Welcome Teachers!

Winter Recess, now in its 11th year, is a celebration of Pre-K through 12 classroom teachers and school district employees.

 

Ithaca will come together for a week

Friday, Feb. 17 - Sunday Feb. 26th

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!

 

Check back later in the year for more information about registering to participate.

 

 CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

 

LODGING DEALS
$119.00
Hilton Garden Inn
VITs receive a rate for a standard room of $119 per night plus tax Sunday through Thursday and $139 per night plus tax Friday and Saturday nights. Rates also include breakfast for two in The Garden Grille. Enjoy this special offer once during this event.
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$134.00
Hotel Ithaca
Rooms available at a rate of $134 for a king or two queen size beds. Enjoy this offer multiple times during the event!
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$109.00
La Tourelle
Teachers and their pets are always VIP's at La Tourelle with weekend rates starting at $139.00 and weekday rates starting at $109.00.
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WINE & DINE
Max's Classic American Grill
Show your VIT or Teacher's Pet pass and receive ½ price appetizers everyday of Winter Recess from 4PM-11PM. Also, take 20% off in Max’s each day of Winter Recess for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
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Moosewood Restaurant
Show your VIT or Teachers Pet pass to get a free Moosewood pint glass or coffee mug with purchase of an entrée. In addition, get 10% off featured cocktails, beers and wines.
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Ithaca Beer Company
Show your VIT or Teacher's Pet pass and when you buy one wood-fired pizza you get one wood-fired pizza at the Taproom FREE. Also, receive 20% off retail purchases (excluding beer and soda keg purchases, and existing in- store promotions). Enjoy this offer multiple times during this event!
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The Bistro at La Tourelle
Show your VIT or Teacher's Pet pass to receive a complimentary dessert to share when you buy 2 lunch entrees. Offer valid for one visit between Saturday February 18th – Sunday February 26th.
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Maxie's Supper Club
Show your VIT pass when you purchase one entree at full price to get the second FREE (up to $20 value) with coupon. Dine in only. Unlimited Promotion - Multiple Visits Welcome!
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EVENTS
Guided Lab Tour
Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.
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Guided Lab Tour
Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.
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Ice Cream Making 101
Visit the Creamery's production room to see how our hand-crafted ice cream is made and have a chance to sample it fresh! Reservations required.
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Brewery Tours at Ithaca Beer Co.
Complimentary weekend (Sat-Sun) brewery tours on the hour from 12-5pm (reservations recommended).  
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Ice Cream Making 101
Visit the Creamery's production room to see how our hand-crafted ice cream is made and have a chance to sample it fresh! Reservations required.
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DEALS
August Moon Spa
Show your VIT or Teacher's Pet pass at the Tranquility Hour and receive a 20% discount on all 50-minute spa treatments Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4pm to 8pm. Don’t forget the complimentary steam, sauna, and tranquility rooms! Please note that the 20% discount offered during Tranquility Hours may not be combined with other specials or discounts offered at August Moon Spa.
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Comics for Collectors
Show your VIT or Teacher's Pet pass to receive 20% off any graphic novel. Enjoy this offer multiple times during this event!
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Ferrer & Monaghan Vein and Aesthetic Center
Show your VIT pass to receive 10% off single microneedling or 20% off package of 3. Enjoy this offer multiple times during this event!
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Mimi's Attic
Show your VIT or Teacher's Pet pass and receive 15% off your total purchase. Cannot be combined with another offer or promotion. Enjoy this offer multiple times during this event!
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Wright Fitness & Cycling
Show your VIT or Teacher's Pet pass to buy one class, get a second one free. Visit our website to reserve 1 class now and then get 1 class free.
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