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Allan H. Treman State Marine Park near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Allan H. Treman State Marine Park
nysparks.com/parks/35/details.aspx (607) 273-3440
Allan H. Treman is one of the largest inland marinas in New York State. It boasts 370 seasonal, 30 transient and 30 dry boat slips. The marina is within easy walking distance to the city of Ithaca along the Cayuga Waterfront Trail.

Buttermilk Falls State Park near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York Photo by Choess


Buttermilk Falls State Park
nysparks.com/parks/151 (607) 273-5761
This state park is named after the foaming cascade that flows down the steep valley side toward Cayuga Lake. The upper park has a small lake, hiking trails through woodlands and along the gorge and rim: picnic areas and playing fields. The lower park has a campground, pool and playing fields.

Cass Park near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Cass Park
http://www.cityofithaca.org/departments/iyb/cass/index.cfm (607) 273-1090
Cass Park is a regionally, active park used heavily by residents from all parts of Tompkins County. In addition to the ice rink and swimming pool, there are four tennis courts, 20 athletic fields (4 of them lighted), playground equipment, an exercise trail, and a large picnic pavilion.

Cayuga Lake Cruises Inc near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Cayuga Lake Cruises Inc
http://www.cayugalakecruises.com/home.html (607) 256-0898
Daily lunch, brunch, cocktail and dinner cruises on Cayuga Lake. Enjoy the delightful experience of dining aboard the vessel as it cruises scenic Cayuga Lake.

Cayuga Wine Trail near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Cayuga Wine Trail
http://cayugawinetrail.com/ (800) 684-5217
In the heart of the Finger Lakes is the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail offering a unique blend of award-winning wines, scenic waterfalls, and local gourmet eateries.

Cinemapolis near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Cinemapolis
http://www.cinemapolis.org/ (607) 277-6115
The 7th Art Corporation of Ithaca is a not-for-profit 501C3 organization dedicated to providing a sophisticated community with the best in new international and independent cinema.

Community School of Music and Arts near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Community School of Music and Arts
http://www.csma-ithaca.org/ (607) 272-1474 
The mission of the Community School of Music & Arts is to provide quality instruction to any community member who desires to learn music and arts, to develop and offer cultural and artistic programs and events, and to serve as a resource for professional artists and musicians.

Cornell Cinema near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Cornell Cinema
http://cinema.cornell.edu/ (607) 255-3522 
Cornell Cinema screens close to 300 different films/videos each year, seven nights a week. Each calendar includes independent and international titles, documentaries, experimental work, silent films with live musical accompaniment, cult classics and recent Hollywood and arthouse hits.

Cornell Orchards near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Cornell Orchards
http://hort.cals.cornell.edu/about/facilities/cornell-orchards (607) 255-4542
During apple season, which normally runs from late August to mid-April, Cornell makes about 2,000 gallons of cider a week. Fruit is picked from Cornell Orchards where it is sold fresh in the store or pressed into cider. The raw cider is pasteurized and bottled by Cornell Dairy in Stocking Hall.

Cornell Ornithology Lab near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Cornell Ornithology Lab
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/page.aspx?pid=1576 (607) 254-2165
Close to downtown Ithaca, is Sapsucker Woods, a 230-acre sanctuary that includes  forests, ponds, ferny swamps, and abundant wildlife. Visitors can explore over four miles of trails and boardwalks, on their own or on guided tours.

Cornell Plantations near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Cornell Plantations
http://www.cornellplantations.org/ (607) 255-2400
Cornell's botanical garden, arboretum and on-campus natural areas make up the Cornell Plantations. The Nevin Welcome Center, an award-winning green building, offers visitor services and exhibits.

Discovery Trail near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Discovery Trail
www.discoverytrail.net/  
Atoms to artifacts, foxes to fossils, robins to rhododendrons, sculpture to storytellers – Ithaca's Discovery Trail has something for everyone!

Hammond Hill State Forest near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Hammond Hill State Forest
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/8204.html (607) 753-3095
Hammond Hill State Forest covers 3618 acres and recreational activities include hunting, hiking, fishing, bird watching, camping, cross-county skiing, mountain biking, horseback riding, trapping and snowshoeing.

