We are planning to drive up to NF from NYC in mid August. We will be returning from a 10 days vacation in Orlando, will pick up the car rental in JFK and drive up to Ithaca, which appears to be midway to NF.
The idea is to spend the night in Ithaca, drive to the falls in the morning for 1/2 day there, then return to Ithaca, spend the night, and enjoy the town the next full day, then return finally to JFK on the third day.
My question is if Ithaca is a good choice? And if there are any better options in the finger lake region, especially that we can still afford 2-3 more days.
We are a family of 3 girls (19, 16, 10) and a young boy. We are not really into history, but the girls enjoy the scenery and swimming in the lakes, also being their first trip to the US they will also like seeing all they can
PS. We will do NYC before Orlando.