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Guidebook for Ithaca

Ian & Samantha
Ian & Samantha
Joined in 2013
Ian & Samantha

Guidebook for Ithaca

Food Scene
The coffee is great and there is outdoor seating! I personally love their Almond Milk Lattes and Cold Brew.
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Gimme! Coffee
506 West State Street
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The coffee is great and there is outdoor seating! I personally love their Almond Milk Lattes and Cold Brew.
The brunch is great! On the weekends there might be a line to wait but it is worth it!
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Cafe Dewitt
215 North Cayuga Street
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The brunch is great! On the weekends there might be a line to wait but it is worth it!
Its a close walk from our house! The food is delicious and the drinks are pretty great too. They also have a late night food menu.
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The Rook
404 W State St
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Its a close walk from our house! The food is delicious and the drinks are pretty great too. They also have a late night food menu.
Hands down our favorite restaurant. The dishes are tapas style so you can order a bunch of different things. If the weather is nice, ask to sit on the patio. Its beautiful!
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Just A Taste
116 North Aurora Street
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Hands down our favorite restaurant. The dishes are tapas style so you can order a bunch of different things. If the weather is nice, ask to sit on the patio. Its beautiful!
The Ithaca Farmers Market is ICONIC. There are a number of amazing food vendors that we love including Macro Mamas (only there on Saturdays-get the peanut lime noodles!), Solaz Breakfast Burritos and the Cambodian spot. Shop the rest of the market for local, homemade items. Stop to eat on the dock and just take in the lake. Its beautiful!
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Ithaca Farmers Market
545 3rd Street
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The Ithaca Farmers Market is ICONIC. There are a number of amazing food vendors that we love including Macro Mamas (only there on Saturdays-get the peanut lime noodles!), Solaz Breakfast Burritos and the Cambodian spot. Shop the rest of the market for local, homemade items. Stop to eat on the dock and just take in the lake. Its beautiful!
It is a drive, but well worth it for the beautiful drive along the way. The food is all local and DELICIOUS. We love the catfish they make, they are known for it! They also offer a really special brunch on the weekends.
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Stonecat Cafe: Regional Cuisine & Bar
5315 NY-414
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It is a drive, but well worth it for the beautiful drive along the way. The food is all local and DELICIOUS. We love the catfish they make, they are known for it! They also offer a really special brunch on the weekends.
Another Seneca Lake Spot with a stunning view. The food here is amazing.
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Dano's Heuriger On Seneca
9564 New York 414
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Another Seneca Lake Spot with a stunning view. The food here is amazing.
The food here is delicious. If you're wanting to check out Trumansburg and hit up Taughannock Falls State Park, we highly recommend Creekside for food! Yum!
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Creekside Cafe
4 W Main St
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The food here is delicious. If you're wanting to check out Trumansburg and hit up Taughannock Falls State Park, we highly recommend Creekside for food! Yum!
This adorable little ice cream shop is an easy walk from our house. Its attached to a 24/7 sandwich shop but it's not open all night! They are know for their "Two-Berry Twist" which is blackberry and raspberry soft serve, swirled! Yum.
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Sweet Melissa's Ice Cream Shop
200 West Seneca Street
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This adorable little ice cream shop is an easy walk from our house. Its attached to a 24/7 sandwich shop but it's not open all night! They are know for their "Two-Berry Twist" which is blackberry and raspberry soft serve, swirled! Yum.
This is two blocks from our house! Great Thai food, we personally love their Pad See Ew and Papaya Salad.
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Tamarind Thai Restaurant
503 North Meadow Street
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This is two blocks from our house! Great Thai food, we personally love their Pad See Ew and Papaya Salad.
This place is a little hole in the wall that makes amazing Korean food! Their menu is huge, but literally everything on it is delicious.
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Asia Cuisine
126 North Aurora Street
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This place is a little hole in the wall that makes amazing Korean food! Their menu is huge, but literally everything on it is delicious.
Delicious food up in Collegetown. Definitely a brunch staple.
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Carriage House Cafe
305 Stewart Avenue
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Delicious food up in Collegetown. Definitely a brunch staple.
Drinks & Nightlife
Definitely the classiest place to get a cocktail. The bartenders are super knowledgeable and it has a fancier vibe than most of the bars in town. You don't need to dress up though!
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Mercato
108 North Aurora Street
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Definitely the classiest place to get a cocktail. The bartenders are super knowledgeable and it has a fancier vibe than most of the bars in town. You don't need to dress up though!
