If you ever find yourself in Ithaca, New York, it is important that you visit the Ithaca Commons to shop and explore. The brick center is lined with stores on either sides, where you can buy anything from clothing to organic soap to hand-made jewelry. An artistic area like this is bustling and busy once the weather warms. There are plenty of benches and tables spread around, and even a little playground for children to entertain themselves. It’s a wonderful place to visit with your family for a lazy afternoon, an afternoon very much like the one we had in the pictures above.