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Here’s Where To Find The Best Breakfast In Las Vegas

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

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When visiting Las Vegas, it doesn’t matter if you spend your time hitting the casinos or traveling off the beaten path. Your trip will be an adventure to remember, regardless of how you spend your days.

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and with good reason. Starting a new day — or wrapping up a late night — is the perfect excuse for a hearty breakfast. Luckily for you, there’s no shortage of places to grab bacon and eggs, or something more creative like French toast coated in Fruity Pebbles.

Check out our five picks for the best breakfast in Las Vegas, and start your next adventure.

Breakfast On The Wild Side

 

At Black Bear Diner, you’ll get to Instagram more than just your meal. This diner offers breakfast all day, and has a rustic ambiance with plenty of sculptures of its namesake animal. You’ll also find plenty of bear puns to help you create a witty caption.

You’ll find more than just fantastic food and wordplay, however. The company gives back to local charities, along with the National Parks Foundation and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

  • What you’ll find: Traditional diner fare, including benedicts, pancakes, and bacon, eggs, and toast.
  • Price range: A meal with 2 eggs, hashbrowns, toast, and bacon costs $9.69.
  • Hours: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., 7 days a week
  • Address: There are three locations across Las Vegas, along with one in Henderson. Find the closest location here.

Hash Out Your Plans For The Day

 

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Hash House A Go-Go serves a wide variety of its namesake hash, all of which are topped with two eggs, and served with fresh fruit and a biscuit. Offerings range from salmon, cream cheese, red onions, and potatoes, to a vegetarian version with mushrooms, potatoes, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomato and fresh spinach. You’ll also find Benedicts, scrambles, and even breakfast quesadillas.

  • What you’ll find: Hash, scrambles, Benedicts, and more
  • Hours: Exact times vary slightly between locations, with brunch typically starting by 7:30 a.m. and lasting until 11 a.m. during the week, and 5 p.m. on weekends.
  • Address: Three locations across Vegas, including ones inside Plaza Hotel & Casino, and The LINQ. See them all here.

Homegrown Breakfast With A Modern Twist

 

At the trendy Born and Raised, you’ll find a mix of traditional and creative breakfast options. Check out the breakfast burritos, or try some of their more creative fare. These unique options include French toast coated in Fruity Pebbles, breakfast sliders made with Spam, egg, and Sriracha aioli, and a fried chicken and donut sandwich.

  • What you’ll find: A bit of everything, from breakfast burritos to French toast
  • Price range: A breakfast burrito and side of fruit will set you back about $10
  • Hours: 24/7
  • Address: 7260 S Cimarron Road, Las Vegas and 10050 S Eastern, Henderson
  • Phone number: Las Vegas location is (702) 685-0258, Henderson location is (702) 685-0258

Breakfast That’s Just Like Mom Made

 

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Check out Egg and I for traditional American breakfast fare that’s just like the diner you love at home. This family restaurant serves all classics for breakfast, like omelettes, pancakes, and skillet meals. If you’d rather have lunch options, don’t miss the homemade soups, sandwiches, and burgers.

  • What you’ll find: Traditional diner fare, including omelets, skillet breakfasts, and waffles.
  • Price range: A meal with two eggs, potatoes, and toast costs about $7.50
  • Hours: 6 a.m. – 3 p.m., 7 days a week
  • Address: 4533 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas
  • Phone number: (702) 364- 9686

Passport To Paris Over Breakfast

 

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That mini Eiffel Tower isn’t the only place to pretend you’re in Paris during your Vegas trip. For a more authentic experience, check out Bouchon. This upscale restaurant, hidden inside the Venezia Tower of the Venetian, is the perfect place to grab a French breakfast.

For a quick bite, try something from their wide variety of pastries, including croissants, pain au chocolat, and blueberry muffins. If you’re feeling fancy, enjoy the Escargots à la Bourguignon, featuring Burgundy snails in parsley-garlic butter with a puff pastry made in Bouchon’s bakery. You’ll also find beignets, crepes, Benedicts, and more.

  • What you’ll find: Upscale French breakfast fare
  • Price range: Eggs Benedict meal will cost around $21
  • Hours: Breakfast hours are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the week, and 2 p.m. on weekends.
  • Address: 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, 10th Floor, Las Vegas
  • Phone number: (702) 414-6200

Don’t let your Vegas culinary adventures stop with breakfast. For more restaurant suggestions, check out a few of our other favorite restaurants, and stay nearby in one of our furnished Las Vegas apartments.

