"Staycation" might be the most boring portmanteau in history. Not only does it encourage you to treat your hometown as a tourist trap (Pat's for everyone!), it denies you the best part of any good vacation: dinners out and a hotel stay.
Kimpton is celebrating the Hotel Monaco's October opening by hosting a contest that will make you rethink staycations and portmanteaus. Today through Friday the hotel's mannequin mascots will appear at 12 locations (two per day plus two bonus appearances) throughout the city. If you're the first to spot Ben and Betsy Monacan, snap their photo using Instagram and upload it using the hashtag #monacophilly. The first photo at each location nets eagle-eyed photographers two drinks at the hotel's swank rooftop lounge, dinner for two at its restaurant, and an overnight stay.
Those who spot the Monacans first are also entered into a lottery for a grand prize, which includes more drinks at Stratus, dinner at the Red Owl, and an overnight stay in the Monaco's Majestic Suite.
If you really want to get a leg up on your competition, you can check out Preston & Steve in the morning, or just check the Monaco's Facebook page. Pro tip: We have it on good authority that the mannequin duo will be on hand tonight at XFINITY Live between 5:30 and 7:30.