Press cafe
118 w green st

7 min walk


gourmet coffee shop with a modern, minimalist aesthetic

mon-fri  8am-6pm

sat  9am-6pm, sun  9am-5pm

 Covid-19 Tip: 

make sure to call your destination first.  

it'll be worth  a phone call to double check hours of

operation & inquire  about unique last minute changes

or new policies.

Gimme coffee

506 w state st

20 min walk, 5 min drive


trendy, world class coffee, baked goods 

*vegan & gluten-free friendly

mon-sun  7am-7pm

Ithaca bakery

400 n meadow st

25 min walk, 7 min drive


specialty coffee, frozen espresso & smoothies, international menu that changes daily

*local/free range options, vegan & gluten-free friendly

daily  6:30am-8pm


Café dewitt

215 n cayuga st

(dewitt mall)

10 min walk


contemporary bistro

*local/free range options, vegan & gluten-free friendly

(breakfast served  all day)

mon-sat  8:30am-2:30pm

sun  10am-2pm

Collegetown bagels

301 e state st

3 min walk


baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, & coffee

*vegan friendly

daily 7am-5pm

Lincoln street diner

309 e lincoln st

20 min walk, 5 min drive


american diner fare with daily specials in  a humble, old-school space

*vegetarian friendly

mon-fri  6am-2pm

sat  7am-1pm

Angelhearts diner

401 e state st

across the street


retro diner featuring vegan comfort food made from scratch 

*all vegan, gluten-free friendly

thurs-fri 11am-7pm

sat-sun  9am-3pm

Café dewitt

215 n cayuga st

(dewitt mall)

10 min walk


contemporary bistro

*local/free range options, vegan & gluten-free friendly

(breakfast served all day)

mon-sat  8:30am-2:30pm

sun  10am-2pm

Purity ice cream

700 cascadilla st

25 min walk, 7 min drive


classic goodness made right in a retro vibe ice cream parlor  

*local/free range options, vegan & gluten-free friendly

sat & sun  7:30am-1pm 

Northstar house

202 e falls st

20 min walk, 5 min drive


cozy neighborhood vibe with  a seasonal menu

*local/free range options, vegan & gluten-free friendly

brunch sat  10am-2pm

sun 9am-8pm (all day brunch!)

Americana vineyard/crystal lake café

4367 e covert rd

interlaken, ny

23 min drive


a retro diner feel with classic 

american cuisine

*local/free range options, vegan friendly

brunch sun 11am-3pm


Maru ramen

512 w state st

20 min walk, 5 min drive


slow-cooked ramen, buns &

savory dishes

*local options, vegan & gluten-free friendly

wed-mon  11:30am-9:30pm

Ithaca  ale house

111 n aurora st

5 min walk


american fare with modern flare

20 tap craft beers

*vegetarian friendly

mon-sat  11am-1am

sun  10am-1am

Asia cuisine

126 n aurora st

5 min walk


mellow corner eatery serving diverse range of pan-asian fare, from korean bbq to sushi

