Ithaca is Gorges
Our widely known ‘Ithaca is Gorges’ motto is no exaggeration – Ithaca is gorgeous. But Ithaca is more than New York waterfalls and gorges. In our corner of the Finger Lakes Region of New York, we’ve become a destination known for cultural events, activities and outstanding outdoor recreation. Our population is infused with the constant energy of youth from the bright students and faculty of Ithaca College and Cornell University – making it a unique and dynamic destination that is charming, intelligent and varied.
Restaurants and Lodging in Ithaca
Whether you are on a college visit or just exploring the Finger Lakes, Ithaca offers hotels and lodging for any stay. Don’t forget to savor the tastes of the region at the famous vegetarian Moosewood Restaurant or one of the area’s other varied dining choices. With more restaurants per capita than New York City and a number of area wineries along the Cayuga Wine Trail, Ithaca has something to please any palette.
Events, Music and History
Ithaca boasts a rich historical legacy – and is the birthplace of the Ice Cream Sundae. Throughout the year, you’ll find an array of arts and cultural attractions from spontaneous live music by locals, students, and PhD holders alike to numerous galleries featuring work by local and regional artists. Partake in a family-friendly shopping on Ithaca’s pedestrian mall, the Commons, or enjoy the diverse theatre and museum offerings. Whatever your mood, you can listen, discover and explore your way through Ithaca.
Outdoor Adventures Around Ithaca
No matter the season, explore the beauty of the outdoors in Ithaca. Spend a sunny day touring one of waterfalls and gorges or relax on the Finger Lakes’ largest lake, Cayuga Lake. You’ll find over 28,000 acres of public New York State forest ripe for skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and exploring.
Discover Ithaca and see for yourself why we’re more than just looks. Check out the numerous lodging packages and deals and start planning your next getaway to Ithaca today.