Taughannock Falls Jamie Malcolm-Brown

Outdoor Places to Dine this Summer

Ithaca Beer Co. photo by Casey Martin The return of warm weather means outdoor dining options are back, and the Ithaca area is full of them. When it comes to outdoor dining, Ithaca’s Commons and Restaurant Row come quickly to mind. There you will find plenty of restaurants all next door to one…

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Bike Paths in Ithaca

One of the first things I look for when traveling is a good bike trail. I have pretty specific criteria in mind, some that are deal breakers and some that just make the experience more pleasurable. Not interested in mountain biking, I look for trails that are relatively flat with a smooth surface…

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22 eco-friendly activities for sustainable travel in Ithaca

Beyond Earth Day, here are some eco-friendly things to do that minimize waste and leave a smaller carbon footprint on your sustainable vacation. The city has recently made headlines for its commitment to decarbonizing buildings, but finding ways to lessen the impact of humans on the environment is a…

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Women in Wellness

With so many women-owned businesses to explore, we recognize the role of women in shaping history within the region. Ithaca is just a short drive from Seneca Falls, home of the first Women’s Rights Convention. Today, the drive along the Cayuga Lake hillsides is dotted with female winemakers, cider…

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Family Staycation in Ithaca

Robert Treman State Park, upper entrance We love spring! As soon as the first warm rays of sunshine make it through the clouds after the long winter, crocuses and snow drops poke their heads out of the ground, birdsong fills the air, and Ithacans stream out of their houses to soak up the warmth…

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Day of Fun in Trumansburg, NY

Locally-sourced pasta from Hazelnut Kitchen On warmer, sunnier days in Trumansburg, NY one might find themselves surrounded by music at the annual GrassRoots Festival, or mingling with local farmers and friends at the Trumansburg Farmers Market, but you might be wondering: What is there to do…

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Ithaca Cider Tasting Itinerary

Ithaca and the Finger Lakes are known as wine regions, but it’s also the most important cider region in the US. Making it the perfect destination for cider tasting. With the highest density of craft cideries in NY state, many of which have received top accolades in national competitions. Please…

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La Tourelle

Whether you’re looking for an upscale retreat or convenience to downtown, La Tourelle is the answer. It’s a luxury hotel with a spa and bistro built right in. Family-owned and operated, you’ll always be met with a warm smile. With 70 acres to explore and a garden filled with produce and herbs that…

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Apples & The Arts

Join the Community Arts Partnership and Visit Ithaca in celebration of apples and the arts in Tompkins County! Kick off the month with Apple Harvest Fest and Cider Week; be sure to plan time for studio visits on the Greater Ithaca Art Trail. The arts and cider scene will be thriving this October…

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