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Must See's and Tours in Ithaca area

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Must See's and Tours in Ithaca area

We'll be up in your area beginning Thursday, June 10 through late Sunday, June 13. Any suggestions for must see's. We wanted to also explore local wineries and farmers' markets. Any tours that would be of interest? Restaurant ideas are also appreciated. We like most things so we're open to any suggestions. No children this trip!

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1. Re: Must See's and Tours in Ithaca area

Look up the Cayuga Wine trail for the wineries closest to Ithaca. Six Mile Creek is right in town, but the rest are anywhere from 40-60 minutes away by car.

I'm partial to Sheldrake Point for dry whites and Americana for SWEET everything. All of the wineries will have brochures.

Bet the Farm in Aurora often has Friday night tastings, and the Cayuga Wine Trail should have an events listing, there may be some bands over the weekend.

Any of the State Parks are great for a picnic or walk- Taughannock has great falls.

Wander around the Commons and see what restaurants strike your fancy- Just a Taste, Ithaca Ale House and Viva are all on Aurora Street and have a nice variety to offer. But there are many more down there!

The Farmer's Market is at Steamboat Landing on Saturday and Sunday 9-3 and 10-2 I believe. They have a website too. More vendors ( and crowds) on Saturday- get there no later than 11 am and make a quick look to pick your lunch choice and get in line fast- food lines get long. I like the wood-fire pizza, the Sri Lankan booth, and the breakfast burrito place. Macro Mama's is popular with the vegan crowd. Lots of yummy options!

Maxie's is a nice restaurant option- cajuny-seafoody, with meat & vegetarian yummies as well. Half-price raw bar for early happy hour (before 6 pm) Its loud, nosiy, and a little cramped, but fun and good food.

It's Cornell Reunion weekend, which means parking up there will be difficult, but there will actually be a lot going on- more tours af places like the Lab of Ornithology, Johnson Art Musuem, etc.

Make time for a visit to Purity Ice Cream, on Rt. 13 at Cascadilla Street. A local favorite.

If you are headed over to Keuka/Seneca Lakes, you might want to check out The Windmill farm/craft market in Dundee. Only if you are going that way though, not sure a special trip is needed.

Trumansburg has a small market I think on Thursday, possibly in the evenings.

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2. Re: Must See's and Tours in Ithaca area

Many thanks for your recommendations. We're looking forward to our trip!

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3. Re: Must See's and Tours in Ithaca area

And because it is Cornell Reunion, be sure to book accommodations right away if you haven't already. Have a great time!

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4. Re: Must See's and Tours in Ithaca area

Thanks for your replies. Now we're thinking about taking our 14 year old son. Any suggestions on things to do with him?

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Your son may enjoy the Museum of the Earth. If he is into the outdoors, he may enjoy going out on a kayak (which you can rent in town) or hiking/ swimming at Buttermilk Falls or Robert Treman State Parks.

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6. Re: Must See's and Tours in Ithaca area

Thank you so much. We've finally decided not to go to Ithaca but instead take our daughter and son to Chicago at this time. We'll keep in touch because we would love for them to experience Ithaca at some point in their lives; certainly a different experience from south Louisiana!!

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