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“What makes Ithaca and Tompkins County unique? Is it the towering waterfalls, lush ice-age gorges, endless panoramic views? Is it the hiking, the biking, the boating? Is it the beauty of Cayuga Lake, the largest of the Finger Lakes?

Perhaps it's something more. Maybe it's the buzz from Cornell University and Ithaca College. You feel it everywhere—in our museums, our galleries, and in our restaurants. You hear it in our theaters, our nightclubs, our Finger Lakes festivals. You see it downtown on our pedestrian mall, the Ithaca Commons, where PhDs cross paths with street musicians and families stroll the solar system on an interactive "planet walk." There's something special going on here. The bumper stickers say "Ithaca is Gorges," but it's more than that. Ithaca and the villages and townships that surround it are beautiful and smart and always unexpected. It's intense and laid-back and disdainful of convention. Experiencing it is the only way to discover it. ”
Kristy Mitchell
Ithaca-Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Events and Activities Section

arrow  Visit Ithaca This comprehensive site contains a wealth of information about what to see and do in Tompkins County, how to get here, where to stay, and planning your trip, as well as valuable facts about our spectacular area.

icon Take a look at these event calendars to see what's happening:


Preforming Arts Section

icon Here are some examples of the great theatre and musical performances in our area.
arrow Civic Ensemble
arrow Hangar Theatre
arrow State Theatre of Ithaca
arrow Kitchen Theatre Company
arrow The Ithaca Shakespeare Company
arrow Ithaca College Theatre - Main Stage
arrow Cornell Theatre - Schwartz Center
arrow Ithaca College School of Music
arrow Running To Places Theatre Company
Places to Visit Section
icon Community Celebrations, Festivals, and Activities             

arrow  Ithaca Farmers Market Recognized as one of the
nation’s best farmers markets (Zagat’s online – 2013)

arrow  Farm to Table Fresh, local food is one of our values – Ranked one of America’s “foodiest” places (Bon Appetit magazine)

arrow  Dining Search An easy way to search among many
of the fine restaurants of our area

arrow  Ithaca Festival

iconPDF Community Celebrations in Tompkins County

arrow   Cayuga Waterfront Trail 

icon State Parks in Tompkins County