Ithaca city life
The overall vibe of Ithaca is that of culture, architecture and science. There are several landmarks and tourist attractions situated throughout the city:
- Sciencenter, a volunteer-run museum
- Museum of the Earth
- Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
- Kitchen Theatre Company
- Cayuga Chamber Orchestra
International atmosphere in Ithaca
Through the renowned universities and colleges it houses, as well as its proximity to the New York metropolitan area, Ithaca sustains a cosmopolitan and globalised atmosphere. International students and local minorities maintain a tolerant atmosphere for diverse nationalities. English is universally spoken and used, as well as Spanish among Hispanic communities. Additionally, Ithaca’s population is fairly young, with more than half the locals being between 18 and 24 years old.
Winters in Ithaca are cold, with abundant snow of 64.3 inches (163.3cm)/year. The long cold season usually lasts from October 5th to May 15th. Summers are warm and wet, with generally moderate temperatures. The average temperature is 31.6 °F (-0.2°C) for January and 80.9 °F (27.2°C) for July.