Short walk from our house and a great place to hang. This place has a great back patio for sitting outside and they have a popcorn machine!
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The Westy
516 West State Street
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Short walk from our house and a great place to hang. This place has a great back patio for sitting outside and they have a popcorn machine!
Perfect for a cocktail on the patio. This is probably the most beautiful patio in town. The drinks are really special too and many evenings, they have food trucks parked there.
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Argos Inn - Ithaca's Boutique Hotel
408 East State Street
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Perfect for a cocktail on the patio. This is probably the most beautiful patio in town. The drinks are really special too and many evenings, they have food trucks parked there.
The food is good here but the margaritas are even better ;-). Great happy hour spot right on the commons!
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Viva Taqueria & Cantina
101 N Aurora St
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The food is good here but the margaritas are even better ;-). Great happy hour spot right on the commons!
Parks & Nature
You pull up and see one of the big waterfalls right there. Its a great spot to sit and have a picnic. The hiking trail is steep but there is so much to see walking along the gorge.
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Buttermilk Falls State Park
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You pull up and see one of the big waterfalls right there. Its a great spot to sit and have a picnic. The hiking trail is steep but there is so much to see walking along the gorge.
Taughannock has the second largest waterfall in New York State after Niagara Falls! Park near the entrance and do the flat, easy trail to the waterfall. Its beautiful!!! On summer weekends, it will be busy, but its worth it. Across the street you can park and sit on the lake and swim! Tons of fun!
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Taughannock Falls State Park
1740 Taughannock Boulevard
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Taughannock has the second largest waterfall in New York State after Niagara Falls! Park near the entrance and do the flat, easy trail to the waterfall. Its beautiful!!! On summer weekends, it will be busy, but its worth it. Across the street you can park and sit on the lake and swim! Tons of fun!
Treman has a ton of different trails and an amazing place to swim. If you're into the parks and gorges, its a must see.
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Robert H. Treman State Park
105 Enfield Falls Road
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Treman has a ton of different trails and an amazing place to swim. If you're into the parks and gorges, its a must see.
Sightseeing
If you are wanting to go on a wine tour or out-of-Ithaca adventure, we highly recommend you do it on Seneca Lake! The wines are excellent from the local wineries such as Damiani, Atwater and Finger Lakes Distilling. Also on that drive you can stop at the Stonecat Cafe and Danos. And the views along the way are breathtaking!
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Seneca Lake
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If you are wanting to go on a wine tour or out-of-Ithaca adventure, we highly recommend you do it on Seneca Lake! The wines are excellent from the local wineries such as Damiani, Atwater and Finger Lakes Distilling. Also on that drive you can stop at the Stonecat Cafe and Danos. And the views along the way are breathtaking!
Arts & Culture
There are always a bunch of new exhibits here. If you go to the top floor there is a stunning view of Ithaca! This is up on Cornell's campus so it's great to check out the museum and then walk around.
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Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
114 Central Avenue
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There are always a bunch of new exhibits here. If you go to the top floor there is a stunning view of Ithaca! This is up on Cornell's campus so it's great to check out the museum and then walk around.
Shopping
This is our outdoor pedestrian mall. Its great to walk around and check out the shops and a ton of restaurants are nearby.
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Ithaca Commons - Seneca St
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This is our outdoor pedestrian mall. Its great to walk around and check out the shops and a ton of restaurants are nearby.
This is a cool new shopping area with smaller micro stores including an herb shop, ice cream shop, coffee shop and more coming soon (like a donut shop late summer 2018!). Definitely good place to walk around and its right by the commons.
Press Bay Alley
116-118 W Green St
This is a cool new shopping area with smaller micro stores including an herb shop, ice cream shop, coffee shop and more coming soon (like a donut shop late summer 2018!). Definitely good place to walk around and its right by the commons.
Entertainment & Activities
This is our local movie theater! Its really cute and they have great popcorn -- ask to put nutritional yeast on yours if you're into that kind of thing ;-).
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Cinemapolis
120 East Green Street
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This is our local movie theater! Its really cute and they have great popcorn -- ask to put nutritional yeast on yours if you're into that kind of thing ;-).
Have to mention Blackbird since it's so close to the house. Definitely sign up in advance because classes fill up! The yoga here is great and heated but they also offer pilates and barre classes.
Blackbird Studio Yoga Barre and Pilates
509 North Meadow Street
Have to mention Blackbird since it's so close to the house. Definitely sign up in advance because classes fill up! The yoga here is great and heated but they also offer pilates and barre classes.