Attractions and Accommodations
Visiting for the first time? Check out our favorite local digs
One of our favorite deli/lunch spots in town. You can visit one of several locations including their “Collegetown Bagels” spot right in the heart of Cornell University’s main drag. The food is fresh, diverse and tasty plus there are so many treats to chose from and their downtown location (on Rt 13) is a great hangout spot.
Ithaca’s assortment of asian cuisine is topped only by the delectable thai options. Our favorite of which happens to be Taste of Thai. The Express location off Rt 13 is a quick way to fuel up after flying with us and a tasty one at that!
Located in the Commons, the heart of downtown Ithaca, is this choice tapas joint. Just a Taste is great food and conveniently located next to bars, shops, cafes and plenty of things to do. We have never seen this restaurant not full of people.
Other Fun Things
One of the gorges that you won’t be able to see from the air, happens to be our favorite from the region. This lovely hidden gem is a short trail that connects downtown Ithaca to Cornell University. As you hike up, you will encounter numerous waterfalls, shale walls, flowing gorges and beautiful architecture from the city above.
Stretch your legs as you explore this beautiful Ivy League campus. You can visit the Johnson Museum of Art, walk around College Town and take in the architectural beauty of the old buildings. As time permits, don’t forget to explore Ithaca College as well, which occupies the opposite side hill, whose campus offers a more modern sprawl to crawl.
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If you are interested in learning more about Ithaca, other places to visit in Central New York, or other interesting things to do (and places to eat!) just reach out to us. We can help you plan your visit with expert advice on the local area. Additionally, the day of your helicopter tour we’ll provide guidance based on your needs before you head out the door.