Specials & Packages
LGBTQ Walking Tour PackageThe Hotel Ithaca’s LGBTQ Walking Tour Package
Surveys show that 20% of visitors to Ithaca, NY, identify as LGBTQ while only 4% of the NY state population identifies as such. That tells you just how popular this progressive and enlightened destination is among this community. Visitors will find window decals on the majority of eateries, shops and businesses in the area conveying a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
The Hotel Ithaca, the area’s only independently owned hotel, conveniently located in the heart of Ithaca, NY, offers the LGBTQ Walking Tour Package with proceeds benefiting the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services at Ithaca College.
The accommodations package includes:
- Deluxe accommodations for two
- A bottle of Finger Lakes Wine at check-in
- A picnic lunch for two for guests who show proof that they will take the tour by downloading the Pocket Sights app or brochure with map
The Ithaca LGBTQ History Walking Tour with 32 stops over seven miles, showcases one of the first cities in the US to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, where one of the first student-organized sit-ins for LGBTQ rights took place, the site of one of the first public declarations of the American bisexual movement and more. The tour is available as a self-guided experience through the free app with options for users to customize their experience. The Ithaca LGBTQ tour just received two national awards, presented at the 2020 ACPA Convention, The Outstanding Social Justice Collaboration award from the ACPA Commission for Social Justice Education, and The Research Recognition Award from the ACPA Coalition of Sexuality and Gender Identities.
Outside the city, the “gorge-ous” landscape affords ample opportunities for outdoor adventure and recreation. Guests at Hotel Ithaca will be tempted to linger to fully explore the region by hiking through awe-inspiring gorges, visiting pristine waterfalls, enjoying watersports on Lake Cayuga – the largest of the Finger Lakes – and sampling the many wineries and cideries along the Cayuga Wine Trail.
Bed & Breakfast PackagePackage includes:
- Overnight Accommodations
- Full Service Breakfast at Ithaca Social Pub and Grille