Learning Vacation - explore winter in the Ithaca-Cortland region

Whether returning for a nostalgic visit or visiting a current student here’s how to take a memorable trip to the Ithaca-Cortland Region: Day 1 Start the getaway off right with a guided premium cider tasting at South Hill Cider just outside of downtown Ithaca. South Hill Cider has been crafting…

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Family-Friendly Winter Getaway in the Ithaca-Cortland region

Plan a perfect family-friendly winter weekend getaway in the Ithaca-Cortland region. Day 1: After an easy car ride, stretch your legs and check out Ithaca’s Sciencecenter, a hands-on science museum that’s fun for all ages with interactive exhibits to explore, connect, and create through science…

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Winter Arts Itinerary

WINTER ARTS IN ITHACA Embark on your own Ithaca Arts Odyssey in winter! Plan your visit around a special winter show. Or check out the list of performance venues with events throughout the season. And while you’re here, don’t forget to pop into an Ithaca bookstore! VENUES WITH REGULAR EVENTS These…

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Essential Ithaca Arts Itinerary

YEAR-ROUND ESSENTIALS: 48 Hours of Arts in Ithaca No matter what time of year you visit, find out why Ithaca is one of the top 10 arts-vibrant medium-size communities in the United States! DAY 1 MORNING Start your arts odyssey by stretching your legs and breathing the fresh air at the Cornell…

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Things to Experience Before Winter Comes

Fall is here, and there are definitely some things you should experience before the first snow flies. The changing foliage here is simply stunning and is a certain draw for visitors this time of year. Whether you stroll along the Cayuga Waterfront Trail, drive the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway or the…

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October Fun in Ithaca

As the leaves in Ithaca begin to turn shades of red, orange, and yellow, the city comes alive with a variety of activities to celebrate the changing of the seasons. From pumpkin patches to apple cider tastings, there are endless opportunities to indulge in the joys of fall. In particular, the month…

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Must-See Scenic Drives While Visiting Ithaca

From rolling hills to winding lake roads, quaint neighborhoods to vibrant college campuses…scenic views abound around Ithaca. No matter the season, a scenic drive is the perfect way to take in your surroundings and see the area. Whether you are traveling solo or with a friend, these drives are sure…

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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, take time to explore beyond Ithaca and across the Finger Lakes Cider Trail…

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Stay Longer, Discover More of Ithaca

Tucked away in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, Ithaca, New York, is a destination that invites travelers to slow down, unwind, and truly immerse themselves in its natural beauty, vibrant culture, and unique attractions. While a fleeting weekend getaway might offer a glimpse of its splendor, an…

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10 Labor Day Weekend Activities to Keep Summer Going

September may bring cooler evenings and back to school activities, however with the lakes still warm and plenty of events happening, many people like to believe summer is not quite over in Ithaca and across the Finger Lakes. As o­­ur college students have just returned, Ithaca is getting a second…

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