We’re PC Housing, and we offer short- and long-term housing in furnished homes for travelers across the United States and Canada. Get in touch with us today to learn how to live like a local on your next trip.

5 Reasons To Choose Vacation Home Rentals For Your Next Trip

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

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With the rise of vacation rental homes, it’s easier than ever to enjoy all the comforts of home on your next getaway. From a fully-stocked kitchen to enough room for everyone in the family (including the four-legged members), renting a home is both economical and convenient.

Check out these five reasons why you should rent an apartment instead of a hotel for your next vacation.

1. Vacation Home Rentals Are All-Inclusive

 

When you stay in a vacation home rental, everything is included in one clear price. You won’t pay extra for necessities like WiFi, on-site parking, or pool access when you book your getaway with PC Housing.

Vacation rental homes from PC Housing are fully furnished and include all of the comforts of home. Each property includes linens, dishes, electronics, cable, Internet, and phone service.

A few optional services, like housekeeping or a pet-friendly rental, do cost a little extra. However, everything is added together when you book your room, not when you arrive. No hidden surcharges means you are free to enjoy your vacation without worrying about the budget.

2. Hit The Road With Your Family

 

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If you’re traveling with your family or a group of friends, booking a vacation rental can be more cost-effective and convenient than staying in a hotel.

Renting a vacation home with multiple bedrooms is cheaper than booking many hotel rooms, and with fewer people to a room, everyone gets a bit more privacy. Common areas of an apartment make socializing easier than in hotels where two rooms could easily be on opposite sides of the property.

A fully-stocked kitchen also means you can cook meals at your home away from home. Save money on restaurant tabs by making a run to the local grocery store.

Many apartments, including those offered by PC Housing, also include a private patio or balcony so you can enjoy the great outdoors.

3. Celebrate Your Independence

 

When you stay in vacation home rentals, you can enjoy your getaway on your terms. Don’t worry about getting dressed and making it to the lobby between 7 and 9 a.m. to get breakfast. If you love to start the day cooking bacon and eggs in your pajamas at 10, go for it!

Housekeeping won’t interrupt your morning, and laundry facilities are inside your home away from home for your convenience. PC Housing also offers anytime check-in, so you can settle in as soon as you arrive.

4. Bring Your Furry Friends

 

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If you’re traveling with pets, hotels can be a burden. Even if you stay in a pet-friendly place, the design of hotels can make it hard to take care of Fido’s needs.

A vacation rental offers all the comforts of home for you and your pets. If you leave your dog behind for a few hours while you explore, you don’t have to worry about whether his barks are disturbing the neighbors.

Walking your dog is also easier when you stay in a home rental. Because the properties are located in neighborhoods instead of next to busy freeways, there’s plenty of room for both of you to get some exercise.

5. Experience The City Like A Local

 

Many hotels are located next to busy freeways, or in bustling commercial areas. Vacation rental homes are often located in neighborhoods where people live, work, and play.

You’ll be able to experience your getaway from the same perspective of someone who lives there. Explore the neighborhood and experience all of the unique charms that make the city so alluring. Grab a cup of coffee at the corner cafe and shop at a local boutique before catching dinner at the mom-and-pop joint down the street.

You won’t feel like a tourist when you stay in a PC Housing vacation rental home. We offer fully furnished apartments with all the comforts of home in major cities across the United States and Canada. Take a look at our locations, and contact us today to book your next vacation.

5 Mouthwatering Parker, Colorado Restaurants

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

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Located just 25 miles outside Denver, Parker is a fantastic place to experience all of the gorgeous scenery and rich culture Colorado has to offer.

This suburb offers hundreds of acres of gorgeous open space, miles upon miles of trails, and a large variety of world-class restaurants.

Whether you’re looking for hearty bowl of Tom Yum soup, or a slice of pizza, you won’t have to drive to Denver to find it. Check out five of our favorite Parker, Colorado, restaurants.

Indochine Cuisine

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Indochine Cuisine owners Jeff and Yume weren’t avid cooks when they decided to open a restaurant in 2003. In fact, they didn’t cook their own meals for the first three years of their marriage, according to the restaurant’s website.

