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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$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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$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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$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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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.
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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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Rogan's Corner
Take 20% off menu items on purchases over $10.
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The Bistro at La Tourelle
Purchase two lunches or weekend brunches and receive a complimentary dessert to share with VIT Pass and coupon.
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EVENTS
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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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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Comedy FLOPs
Fun weekly event featuring improv comedy (think Whose Line is it Anyway?) performed by a gang of local performers. Free.
The 5th Annual Winter Recess Fiber Arts Festival

We welcome teachers and friends to come celebrate all things fiber-y and more with us! Meet the artists who make yarn, felt, knitted socks & mittens and sheep's milk soap,, wooden bowls & buttons, art quilts, felt jewelry & art, pottery, handbags, hats and more! 

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Cayuga Chamber Music Concert
The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra WELCOMES ALL TEACHERS to our Chamber Music concert on February 21, 2016, at 4pm, in the Unitarian Church, downtown Ithaca. Show your VIT pass, pay the student rate of only $7.00, plus one Teachers 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). Kick off your Winter Recess with this lively concert, and be our guest at the reception immediately following the performance.
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DEALS
Ithaca Guitar Works
Receive 10% off accessories and 50% off the MSRP of guitar strings.
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Blackbird Studio
Receive one FREE class and 10 classes for $100 of either Barre, Hot Yoga, or Pilates. Additionally, receive 15% off an unlimited package! VIT Pass and coupon required.
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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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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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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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