Frequently Asked Questions

What is there to do in Ithaca?

Ithaca is the quintessential college town: with over 26,000 college students in the city (attending Ithaca College and Cornell University), our community has something for everyone. Budding theater buffs will be able to enjoy many local productions, and aspiring poets can check out readings at coffeehouses, bookstores, and on campus. Many lectures and workshops by educators, politicians, performers, and writers occur throughout the year. The beauty of the Finger Lakes region will appeal to hikers, bikers, and outdoor enthusiasts, who will find countless opportunities to ski, sail, and hike around the rolling countryside, striking gorges, and hundreds of waterfalls.