Flash-forward nearly 15 years, and Indochine Cuisine routinely tops local best-of lists. The eatery serves a variety of classic Thai and Vietnamese dishes. You’ll even find a few handmade sushi rolls on the menu.

The best part of visiting this restaurant as a tourist? You can take your favorites home with you. The restaurant bottles 14 of the sauces they use in their dishes so you can recreate that amazing curry at home.

  • Cuisine: Thai and Vietnamese
  • Address: 19751 E. Mainstreet, R2
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-9 p.m. for dinner, Sundays dinner-only 4:30-8:30
  • Price range: Dinner entrees start at $12

Jozi’s Kitchen & Shebeen

 

Though Jozi’s Kitchen & Shebeen is considered a South African restaurant, Chef Angus Hicks draws inspiration from all over the world.
Jozi’s started in a popular booth at The Big Wonderful festival in Denver and gained a passionate following once it became a food truck. Today, you can visit a brick-and-mortar restaurant and savor the global flavor.
On the menu, you’ll find a variety of curries, burgers, grilled chicken, kebabs and more, all made from fresh, local ingredients.
If you’re craving something spicy, you won’t want to miss the Peri-Peri sauce. But beware — this sauce isn’t for the faint of heart, according to Yelp reviewers.

  • Cuisine: South African
  • Address: 10971 South Parker Road
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Price range: Entrees start at $9.95

Colonna’s Pizza

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Colonna’s Pizza has been slinging New York-style pies since 1977. In addition, the restaurant serves a taste of the East Coast with an array of cheesesteaks, pasta, and calzones.

If you’re seeking gluten-free fare, you won’t be disappointed. Colonna’s offers a full range of options, including a pizza crust made from buckwheat and tapioca.

  • Cuisine: Pizza, pasta, sandwiches, calzones
  • Address: 11215 S. Parker Rd
  • Hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. every day
  • Price range: Slice starts at $2.75, Small pizza (14”) starts at $13.50

The Chicken Shack

 

The Chicken Shack offers classic American fare. From sandwiches to wings, this eatery lives up to its namesake. You’ll also find burgers, fries, and homemade chili. We especially love the buffalo chicken fries.

  • Cuisine: American
  • Address: 11211 S. Dransfeldt Rd., Suite 134
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
  • Price range: Chicken sandwich combo is $8.29

Casa Mariachi

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Locally famous for their margaritas, Casa Mariachi serves up all of your Mexican favorites. Here, you’ll find classic dishes like tacos and burritos, healthy options, and gluten-free dishes. Casa Mariachi also serves a south-of-the-border twist on the surf and turf, with a charbroiled skirt steak and fish fillet grilled with a creamy Portuguese sauce paired with rice, beans, and avocado.

  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Address: 9771 S. Parker
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11-9, Friday-Saturday 11-10
  • Price range: Combo plates start at $9.29

Is your mouth watering yet? Check out our list of places to stay in Parker, and plan your trip today.
At PC Housing, we provide short-term housing needs for business travelers and vacationers in major cities across the United States and Canada. The next time you’re traveling, get in touch with us. We’ll help you find your perfect home away from home.

 

Vacation Somewhere Unexpected With These 3 Destinations

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

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Summer is almost here, so you’re probably wondering, “Where should I go on vacation?”

Before you book your flight and pack your bags for New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles, check out these three underrated destinations.

Milwaukee, Boise, and Kansas City may not be the first places that come to mind for a summer vacation, but they’re definitely worth a second look. Each of these cities boasts vibrant culture, a plethora of gorgeous scenery, and a robust food and drink scene.

Learn more about each of these cities and head somewhere unexpected this year.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Where should I go on vacation? Milwaukee

There’s more to Milwaukee than brats, beer, and Brewers baseball. Known as the City of Festivals, this Midwestern city offers a diverse mixture of reasons to celebrate.

Milwaukee is home to Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival. With more than 800 bands playing in 11 days, there’s something for everyone. Artists on the bill for 2017 include Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Zac Brown Band, The Shins, and a host of other musicians spanning every imaginable genre.

