Hosted by Cornell University:
Cornell has about 14,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students on its Ithaca campus, with many highly regarded programs. A guiding principle of the university, that continues to this day, was espoused by its founder, Ezra Cornell “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.” Cornell is unusual in that it includes both public and private schools and colleges.
Facts & Information:
Ithaca is at the south end of Cayuga Lake which, at just under 40 miles (64km) in length, is the longest of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca’s motto is “Ithaca is Gorges”, reflecting the 150 waterfalls in the town. Besides being known for its gorges, the “Commons”, the Historic State Theater, the numerous State Parks in the area, and its two universities–Cornell University and Ithaca College—it’s also the home of the Moosewood Restaurant, a vegetarian restaurant founded in 1973 and widely renowned for its cookbook. Ithaca, with a population of about 105,000 in its metro area, is 47 miles from Binghamton NY, 55 miles from Syracuse NY, 96 miles from Rochester NY, 154 miles from Buffalo NY, 162 miles from Albany NY, 167 miles from Niagara Falls, 220 miles from New York City, 249 miles from Toronto Canada, 329 miles from Boston MA and 351 miles from Washington DC. Mid-June is one of the nicest times to- visit Ithaca: the average daily high temperature is 73F/23C.
Ithaca for Visitors: www.visitithaca.com
Visiting Cornell: www.cornell.edu
Maps & Directions: www.cornell.edu/maps
Ithaca Visitors Guide: View on Flipbook
Wineries on Cayuga Lake: www.visitithaca.com/attractions/wineries
The Finger Lakes is an American Viticulture Area (AVA) most commonly recognized for its Rieslings.
General Information on the AVA:
Recent Articles on Finger Lakes wines:
Three Hotels will serve as main Conference Hotels:
(1) Statler (which is an upscale hotel right on campus),
(2) Best Western University Inn
(3) Downtown Marriott
From the latter two we will organize a shuttle service also for non-guests (in case you are in an AirBnB or other accommodation). Here is a list of hotels (various price points); all but three of them offer complimentary shuttles to and from campus:
Argos Inn (No Shuttle)
Fairfield Inn & Suites (No Shuttle)
Hampton Inn Ithaca (No Shuttle)
Statler Hotel (on campus, room block reserved at a discounted rate)
Transportation from New York City:
There are several direct Bus Connections from New York City to Cornell (travel time is approx. 4.30-5h)
Cornell’s Campus-to-Campus Express Bus Service: three times a day (Sat just twice) from Cornell Club (and two other Manhattan locations), Wifi on board, $90 one way.
Coach USA/Shortline: once a day from Port Authority Bus Terminal, WiFi on board, $54.50 one way
Big Red Bullet: once a day from In New York City, Bryant Park (evening), WiFi on board, weekday $55, Fri-Sun $65
Greyhound has 3 direct connections NYC-Ithaca per day and several that include transfers. starting from $37 one way ($52 on Sundays)
Additional Transportation Options