Hanger Theatre near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Hanger Theatre
http://www.hangartheatre.org/ (607) 273-8588
The Hangar Theatre is committed to providing exceptional theatre experiences of high professional quality. Strong education and training programs are central parts of our commitment to the local and national artistic communities.

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York Photo by Dmadeo


Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
http://museum.cornell.edu/ (607) 255-6464
Since its beginning in 1973, the Museum has been open to all without charge. Given Cornell University’s mandate to play an important role in the community, the Johnson continually seeks to fulfill its responsibility to serve a broad and diverse audience. More than 80,000 visit each year.

Historic Ithaca Inc near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Historic Ithaca Inc
http://ithacahistorytours.com/ (607) 273-6633
Ithaca History Tours is a local touring business dedicated to providing fun, interactive, and educational tours about the history, legends, and lore of Ithaca, New York.

Ithaca Boat Tours near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Ithaca Boat Tours
http://ithacaboattours.com/ (607) 697-0166
Ithaca Boat Tours offers daily tours of Cayuga Lake. We have a variety of theme based tours on everything from geology to marine biology to just soaking up the sun.

Ithaca Commons near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York Photo by Quinten


Ithaca Commons
http://www.downtownithaca.com/  
The Ithaca Commons is a two-block pedestrian mall in downtown Ithaca, New York, built in 1974. Its boundaries are Green Street to the south, Cayuga Street to the west, Seneca Street to the north, and Aurora Street to the east.

Ithaca Falls Natural Area near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York Photo by Clarence Baillo


Ithaca Falls Natural Area
http://nyfalls.com/waterfalls/ithaca-falls  
Ithaca Falls is a massive jumble of irregular cascades and a few overhanging drops. It is 105 feet high and 175 feet wide. The top has a small dam, a remnant from when the falls was used to generate power.

Ithaca Farmers Market near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Ithaca Farmers Market
http://www.ithacamarket.com/ (607) 273-7109
On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Locations are throughout Ithaca, including two Farmer’s Markets across the street.

Kitchen Theatre Company near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Kitchen Theatre Company
http://www.kitchentheatre.org/ (607) 272-0403
In its intimate performance space, the Kitchen Theatre Company (KTC) creates professional theater that challenges the intellect, excites the imagination, informs and entertains.

Museum of the Earth near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York Photo by jayu


Museum of the Earth
http://www.museumoftheearth.org/ (607) 273-6623
One of the largest collections of fossils in the US. The museum invites visitors to discover earth throughout time, through displays, interactive exhibits, and fossil displays.

Outdoor Store Bike Rental near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Outdoor Store Bike Rental
  (607) 273-3891
Looking to rent a bike while visiting Ithaca? Outdoor Store Bike can outfit you with a bike rental while you're here. Ithaca is very bike friendly, with some great rides--whether you just want to cruise through town or whether you want to ride the mountain bike trails.

Puddledockers near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Puddledockers
http://www.puddledockers.com/ (607) 273-0096
Puddledockers rents sea kayaks (single and tandem), canoes and SUPs (stand up paddleboards). They rent by 2, 4, 8 hour as well as week long rentals.

Robert H. Treman State Park near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York Photo by Clarence Baillo


Robert H. Treman State Park
http://nysparks.com/parks/135 (607) 273-3440
This state park is an area of wild beauty, with the rugged gorge called Enfield Glen as its scenic highlight. Winding trails follow the gorge past 12 waterfalls, including the 115-foot Lucifer Falls. Enjoy nine miles of hiking trails, or swim in a stream-fed pool beneath a waterfall.

Sciencenter near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Sciencenter
http://www.sciencenter.org/ (607) 272-0600
The Sciencenter's mission is to inspire excitement for science through interactive exhibits and programs that engage, educate, and empower. Every young person is empowered to use science in shaping a better future.

Kitchen Theatre Company near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Seneca Lake Wine Trail
http://www.senecalakewine.com/ (877) 536-2717
The Seneca Lake Wine Trail has 34 members, and is the largest and most active wine trail in New York state. Wine has been made in the region since 1866, and the history and scenic appeal of the area enhances the experience of the world-class wines.

