I love coming back to Ithaca, NY. It’s a city where nature, people, and architecture can get on together. In a sense, it’s a model city with lots of outdoor areas and hike paths where all kinds of interesting and open-minded people can live, think, and work together.
As an introvert walker, I did not mind having the streets all to myself Ithaca is full of public art — you’ll see electric boxes like this all over the city A Subaru parked outside of every home? You’re definitely in Ithaca The coziest bench on the block Argos Inn, a charming boutique hotel with drinks served in the outdoor garden Wednesday to Saturday Printing press, a minimal and chic shared office space and event venue Cascadilla Gorge Trail, a beautiful path with the views of the waterfall A funny logo design for Ithaca’s carshare company Yoga in the park Greenstar Food Coop is a wonderful cooperative-owned market of food, organic and local While most of the shops in Ithaca are on snooze because of the pandemic, a new bookshop, Odyssey Bookstore, opened downtown At Odyssey Bookstore, you’ll find a thoughtful curation of new fiction and non-fiction Some of the highlights at the bookstore by the famous alumni from Cornell Puddledockers, an easy space to rent a kayak or a canoe for an exploration of Cayuga Lake. It takes around 25 minutes to reach the lake’s mouth from here At Puddledockers, you don’t need prior experience and you’ll be given a full safety instruction The route towards Cayuga Lake and the different stops you can make on the way South Hill Cider, a best-kept secret — a modern cidery with stunning views and refined dry ciders. Ask for “Farmhouse” cider, one of my favorites A fairytale, all to yourself A sunset at Cornell University, one of the many reasons to keep coming back to Ithaca
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