Welcome to The Scoop!
Welcome to our blog, featuring the most up to date happenings in Ithaca and Tompkins County. Be on the lookout for getaway ideas, quick travel tips, and more in-depth coverage on everything there is to explore in Greater Ithaca and Tompkins County.
Thanksgiving in Ithaca
Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner, with festivities lasting all week! From meal prep to holiday shopping, this year it is more important than ever to support local businesses. Need fresh produce? Head to a farmers' market. Holiday shopping? Browse shops on the Downtown Ithaca Commons. It does not have to be a special Saturday for you to Shop Small. Prioritize small businesses, support local.
5 Best Fall Hikes in Ithaca
Ithaca has some of the best hiking trails around. The trails get even better in the fall as the leaves begin to change, creating a canvas of color you have to see to believe. Learn more about the best fall hikes in Ithaca!
Welcome Back to Fall in Ithaca
Whether you're a new college student or a senior, a family traveling here for the first time, or someone who has loved coming to Ithaca for years, we have the best Fall in Ithaca guide for you right here!
Taste Award Winning Craft Ciders
A Local’s Guide to Their Favorite Waterfalls around Downtown Ithaca
Summer Food Collaborations
Outdoor dining collaboration in and around Ithaca. Beautiful setting meet great food.
48 Hours and 10 Ithaca Waterfalls
Proud of our Food Communities
It’s times of uncertainty when a community’s true character shines through. The community mindset across Ithaca and Tompkins County is focusing around supporting people and local businesses in the safest way possible. Visit Ithaca is constantly amazed by the ingenuity of the food and beverage producers that exist in our community.
A Pet-Friendly Guide to Ithaca NY
Use this pet-friendly guide to Ithaca to plan a day outing or overnight trip with your best friend, your dog! Tompkins County is super dog-friendly and welcomes you to bring your dog along to many outdoor recreation areas, restaurants, and hotels or campgrounds! Start planning your pet-friendly day in Ithaca here!
Accessible Places in Ithaca NY
Family-friendly - Wheelchair friendly – Everybody friendly!
Best Indoor Activities in Ithaca for Rainy Days
It’s no secret that Ithaca is celebrated for its waterfalls, gardens, and scenic views. But there are also several indoor activities worth mentioning! Just because it’s raining outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a fantastic day in Ithaca. From eclectic bookstores to a collection of craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries, Ithaca has something for everyone - even when the weather doesn’t cooperate.
Things to Do in Ithaca in the Winter
Find our recommendations for the best things to do this winter in the Ithaca area! Classes, museums, live performances, outdoor recreation, dining experiences, and more!
Everything changes when you have a baby. Soak in those last few days before the next great adventure of your life and treat yourself to a babymoon in Ithaca. Here are some ideas on where to stay, what to do, and where to eat during your visit.
Unplug & Connect to Nature
Looking for ways to connect your family with nature in the Ithaca area? Here is a list of some of our favorites to get you started in your outdoor exploring!