I live for weekend getaways.
They're like full vacations but you don't really have to worry about how much PTO you have or if you're going to be missing a meeting.
Ithaca is around five hours from us and definitely worth the 300 minute drive North. For this stay (and every other weekend vacation) we used AirBnB which is like staying in a hotel but around 100x better. Our choice was The Owl Moon Cottage and we probably could not have picked a better place to stay. Location was great being fifteen minutes from the center of Ithaca and around 400 feet from Robert Treman State Park (pictured below). We got lucky with the weather with a small wintery mix on Saturday and then clear days on Sunday and Monday.
My Mavic wasn't having such a good time in the snow and I will admit I did completely lose connection once or twice (it was four times) but hey, if you're not going to fly your drone into a gorge, are you really living?
If you're heading to upstate New York, definitely stop by Treman State Park and Taughannock Falls and if you're staying overnight, stay at The Owl Moon Cottage.
Huge thanks to Joanna + Art for being our gracious hosts for the weekend!