Ready to Plan Your Trip to Cortland County?
Get a jump start on planning your next Cortland County getaway by checking out the Official Visitors Guide online or request your FREE copy in the mail!
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