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Things to do in Cayuga Heights

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Playground and vintage carousel right on Cayuga Lake. Biking paths, small boat launch, great place to pack a picnic and watch the sunset”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Awesome lunch, top-notch dinner, fav of Cornell University community. Offers monthly internationally-inspired wine dinners with 6-course pairing.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Lake
“On Cayuga Lake next to Cornell Sailing Club. Swimming is prohibited, but people lounge and "wade."”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Right around the corner: Stop in for more information about Ithaca, Events, the Wine Trail, Restaurants, Kid's Activities, all of it!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Hair Care
“Satori's contemporary facility offers cutting-edge hair and nail care services, the highest quality skin and body care treatments and extensive product lines. Gallery space showing local artists.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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“Best coffee in the region, and they also have excellent pastry and dessert options”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“This very hidden park offers the best views of the sunset over Cayuga Lake. Use your GPS because it's easy to get lost in the Cayuga Heights neighborhood.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“This is my secret spot to watch the sunset here in Ithaca. During summer, it's a real must-see. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“This little park tucked away in Cayuga Heights has THE best private little view of Ithaca New York. I know! I spent a lot of time here as a child growing up in Ithaca! The street it is on houses many local large fraternities and sororities as well as many of Ithaca's large early homes! It is the best kept local secret !”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
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“Sam and Alice are friends and Alice's Armenian home cooking is famous in Ithaca. VERY great people and great food. Walking distance. Not fancy but good.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“Awesome lunch, top-notch dinner, fav of Cornell University community. Offers monthly internationally-inspired wine dinners with 6-course pairing.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pizza Place
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“Sam and Alice are friends and Alice's Armenian home cooking is famous in Ithaca. VERY great people and great food. Walking distance. Not fancy but good.”
  • 1 local recommends

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