Don’t fret if you can’t make it for Summerfest, or if music isn’t your scene. There’s something going on nearly every weekend along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Check out Bastille Days, Festa Italiana, Mexican Fiesta, or festivities celebrating nearly every culture imaginable.

Boise, Idaho

 

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A hidden gem of the mountain West, Boise is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Take a walk along the banks of the Boise River, or hit the trails in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Art aficionados won’t want to miss the Idaho Botanical Gardens. Known as a “living museum,” the grounds are filled with a variety of plants that bloom year-round. The gardens also host a variety of cultural events, including a summer concert series.

The Idaho capital is also home to one of the largest Basque communities in the United States. Located in the center of the city, the Basque Block is jam-packed with cultural offerings, food and drink, and art.

Kansas City, Missouri

 

Where should I go on vacation? How about Kansas City?

Kansas City is synonymous with jazz music and BBQ, and for good reason. The Missouri city is chock-full of live music venues and renowned restaurants.

Enjoy a taste of the city with heaping plates of smoked meat smothered in the signature spicy-sweet sauce. Arthur Bryant’s, Joe’s Kansas City BBQ, and Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue are all local favorites.

The historic 18th and Vine Jazz District, located just east of downtown, is an internationally known hub of jazz music. Visit the American Jazz Museum to see Charlie Parker’s saxophone, one of Louis Armstrong’s trumpets, and many more musical artifacts. While you’re there, be sure to take in the sounds of the city at the Blue Room, located inside the museum.

No matter where you travel this summer, you won’t have to leave the comforts of home behind. PC Housing offers fully furnished apartments for all of your short-term housing needs across the United States and Canada. Get in touch with us today and let us find you your home on your next trip.

Your Guide to Some of the Best San Diego Beaches

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

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One of Southern California’s biggest draws is that you can head to the beach year-round. Sure, the water might get a little chilly in winter, but head to any beach in San Diego County and you’ll see that doesn’t stop people. San Diego’s beaches and their surrounding communities range from the super upscale digs of La Jolla to the more youth-oriented, laid-back vibe of Ocean Beach, and everything in between. Here’s our rundown of some of the best San Diego beaches. (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…)

5 Las Vegas Casino Tips to Make the Most of Your Trip

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

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It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time on the Las Vegas Strip or your 50th — it’s easy to end up stuck in a tourist trap, lost in a huge crowd of folks. Here are a few Las Vegas casino tips to help you navigate the Las Vegas Strip like a pro.

Learn the Games

This sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised how many folks put money down on a table because the game looks interesting — but they don’t really know how it’s played, let alone how to bet wisely.

Most of the big casinos actually offer free gambling lessons. You can find a schedule here. This way, you’ll know what you’re getting into when you pull your wallet out. Even if you think you’re already a pro, it might be worth swinging by a lesson to make sure you’ve got all your bases covered. (more…)

Outdoor Spring Activities in San Diego to Enjoy

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

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Spring is approaching in San Diego, and while we know that winter in Southern California isn’t much to recover from, it’s still an exciting time. Flowers will be blooming and more folks will be spending time outdoors. If you’re going to be in town this spring, you need to take advantage of this. To help you out, here are a few spring activities in San Diego to get you out and enjoying the beautiful climate. (more…)

Check Out These Beautiful Travel Photography Blogs

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

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Traveling presents a great opportunity for amateur photographers to capture new people, places and things with their cameras that they’d otherwise never get to see and document. Do you like taking photographs when you travel? If you do, we know you’ll appreciate these travel photography blogs.

Ken Kaminesky

Ken Kaminesky’s travel blog isn’t so much a tale of his travels as it is a massive photo gallery of beautiful photos. Divided into two categories — travel and people — you’ll find gorgeous images from around the globe fit for magazines and billboards. That’s little surprise, because Ken has had his photos published in lots of prestigious places. (more…)

Hit the Slopes at the Best Skiing Destinations of 2017

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

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It’s winter, and that’s great news for skiing fans everywhere. If you’re looking to get away and hit the slopes, now is your time. Here are some of the best skiing destinations for 2017.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Lots of online publications deem Jackson Hole the best destination for skiers, and it’s easy to see why. Nestled between Grand Teton National Park and huge swatch of dedicated wilderness — and not too far from beautiful Yellowstone National Park — Jackson is a true getaway destination. (more…)