By: Jillian Wilson
For twelve years, the Quad Cities has celebrated 'Be a tourist in your own Backyard'. Now, new businesses want in on the action.
Donna Young owns an art business in Davenport. For the first time this year, her shop is part of the fun.
"We are very excited to be a part of it. We just decided this year that we're not a museum, we're not a restaurant, we're not a hotel, but this is a fun thing for us to do," says Donna Young, Owner, Isabel Bloom.
Variety is what the weekend is all about. Hotels, spas, shops, even ski snow star is on board for two days of non stop deals.
Organizers say the timing is just right.
"It brings a little boost in mid winter. It's a little bit of a slower time in the Quad Cities, not everyone's recovered from the Holidays. It gives people a chance to experience what we have," says Jessica Waytenick, Public Relations/Marketing Manager, QC Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Young says it's not just the boost in business she's excited for.
It's an opportunity for the QC community to come together.
"I've heard people say well when I have friends in from out of town then we'll go to the museum, you think it's just for people who live outside of the Quad Cities well why not the people in the Quad Cities find out what they've got in their own backyard," says Young.
But before you head out to explore the quad cities, be sure check online to see where the deals are.
Just go to cbs4qc.com and click on popular links to get a full list of discounts.