Around Ithaca

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Cornell University/Ithaca College

Enjoy many free opportunities including music recitals, art galleries, museums and workshops.

State Park, Gorges and Waterfalls

Find out for yourself why, “Ithaca is Gorges,” by visiting any of the 150 waterfalls, each with its own gorge, within 10 miles of downtown Ithaca

Some of our favorite spots include:

  • Taughannock Falls State Park
  • Buttermilk Falls State Park
  • Enfield Glen/ Lucifer Falls/ Robert Treman State Park
  • Ithaca Falls/ Fall Creek Gorge

Downtown Ithaca Commons

Come browse Ithaca’s open-air mall with over 100 unique shops. Sample Ithaca’s boutiques, casual and fine dining, and outdoor public art exhibits.

Dining & Restaurants

The Ithaca area has many opportunities for fine dining, some of our recommendations are:

Cayuga Lake

Ithaca is home to the longest finger lake at 38 miles long and offers a variety of breathtaking views. If you’re in the mood for recreation, kayaks and paddleboards are available to rent for thrill-seekers. If you’re looking for a more relaxed view of the lake, make sure to schedule a boat tour and cruise up past the Hangar Theatre.

Finger Lakes Winery Tours

Quench your thirst and take a Finger Lakes wine tour around Cayuga Lake. While traveling the nation’s first, and oldest, wine trail, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the lake and sample some of the finest Rieslings the area has to offer.

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