The Ithaca Commons

Visit the award winning Ithaca Commons. A four block pedestrian shopping area with over 100 unique shops, restaurants, street vendors and street entertainers in the heart of downtown Ithaca. Also home to the legendary Moosewood Restaurant (famous for its vegetarian menu and its bestselling cookbooks).

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

The Finger Lakes is on the map as the wine region of the East. Hop around to over 25 unique wineries on Cayuga Lake. Wine tours depart from various locations throughout Ithaca. You won’t want to miss the wineries, taprooms, cideries and distilleries along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, the oldest and longest running wine trail in America!


Over 150 waterfalls within 10 square miles. As the saying goes, “Ithaca is GORGES!” It’s because of the 150 waterfalls that flow across the town, funneling water through gorges carved out thousands of years ago. Head up to Cornell University, down to the Ithaca Commons, or to one of the state parks, and you’ll undoubtedly stumble upon a waterfall.

A Thriving Educational Community

Ithaca, NY is carved by gorges and waterfalls, but it’s shaped by its educational institutions, Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Tompkins County Community College (TC3). These schools fuel the city’s rich cultural scene and foster its creative spirit. Combined, the schools bring over 30,000 students into the community each fall, and with them, PhDs in every field from astrophysics to zoology. The brainpower makes Ithaca a fun-loving, worldly, connected city, and turns the beautiful campuses on East Hill and South Hill into international destinations in their own right.

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