Ithaca

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Interesting things to do

Belle Sherman Elementary Playground
Lots of spinning things.
Cinemapolis
Cornell Orchard Store
Fruits, cider, and local produce, free samples
Barnes and Sage Halls, Cornell campus
Cornell campus
Apple Vending Machine in Plant Science
Beebe Lake
Cornell Cinema
Cornell Plantations
Dairy Bar (Closed for renovations, 2011)
Johnson Art Museum
Mann Library
Olin Library
Snee Hall (Geological Science and Engineering)
McGraw Tower, bell concerts
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Dewitt Mall
Sew Green's Rescued for Re-use
Pastimes:Antiques
Sola Gallery:Japanese and other art
Farmers' Market
Saturday and Sunday at Steamboat Landing. Great vietnamese, sri lankan, other food. Honey, quilts, clothing, vegetables, and friendly faces.
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Floating Classroom
Thursdays & Sundays, 4:00-6:00pm, from Steamboat Landing. Ecotours open to the public, just show up or call ahead and reserve. http://floatingclassroom.blogspot.com/
Handwerker Gallery at Ithaca College
Hiking the gorges
Ithaca Falls
Footbridge over Cascadilla gorge near Elmwood Ave.
Cascadilla Gorge. As of 2011, you can hike much of the way up from the bottom, but not down from College Ave.
Buttermilk Falls:Tied with Treman for best hike. Nice little campground. official web site
Ludlowville Falls:One big fall, nice and laid back, near the playground.
Six Mile Creek:Wildflower Preserve
Taughannock Falls:official web site
Robert Treman State Park:Enfield Glen. Awesome hike, campsites, swimming at bottom is allowed, very cold. official web site
History Center
The Commons
Shopping, dining, events, and services
The Sciencenter
Museum of the Earth
Stewart Park
Picnics on the lake, tennis, soccer, frisbee, and events
Cross Country Skiing
Hammond Hill
Connecticut Hill
Cornell Plantations

Dining

Agava
381 Pine Tree Rd. Inventive dishes, a bit smug about how good they are.
Alladin's Natural Eatery
Consistently good mediterranean. Awesome (trucked in) desserts. Best felafel in town by far.
Asia Cuisine
Korean and Sushi.
Asian Noodle House
Shares a kitchen with Little Thai House, but bigger menu
Carriage House Cafe
Fancy food
Collegetown Bagels
Fast, best bagels and breads.
Diamond's
Diner-style Indian.
Garcia's Mexican Restaurant
Traditional American-Mexican dishes, friendly.
Gimme Coffee
The best coffee in town, in state according to some.
Ithaca Bakery
Same as Collegetown Bagels, more room.
Koko
Home style Korean. Make your own cotton candy for free after your meal.
Little Thai House
Cheapest place to get a giant plate of food:pad thai, yellow curry tofu, sweet eggplant, string beans
Manndible Cafe
Excellent quality and flavor. Fun being in Mann Library.
Mehak
410 Eddy St, well-executed indian dishes. Shawn always has kashmiri naan.
Moosewood Cafe
Ithaca's most famous restaurant, be prepared to wait 10-30 minutes. http://www.moosewoodrestaurant.com/
Pizza Aroma
Corner of Cayuga and Green. Unique, flatbread pizzas and salvadoran specialties, like tamales, vegetarian and not.
Purity Ice Cream
Home of the Apple Stix Sundae.
Risley Dining
Looks like Hogwarts, convivial.
Saigon Kitchen
A very busy Phö and all-around vietnamese sit-down.
Sangam
Punjabi Indian.
Souvlaki House
Inexpensive.
Stella's
Fancy-pants.
Taste of Thai (not affiliated with ToTE!)
Fresh ingredients.
Taste of Thai Express (not affiliated with ToT!)
Delicious soups; mock chicken available for most dishes.
Tellez' Catering
Mexican food in Center Ithaca, open Monday to Saturday for lunch. Fixings bar is nice. Mexican candies.
Temple of Zeus
A lunch joint in Goldwyn Smith Hall, Cornell U. Awesome soups; a sublime tofu sandwich called BLTease. Get there before 12:30, when the soup runs out.
Tibetan Mo Mo bar
In Center Ithaca.
The Nines
Deep dish pizza excellent, a slice, preferably with several toppings, is a meal.
Viva Taqueria
Best flavor, mucho culantro. Sit down service or fast bar.
ZaZa's. Fancy italian.

Day Trips

Southwest

Corning
Corning Museum of Glass
Thali—buttery Indian fare. 28 E. Market St.

Northwest

Trumansburg
Sampson State Park
WWII Army and Navy Base
Rochester
Geneva
Small college town

Northeast

Auburn
Case Research Lab Museum, the birthplace of sound on film. http://www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum/researchlab.htm
Skaneateles
Syracuse
Westcott area:Alternative college-town, vintage clothing, cheap eateries
Marshall Street:Collegetown-like atmosphere, Alladin's Eatery, etc.
Carousel Mall
Armory Square
NY State Fair
Two weeks around Labor Day