Just blocks from the White House and other popular tourist destinations, the Golden Triangle drew about 1.9 million visitors in 2017. From all over the globe and just around the corner, these visitors stay in Golden Triangle hotels, explore its stores, and dine at its restaurants. The Golden Triangle BID Ambassadors regularly provide directions, maps, and a warm welcome to tourists and business travelers, as they keep the sidewalks, streets, and parks clean and safe. In addition, students from nearby George Washington University venture to the Golden Triangle to eat and socialize.
- More than 700,000 people visited arts and cultural destinations within the BID, from the historic Heurich House to the National Geographic Museum. Click here to see more facts and figures about these destinations and visitors.
- About 414,000 visited the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, which recently joined the Golden Triangle.
- Nine hotels were located in the Golden Triangle with nearly 1,700 rooms total, and an additional 3,000+ rooms available in nearby hotels.
- Many tourists both domestic and international stayed in these hotels, visited Farragut Square, or shopped in area stores. The total estimated spending potential per tourist in the BID was about $320.
George Washington University is located just outside the BID. In 2017:
- Nearly 12,000 undergraduate students were enrolled, and about 28,000 total.
- There were about 2,400 faculty members.
- About 35% of students lived off-campus (many near the Golden Triangle).