*vegan & gluten-free friendly

mon-thurs  11:30am-9pm

fri-sat  12pm-9:30pm, sun 12pm-9pm

Viva taqueria & cantina

101 n aurora st

5 min walk


fresh, healthy itha-mexican food, margarita  and tequila bar

*vegan & gluten-free friendly

mon-sun  11am-10pm

Casual dining

Saigon kitchen

526 w state st

15 min walk, 4 min drive


fresh and delicious traditional 

vietnamese food, byob

*vegan & gluten-free friendly

tues-sun  11:30am-8:30pm

The rook

404 w state st

20 min walk, 5 min drive


elevated classic cuisine in a

casual atmosphere

*local/free range options, vegan & gluten-free friendly

tues-sat   5pm-12am

30 minute call-ahead seating

Just a taste

116 n aurora st

5 min walk


spanish tapas cuisine,

wide wine selection

*local/free range options, vegan & gluten-free friendly

sun-thurs  5:30pm-10pm

fri-sat  5:30pm-11pm

Northstar house

202 e falls st

20 min walk, 5 min drive


cozy neighborhood vibe, seasonal menu

12 rotating drafts, extensive beer list

*local/free range options, vegan & gluten-free friendly

mon-tues  5pm-9pm

wed-sat  5pm-10pm

reservations available


381 pine tree rd

5 min drive


southwestern inspired fare with

a wood-fired oven

*local/free range options, vegan & gluten-free friendly

sun-thurs 11am-10pm

fri-sat 11am-11pm

reservations available

Fine dining

Hazelnut kitchen

53 e main st

trumansburg, ny

20 min drive


seasonal dishes  and desserts crafted from local ingredients 

*local/free range options, vegan & gluten-free friendly

thurs-mon  5pm-9:30pm

reservations available

Mercato bar & kitchen

108 n aurora st

5 min walk


italian fusion cuisine, craft cocktails, excellent wine selection

*vegan & gluten-free friendly

mon-sat  5:30pm-10pm

no reservations 

Gola osteria

115 quarry st

(quarry arms bldg)

8 min walk (uphill), 3 min drive


elevated italian fare  and wines

*vegan & gluten-free friendly

wed-thurs  5pm-10pm

fri-sat  5pm-11pm, sun  5pm-9pm

reservations available

Le café cent dix

110 n aurora st

5 min walk


classic french bistro, craft cocktails,

french wine list

*vegan & gluten-free friendly

tues-sun  5:30pm-10pm

no reservations

Late night dining

Luna inspired street food

113 n  aurora st

5 min walk

(607) 269-6139

globally influenced hybrid bar food

*local/free-range options, vegan & gluten-free friendly

tues-sat  5pm-1am

Shortstop deli

200 w seneca st

10 min walk, 5 min drive


award winning deli style

build-your-own sandwiches  and more

*vegan & gluten-free friendly 

daily, 24 hours

The rook

404 w state st

20 min walk, 5 min drive


elevated classic cuisine in a 

casual  atmosphere

*local/free range options, vegan & gluten-free friendly

tues-sat  5pm-12am

30 minute call-ahead seating

Beer, wine & spirits shops

Ithaca coffee company

311 e green st

across the street


craft beer on tap, growlers to-go, 

wide selection of bottled

regional & imported

mon-sat  9am-9pm

sun  12pm-6pm

Red feet wine market & spirit provisions

435 franklin st

7 min drive


hand picked  artisanal wines

mon-thurs  11am-8pm

fri-sat  10am-8pm

sun  12pm-6pm

*tastings: thurs 5pm-7pm

Finger lakes beverage center

605 w state st

20 min walk, 5 min drive


largest selection of micro-brews, craft brews & soda, rotating selection of 10 growler beers to-go

mon-wed  9am-9pm

thurs-sat  9am-10pm

sun  12pm-7pm

Northside wine & spirits

222 elmira rd

(in the ithaca shopping plaza)

7 min drive


large finger lakes wine selection

mon-sat  9am-9pm

sun  12pm-6pm

The cellar d'or wine, cider & spirits

136 e state st

(on the commons)

5 min walk


specializing in small production/estate-bottled

mon-wed  11am-8pm

thurs-sat  11am-9pm

sun  12pm-6pm​​

*tastings: fri 4pm-7pm

Wine bars

Mercato bar & kitchen

108 n aurora st

5 min walk


great wine selection

mon-sat  5:30pm-10pm

Le café cent-dix

101 n aurora st

5 min walk


french wine list

tues-sun  5:30pm-10pm

Just a taste

116 n aurora st

5 min walk


extensive wine list

sun-thurs  5:30pm-10pm

fri-sat  5:30-11pm

Beer bars

Northstar house

202 e falls st

20 min walk, 5 min drive


12 rotating drafts,

extensive bottled beer list

*local/free range options, vegan & gluten-free friendly

mon-tues  5pm-9pm

wed-sat  5pm-10pm

*happy hour: mon-sat  5pm-7pm

Ithaca beer co.

122 ithaca beer dr

10 min drive


award winning craft ales, farm to table taproom, brew pub & beer garden

*local/free range options, vegan & gluten-free friendly

wed-thurs  12pm-9pm

fri-sat  12pm-10pm

sun  12pm-9pm

Gorges & waterfalls

Cascadilla gorge trail

downtown trailhead  at cascadilla park, near the intersection of

court st & university  ave

7 min walk to trailhead

hiking trail is 1.32 mi -

many stairs, moderate to strenuous

no fee

open year round

a breathtaking example of the  ancient bedrock gorges ithaca is known for. 

the trail connects the heart of downtown to the cornell campus. the creek drops 400' following six waterfalls. the stone trails  and staircases were originally constructed in the 1920s.