Shindagin Hollow State Forest near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Shindagin Hollow State Forest
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/64136.html (607) 753-3095
Shindagin Hollow State Forest covers 5,266 acres of land. Its large size and good access from public roads make this a great forest to enjoy activities such as mountain biking, hunting, hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, bird watching, nature viewing, picnicking and camping.

State of the Art gallery near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


State of the Art
http://soag.org/ (607) 277-1626
State of the Art is a cooperative fine art gallery showing new creative work by area artists.

Stewart Park near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Stewart Park
http://www.cityofithaca.org/parks/stewartpark.cfm (607) 273-8364
Stewart Park is a regionally active park with several facilities including tennis courts, a playground with several play structures including a carousel, athletic fields, a duck pond, a spray pool, a municipal golf course, and a bird sanctuary.

Taughannock Falls State Park near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York Photo by Jazzymazzy


Taughannock Falls State Park
http://nysparks.com/parks/62 (607) 387-6739
Taughannock Falls State Park's namesake waterfall plunges 215 feet past rocky cliffs. Gorge and rim trails offer spectacular views. Campsites and cabins overlook Cayuga Lake, with marina, boat launch and beach nearby. A multi-use trail winds past sledding slopes and natural skating ponds.
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Restaurants near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, NY
RESTAURANTS/EATERIES/CAFES

Agava Restaurant near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Agava Restaurant
http://www.agavarestaurant.com/ (607) 319-4366
Housed in the historic East Ithaca Train Depot, this restaurant serves southwest-inspired cuisine cooked on a wood-fired oven, and features a seasonal menu with farm-to-table ingredients

Aladdin's Natural Eatery near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Aladdin's Natural Eatery
http://www.aladdinsithaca.com/ (607) 273-5000
Outdoor seating with light Greek & Italian entrees and a great wine list.

Bandwagon Brew Pub near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Bandwagon Brew Pub
http://www.bandwagonbeer.com/ (607) 319-0699
The Bandwagon Brewpub offers 15 craft + 5 house made taps, a full restaurant with a menu including late night food until 1am, and an overwhelmingly comfortable lounge, all open 7 days a week.

Cafe Dewitt near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Café Dewitt
http://www.cafedewitt.com/ (607) 273-3473
Voted best brunch in Ithaca 2005, 2008, and 2010 Ithaca Times.

Carriage House Cafe near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Carriage House Cafe
http://carriagehousecafe.com/ (607) 645-0152
A menu made from local ingredients, serving breakfast, lunch and a brunch that was voted the area's best. The restaurant is housed in a renovated 1850s carriage house.

Collegetown Bagels near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York Photo by Ezra Wolfe


Collegetown Bagels
http://collegetownbagels.com/ (607) 273-2848
Collegetown Bagels’ three locations feature mouthwatering sandwiches, homemade entrées and salads, artisan breads and bagels, heavenly pastry, outstanding cheese and delicious coffee!

Fine Line Bistro near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Fine Line Bistro
http://www.finelinebistro.com/ (607) 277-1077
Our menu is entirely chef driven, and only the highest quality ingredients are used. Chef Seth Gregory is committed to preparing most everything that we serve in house, from all of our stocks to every last pomme frite.

GreenStar Cooperative Market near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


GreenStar Cooperative Market
http://www.greenstar.coop/ (607) 273-9392
GreenStar Cooperative Market is a consumer-owned, democratically-run cooperative. We are committed to providing wholesome food and quality goods to our members at the lowest practical cost.

Hazelnut Kitchen near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Hazelnut Kitchen
http://hazelnutkitchen.com/ (607) 387-4433
Fresh food in a casually elegant setting.

The Heights Cafe and Grill near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


The Heights Café and Grill
http://www.theheightsgrill.com/ (607) 257-4144
Named "One of Wine Country's Best Restaurants", Wine Spectator Mag. 2006. This casual, contemporary dining restaurant has an award-wining wine list, an elegant outdoor patio dining area and private dining for groups of different sizes, serving Mediterranean-inspried American cuisine, with seasonal menus and locally sourced ingredients.

