Ithaca College is in the heart of the Finger Lakes region known for its stunning gorges and farmland overlooking Cayuga Lake. Home also to Cornell University, there is always something going on, with constant events and activities. Recently ranked as the number one college town in America by The American Institute for Economic Research, the town and larger community play a key part of Ithaca’s quintessential college experience.
Stay: Just a few miles from Ithaca, La Tourelle is a small 54-room family owned hotel set on 70 country acres. Wandering the grounds, hiking the trails that connect to Buttermilk Falls State Park and watching the sunset in their gazebo are just a few of the things that make this such a special place. Right in town is the Hilton Garden Inn - it's clean, new and right across from The Commons, a pedestrian open-air mall spread out over a few blocks with over 100 shops and restaurants.
Breakfast: You can count on a diner for a great breakfast and State Street Diner delivers. Open 24/7. Ithaca Bakery is good choice for breakfast and lunch with excellent sandwiches suited to the time of day.
Lunch: Mahogany Grill’s entire menu is from locally sourced ingredients. The Tap Room at the Ithaca Brewery, a short drive away, offers delicious wood fired pizzas, great burgers and fries and their famous beer on tap. On a nice day, enjoy the seating outside. (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays) Vegetarians must visit Moosewood Restaurant, famous for its groundbreaking, bestselling vegetarian cookbooks and it’s early commitment to serving local,organic foods since 1973.
Local Attractions: Within 10 miles of downtown Ithaca, there are estimated to be over 100 waterfalls. Pretty impressive stats leading to the local slogan—“Ithaca is Gorges”. For information on different hiking options see here. On Saturdays and Sundays over 150 vendors, all from within 30 miles of Ithaca, descend on Steamboat landing for an incredible Farmer's Market not to be missed. Smaller markets are held during the week at different locations, check online for information.
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ITHACA FAST FACTS
Grey, Blue & Gold
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850-7002
(p) (607) 274-3124
(f) (607) 274-1900
Nicole Eversley Bradwell, Director of Admission
NCAA Division III
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