Ithaca falls

lake st, near intersection of

lake & falls st

20 min walk, 7 min drive

trail is 0.14 mi 


no fee

open year round

our most powerful waterfall with  a vertical fall of 100' and a width of 150'. watch for nesting red tailed hawks  and turkey vultures riding the  air currents. a popular fishing hole  and local sun-lounging spot.  

Taughannock falls state park

1740 taughannock blvd (route 89)

trumansburg, ny

20 min drive


multiple hiking trails: 0.75 - 1.5 mi 

easy to difficult

$8 car parking fee  apr-oct

gorge trail  and falls overlook open year round

other trails open  apr-oct

swimming in cayuga lake, picnic  area, playground, marina

easy drive-up to falls overlook  and  a summer concert series in the park

taughannock falls is the tallest waterfall east of the rocky mountains,  at 215'. the gorge trail offers  an  amazing, easy meander along the 400' gorge to the base of the falls. taughannock falls state park offers something for everyone.  

Cayuga lake

Ithaca boat tours


*departing from steamboat landing  at the ithaca farmers market dock -

545 3rd st

10 min drive

one hour tours

thurs  5:30pm or 7pm

sat & sun  11am, 12:30pm or 2pm


walk-on only

varying fee

*departing from 416 taughannock blvd

10 min drive

sunset cruise, eco-tours,

fat friday happy hour cruise & more

1 1/2 - 2 hr cruises

varying departure times


reservations required

varying fee


321 taughannock blvd

10 min drive


kayak, canoe  and paddle board rentals

mon-wed  12-6pm

thurs-fri  10am-6pm

sat  10am-7pm, sun  10am-6pm

Myers park

29  auburn rd

lansing, ny

15 min drive 

31  acres with extensive cayuga lake frontage, swimming, picnic  areas, marina, birding, volleyball nets, horseshoe pits  and  a summer concert series

daily, dawn to dusk, open year round

$5 fee for vehicle

Stewart park

1 james l gibbs dr

10 min drive

seated  at the tip of cayuga lake, formerly the site of the wharton brothers silent movie studios, now featuring  a carousel, athletic fields,  a duck pond, spray pool, municipal golf course  and  a bird sanctuary

daily, 5am-10pm, open year round

no fee

Running & walking trails

Cornell botanic gardens

cornell university

nevin welcome center

124 comstock knoll dr

40 min walk, 9 min drive


stewards more than 3,400  acres of preserve throughout the county.  walking trails, preserves, botanic garden  and  arboretum on campus

dawn-dusk, open year round

* nevin welcome center

sun-thurs  9am-5pm

fri-sat  9am-6pm

South hill recreation way

hudson st,  across from south hill elementary school

15 min walk (uphill) to trailhead,

5 min drive


mutli-use trail: 4.6 mi - easy

hard-packed gravel trail build on  an old railroad bed

open year round

Cayuga waterfront trail

trailhead  and parking options:  

* cass park ice rink & pool

701 taughannock blvd

35 min walk, 10 min drive

* stewart park

1 james l gibbs dr

35 min walk, 10 min drive


multi-use trail: 5.5 mi - easy

picnicking, boating, birding, gardens, ithaca children's garden, outdoor fitness equipment

open year round

Fitness centers

Island health & fitness center

310 taughannock blvd

25 min walk, 8 min drive


cardio, strength training,  aquatics center, group fitness classes.

sauna, steam rooms, hot tub.

mon-fri  5:30am-9:30pm

sat-sun  7am-7pm

Planet fitness

(the shops  at ithaca mall)

2309 n triphammer rd

12 min drive


cardio, strength training

daily, open 24 hours


Ithaca  airline limousine

ithaca to syracuse  airport


Yellow taxi


University taxi


Gas stations


(east hill plaza)

301 pine tree rd

5 min drive

mon-sat  5:30am-11pm

sun  6am-11pm


210 s cayuga st

5 min drive

daily  24 hours


Rasa spa

310 taughannock blvd

25 min walk, 8 min drive


massage, bodywork, energy work, facials, waxing.

sauna, showers, tranquility room.

