(WBNG Binghamton) Action News is taking you on a trip this summer again this summer. We're showing you some fun things to do not far from home.
Our adventures start on the road in Ithaca.
The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Arts on the Cornell University campus holds one of the biggest collections of art in the area and admission is free.
The recently renovated top floor gives a beautiful view of Cornell and the city of Ithaca. It also displays some very important pieces.
"I would say that my two favorite pieces is a Japanese fisherman and then there's also a lovely scholars desk set which is just fantastic," said Stephanie Wiles, Museum Director.
The museum also has a new app to guide you. You can punch in the number of an exhibit and detailed information is sent right to your smart phone.
Cayuga Lake Cruises offers three tours each day. B.J. Bliss said the the last cruise is the one you can't miss.
"By far the dinner cruise is the most popular because it's an hour longer. You get to see more of the lake. Some more of the stately homes and the waterfalls and things like that that the lake has to offer," said Bliss.
After the cruise you'll be invited to the Corks and More wine bar.
"Everything works off of a tasting card which is the size of a business card. It turns into a debit card. You come into the bar, you put whatever denomination you want on your card. And then for the card there's 10 different wine stations scattered throughout the bar," said Bliss.
A short drive up the road from Ithaca will bring you to the Knapp Winery, Vineyard, and Restaurant. One of the stops on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.
"There's something for everyone. Because you can get your dry wines, you can also get your sweet wines. So it doesn't matter what kind of wine drinker you are, we're here to make your trip complete," said Catherine Millspaugh, Executive Director of Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.
If you do not know much about the fine art of wine tasting, there are trained professionals at the Knapp Winery to show you how it's done.
There are 16 wineries on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail and each one offers something unique so don't whine about not having anything to do, there's plenty to enjoy in Ithaca.