Dear EscapeMakers — So, you want to escape the city, try something new, swim in a creek, and remind yourself what stars look like? Well, you’re in luck! Ithaca has what you didn’t know you needed: baby goats to cuddle and bottle feed, Zagat’s #4 Must-Visit Farmer’s Market, CBD farms, and all the farm-to-glass breweries, cideries and wineries you could desire.
Let’s get back to basics: how do you plan a trip to Ithaca?
Step 1: Pick your dates
• Open Farm Days – 8/10- 8/11
• Finger Lakes Cider Week – 9/27 – 10/6
• Int’l Rutabaga Curling Championship – 12/21
With year-round festivals and activities, anytime is a good time to visit Ithaca. Visit for a special event, like the ones listed above or be a savvy traveler and stay during the weekdays for
lower costs on accommodations and travel.
Step 2: Pick your accommodations
• Cabin on a farm • Cozy bed and breakfast
• Hotel downtown • Find a package
There is such a wide range of accommodations, one is sure to fit your fancy. Want to settle into a rustic cabin surrounded by rolling hills? They have that. Desire an all-inclusive hotel, bistro and
spa package? They have that – and everything in between.
Step 3: Choose your travel method
• Drive yourself • Take a bus • Yes, you can fly!
Take OurBus for direct NYC to Ithaca transportation and use promocode VISITITHACA10 for a discount. Or try out Cornell’s Campus-to-Campus bus that has Wi-Fi, snacks, and a Keurig for a luxurious ride from NYC!
Step 4: Browse the experiences and offerings
• Eat well • Walk the downtown • Hike the gorges
• Explore the outdoors • Taste the terroir
Once you have everything booked, it’s time for the fun part. Reading
every menu, scrolling through all the waterfall images, planning
all your fun!