Come, Stay, Play!

Come, Stay, Play!

Things to See and Do in Ithaca

Ithaca is a big city dressed in small-town clothes. It has a vibrant cultural community and any number of things to investigate while you are attending the Light in Winter Festival.

To see what is happening in our area, check out, Cornell University,  Ithaca College overlook downtown Ithaca and beautiful Cayuga Lake, and both are partners of our Festival. The Discovery Trail will introduce you to area museums and other attractions.

Ithaca has many great restaurants with a wide-ranging variety of cuisines. There are shops and galleries to explore and professional theatre productions. To find out more about all of these things, visit We also have a wonderful array of bed and breakfasts, motels, and hotels ( in the area and a thriving downtown culture.

Two annual summer festivals in the area are the Ithaca Festival and the Grassroots Festival.

Come early and stay a day longer!