About Ithaca, NY


Cascadilla Creek and Gorge

Sage Hall on Cornell University

Treman Marina

Ithaca Falls on Fall Creek

Wineries - The Finger Lakes Region is the oldest wine-producing district in the East, and its wineries are the number one tourist attraction in the area. Most are open year-round and offer free and informative tours and opportunities to taste New York's finest wines.

Natural Gorges, Waterfalls, and Parks - Ithaca and Tompkins County are home to beautiful gorges, waterfalls, state parks, and other natural attractions:

Ithaca Commons - A downtown pedestrian marketplace that offers over 100 specialty shops and restaurants.

Ithaca Farmers' Market - An open-air market filled with fresh produce and local crafts. Open mid-May through October.

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University - An impressive collection that spans 40 centuries and six continents in a building designed by the world-renowned architect I. M. Pei. Prints, as well as Asian and contemporary art, are among its gems.

Watkins Glen International - At the base of Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen, NY, Watkins Glen International offers the best in NASCAR, SCCA, and USAC competitions.

Corning Museum of Glass - Displays and exhibits for all ages about the history of glass include live glass-blowing demonstrations by world-famous Steuben crystal artisans.

National Warplane Museum - An educational institution founded to collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit military aviation memorabilia and to fly military aircraft.

Cornell Plantations - A museum of living plants, Cornell Plantations includes the arboretum, botanical garden, and the natural areas of Cornell University.

Robert Trent Jones 18-Hole Golf Course - Arrangements can be made for Statler guests to play on this prestigious private local course.

Sagan Planet Walk - Monuments marking the sun and each planet accurately sized and spaced to scale (one to five billion), stretch along a 3/4 mile downtown walk. The walk is named after Cornell astronomer Carl Sagan.

Paleontological Research Institution - Changing exhibits and one of the largest fossil collections in the nation help visitors understand the diversity of life on earth.

Sciencenter - A hands-on science museum and outdoor science park for people of all ages.

M.V. Manhattan - A three-hour dinner cruise that offers a panoramic view of Cayuga Lake and the surrounding countryside.

Hangar Theatre - A professional regional theater that offers a playbill of outstanding productions featuring nationally acclaimed actors, directors, and designers. Open summers.

Dining Within Walking Distance of the Statler Hotel:
Banfi's Restaurant
Statler Hotel on Campus

The Cosmopolitan Restaurant
313 College Avenue, 277-6737

Eastside Restaurant
335 Pine Tree Road, 256-3000

The Eatory Lunch Wagon
4th Floor, Rhodes Hall, 255-0286

The Ivy Room
Willard Straight Hall
West Avenue (campus) , 255-5338

J's Crossing (Noyes Center)
Stewart Avenue (campus) 5,6387

Stella's Café
403 College Ave., 277-1490

Little Joe's Restaurant
410 Eddy St., 273-2771

Greek House Restaurant
119-121 Dryden Rd., 272-7207

Souvlaki House
315 Eddy St., 273-1650

Collegetown Buffet
113-117 Dryden Road, 277-6737

Four Seasons Restaurant
404 Eddy St., 277-1117

Kayuga Japanese Restaurant
416 Eddy St., 277-7967
Web: www.kayuga.com

Vietnam Restaurant
208 Dryden Rd., 273-5030

ABC Café
308 Stewart Ave., 277-4770

Sangam Indian Cuisine
424 Eddy St., 273-1006

Middle Eastern
Aladdin's Natural Eatory
100 Dryden Road, 273-5000

King David
171 The Commons in Center Ithaca, 272-6000

A-1 Pizzeria
151 North Street, Dryden, 844-4466

The Nines
311 College Ave., 272-1888
Web: www.theninesithacany.com

Bar & Grill
Rulloff's Restaurant
411 College Ave., 272-6067

Cosmopolitan Restaurant
313 College Ave., 273-4563

Please visit these sites:
Convention and Visitors' Bureau
Ithaca Events
Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce
Cornell University
Ithaca University
Ithaca Net
I Love NY Tourism

Maintained by: Bernadette Watts
Modified on:
April 28, 2004