TYSONS CORNER, VA--(Marketwired - Aug 19, 2014) - Every city, it seems, has at least two sides. One is the public face designed to attract visitors, and the other is its heart and soul, which only the locals really know about. And while both sides are equally important, travelers will have a better appreciation of a place (and a better time on vacation) if they can see a city the way the locals do. That's why Marriott has introduced its new Weekend #LikeALocal package to Tysons Corner Marriott and Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park, two Virginia properties where the attractions of D.C. are as compelling as the local favorites around the corner.
As far as Northern VA hotel deals go, the Weekend #LikeALocal package feels excitingly original. Guests can check out all the locals' favorite restaurants and attractions while enjoying breakfast for two, free Wi-Fi, late check-out (when available) and a $20 Uber credit (for new users only).
Anyone feeling lucky can also enter the WEEKEND #LikeALocal Sweepstakes, which is giving away a two-night stay in Washington, D.C. along with a $50 Uber credit.
While the package is available at 17 different properties in the area, these two Tysons Corner Metro hotels offer sophisticated hospitality in a lush, upscale setting that's hard to resist. The contemporary Tysons Corner Marriott, for example, entices visitors with features like its urban pub, Shutters Bar & Kitchen and guest rooms outfitted with enhanced Internet access, upgraded bath amenities and luxury bedding.
But it's not the only Fairfax County hotel to win over travelers' hearts. The Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park gives guests the option of booking a PURE® allergy-friendly room, although all guest rooms include tech-friendly Plug-in Panels and plush bedding. And both hotels are located by Tysons Corner Galleria, which is, hands down, the area's most attractive retail destination, as well as the Metro, which can transport visitors to every corner of the D.C. area for shopping, dining and entertainment. Here are a few of the locals' must-see places to hike, shop and eat.
WORK OUT #LikeALocal: Great Falls Park
Waterfalls are not, it turns out, the exclusive domain of Niagara and Hawaii. Visitors can hike through this 800-acre park to see the mighty Potomac as it crashes over boulders and inspires every step.
SHOP #LikeALocal: Tysons Corner Center
It's been said, but it bears repeating: No shopping destination can outshine the upscale, comprehensive Tysons Corner Center. Not only do visitors find exclusive stores like Bloomingdale's and American Girl, but there are regular events to catch as well.
LISTEN #LikeALocal: Wolf Trap
It's not just anywhere that a person can visit a National Park and hear a concert, let alone a concert that might be pop one week, jazz another and opera another. This arts venue incorporates several different venues, including 18th-century barns and an indoor/outdoor theater.
LIVE #LikeALocal: Mosaic District
From foreign-language film festivals for families, to farmer's markets, to public art, Mosaic is a cultural depot as much as a retail and dining destination. Independent boutiques, an indie movie theater, dynamic restaurants (think local faves like Taylor Gourmet and Dolcezza Gelato) and even a LEED Silver certification make this urban development an enchanting place to spend both the day and evening.
EXPLORE #LikeALocal: The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Stars and clouds take on a different perspective at these two hangars where thousands of aviation and space artifacts are on display. Go to see the Concorde, the space shuttle "Discovery" or just a killer view from the 360-degree Observation Tower.
For a list of participating Marriott Hotels' information or reservations, please call 1-888-812-1132, or visit www.MarriottHotelsDCWeekendLikeALocal.com. Refer to promotional code #3MA. Rates are per room and exclude tax and gratuities. Offer valid Friday through Sunday until September 7, 2014. Terms and conditions apply.
About the Tysons Corner Marriott
Whether travelers love to shop or need to work, the Tysons Corner Marriott welcomes guests with modern style and thoughtful luxury. Fifteen meeting rooms afford 9,731 square feet of flexible event space that's as well suited to conferences as weddings. And the 24-hour fitness center and indoor pool promise plenty of ways to unwind at the end of the day, no matter what brings visitors to town. Guests can also look forward to contemporary dining -- replete with pub-style drinks, regionally-influenced American fare and a setting that's as stylish as it is inviting -- at Shutters Bar & Kitchen. Coffee Kiosk keeps guests going, whether they're headed to nearby Washington, D.C., Old Town Alexandria, Great Falls Park or the even closer shopping at Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria. At the end of the day, the hotel invites its guests to relax within its 396 guest rooms and suites, which feature naturally-inspired décor, sumptuous bedding and enhanced, high-speed Internet access for a stay that promises to be as comfortable as it is unforgettable.
About the Fairview Park Marriott
Arriving at the Fairview Park Marriott is easy, thanks to its close proximity to two D.C. airports, Fairfax County's major highways and the Dunn Loring Metro station. Leaving, however, is a different story, because this beautifully styled, uber-convenient property has the amenities, upgraded guest rooms, modern meeting space and top-tier dining that makes it beloved by business and leisure travelers alike. Accommodations include the latest high-tech conveniences like high-speed Internet access and iPod docking stations, plus comforts like pillow-top mattresses, coffee/tea service and spacious desks. Guests with sensitivities can opt for a PURE® allergy-friendly room. More than 17,400 square feet of meeting space is able to host conferences, board meetings and more. Those in need of energy can get a pick-me-up at the Coffee Kiosk (serving Starbucks brew), mingle over drinks at the Ellipse Lounge or tuck in to more substantial fare at the American-style Ellipse Restaurant. Considering the numerous surrounding attractions, from the new Mosaic District to the perennially popular Tysons Galleria, there's always plenty to see and do.