Some time at Elmira College is a fascinating way to get to know the area a little more.
To get there, you'll have to travel about 160 miles (257 kilometers) from the state capital, Albany, until you get to Elmira.
If you don't plan to waste a good deal of time in transit, look into the Holiday Inn Elmira - Riverview, only 0.9 miles (1.4 kilometers) away from Elmira College.
Within easy commuting distance, you can find a handful of reasonably priced hotels to select from. The Candlewood Suites Elmira Horseheads and the Econo Lodge Elmira-Corning are highly recommended.
Socialize, relax and maybe meet a few locals at The Pepper Pot Cafe, which is just a stone's throw away. If you'd like to eat out for lunch, stay in the area and get a table at Global Taco (Food Truck). Round off a lovely day by having a drink at Patrick's Elmira New York, which is also a brief walk away.