Ithaca Ale House near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Ithaca Ale House
http://www.ithacaalehouse.com/ (607) 256-7977
Located in the heart of restaurant row on Aurora Street, they offer a unique and exciting dining experience. Choose from the extensive, ever changing tap craft beer selection with over 20 brews from all over the country.

Ithaca Bakery near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Ithaca Bakery
http://ithacabakery.com/ (607) 273-7110
A favorite in New York’s Finger Lakes region, the Ithaca Bakery stores feature terrific sandwiches, homemade entrées and salads, artisan breads and bagels, superb pastry, outstanding cheeses… And great coffee!

John Thomas Steakhouse near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


John Thomas Steakhouse
http://www.johnthomassteakhouse.com/ (607) 273-3464
Featuring prime dry-aged beef and an array of fresh seafood.

Just A Taste tapas near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Just A Taste
http://www.just-a-taste.com/ (607) 277-9463
Tapas are a Spanish tradition of tasting and sharing a variety of appetizer-size dishes. Join us in Downtown Ithaca, right off the Ithaca Commons, for dinner or a late-night snack or dessert!

Madeline's Restaurant near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York Photo by Dmadeo


Madeline's Restaurant
http://madelines-restaurant.com/ (607) 277-2253
Asian Fusion restaurant featuring over 18 homemade desserts daily and premier cocktails.

Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar
http://maxies.com/index2.html (607) 272-4136
A New Orleans-style fish house and raw bar serving Southern Comfort cooking, traditional and modern fresh seafood dishes, slow-smoked barbeque, specialty cocktails, microbrews and boutique wines. Late night kitchen, free live music every Sunday and Tuesday at 6pm.

Mercato Bar and Kitchen near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Mercato Bar and Kitchen
http://mercatobarandkitchen.com/ (607) 319-5171
Italian inspired, seasonally conscious cuisine. Italian and New York State wine, specialty cocktails, and New York State beer.

Moosewood Restaurant near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York Photo by Quinten


Moosewood Restaurant
http://www.moosewoodcooks.com/ (607) 273-9610
With an emphasis on healthful natural foods cuisine, Moosewood Restaurant has operated successfully for 38 years. It was named one of the thirteen most influential restaurants of the 20th Century by Bon Appetit magazine, because of it's renown in the area of creative vegetarian cooking.

Northstar House near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York Photo by Clarence Baillo


Northstar House
http://www.northstarpub.com/ (607) 216-8580
A walk-in, neighborhood type place, which strives to use only ingredients produced in a 100 mile radius, serving American food that leans to the southern flavors, and with a great bar.

Plum Tree Restaurant near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Plum Tree Restaurant
http://www.plumtreeithaca.com/ (607) 256-8212
Japanese restaurant that serves sushi, bento boxes, noodles, tempura and teriyaki dishes.

Purity Ice Cream Company, Inc, near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Purity Ice Cream Company, Inc.
http://www.purityicecream.com/ (607) 272-1545
Since 1936, Purity is Ithaca's favorite spot for ice cream and other treats in an old fashion ice cream fountain. Also serving morning coffee and fresh baked muffins.

Saigon Kitchen near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York Photo by jayu


Saigon Kitchen
http://www.saigonkitchenithaca.com/ (607) 257-8881
Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine. Eat in, take out or delivery. Very popular so get there early.

Viva Taqueria and Cantina near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Viva Taqueria and Cantina
http://www.vivataqueria.com/ (607) 277-1752
A California-style taqueria that serves fast and healthy Mexican food at affordable prices.
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Festivals near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, NYY
FESTIVALS

Apple Harvest Festival near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Apple Harvest Festival
http://downtownithaca.com/  
The Great Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival has been running for over 30 years and takes place every October.

Chili Cook-Off Festival near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Chili Cook-Off Festival
https://www.facebook.com/downtownithaca/events  
The Great Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off takes place in February each year. Past chilis have included Spanish Three Pork Chili with house made Chorizo Sausage, Chocolate M&M Chili, and the famed Smoked Brisket Chili. Many of the chili recipes feature locally grown ingredients prepared by local chefs.

