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The lively and walkable downtown commons is bursting with energy and culture

The city of Ithaca has a unique downtown to say the least. Literally minutes from natural gorges and waterfalls you’ll find yourself in a bustling urban setting. Perhaps you’ll past a local artist working on the corner, a band playing a free concert in the commons, or a political debate ensuing in a pavilion. As you roam around downtown you’ll pass local boutiques and shops, art galleries, and a host of fantastic bars and restaurants. Downtown Ithaca definitely has something for everyone, so come and see it for yourself!

The Commons

The Commons is the heart of Ithaca’s downtown. Walking through this pedestrian only area you’ll enjoy the diverse local businesses and restaurants. Not only the commercial heart, the Commons also hosts many of the frequent festivals in town making it a center of culture and community action.

Dewitt Mall

Bordering on the commons is the Dewitt mall, which houses more local specialty shops, the quaint Dewitt Café, and the local Co-op grocer Green Star. Across the street is Dewitt park where you can pick up some local produce at the Tuesday Farmer’s Market.

State Street

The West end of the commons leads right out onto State St. The first building you’ll notice is the historic State Theater where you can catch a performance from, bands, dancers, comedians, and much more. Further down the street you find dinners, bars, restaurants and more local shopping.


Although technically not considered downtown Ithaca, this area near Cornell offers an similar urban feel. Busy with students studying at café and hanging out, you’ll find many restaurants, shops, and bars.

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map of ithaca

For specific recommendations on places to visit in Ithaca's Downtown explore our custom map.

Ithaca Map

For a comprehensive list of local resources and organizations visit the Ithaca Guide.

Ithaca Guide