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Check Out These Great San Diego Museums in Balboa Park

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

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One of San Diego’s most-visited spots is Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre park that ranks as one of the country’s oldest. Much of its beautiful Spanish architecture was built for the 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition. Nowadays, most of these buildings house museums — in fact, there are a whopping 16 museums in the park. Here are the San Diego museums to put on your list.

Natural History Museum

Two words: dinosaur skeletons. One of the oldest museums on the West Coast, the Natural History Museum allows you to get the closest you’ll ever get to standing beside a dinosaur. That’s just one of the many reasons you should have the Natural History Museum at the top of your list if you’re visiting Balboa Park.

Interactive exhibits allow visitors to trace the fossil history of Southern California back to prehistoric times. Other exhibits focus on the region’s great biodiversity. Thanks to the museum’s most-recent expansion, there’s also a state-of-the-art 3-D theater. Unlike some of the smaller museums in Balboa Park, you can easily make a full day out of this one.

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Museum of Man

The Museum of Man is the first museum you encounter when you enter the park via the arched bridge along El Prado. The museum is in the building that boasts the famous California Tower, a well-known San Diego landmark. The Museum of Man revolves around human history, or anthropology. During the Panama-California Exhibition, it housed an exhibit called “The Story of Man Through the Ages.” Its exhibits today tell the same story, occasionally with a specific focus on the San Diego area.

The Museum of Man includes a second building across the street which houses a separate rotating exhibit with an additional admission fee. For the foreseeable future, this exhibit revolves around the interesting and disturbing subject of cannibalism. As part of the exhibit, there’s even a web-based game based on the infamous, ill-fated Donner Party. Check it out, unless you don’t have the stomach for the topic.

Air & Space Museum

The Air & Space Museum, along with the adjacent Automotive Museum, isn’t along El Prado and was actually built much later. But while the building itself may not be much of a beauty to look at, it’s what’s inside that counts. Real-life airplanes and space vessels are here for you to explore, and kids and adults alike will enjoy the flight simulators. They cost a few dollars extra, but it’s definitely worth it. After all, exploring new frontiers is what this museum is all about.

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San Diego Museum of Art

Art fans should put the San Diego Museum of Art on their must-visit list. The museum’s collection highlights art from all corners of the world, spanning many different eras. From paintings to sculptures, from German expressionism to 1700s Venetian art scene, you’ll find it all at San Diego’s best traditional art museum.

Those who are fans of more modern, mixed-media arts should check out the San Diego Art Institute, which is also located in Balboa Park. The exhibits here often combine aspects of photography, video and sound to form cohesive pieces of installation art. Balboa Park is also home to the Timken Museum of Art. which is free to enter.

Get In For Free

This might not help you if you’re visiting San Diego on business, but we should mention that every Tuesday, a handful of Balboa Park museums are free to San Diego County residents and active military personnel. You can see which museums are free on which Tuesdays here. (Also, in early December each year, the museums are free as part of the December Nights festivities).

 

PC Housing is proud to be based in San Diego, where museums are just one of many standout attractions. We provide short-term housing to business travelers across the U.S. and Canada. Get in touch with us and let us find the right home for you on your next trip.

Tee Off at the Best Golf Courses in Las Vegas

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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We all know that Las Vegas lies deep in the desert, surrounded on all sides by vast, dry landscapes. But you’d never know this from the well-maintained fairways of the city’s many golf courses. For a desert city, there are an astonishing number of golf courses in the Las Vegas area — dozens, in fact. This is great news to golfers visiting the city on business. To help those looking to tee up while in town, here’s a bit more about golf courses in Las Vegas to help out.

According to Golf Magazine, Las Vegas holds its own against other golf destinations thanks to the ability for golfers to play a high-quality course for a reasonable price. Three Vegas-area courses made it onto the magazine’s list of the 100 best courses open to the public. Let’s take a look at each. (more…)

Santa Cruz Tourist Attractions You Can’t Miss

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

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About an hour south of San Francisco is Santa Cruz, a quirky beach city known for surfing, its famous boardwalk and its role in American history as a center of the counterculture movement. It’s a major stop for tourists, and once you visit, you’ll see why. Here are some Santa Cruz tourist attractions you can’t miss when you visit.

