Welcome Teachers!  

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:

 

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER ONLINE

 

 

 

LODGING DEALS
$134.00
Hotel Ithaca
Stay & Play with a special rate of $134 during Winter Recess. Rates are for rooms in the main building, based on availability.
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$145.00
Inn on Columbia
The Inn on Columbia wants to be the Teachers' Pet! Rates starting at $145 per night!
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$119.00
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!
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$155.00
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.
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WINE & DINE
Rogan's Corner
Take 20% off menu items on purchases over $10.
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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.
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The Nines
Receive 10% off all purchases.
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Smart Yogurt
Receive 10% off your order. Valid at both locations.
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Boatyard Grill
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!
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EVENTS
Behind the Screens: Cinemapolis Tour
Ever wonder what a movie theater is like when the house lights go up? Drop in on Tuesday, February 17th or Friday, February 20th at 2:30PM for a behind-the-scenes tour of Ithaca’s popular independent movie theatre. Learn about the changing technology inside the projector room from reel to digital and so much more. Repeats Feb. 20. Free for VITs and Teacher's Pets.
Henry V: The Port of Mars
Ithaca Shakespeare Company presents the third production in their series of Shakespeare's history plays, Henry V! Ithaca Loves Teachers! Ithaca Shakespeare Company is offering $5 off for teachers and a guest. Call or visit the box office to take advantage of the offer. Cannot be combined with any other discounts.
Peter and the Starcatcher
Winner of five 2012 Tony Awards, Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice is a swashbuckling musical adventure! This grown-up’s prequel to Peter Pan is an innovative theatrical extravaganza featuring twelve actors playing over one hundred unforgettable characters. Directed by Rachel Lampert and Sara Lampert Hoover. Ticketed.
Peter and the Starcatcher
Winner of five 2012 Tony Awards, Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice is a swashbuckling musical adventure! This grown-up’s prequel to Peter Pan is an innovative theatrical extravaganza featuring twelve actors playing over one hundred unforgettable characters. Directed by Rachel Lampert and Sara Lampert Hoover. Ticketed.
Free Beer Tastings at ICC Taverns (Gateway Commons)

Ithaca loves teachers, and Ithaca Coffee Company knows what teachers love! Learn about and linger over your favorite libations, at either of our two cozy tavern locations!

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DEALS
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).
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Ithaca Guitar Works
Receive 10% off accessories and 50% off the MSRP of guitar strings.
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Greek Peak Cascades Indoor Waterpark
Make a splash at Cascades Indoor Waterpark, passes for $29 a person, for teacher plus 1 guest. One ticket per day.
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August Moon Spa
Book a service with us and receive a free spritzer. VIT Pass and coupon required.
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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.
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