I am putting Ithaca, New York on my list of destination because I went to school here for four years, and it is the MOST underrated place on earth. Everybody always thinks of NYC when they come to New York, but are not aware of the beauty that New York has to offer beyond the city. Ithaca is full of beautiful water and gorges (Ithaca is Gorges) that you can hike around and swim in. It is also located on Cayuga lake, where I would often go to wineries around and also kayak or paddle board in. The food in Ithaca is also FANTASTIC. My favorite restaurants are definitely Viva La Taqueria, The Ithaca Ale House, and Bandwagon (all in the Ithaca Commons). Please go to Ithaca—YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.