- Our list of the best things to do in Ithaca, New York, features the top 83 nearby activities — including 37 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Ithaca, NY has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Food & Drink, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, and Outdoor Places.
- The results below include the top 30 things to do within the city of Ithaca, NY , followed by 53 popular activities in nearby cities, including Hector, Watkins Glen, Cortland, Dundee, Horseheads and Rochester
There are 8 packages from which the travelers can choose, offered by Experience! The Finger Lakes Tours, including in here packages for couples, for families, and for groups. The clients are taken on tours of the wineries and of the waterfalls.
The Robert Treman State Park is popular for its waterfalls, the best known being the Lucifer Falls. 4.5 miles of trails connect all the falls. In here there are also camping areas, picnic tables, playing fields, and a pool. The Enfield Falls Mill and Miller's House is also in here.
Founded in 1865 and part of the Ivy League, the Cornell University was ranked at number 14 by QS World University Rankings. Some of the most important of its graduates are Henry Heimlich, Carl Sagan, Thomas Pynchon, John Cleese, as well as numerous others.
Named after the creek which crosses it and after the many falls in it, the Buttermilk Falls State Park was founded in 1924 and has cabins, pavilions, playgrounds, as well as other amenities. The main activities which can be performed in here are fishing, hunting, and hiking.
Covering a total of 4,300 acres, the Cornell Plantations has a botanical garden, an arboretum, and plenty of trails. In here there are also 38 natural areas, such as the Cayuga Marsh and the Polson Natural Area. Public events are organized in here, such as the Garden Gift Shop Holliday.
Dedicated to the study and appreciation of birds, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology provides learning experiences related to the watching and identification of birds. The grounds provide walking trails for bird watching as well as a bird-themed gift shop.