Welcome to Ithaca, NY
Summer in Ithaca
Enjoy the warm weather and wide-open spaces in Ithaca this summer. Cayuga Lake is the longest of the Finger Lakes and boasts tons of outdoor activities ranging from paddling to fishing. Buttermilk Falls State Park offers hiking trails, seasonal life-guarded swimming, and picnic areas. Bring the kids and experience these and other activities as a family.
Summer is the perfect time to dine outdoors. Explore Ithaca restaurants and find local spots with patio seating. Ithaca Commons, a pedestrian-only area downtown, is the perfect place to stroll and shop before grabbing a bite.
If you came for the wineries, you'll find award-winning tasting rooms and vineyards along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Ithaca however is known for its world-class cider. Visit local cideries and taste this crisp, complex, and refreshing beverage.
For a retreat in the woods, Ithaca offers camping options ranging from tents and cabins to genuine glamping. Many area inns are located on beautiful properties with scenic outdoor areas for a more personal experience. No matter what lodging you choose, explore nearby trails hiking or biking.
This summer, enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities alongside our vibrant city with a getaway to Ithaca.