Corning's Gaffer District, Corning

4.1
#3 of 8 in Things to do in Corning
Corning's Gaffer District is located in Corning. Before you head to Corning, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Corning online trip itinerary builder , to make sure you see all that Corning has to offer, including Corning's Gaffer District.
Create an itinerary including Corning's Gaffer District
map
Corning's Gaffer District Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
214 reviews
Google
4.0
TripAdvisor
  • In what appears to be old working class houses there are now shops,some but not all upscale,bars and restaurants. This is a nice place to visit,day or night, and a complete surprise.  more »
  • Many shops and small restaurants. Cool architecture and safe area. Like the Hand and foot restaurant.  more »
  • The Gaffer district has a good collection of nice stores and restaurants. We had a fantastic stroll and enjoyed everything we saw.  more »
Google
  • Downtown Corning is sincerely the saving grace of the Twin Tiers area for a fifty mile radius. After moving to Elmira, my husband and I were just desperate for a nice place to stroll and good food. Watkins Glen, Wellsboro, and Ithaca are great, but farther than we'd like to travel with three kids most days. Corning is just perfect, with the best small businesses around, easy to stroll with the kids, yet offers great date night opportunities that can't be found elsewhere within at least fifty miles. There is something for everyone, from casual pizza joints and burrito bars, to upscale restaurants and high end shopping. The Gaffer District also offers wonderful family events throughout the year. As a family, we don't know how we would survive those lazy weekends without Corning nearby.
  • Scenic, picturesque, cozy. What more could you ask for. I felt transported back to a quieter time, and there was plenty to do and see.
  • Nice community area where you may be able to catch a farmer's market or make your own picnic. Good place to stop between NYC and Niagara. If you have time on your trip go to the glass museum
  • There are two downtowns in our area that can take you back to the time. The fist is Corning's Gaffer District and the second is downtown Wellsboro, PA. The Gaffer District includes Market and Bridge Streets in downtown Corning. However, since the majority of activity happens on Market Street, this review will center on Market Street. The merchants and Corning Incorporated do a lot for this small town, and it shows everywhere you look. Small businesses are king in the Gaffer District, from the many full-service restaurants to the retail establishments selling high-end handbags or olive oils, there's something for everyone on Market Street. There are even a few businesses that leave water bowls out for your dog. You have shops like Van Heusen, Bass Shoes, Conner's Mercantile or The Source and restaurants like Aniello's, The Gaffer, Atlas Brick Oven Pizza, and The Source Factory Number 2, Subway, and Tony R's. There are some events throughout the year that are worth attending. The area is missing universal free Wi-Fi, but many of the shops do offer access.

Plan your trip to Corning

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Corning

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Corning by other users

21 days in United States & Toronto BY A USER FROM BELGIUM July, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in New York State & Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in New York State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in New York State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in New York State BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in New York State BY A USER FROM GREECE May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in New York State BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in New York State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Corning BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Corning BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in New York State BY A USER FROM INDIA March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans