After we had warmed up a bit, we went downtown (also known as the Commons) and walked around to explore. We just happened to come on the weekend of Ithaca Fest, which made it that much more exciting!
Festivals in downtown Ithaca are so much fun and it brought back even more memories! There were tons of vendors, food stands and musical performances. We even found this adorable play house up for auction. I think this might fit in our apartment.
After walking around for awhile, we popped into a t-shirt shop which sells the same apparel as in the school book store, so we all wound up buying matching shirts!
A little later, we decided to go back to the hotel, change and rest before dinner at another one of our favorite restaurants (are you guys sensing a theme here?)
Viva was the first Ithaca restaurant I went to, and it’s amazing! The food is unbelievably fresh and their sangria ain’t too bad either! Plus, check out the decor!
Walking off our food babies was a must, especially because we were attending a free silent movie at the State Theatre. This place is beautiful on the inside, and it was neat to experience something like this!
On the way, we saw a huge Newfoundland pup named Hagrid. He was so stinkin’ cute.
After the movie, we made our way back to Moonshadows (we call it Moonies), and wanted to experience the new Moonies we weren’t familiar with. Before we knew it, we were on the dance floor. 80′s dance moves and the robot were in full effect.
The next morning, we slept in and headed back to Ithaca Bakery for a quick breakfast.
Lunch was followed by one last trip to Wegman’s, to pick up a few of our favorite things, including these:
With that, we said our goodbyes and headed back to Boston. I miss Ithaca already!
It was such an unbelievably fun trip and it was so nice to spend some time with my best girlfriends. Back to the daily grind!