Archive for the ‘San Diego’ Category

Life as a Military Contractor

Monday, September 1st, 2014

As a military contractor, your job takes you to plenty of places. One day, you’re working in Washington, D.C. and then a few weeks later, you’re all the way in San Diego. While you love that your job takes you all over the country, finding off-base housing can be a real pain. Most leases last for about a year, and since you can’t typically make a commitment like that, renting typically isn’t your best option. But temporary housing can provide the perfect solution for your on-the-move lifestyle. It’s cozier than a hotel, but still has plenty of amenities too. The following PC Housing communities are right by some of the nation’s biggest military bases and have plenty to offer a military contractor. Discover more about how temporary housing might be the best option to meet your needs.

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The Top Gay Friendly Cities in the US

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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Gone are the days where gay singles and couples traveled on the down low to places they would be least likely to be harassed or ostracized. Now, gay friendly travel is as out in the open as the singles and couples happily embarking on cruises, flights, and one-of-a-kind adventures around the world. The US is not to be left out – we’ve got quite the handful of gay friendly cities among our 50 states, and we’ve narrowed it down to four gems. While you definitely don’t have to be gay to fully appreciate the beauty and fun of the top gay friendly cities in the US, these four are chosen for their unique contributions to gay civil rights. (more…)

How to Enjoy Comic-Con Without a Badge

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Every year there is a plethora of events surrounding San Diego Comic-Con, so many that’s it’s nearly impossible to decide what to do! Even if you didn’t secure tickets to the biggest convention of the year, you can attend Comic-Con events in the surrounding San Diego area to nerd out or get your fill of people watching.

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San Diego Comic-Con Housing

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Comic-Con is coming to San Diego! Every year this entertainment mainstay makes it way to the San Diego Convention Center, bringing crowds and excitement to the Downtown San Diego area. If you’re headed to Comic-Con, there’s a lot of San Diego Comic-Con housing options, with many including access to the official Comic-Con shuttles to and from the event.

San Diego Comic-Con

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Fun June Gloom Activities in San Diego

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Southern California may be known for its endless sunshine but unfortunately the clouds do occasionally conquer the sunny sky. While it may be a bit gloomy, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your time in the San Diego area. We’ve rounded up the best June Gloom activities to do while the San Diego skies are cloudy.

June Gloom activities in San Diego

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Celebrate Spring Break in San Diego

Monday, April 21st, 2014

If you think spring break is just for rowdy college kids, think again. San Diego is a vibrant city boasting numerous family-friendly activities and fun things for business travelers, too. Whether your kids (or your spouse!) are LEGO fans or you adore outdoor festivals, there’s bound to be something you’ll love. The local experts at PC Housing have an ear to the ground and are ready to pass on the best-of-the-best to you!

Spring Break in San Diego

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The Top 4 Warm Weather Getaways in the US

Monday, March 17th, 2014

For most of the United States, this has been an endless winter, but spring is finally starting to arrive. Who isn’t in need of a sunny getaway now? No matter where you’re from, these sunny spots deliver on promised sunshine and warmth. From San Diego’s urban paradise (palm trees included) to Sedona’s picture-perfect landscapes, these warm weather cities are sure to offer plenty of rays and a variety of outdoor experiences. So, what are you waiting for? Book that plane ticket or pack your car. Rest assured that when you get there, you’ll be donning flip flops and shorts and can return with a jealousy-inducing healthy tan. It will make up for these last few lousy months, for sure. You’ll also be pleased to know that PC Housing has luxury corporate housing communities in each of these cities, which means you can stay in style and comfort throughout the entirety of your trip.

Top Warm Weather Getaways - San Diego

San Diego

PC Housing’s home city can offer guests plenty. From its sparkling blue waters to happening nightlife, San Diego is brimming with things to do and see. Head to the Gaslamp Quarter to get a dose of the city’s history, enjoy meals alfresco and shop until you drop. Cross the San Diego—Coronado bridge to see Pleasantville-esque Coronado. Step back in time at Clayton’s Coffee shop (pies cooling in glass cases on the counter and waitresses wearing aprons included) for classic American fare, before you head to Coronado’s most famous site: The Hotel del Coronado. Walk around the hotel’s sparkling white beach and maybe even traverse through the lobby of this historical site. Next, make your way to La Jolla for some incredible coastal views.

Top Warm Weather Getaways - Palm Springs

Palm Springs

One of California’s most popular getaway spots, Palm Springs offers stunning desert views and a thriving arts scene. If you’d like to get a birds eye view of the entire area, hop on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Onboard, you’ll catch gorgeous views of Chino Canyon. When you arrive at the top of the mountain, soak up the awe-inspiring scenery all around you. To appreciate the area’s culture, pay a visit to the Palm Springs Art Museum to complete your Palm Springs experience. Make sure to wake up early for a desert hike, then head back to your corporate housing community to soak up sun by the pool.

Top Warm Weather Getaways - Atlanta

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Atlanta

Georgia’s largest city beckons with a thriving dining scene, arts galore and plenty of attractions. Gone With the Wind fans can tour author Margaret Mitchell’s home. If you’ve ever had a Coke (and really, who hasn’t?), pay a visit the World of Coca Cola museum. Once you stomach starts to growl, consider heading to celeb hot-spots South City Kitchen or Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse to grab a bite. Cap off your visit with a mouth-watering piece of pie from the aptly named Pie Shop.  

Top Warm Weather Getaways - Flagstaff

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Flagstaff

Outdoor-loving travelers will fall head over heels for Arizona’s Flagstaff. With the Grand Canyon National Park to the north and loads of parks and preserves to the south, Flagstaff is the perfect place to experience all that Arizona has to offer. The city of Flagstaff also has a large number of cultural centers and nighttime activities to keep you going well after sunset – and to offer a break from the springtime Flagstaff sun. The Flagstaff Urban Trails System (affectionately called FUTS) offers 50 miles of trails for hikers and cyclers.

Just because you’re not in school anymore doesn’t mean you can’t take a spring break. Skip Florida and Mexico with all the college students and head to one of these ideal warm weather getaways this spring!

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities Abound in San Diego

Monday, March 10th, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day is a full 24 hours when the world celebrates Irish culture. It’s also the best day of the year for many people!

Travelers visiting San Diego during the holiday are in (Irish) luck. The city will be lit up with festivities everywhere. So, no matter if you’re looking for a loud night out or even a healthy run to start the holiday, there’s bound to be something to bring out the Irish in everyone.

St. Patrick's Day in San Diego

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Why San Diego is the Ideal Destination for Short-Term Housing

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

With its year-round sunny climate and picture-perfect tropical settings (palm trees and beaches with bright blue water included), San Diego is an ideal spot for long- and short-term travelers. It’s estimated that a whopping 115 events were held at the city’s Convention Center last year, with 74 conventions alone, and it appears that 2014 will be no exception.

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San Diego New Years Eve Ideas to Ring In 2014

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

San Diego has more than its fair share of amazing New Year’s Eve events this year, and it can be a challenge to find the perfect one to attend. Luckily, business local PC Housing knows a thing or two about the best places to be this NYE. Check out our top picks to ensure a sparkling way to ring in 2014!

New Years Eve Ideas for San Diego 2014

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