*argos inn has 10% discount coupons- please inquire at the front desk

mon-sat  9am-9pm

sun  10am-8pm

Satori spa & salon

(village green plaza)

840 hanshaw rd

10 min drive


hair, nails, facials, makeup, waxing, spa packages, featuring

amika products

tues  9am-6pm

wed-thurs  9am-8pm

fri  9am-6pm,  sat-sun  9am-5pm

Norabloom botanicals & beauty lounge

(on the ithaca commons)

132 e state st

suite 201 

5 min walk


organic skin care, holistic facials, waxing, natural makeup, massage therapy,

spa parties

mon, wed & fri  9am-6pm

tues, thurs & sat  10am-7pm

Bike rental

Boxy bikes

(in press bay alley)

116 w green st


electric bike rentals

sat-sun  12-5pm

Ithaca bike rental

1 james l gibbs dr

607-273-8364 ext 157

tues-fri  9am-5pm

sat-sun  10am-5pm


M&t bank

118 n tioga st

(on the ithaca commons)


5 min walk

drive-up & lobby 

mon-wed  9am-4pm 

thurs- fri  9am-5pm

walk-up  open 24hrs

Tompkins trust company

118 e seneca st

(on the ithaca commons)


5 min walk

drive-up  mon-fri  8:30am-5pm

lobby  mon-fri  9am-5pm

walk-up  open 24hrs

Local interests recommended by Staff:

* Coffee

* Breakfast

* Brunch

* Lunch

* Casual dining

* Fine dining

* Late night dining

* Beer, wine 

  & spirit shops

* Wine bars

* Beer bars

* Gorges & 


* Cayuga lake

* Running &

  walking trails

* Fitness center

* Bike rentals

* Spas

* Taxi

* Gas stations

* Atms

* Groceries

​* News stand/    

  smoke shop

* Ithaca farmers


* Music

* Museums

* Art galleries/     museums

​* Film theaters

* Live theater

* Local shops

* Religious services

visitor information website by ithaca/tompkins county convention & visitors bureau


Greenstar oasis natural grocery - smaller downtown offering

215 n cayuga st

(dewitt mall)

8 min walk


natural foods market, grocery, bakery, beer, vitamins.

prepared food  and hot-bar  available

*organic, local & farm-raised, gluten-free options

mon-sat  8am-9pm

sun  9am-8pm


- large mother store

770 cascadilla st

25 min walk, 7 min drive

natural foods market, produce, vitamins & wellness.

house-made prepared foods & baked goods, made to order coffee, smoothies, sandwiches, fresh-cut meat & specialty cheese

local beer & cider

*organic, local & farm-raised, gluten-free options

daily  8am-8pm


500 s meadow st

25 min walk, 7 min drive


large gourmet grocery, bakery, beer, international foods, wellness & natural foods.

prepared food  and hot-bar  available - eat-in or takeout

*organic, local & farm-raised, gluten-free options

pharmacy  mon-sat  8:30am-9pm

daily  24 hours

News stand/smoke shop

Commons market

122 n  aurora st

5 min walk


bodega with  atm, cigarettes, newspapers, beer,, snacks

mon-sat  8am-10pm

sun  9am-10pm

Ithaca farmers market

An owner-operated cooperative market (since 1973) with over 160 members, who grow or produce their wares within 30 miles of the pavilion.  main market located on  a beautiful park on the cayuga lake waterfront.

fresh vegetables, fruit, pastured meats, wine, cheese, bakeries  and hot prepared foods...

live music &  artisanal gifts

also:  summer boat tours  at steam boat landing 

Steam boat landing- main market

30 min walk, 8 min drive


thursdays   end of june-sept  5-8pm

saturdays   apr-oct  9am-3pm

           nov-dec  10am-2pm

sundays  may-oct  10am-3pm

         nov  10am-2pm

Dewitt park - smaller downtown offering

corner of n cayuga st & e buffalo st

10 min walk


tuesdays  may-oct  9am-2pm


Angry mom records

115 e state st

(on the ithaca commons- basement of autumn leaves book store)

5 min walk


buy, sell & trade lps, 45s, 78s, cds & cassettes.

specialize in rock, punk, indie, soul/r&b, country, international, reggae, psych, folk, electronic, metal and oddities

mon-wed  12pm-6pm

thurs-sat  12pm-8pm

Ithaca guitar works

215 n cayuga st 

(in the dewitt mall)

6 min walk


new, used  and vintage musical instruments

mon-sat  10am-4pm


The history center in tompkins county

110 n tioga st

(on the ithaca commons)

5 min walk

607-273-8284 ext 228

local history. 