Dragon Boat Festival near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Dragon Boat Festival
http://fingerlakesdragonboat.org/  
"The Finger Lakes Dragon Boat Festival is the one of the few dragon boat events. . . in the Northeast Corridor that provides both well produced event and the beautiful setting of Central New York. The festival in Ithaca is becoming a 'must' on the race schedule of many teams." - Ken Wong, Philadelphia Dragon Boat Association, U.S. National Champions

Grassroots Festival near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Grassroots Festival
http://www.grassrootsfest.org/festival/ (607) 387-5098
The festival is presented over a four day period on four stages which run ridiculously long hours to accommodate the 60 some bands. The band selection reflects the eclectic tastes of our 'amorphous committee,' a group of musicians and artists who lean toward roots related & world music.

Ithaca Festival near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Ithaca Festival
http://www.ithacafestival.org/ (607) 273-3646
A wacky, fun festival in downtown Ithaca, with four days of music and arts with the mission to celebrate the artist in everyone.

Scottish Games and Celtic Festival near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York Photo by Ezra Wolfe


Scottish Games and Celtic Festival
http://www.ithacacelticfestival.com/ (607) 273-2848
Passed down for centuries, Scottish games bring together Celts and people of similar origin and like mind to celebrate their history and culture. Founded in 2008 as an annual event held the last weekend in June, the ISG has now joined this historic network.
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Wineries near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, NY
WINERIES

Americana Vineyards and Winery near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Americana Vineyards and Winery
http://www.americanavineyards.com/ (607) 387-6801
The award winning wines of Americana Vineyards and Founding Member of the Cayuga Wine Trail offer something for every palate.

Bellwether Hard Cider near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Bellwether Hard Cider
http://www.cidery.com/ (607) 387-9464
Bellwether offers a range of hard cider, meticulously handcrafted, from very dry Champagne-style to semi-dry non-sparkling ciders. Try their unique Cherry Street, a bright blend of apple and tart cherry.

Finger Lakes Distilling near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Finger Lakes Distilling
http://fingerlakesdistilling.com/ (607) 546-5510
Finger Lakes Distilling uses traditional methods including two copper stills and locally-sourced materials to make small-batch liquors, including whiskeys, vodka, gins and liqueurs.

Hosmer Winery near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Hosmer Winery
http://hosmerwinery.com/  (607) 869-3393
Located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Award winning estate grown and bottled wines include Chardonnay, Riesling, Cayuga White, Pinot Gris, and more.

Lucas Vineyards near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Lucas Vineyards
http://www.lucasvineyards.com/ (607) 532-4825
Three generations of the Lucas family invite you to discover internationally acclaimed wines paired with friendly hospitality.

Red Newt Cellars Winery and Bistro near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Red Newt Cellars Winery and Bistro
http://rednewt.com/ww2/ (607) 546-4100
Winery with tastings always available and a bistro where patrons can get a bite to eat and enjoy a glass of wine.

Sheldrake Point Winery near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Sheldrake Point Winery
http://www.sheldrakepoint.com/ (607) 532-9401
Visit the tasting room and experience the estate wines characteristic of Sheldrake Point.

Six Mile Creek near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Six Mile Creek Vineyard
http://www.sixmilecreek.com/ (607) 272-9463
A convenient location and an attractive setting make Six Mile Creek Vineyard a prime venue for intimate weddings, graduations, reunions, and other small events. The winery overlooks a lovely valley, picturesque pond, and rolling fields and vineyards.

Thirsty Owl Wine Company near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York


Thirsty Owl Wine Company
http://www.thirstyowl.com/ (607) 869-5851
Thirsty Owl Wine Company is one of Cayuga Lake's newest wineries. It has 150 acres with over 2000 feet of lake frontage and breathtaking views.

Wagner Vineyards near City Lights Inn in Ithaca, New York Photo by Peter Hastings


Wagner Vineyards
http://www.wagnervineyards.com/ (607) 582-6450
Housing a restaurant along with a winery and a brewery, Wagner is open daily year round and also has a gift shop.
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