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Ithaca
"Ithaca is gorges" can be read on proud t-shirts across New York State, and there is definitely truth in advertising. Sitting on the shores of Cayuga Lake, the largest of the Finger Lakes, the hilly town of Ithaca is surrounded by dense forests, towering waterfalls, and many gorges. The natural beauty has a distinctly academic feel, as local universities have filled the woods with museums and education centers like The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which features a 220 acre wildlife sanctuary.

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Robert Treman State Park
Robert Treman State Park
Attraction type: State Parks
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Cornell University
Cornell University
Attraction type: Educational sites
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Buttermilk Falls State Park
Buttermilk Falls State Park
Attraction type: State Parks
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Cornell Plantations
Cornell Plantations
Owner description: Cornell Plantations is an area of great natural beauty - part of one of America's most renowned university campuses. With a combined 4,300 acres featuring the arboretum... more Owner description: Cornell Plantations is an area of great natural beauty - part of one of America's most renowned university campuses. With a combined 4,300 acres featuring the arboretum, botanical garden, and natural areas of Cornell University, Cornell Plantations has a lot to offer. less
Attraction type: Gardens
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Cayuga Lake
Cayuga Lake
One of the largest of New York's Finger Lakes, this area is used for swimming, boating, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities.
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Purity Ice Cream Co
Purity Ice Cream Co
Ranked #1 of 257 Restaurants in Ithaca
Price: US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisines: American, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Ithaca Bakery
Ithaca Bakery
Ranked #2 of 257 Restaurants in Ithaca
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Just a Taste
Just a Taste
Ranked #3 of 257 Restaurants in Ithaca
Cuisines: American, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Wine Bar
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mahogany Grill
Mahogany Grill
Ranked #4 of 257 Restaurants in Ithaca
Price: US$ 12 - US$ 45
Cuisines: Steakhouse, American, Bar
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
The Boatyard Grill
The Boatyard Grill
Ranked #5 of 257 Restaurants in Ithaca
Price: US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Groups, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Frog's Way B&B
Frog's Way B&B
US$ 80 - US$ 90
Ranked #4 of 18 Ithaca B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca
US$ 179 - US$ 292
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Ithaca
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Hampton Inn Ithaca
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Ithaca
US$ 152 - US$ 267
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Ithaca
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La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa
3.5 of 5
La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa
US$ 155 - US$ 268
Ranked #4 of 22 Hotels in Ithaca
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

The Statler Hotel at Cornell University
4.0 of 5
The Statler Hotel at Cornell University
US$ 282 - US$ 480
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Ithaca
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Argos Inn
4.0 of 5
Argos Inn
US$ 196 - US$ 305
Ranked #11 of 22 Hotels in Ithaca
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