Want to enjoy a weekend getaway without the hassle of traveling? Why not enjoy a vacation right here in the Quad Cities? That’s right, this weekend you can Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard!

Start 2018 right with the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau’s annual Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard, this weekend! Jan 12-15 kicks off this year-long discount program with the Very Important Visitor (V.I.V.) wristbands!

Restaurants, hotels and other businesses across the QCA will be offering amazing deals and discounts this weekend. Go to www.QCviv.com for a full list of participating businesses. Print out or save the coupons to your phone and present them to redeem the unbelievable deals. Make sure to get your V.I.V. wristbands at any location for deals and discounts all year long!

Book a discounted room at the Radisson on John Deere Commons, stop by Bass Street Chop House for a deal on dinner, enjoy a $1 off Lagomarcino Hot Fudge Sundaes and then take advantage of the 15% off storewide at the John Deere Store! Or you can take the whole family and enjoy deals at Snowstar Winter Park. No matter what your agenda holds, you won’t find deals like these anywhere else!

Save some gas while planning your vacation getaway this weekend, right here in your very own backyard!

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics for QuadCities.com.