What to Do in Ithaca

What can you do here that's unique? Plenty!
Hiking and Waterfalls - Take a hike to Taughannock Falls, Cascadilla Gorge or any of the 100-plus waterfalls in Ithaca. In the summer, swim underneath one of the waterfalls and cool off from the heat!
Wine, Craft Beer & Cider - Enjoy a Finger Lakes wine tasting experience on the Cayuga Wine Trail, the nation's first wine trail. You can also sample local craft beer, hard cider and artisan spirits along the way.  Cheers!
Delicious Food - Savor a meal at the famous Moosewood Restaurant; or any of the county's locally-owned eateries. We are an agricultural epicenter waiting to bring the bounties of local farms right to your fork!
Farmer's Market - Come hungry to the sprawling Ithaca Farmers' Market, open on the lakefront every weekend, April-December, and popping up in various Ithaca locations throughout the week.
Ice Cream Sundaes - Experience the quaint charm of the city that invented the first ice cream sundae.
Boating - Go boating on Cayuga Lake. You can rent kayaks at Paddle-N-More in Lansing or Puddledockers in Ithaca, or learn about the Finger Lake's history and ecology in educational cruises with Ithaca Boat Tours.
Ithaca's Discovery Trail - The Discovery Trail is a partnership of top attractions: the kid-friendly Sciencenter, the world-famous Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the animals of the Cayuga Nature Center, the beauty of the Cornell Botanic Gardens, the amazing fossil specimens at the Museum of the Earth, the art collections at Cornell's Johnson Museum, the local artifacts at the History Center and the timely cultural events at the Tompkins Public Library.
Downtown Ithaca Commons - Stroll the Downtown Ithaca Commons, a pedestrian mall that's the heart of the city's vibrant social, shopping and dining scene.
Music - Enjoy free concerts in Ithaca throughout the summer with music ranging from classical to jazz, funk, and more!
Coffee - Stop by Gimme! Coffee's original location on State Street and enjoy the award-winning coffee by Roast Magazine's "2013 Chosen Roaster of the Year".


Posted by: Visit Ithaca
Posted on: 28/09/2021

What to Do in Ithaca

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