Rings 2011: Local Guides

The Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitor's Bureau has lots of information about Ithaca, including maps, events, lodging, and places to eat.

The Discovery Trail links many of the local museums.

Of course, Ithaca is located right on Cayuga Lake and there are many opportunities for Outdoor activities, wine tasting, shopping, and tours.


Outdoor activities

Wineries, Cideries, and Breweries

The Finger Lakes region is home to many wineries specializing in white wines (such as Riesling) and ice or late harvest wines. Many wineries are associated with wine trails that circle one of the finger lakes. However, many other local wineries are not listed on the wine trails. The region is also home to local cideries and breweries. Explore the variety for yourself! (Remember to have a designated driver!)

Local Shopping

Ithaca is also home to many local merchants, farmers, and craftspeople. Get out and enjoy the lack of chain stores!
  • The Ithaca Commons is a pedestrian mall int he heart of downtown Ithaca with specialty stores, restaurants, and bookstores
  • The Ithaca Farmer's Market takes place on weekend mornings in a covered pavillion by the lakeshore and on Tuesdays near downtown and features prepared foods and crafts in addition to wonderful local produce