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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 Lab of Ornithology
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Attraction type: Educational sites
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Cornell Botanic Gardens
Cornell Botanic Gardens
Owner description: Cornell Botanic Gardens inspires people - through the cultivation of 150 acres of specialty gardens, conservation of plants and 3400 acres of natural areas, and the education of... more Owner description: Cornell Botanic Gardens inspires people - through the cultivation of 150 acres of specialty gardens, conservation of plants and 3400 acres of natural areas, and the education of lifelong learners - to understand, appreciate, and nurture plants and the cultures they sustain. The Botanic Gardens are located at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and are open year-round, dawn to dusk, free of charge. less
Attraction type: Gardens
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Purity Ice Cream Co
Purity Ice Cream Co
Ranked #1 of 258 Restaurants in Ithaca
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: 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 258 Restaurants in Ithaca
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Just a Taste
Just a Taste
Ranked #3 of 258 Restaurants in Ithaca
Cuisines: American, Spanish, Wine Bar
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Boatyard Grill
The Boatyard Grill
Ranked #4 of 258 Restaurants in Ithaca
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mahogany Grill
Mahogany Grill
Ranked #5 of 258 Restaurants in Ithaca
Price: $12 - $45
Cuisines: Steakhouse, American, Bar
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Super 8 Ithaca
2.0 of 5
Super 8 Ithaca
$76 - $157
Ranked #8 of 22 Hotels in Ithaca
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Frog's Way B&B
Frog's Way B&B
$80 - $90
Ranked #4 of 17 Ithaca B&B and Inns

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The Federal House B & B
The Federal House B & B
$150 - $325
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lansing

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa
3.5 of 5
La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa
$139 - $243
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Ithaca
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Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca
$156 - $279
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Ithaca
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Hampton Inn Ithaca
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Ithaca
$127 - $256
Ranked #4 of 22 Hotels in Ithaca
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Statler Hotel at Cornell University
4.0 of 5
The Statler Hotel at Cornell University
$249 - $434
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Ithaca
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Argos Inn
4.0 of 5
Argos Inn
$158 - $292
Ranked #10 of 22 Hotels in Ithaca
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