taughannock falls in early fall
Best New York Waterfalls
As the saying goes, "Ithaca is GORGES!" Waterfalls are the perfect place to go to find some peace of mind.
hotels workers wearing masks in lobby
COVID-19 Information for Visitors
We welcome you back. The spirit of hospitality remains strong in Ithaca.
root vegetables on plate with red wine
Food & Dining in Ithaca
king bed inside contemporary Ithaca hotel room
Staying in Ithaca?
Our area lodging owners and operators work tirelessly to ensure the best health and safety standards are upheld.

Welcome to Ithaca, NY

Fall in Ithaca

Savor the fall season in Ithaca. This fall in particular, safety is top-of-mind. We’re warmly welcoming visitors while observing social distancing guidelines and public health recommendations.

There’s no shortage of things to do outdoors this time of year. Plan a hike to one of our scenic waterfalls or enjoy the crisp autumn air while picking apples—and make sure to taste some cider while you’re there! In our vibrant downtown, the pedestrian-only Ithaca Commons offers eclectic shops and local restaurants with plenty of walking space and outdoor dining.

Tompkins County combines the collegiate spirit from our institutions of higher education with the beauty found in open spaces and rolling hills. Take a drive and enjoy the stunning colors of fall foliage or visit vineyards along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail—or both! After a day of exploring stay in one our cozy cabins or downtown hotels. Our particular mix of urban culture and rural charm is as stimulating as it is refreshing.

Fall always seems fleeting, but in Ithaca, you can experience all your favorite parts of the season in our gorges destination.


yellow jacket looking at taughannock falls with leaves changing

Seasonal overnight packages & deals

buttermilk gorge water flowing

Ithaca outdoor recreation and NY State Park Updates

cider bottles on display

Check out the Finger Lakes Cider Scene!