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Live Like a Local

Want to know where the locals go in Ithaca? Look no further! The team here at Wanderlust has put together the ultimate locals guide just for you. Take a look below and we look forward to seeing you soon!


Sunset Grill

Taste of Thai

Saigon Kitchen


Old Mexico

Ithaca Ale House

Bickering Twins Restaurant and Tequila Bar

Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar

Ithaca Beer Co.

Red's Place

The Boatyard Grill

Purity Ice Cream Co.



The Brain Shoppe


Reuse Center

Salvation Army

Thrifty Shopper

Plato's Closet

Found in Ithaca

Marmalade Mercantile

Found Flea

Adventure Near

Ithaca Farmer's Market

Science Center

Buttermilk Falls State Park

Ithaca Falls

Robert H. Treman State Park

Sapsucker Woods

Ithaca Boat Tours

Southern Tier Balloon Tours

Swim at East Shore Park

Adventure Far(ther)

Watkins Glen State Park

Letchworth State Park

Great Gully Gorge

Chimney Bluffs State Park

Blue Lake Park


Looking for the perfect place to stay? We recommend staying at New Park Venue and Suites, which provides the best of both worlds in luxury and nature! Enjoy Ithaca in style.


Sarah Arleo is a 25 year old blogger and tiktoker based in the Finger Lakes. She enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and can often be found writing for her blog Field Guide To Marrying Young or running around state parks filming for her TikTok channel @SarahintheSunshine.



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