Walk the Boardwalk

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk may be the city’s most popular attraction. Now in its 110th consecutive year of operation, the boardwalk is California’s oldest amusement park. The family-owned boardwalk is home to roller coasters and other thrill rides, as well as more kid-friendly attractions and the usual carnival games. You’ll also find miniature golf, laser tag and a good variety of arcade games at the park, which covers 24 acres along Monterey Bay.

The rides require tickets, which can be purchased individually. A full-year pass for all rides is just $81.95 — about what you might pay for a single day of entry to some amusement parks. (more…)

Why a Short-Term Business Rental Is Your Best Option

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

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Regular business travelers become all too familiar with hotels, and it doesn’t take long for the downsides to pile up. No place to cook, not enough space, no privacy, no easy access to outside — the list goes on. Ordering room service or eating out all the time gets quite pricey, too.  However, there’s a solution to consider: a short term business rental. Here’s why it’s your best option.

A Short Term Business Rental Offers Privacy

Staying a hotel is, quite literally, living in a community of fellow travelers for the length of your stay. You can spend top dollar on a great hotel room, but it will never feel like a home. After all, you probably walk by a front desk on your way in and out, and the only way to keep a stranger out of your room is to put a “Do Not Disturb” sign on your door. (more…)

Extended Business Trips: Things to Know

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

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A quick business trip is easy: Book a place to stay for the night, catch a flight, take a train or hop in a car, and do what you’ve got to do once you arrive. But what if you need to stay for a few weeks? Planning an extended business trip is a different ballgame. Here are some things to keep in mind. (more…)

Five Hot San Jose Restaurants to Consider

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

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If you’re looking for a bite to eat in San Jose, you’ve got lots of options. Whether it’s a bite to eat at happy hour or a fancy sit-down meal you’re after, you can find it here. Check out some of our favorite San Jose restaurants.

Smoking Pig BBQ — 1144 N. Fourth St., San Jose, CA

The West Coast isn’t exactly famous for barbecue, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find great options if you go looking. If ribs, pulled pork, Cajun sausage or brisket sound good to you, be sure to check out Smoking Pig in downtown San Jose. Can’t choose just one meat? No problem — there are combo plates, as well as appetizers with evocative titles like “chicken lollipops” and “potato grenade.”

Smoking Pig will soon open a second San Jose location in on Coleman Avenue, near the airport, so keep an eye out for that if you’ll be closer to that area. (more…)

Hotel vs. Temporary Housing: What You Should Know Before You Choose Your Home Away from Home

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Temporary Housing apartment package complete living room, fully-stocked kitchen, and modern dining room.

Looking for a place to stay means evaluating your needs and preferences. It can also mean sacrificing comfort and convenience, for the sake of having a reasonable place to stay that meets your needs at a specific time. You’ve worked to make sure your home is perfectly suited for you in style, layout, furnishings, comfort, and more. That’s why there’s no place like home.

Having to find a place to stay for business, relocation, or vacation purposes that meets your immediate needs doesn’t mean having to forego comfort and convenience. It is possible to get the convenience of a hotel stay with the comfort and independence of your home.

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Airline Hacks: How to Pack with Security in Mind

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

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If you’re flying somewhere, you’re going to go through a security check. For some reason, the vast majority of people seem to deny this fact until the last moment—it’s baffling why so few plan accordingly. Here are a few quick and easy tips to help you breeze through your next encounter with the TSA (or whichever international equivalent you’re to be scrutinized by).

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9 Unique Eats You’ll Only Find In San Francisco

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

9 Unique Eats You’ll Only Find In San Francisco | PC Housing

San Francisco culture is known for being a bit eccentric, and its food scene appropriately avant-garde. Do yourself a favor and try one (or all!) of these unique eats next time you’re in Golden Gate City. You won’t regret it.

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Why Corporate Housing Beats Hotels for Business Travel

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Business travel can be a mixed bag. Yes it’s nice to get a break from the office and get out on the road (especially if you are travelling somewhere particularly nice like San Diego). But the thought of being away from friends and family, long meetings, and living in a box-like hotel room for days, weeks, or months can be a bit depressing as well.

While we can’t help you too much with the first two problems, staying in a fully furnished luxury apartment on your business trip sure beats another trip spent in a nondescript hotel that looks just like all the others and feels a long way from home. Still not convinced? Check out the rest of our reasons why corporate housing beats hotels for business travel.

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