Arbiter213 wrote:TBF, the Ithaca farmer's market is pretty unique. More like a hippy arts fair than a place with a bunch of guys in overalls selling sweet corn (not that that's not awesome too).
Looks like somebody has never been to Austin.
I saw some shops that sold cowboy boots, but they did so ironically. Also saw a couple of American Apparels, organic food stores and open air arts and crafts markets, but nobody in overalls. Also, I went with a Berkeley grad who said that the whole South Congress neighborhood was almost exactly like the hippie parts of San Fran.
Austin and Berkeley are considered to be almost sister towns. Everyone I know at Berkeley who went to UT-Austin as an undergrad has said that Austin is just like Berkeley and is nothing like the rest of Texas.
I vote for either Cornell or G-town, but I happen to love G-town and DC personally. I vote Cornell solely for the ivy prestige points, but I would choose G-town out of all of your choices.
Edit: "fun and outdoorsy" would do well in DC. There is a ton to see and do, and DC is a very walkable town. VA is nearby and has great places to go hiking, and even a wine country (my friends are obsessed, but I can't vouch for this personally). You would be a quick 5 hr drive or so from NY, and would have access to some of the best federal internships year round.