a generation-to-generation education  and research center focused on engaging with the public. the center helps people use the tools of history to understand the past, gain perspective on the present,  and play  an informed role in shaping the future.  

offers permanent & temporary exhibits.

thurs-sat  10am-5pm

sun  10am-3pm

no fee

Cornell lab of ornithology &

sapsucker woods sanctuary 

159 sapsucker woods rd

11 min drive

800-843-bird (2473)

a world leader in the study,  appreciation,  and conservation of birds.  featuring lab tours, trail walks, seminars  and special events. 

the sanctuary is 230  acres of forest, ponds, swamps  and wildlife.

visit the egg cairn created by renowned natural sculptor  and  artist  andy goldsworthy during his residency  at cornell university.

visitor center  mon-sun  10am-4pm

sapsucker woods sanctuary 

mon-sun  dawn-dusk

no fee

Museum of the earth

1259 trumansburg rd

9 min drive


explore earth  and its prehistoric past—from the tiniest trilobites to the mighty mastodon—through engaging  and interactive displays, hands-on features, stunning fossils, and science-inspired  art. 

the natural history museum  arm of the paleontological research institution. (in conjunction with cornell  and the cayuga nature center.) 

offers permanent & temporary exhibits  and rotating special events. 

sat-mon  10am-5pm 

fee: adult $9, senior & college $7, youth $6, child free


Buffalo street books

215 n cayuga st

(in the dewitt mall)

5 min walk


community-owned cooperative bookstore with regular events featuring local & national  authors  and  artists

sun-mon  12pm-5pm

tues-thurs  10am-7pm

fri-sat  10am-8pm

Autumn leaves used books

115 e state st

(on the ithaca commons)

5 min walk


extensive  array of used books with  an ever-changing selection of collectible, first editions  and signed books

mon-wed  10am-8pm

thurs-sat  10am-9pm

sun  11am-6pm

Art galleries/museums

Ink shop printmaking center

(above community school of

music and art)

330 e state st

3 min walk


non-profit, artist operated, community-based printmaking facility and gallery

tues-fri  1pm-6pm

sat  12pm-4pm

State of the art gallery

120 w state st

6 min walk


cooperative fine  art gallery owned  and operated by its members- 27 visual  artists from the finger lakes region- seeking to enhance the cultural  and economic vitality of the community

wed-fri  12pm-6pm

sat-sun  12pm-5pm

Herbert f. johnson museum of art

(cornell university)

114 central ave

28 min walk, 6 min drive


temporary exhibitions  and  a permanent collection of more than 35,000 works, spanning six millennia  and most world cultures.

must see: the 5th floor for  amazing 360 degree view of ithaca

tues-sun  10am-5pm

no fee

Film theaters


120 e green st

4 min walk


first-run non-profit theater featuring independent, foreign and locally-produced films, film festival and arts events.  5 screens.

Regal ithaca mall stadium 14

(the shops at ithaca mall)

40 catherwood rd

12 min drive


theater complex with 14 screens featuring new release films, plush seating & concession stand.

Local shops

vintage clothing


128 e state st

(on the ithaca commons)

5 min walk


vintage  and modern interpretations of classics from their own label  and other indie designers- for men & women

sun-wed  11am-6pm

thurs-sat  11am-7pm

regional artisans


102 w state st

6 min walk


artisan cooperative featuring pottery, jewelry, fiber, woodwork, leather, glass  and mixed media

mon-sat  10am-6pm

sun  11am-5pm


Found in ithaca

227 cherry st

28 min walk, 7 min drive


7,000 sq feet multi-dealer  antique  and vintage marketplace - from 19th century formal to mid century modern

wed-mon  10am-6pm

specialty oils & vinegars

F. oliver's

154 ithaca commons

5 min walk


small batch  and imported oils  and vinegars from  artisans  around the world

tues-sat  10am-4pm

Religious services

First unitarian society of ithaca

206 n  aurora st

8 min walk


winter services sun  10:30am

summer service sun  9:30am

Immaculate conception church

113 n geneva st

10 min walk


mass times:

mon & thurs  12:10pm

tues, wed & fri  7am

sat  4:30pm,  sun  8:30am & 10:30am

First presbyterian church

315 n cayuga st

10 min walk


sunday  10am

Religious society of friends

120 third st

20 min walk, 10 min drive


sunday   10:30am

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408 e state st ithaca, ny