Top Choice Museum in Ithaca

Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art

IM Pei's brutalist building looms like a giant concrete robot above the ornate neo-Gothic surrounds of Cornell's campus. Inside you'll find an eclectic collection ranging from medieval wood carvings to modern master…
Top Choice Museum in Corning

Corning Museum of Glass

This massive complex is home to fascinating exhibits on glassmaking, both as an art since ancient Egyptian days, and in the name of science. The contemporary art and design wing is the highlight, with a stunning exh…
Top Choice Winery in Keuka Lake

Dr Konstantin Frank

Four generations of the Frank family have run this multi-award–winning winery since 1962. The verandah of the tasting room offers spectacular views of Keuka Lake; make sure you sample the Rkatsiteli, an acidic and f…
State Park in Ithaca

Buttermilk Falls State Park

At the base of the eponymous falls, near the park entrance, is a popular swimming hole (11am to 7pm Friday through Sunday July and August). At other times of the year follow several trails alongside Buttermilk Creek…
State Park in Ithaca

Robert H Treman State Park

Five and a half miles southwest of Ithaca, the biggest state park in the area offers extensive trails and a very popular swimming hole (late June to early September). Treman's gorge trail passes a stunning 12 waterf…
Winery in Seneca Falls

Knapp Winery & Restaurant

This winery, 12 miles south of Seneca Falls, has a wide lawn surrounded by gnarly roots and rioting wildflowers; you can look out over the trellis-covered vineyards while sampling the wines, grappas and limoncellos.
Museum in Corning

Rockwell Museum of Western Art

Based in Corning's attractive old city hall (built in 1893) the Rockwell's wide-ranging collection covers classic Americana and cowboy scenes, as well as more contemporary work by Native American artists and others.
Gardens in Ithaca

Cornell Botanic Gardens

The verdant spaces in and around campus includes a 100-acre arboretum, a botanical garden and numerous trails. Stop at the Nevin Welcome Center for maps and to find out about tours.
Winery in Seneca Falls

Buttonwood Grove Winery

As well as a decent range of whites and a smattering of reds, this winery, 15 miles south of Seneca Falls, also makes blackberry wines and hard ciders.
Winery in Geneva

Billsboro Winery

This modern winery, overlooking the northern end of Seneca Lake, focuses on dry vinifera varietals. For an extra $2 you can add chocolates to your wine tastings.