Visiting Ithaca

Driving Directions

From the New York City Area
Follow Route 17 (soon to be I-86) west to Binghamton and take I-81 north to exit 8 at Whitney Point. Follow Route 79 west into Ithaca. At T-intersection turn left onto Route 96B (Aurora Street) and follow 96B south for approximately one mile. The campus will be on your left.

From Albany and New England
Follow the New York State Thruway (I-90) west to I-88 (exit 25A). Take I-88 west to Bainbridge (exit 8) and then Route 206 to Whitney Point. Pick up Route 79 west to Ithaca. At T-intersection turn left onto Route 96B (Aurora Street) and follow 96B south for approximately one mile. The campus will be on your left.

From Rochester and Buffalo
Follow the New York State Thruway (I-90) east to exit 41 at Waterloo. (Do not follow the signs that direct you to Ithaca via Geneva.) Turn right after the toll booth (onto Route 414 south), then left at the red light (onto Route 318 east). Follow Route 318 east several miles. At the T-intersection turn left, then a quick right onto Route 89 to Ithaca. Pick up Route 13 south in Ithaca. After passing Green Street, move into the far left lane and go straight onto Route 96B (Clinton Street). Turn right onto Aurora Street (still 96B) and continue for approximately one mile. The campus will be on your left.

From Eastern Pennsylvania and Points South
Take I-81 north to Whitney Point (exit 8). Pick up Route 79 west to Ithaca. At T-intersection turn left onto Route 96B (Aurora Street) and follow 96B south for approximately one mile. The campus will be on your left.

From Erie, Pennsylvania, and Points West
Follow Route 17 (soon to be I-86) east to exit 54 and take Route 13 north into Ithaca. Turn right onto Route 96B (Clinton Street) and continue to Aurora Street. Turn right onto Aurora Street (still 96B) and continue for approximately one mile. The campus will be on your left.

From Syracuse and Points North
Follow I-81 south to Cortland (exit 12). Take Route 281 south to Route 13 south to Ithaca. After passing Green Street, move into the far left lane and go straight onto Route 96B (Clinton Street). Turn right onto Aurora Street (still 96B) and continue for approximately one mile. The campus will be on your left.

Our Local Area

Ithaca is nestled in the heart of New York State's beautiful Finger Lakes region. Located roughly halfway between Manhattan and Toronto, this thriving, culturally diverse city of 30,000 combines small-town warmth and charm with cosmopolitan flair. Home to Ithaca College and Cornell University, the Ithaca area attracts visitors, students, and scholars from around the globe.

Whether you're looking for natural beauty or urban sophistication, Ithaca has it all. Rolling hills, breathtaking gorges, and splendid lakes offer countless outdoor activities. Fantastic restaurants, exciting nightlife, vibrant theater, mainstream and independent cinema, and live music abound. You can visit central New York's award-winning wineries, swim beneath towering waterfalls, ski and skate throughout the winter, take in the museums and galleries, or just stroll and shop along the downtown Commons.

No matter what your interests, Ithaca has something special for you. If you'd like more information, the following links may help.

School of Music  ·  3322 Whalen Center  ·  Ithaca College  ·  Ithaca, NY 14850  ·  (607) 274-3171  ·  Full Directory Listing