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Summer in Ithaca
Summer is here in Ithaca, and it’s the perfect time to savor the simple pleasures. Throughout July and August, enjoy weekly outdoor concerts and other seasonal events. If you’re visiting for the 4th of July, make sure you catch all the best fireworks displays happening throughout Tompkins County.
If you’re interested in local history and beautiful views, one of the best ways to experience Cayuga Lake is on a boat tour. If you’d rather be your own tour guide, consider taking a scenic drive to local wineries. Stretch your legs on a hike to one of Ithaca’s gorges waterfalls — Buttermilk Falls and Taughannock Falls are particular favorites, while Robert H. Treman State Park offers plenty of room for swimming.
The bounty of the season is on display at the many farmers markets in the Ithaca area. And summer is in full bloom at the expansive and serene Cornell Botanic Gardens. If you’re looking for indoor options, the Museum of the Earth offers a family-friendly look into the prehistoric past.
Start planning your trip by booking the perfect hotel for your needs, or embrace your adventurous side and give camping a try. No matter where you stay, you can visit with confidence knowing that safety is a priority. Find the latest guidance regarding COVID-19 and other travel planning resources.