Local Information


Hotels are listed in order of proximity to the airport. If you have any questions, feel free to call us directly at 1-800-876-1551.
(+ denotes special FBO rates, except during prime rental periods)
+Courtyard by MarriottReservation Link for ITH Courtyard FBO rates. Two minutes away on the airport, shuttle, breakfast buffet607-330-1000
+Clarion or RamadaFive minutes away, shuttle, restaurant, bar, near shopping607-257-3100/2000
+Homewood SuitesFive minutes away607-266-0000
Econo-LodgeFive minutes away, shuttle, walking distance to food and shopping607-257-1400
Statler HotelOn the CU campus, shuttle service, restaurant, tavern607-257-2500
+Best WesternTen minute drive, shuttle, near Cornell U, nearby limited food and shopping607-272-6100
+Holiday InnDowntown, shuttle, restaurant, bar, central to food, night life and walking areas607-272-1000
+Hilton Garden InnDowntown, shuttle, restaurant, bar, central to food, nightlife, and walking areas607-277-8900
Super 8Downtown, ten minutes from airport607-273-8088
Comfort InnA little bit further, transportation may be arranged through sister hotel, near fast food, big box stores607-272-0100
+Country Inn & SuitesOn the south hill of Ithaca near I.C., 20 minutes from airport607-256-1100
+Hampton InnTransportation may be arranged, 20 minutes from airport near fast food, big box stores607-277-5500
La Tourelle Resort & SpaGorgeous, five minutes outside of Ithaca on the south hill, near I.C. (20 minutes from airport)607-273-2734
BED & Breakfast of Greater IthacaVisit this website for B&B links and availability!800-806-4406

Other accommodations beyond those listed – feel free to call us for assistance 1-800-876-1551.


It’s a Short Distance to…

Applebee’sFriendly neighborhood bar & grill, open late, car side to go, bar
College Town BagelsDon’t let the name fool you – delicious deli sandwiches, gourmet foods & deserts, fresh bagels, homemade soup, casual atmosphere
Friendly’sClassic American favorites, casual atmosphere, carry out available
JJ’s CafeNear the airport and open early. Specialty sandwiches, muffins and awesome cookies. Breakfast favorites like “Egg’s Eloise” & fast, friendly service. Check out JJ’s menu!
KyushuHibachi & sushi bar, great service, friendly atmosphere
Peking RestaurantFamous mandarin chicken, Szechuan & Cantonese Style, lunch buffet, friendly service
The RoseMexican-American, extensive menu, comfortable bar
Scalehouse Brewpub & Northeast PizzaDelicious pizza and subs, micro-brews, quick-eat, delivery & take out available. Northeast Pizza Menu
The Second Landing CafeLocated on the airport, great for a quick lunch – just a short walk or we’ll give you a ride
Wok VillageFresh, hot Asian buffet or full dinners, cozy seating
McDonalds, Subway and Pizza Hut

Some Other Popular Eateries…

The AlehouseGreat lunches and a huge selection of draft beer
The AntlersDelightful dining, casual atmosphere, turn of the century décor, dinner only
Boatyard GrillWaterfront dining, from burgers to steaks to seafood, Sunday Brunch, bar
Bluestone GrillDowntown, west coast feel, small but lively, beautifully presented
Dano’s Heurigertraditional Viennese Winery Restaurant concept with the region’s award winning wines and superb Viennese-inspired cooking
Glenwood PinesVoted best burger many times over, awesome fish fry, great place for sit down hearty fare
Joe’sItalian-American, lunch and dinner, bar
John Thomas Steak House4-Star a la carte fine dining
Just a TasteTapas bar
Lehigh Valley HouseCasual dining, home town bar, great wings and unique daily lunch specials, homemade onion rings
Lucatelli’s RistoranteFamily run authentic Italian American, piano lounge, homemade pasta dishes, extensive menu
Mahogony GrillDowntown, extensive menu, Sunday Champagne Brunch
Madeline’sTraditional American cuisine prepared in a unique way, downtown
MousewoodVariety of organic & vegetarian delights – world renowned
Rogue’s Harbor Inn”Hearty fare & strong spirits”
Taste of ThaiAuthentic Thai food
Thai CuisineWorld renowned!
ZaZa’s CucinaBeautifully prepared dishes, fine Italian dining

In-Flight Catering

Let Taughannock Aviation Corp handle your catering needs by using our ITH Arrival e-Concierge form. Or, feel free to contact us at 800-876-1551 / fax 607-257-3940.

Wegmans food store607-277-5800
Ithaca Bakery607-257-2255

Things to Do

Local Links

Area Golf Courses

NewmanDowntown Ithaca municipal 9 hole course – ten minute drive607-273-6262
Cornell UniversityRobert Trent Jones Design – 18 hole, five minutes away607-254-6531
Hillendale25 minute drive, established in 1938, 18 hole, a beautiful course607-273-2363
Trumansburg25 minute drive, well kept, privately owned, nice greens607-387-8844
Catatonk40 minute drive (near Candor), privately owned, 18 hole607-659-4600
Dryden Lake25 minute drive, 9 hole607-844-8300
Elm Tree35 minute drive (near Cortland)607-753-1341


Beautiful glacier formed nature trails and lake scenery throughout the Finger Lakes region. Here are just a few “Gorges” areas that you should take time to visit…

Buttermilk Falls State ParkA must see waterfall and picturesque trails; public swimming area
Cornell Lab of OrnithologyVery short drive or walk to this unique observatory and research lab
Ithaca FallsRight downtown in Ithaca
Cascadilla Creek FallsRight downtown in Ithaca
Check out this map of local waterfalls!
Taughannock Falls State ParkEagle’s view trails, boasting a 215’ water fall; public swimming area on the lake
Treman State ParkGorgeous trails, streams and water falls; public swimming area

Wineries, Vinyards

  • You must take time during summer or fall to remain with us for a couple of days. Taughannock Aviation is located near the heart of north-east wine country!
  • The Finger Lakes region is home to over seventy vineyards. Get a car (and driver), scope out a few locales and do some tasting!
  • Please check out the Finger Lakes Wine Country website for more information.
  • You can even reserve a package for a tasting tour, dinner and an overnight at a local Inn.
  • See Cayuga Lake Wine Trail for some package info and local maps.


Hangar TheatreTough to get tickets, but worth trying. Mainstage productions run June through early September
Museum of the EarthOur Earth’s astounding history and display, one of the nations largest fossil specimen collections, interesting and educational
The History CenterCenturies of historic artifacts, information and photos from the region
The Ithaca CommonsCenter of town, beautiful outdoor walking area with shops, restaurants and even some nightlife
Watkins Glen Race TrackExciting race events throughout the summer, Indy Racing in July and NASCAR racing in August
ShoppingThe Shops at Ithaca Mall; Ithaca Commons; Community Corners; College Town…


Feel free to contact Taughannock Aviation for assistance with your transportation needs.

Taxi / Cabs

Ithaca Airline LimoTaxi service and buses607-273-3030
Taxi DispatchTaxi service / special deliveries607-277-7777

Rental Cars

AVISAt commerical termina – drop at FBO available with proper arrangements607-257-0441
ENTERPRISEReservation Link for FBO rates on site607-275-9000
HERTZAt commercial terminal – drop at FBO available with proper arrangements607-257-8677
Euro Sedans and LimousinesBMW sedans, stretch limousines607-387-EURO (3876)
Executive Limousine & SedanSedans, vans and stretch limousines607-753-9180
First Class LimousineSedans, vans, bus, stretch limousines607-227-2541
Superior LimousineSedans, vast assortment of custom stretch limousines607-758-3333