Winter Recess, now in its 10th year, is a celebration of pre- through K-12 classroom teachers and school district employees in the region.
Ithaca will come together for a week
Friday, Feb. 12 - Sunday Feb. 21st
to celebrate educators with entertainment, activities, family fun and discounts throughout the Tompkins County community.
RELAX, REFRESH and RENEW among friends in a city built on education!
Registration is now open for the week at both the Ithaca Visitor Center and the Downtown Visitor Center, or you can still pre-register online through the link below:
Stay & Play with a special rate of $134 during Winter Recess. Rates are for rooms in the main building, based on availability.
William Henry Miller Inn
$30 savings on all of our available rooms! Room rates include a full breakfast, homemade evening desserts, always available coffee and tea, wireless and parking. Offer available February 15-18 and February 21.
Best Western University Inn
The Best Western is your BEST address with rates of $119.00 Sun.-Thurs. and $139.00 Fri.-Sat. Includes complementary, hot breakfast also!
Inn on Columbia
The Inn on Columbia wants to be the Teachers' Pet! Rates starting at $145 per night!
WINE & DINE
Ithaca Beer Company
Buy one, get one wood-fired pizzas at the Taproom. Also, get 20% off retail purchases (excluding beer & soda keg purchases and existing in-store promotions). Complimentary weekend (Sat-Sun) brewery tours on the hour from 12-4pm (reservations recommended). VIT pass and coupon required.
Purchase one entree to receive the second of equal or lesser value FREE. Valid ONLY Tuesday, February 16th. Dine-In ONLY. $20 max value. Please remember your server!
The Bistro at La Tourelle
Purchase two lunches or weekend brunches and receive a complimentary dessert to share with VIT Pass and coupon.
Take 20% off menu items on purchases over $10.
Receive 10% off your order. Valid at both locations.
Professor Tuesday's Jazz Quartet
Live jazz in an elegant setting. Free.
Backstage Pass: A behind the scenes tour of the State Theatre
Ever wonder what a theatre looks like when the lights go up, or wonder what a backstage looks like? Then this is your chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at the State Theatre of Ithaca. Tours Free for Teachers and Teacher's Pets.
Intergenerational Traditional Irish Session
Callin’ all fiddlers, whistlers, pipers, mandos-bodhrans, flute players. You know who you are! All ages and stages. Free.
A Jazz Trio Featuring Nicholas Walker, Greg Evans, and Nick Weiser. Free.
Ithaca Sheepskin Workshop Tour
See the machinery and fleeces, watch part of the slipper cutting process, and learn how a hat is sewn. Free.
Ithaca Guitar Works
Receive 10% off accessories and 50% off the MSRP of guitar strings.
Experience! The Finger Lakes
Receive 10% off an Experience! The Finger Lakes Tour and Shore Package. Enjoy a half-day wine tour followed by dinner (up to $30) at the Boatyard Grill. Plus get a free box of local chocolates! Sunday only.
The Orchid Place
5% off for all purchases in the store. Enjoy 10% off one purchase of $100 or more.
August Moon Spa
Book a service with us and receive a free spritzer. VIT Pass and coupon required.
Cayuga Chamber Orchestra
Show your VIT Pass, pay the student rate of only $7.00, plus one Teacher's Pet per VIT can also pay only the student rate, AND each teacher may receive one voucher valid for one complimentary ticket to a separate CCO concert (Mar-May 2016).
FEB. 12-21, 2016
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