Ithaca is Pride

  Known for being one of the most liberal and open-minded areas in Upstate New York, Ithaca offers an enlightened demographic of folks who pride themselves on being one of ‘The Advocate’ Magazine’s first “10 Best Cities for Gays and Lesbians to Live”.  Halfway between New York City and Niagara Falls, Ithaca welcomes visitors from all over to explore beautiful New York State.  
Local History Walking Tour- Students at Ithaca College along with Luca Maurer, director, The Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services have just launched a new LGBTQ Local History Walking Your throughout the city of Ithaca. The tour includes 32 stops over 7 miles and is available as a self-guided experience through the free app PocketSights.   Through IC’s collaboration with the History Center, it has already been designed as an Ithaca Heritage Tour.   Bars and public spaces in Ithaca have been sites of LGBTQ resistance and resilience for decades. This LGBTQ local history tour is designed to preserve some of the rich stories and heritage of the Ithaca community.
Finger Lakes Craft Beverage- The LGBTQ owners of Americana Winery know how to put on a good time and create a sense of community for anyone who visits.  In the summer months, there is weekly live music and special events.
Discover Cayuga Lake Boat Cruises- Discover Cayuga Lake offers evening special events billed as Club Cayuga, including LGBTQ Cruises.  Catch the beautiful sunsets on Cayuga Lake accompanies by DJs to set the mood.
Local Shopping and Family-Friendly Downtown- The Downtown Ithaca Commons is pedestrian-centric with vibrant public art and a variety of restaurants. For family-friendly independent shops with alternative and local options, check out Alphabet Soup, Jillian's Drawers, Ithacamade and Buffalo Street Books.  
Nightlife- Several Downtown establishments promote safe & inclusive evening environments, such as Bar Argos and The Watershed.
Planning a visit? You'll find many Tompkins County gay and lesbian-friendly lodging options on Purple Roofs or see the full up-to-date listing of accommodations here.  


Posted by: Visit Ithaca
Posted on: 24/02/2022

Ithaca is Pride

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