- The list below includes 47 free or cheap things to do in or near Ithaca, New York, including 64 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Art Museum and National & State Parks.
- From Robert Treman State Park to Cornell University, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Ithaca and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Cortland, Watkins Glen, Hector and Horseheads.
A locally-owned cinema multiplex with three theaters, Lake Street Plaza Theatres shows first-run Hollywood movies. The theater offers discount matinees, as well as a variety of other promotions and combo options.
The Arts Center of Yates County is devoted to bringing artistic opportunities to the area. The center hosts a variety of exhibits of local and regional artists' work, and hosts workshops and special events.
Dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history and culture of the Yates County area, the Yates County History Center includes multiple museums as well as a restored carriage house. The museum features permanent exhibits, archives, and genealogical materials.
Ever since 1848, the Apple Hill has been a family business. Whether for the picking of the fruits, the petting of the animals on the farm, or the parties which can be held in here, the entire family can gave a good time. It has its own cafe and shop.
Visitors can enjoy an entertaining night of activities with any visit to Chuckster's Vestal in New York. With mini golf, a rock climbing wall, batting cage, and homemade ice cream, there is something for every kid at heart.