Ithaca, N.Y. — Ithaca has been ranked among the top five college towns in the U.S. in a story by Travelers Today.

“Built in the middle of grassy hills and valleys, Ithaca is famous for its waterfalls, with literally dozens within walking distance from town,” the story’s author, Will Walker, wrote.

“The city also has some of the best boutique shops, wineries, and hipster restaurants in the country, making it the perfect place for most college students to hang out on a Thursday evening, or procrastinate on a Sunday afternoon.”


Ithaca was ranked fourth on the list. Rounding out the list were:

5 – Ann Arbor, Michigan

4 – Ithaca, NY

3 – Boulder, Colorado

2 – Burlington, Vermont

1 – Charlottesville, Virginia

Click here to see the Travelers Today list.

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.