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Outdoor Adventures
Ithaca is a hidden gem for outdoor adventurists! Run, hike and bike the gorges. There is a path or trail for every level!
Cascadilla Falls in Ithaca NY
From small cascades to thundering waterfalls that drop hundreds of feet, Ithaca is renowned for its spectacular landscape featuring more than 100 majestic waterfalls around the region.
The Cider Trail
Wineries & Cideries
There are over 25 wineries on Cayuga Lake, each boasting unique flavors that express the sweet & quirky personalities of Ithaca. Enjoy unique ciders, too!
Downtown Ithaca Commons
Downtown Ithaca Commons
A four-block pedestrian shopping area with over 100 unique shops, restaurants, street vendors, & street entertainers and tons of annual events and festivals year-round.
Sciencenter on the Discovery Trail in Ithaca
Discovery Trail
The Discovery Trail is a collaboration of eight brainy, fascinating family-friendly attractions within Tompkins County - or an easy drive from Downtown Ithaca.
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Local Art
From local, handmade art, to well-known 20th century tastemakers, Ithaca is home to an incredible art scene. Be sure to take in a gallery or three while you're here!
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Live Theater
The arts scene in Ithaca is alive with theatrical performances throughout the year in many different theaters around the area. Discover your next favorite!

Things to do in Ithaca

Waterfalls and wineries. Art and theater. Outdoor recreation and family fun. Discover what makes Ithaca such a great place to visit!

Ithaca Activities

You never know what you'll discover with all the things to do in Ithaca. It could be something fleeting, like a rainbow in the mist of one of the many Ithaca waterfalls, or something powerful, like insight from an acclaimed speaker on campus at Cornell University Whatever you choose, you won't want to forget your camera!

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With so many things to do in Ithaca, it can be hard to choose! This can help you plan your day!
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Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau
A division of the Tompkins Chamber
904 East Shore Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 272-1313 | Toll Free: (800)-28-ITHACA
The official web site of Ithaca, New York and Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau in the Finger Lakes. Complete guide to Ithaca, NY hotels, attractions, dining, shopping and recreation with maps and driving directions.
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