Washington, DC (8/4/2014)– Staycations have been earning attention from the hospitality industry because they allow residents to bypass the ever-increasing costs of travel. In cities with diverse populations and neighborhoods with a rich history and a variety of events, a vacation across town is a good option for residents, particularly those trying to set down roots in a new city.
D.C. residents are known as transient, often arriving for school or work, then moving on. Others maintain high-pressure jobs with long hours and view the district as a means to their professional goals. These factors make it less likely that residents will visit adjoining neighborhoods or engage in cultural tourism. This has a tendency to isolate neighbors from one another rather than fostering a community of common interests between D.C. residents.
For those looking to set down roots in the district, a staycation can give newcomers the opportunity to bond with the city. A resident can spend the night in a DC bed and breakfast, learn about the neighborhood, including its history and residents, observe local architecture, and visit local restaurants and shops.
Small-scale hotels and B&Bs in Washington DC have a rare opportunity to market to local consumers and encourage residents to spend time in different neighborhoods around D.C. For example, “staycation packages” can create synergistic business opportunities and give residents incentive to explore areas of the city that may be less frequented.
American Guest House, a Washington DC Inn located in Kalorama has been exploring opportunities to introduce D.C. residents to local restaurants and markets north of Dupont circle. This Washington DC accommodations is advertising a staycation package during the months of August and September, which includes their own $30 discount, plus coupons and/or discounts from neighboring businesses such as Mediterranean Way, Cheeky Puppy, Cocova, Tryst and Russia House.
This Washington DC bed and breakfast is also encouraging residents to become acquainted with the history of their neighborhood by featuring the Adams Morgan Heritage Trail on their blog and encouraging guests to take the self-guided tour. Similar establishments should consider offering staycation packages to encourage local tourism.
“Let American Guest House, a Washington DC bed and breakfast be your host while you enjoy a mini vacation right here in our nation’s capital. Take advantage of our $30 coupon code: STAYCATION30 plus coupons and/or discounts from local businesses.” – says Lucia Rosan, owner of American Guest House.
American Guest House is a Bed and Breakfast just north of Dupont Circle on Columbia Rd.
The Guesthouse is near the Adams Morgan Heritage Trail, a self-guided tour that
begins on the southwest corner of Meridian Hill Park and ends on 18th
street in Adams Morgan.
Contact: Lucia Rosan – owner
2005 Columbia Rd, NW Washington, DC 20009-1310