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Best Steakhouses in Chicago: Where to Eat in the Windy City

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Best Steakhouses in Chicago: How to Eat Meat in the Windy City | PC Housing

The Windy City has a penchant for heavy foods (perhaps so its inhabitants aren’t carried away by a wayward gust). Between Chicago-style hot dogs, deep-dish pizzas and Italian beef sandwiches, it’s fair to say that Chicagoans are pretty grounded when it comes to cuisine.

Steakhouses are a lesser-known facet of Chicago cuisine, but they’re no less influential. Next time you visit Chicago, get your carnivorous fix at the six best steakhouses in Chicago.

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How To Sleep Better On Your Next Business Trip

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

How To Sleep Better On Your Next Business Trip | PC Housing

Even when you’re ensconced in your own bed, getting a good night’s sleep consistently can be tough. Any business traveler knows that being on the road only compounds this issue. Luckily, a few lifestyle tweaks can serve as “sleep hacks,” allowing you to get the Zs that can be so elusive when you’re away from home. Try a few (or all!) of these changes for sleeping better on your next business trip.

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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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7 Best Adult Spring Break Destinations in America

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

7 Best Adult Spring Break Destinations in America | PC Housing

A lot of things change after college, but you’ll always enjoy a good vacation.

With fuller pockets and a wealth of worldly wisdom, your adult self is poised to have an even better (though probably not crazier) time than your collegiate self. So take a week off of work, pack your bags, and get ready for some sophisticated fun in the sun.

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7 Iconic New Orleans Destinations You Can’t Miss

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

7 Iconic New Orleans Destinations You Can't Miss | PC Housing

Mardi Gras might be over for the year, but that doesn’t mean New Orleans is down for the count. The Big Easy has nightlife, live music, and food down to a science; the whole ensemble can be a bit overwhelming for a first-time visitor. Whether you’re in the region for business or pleasure, do yourself a favor and explore some of these iconic New Orleans destinations.

The French Quarter

There’s not a Louisiana travel guide out there that doesn’t make mention of the French Quarter, and for good reason. This is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, dating back to the city’s founding by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville in 1718. Today, the sector offers abundant food and drink options as well as a historical feel unmatched in the United States. Be sure to have plenty of time on your hands when taking on this district. A number of iconic destinations fall within the confines of the French Quarter, such as…

The St. Louis Cathedral

As a general rule, the world’s grandest cathedrals reside in Europe. With a majestic and weathered cathedral of their own, New Orleans is one of the few US cities to defy this standard. Officially titled the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France, this towering building is a true spectacle. It emanates both beauty and history, and is magnificent in the sunlight as it is cloaked in dusk. The cathedral is located in the French Quarter, so be sure to pay it a visit when you’re making your rounds. If you prefer branch and leaf to brick and mortar, you may also want to check out…

City Park

While Hurricane Katrina took it out of commission for a while, the New Orleans City Park is back and as beautiful as ever. This 1,300 acre swath of land plays host to abundant walking and biking paths, sprawling lawns, children’s attractions, and the oldest grove of mature live oaks in the world. A walk through this park is an excellent way to clear restore energy and work off some of the heavier New Orleans dishes. If you like a dab of history with your nature intake, you’ll probably enjoy New Orleans’ very own…

Garden District

Where the French Quarter is by turns exciting and jam-packed, the Garden District is a bit more serene. Known for some of New Orleans’ most famous architecture, the foliage-laden streets are the perfect place to escape bustling tourist districts. 19th-century mansions capture the eye and the imagination along each street. The area rewards desultory meandering, making it a great place to recover from a few days of strict itineraries. When you’ve had your fill of oak and ivy, you can stroll to the nearby intersection of Prytania St. and Washington Ave, where you’ll find the world-famous…

Commander’s Palace Restaurant

Established in 1890, the Commander’s Palace Restaurant was inducted into the Culinary Institute of America Hall of Fame in 2008 and is regarded as New Orleans’ most famous eatery. It’s upscale take on Creole cuisine spans from turtle soup to crawfish risotto. And don’t forget the wine — it’s expensive but decadent. While the popularity and price range of this restaurant run on the high end, it’s well worth it to take a bite out of New Orleans’ history. If you’re hungrier for history than food, you can get your yesteryear fix at…

The National WWII Museum

Even if you’re not an aficionado of history, the National WWII Museum has a lot to offer. A moving recollection of a devastating era, this massive tribute to the second World War is as educational as it is chilling. Some of the exhibits may be too disturbing for children, but don’t let that deter you from seeing it for yourself. You’ll need about 3 hours to see the museum in its entirety. Don’t forget to check out the award-winning 4-D film Beyond All Boundaries before you leave; it is widely regarded as the museum’s prominent feature. If you want an engaging day-trip minus the morbid undertones, consider visiting…

Mardi Gras World

Bummed that you missed Mardi Gras? Head over to Mardi Gras World for the next best thing. Their tours take you behind-the-scenes of Mardi Gras, offering a look at the creation of the fantastic floats and costumes that are iconic of the holiday. They also offer samples of king cake, an iconic treat that is consumed in droves during Mardi Gras. This type of pastry is notoriously difficult to find in the off-season, so getting the opportunity to try one is alone worth the cost of tickets.

 

The Big Easy has a lot to offer visitors—too much to capture in one article. There are a number of culinary and cultural hotspots that you’ll discover organically as you wander the city’s bustling streets. You’re going to want to settle into private and comfortable lodgings at the end of a busy day. Whether you’re on vacation or on the clock, treat yourself to a luxury vacation rental in New Orleans. Contact PC Housing today to find out more.

8 Tips for Traveling Smart On A Long Weekend

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

8 Tips For Traveling Smart On A Long Weekend | PC Housing

Having a free Monday or Friday affixed to your weekend is a real treat. Not only will you get a three-day weekend, you’ll also get a four-day work week! As tempting as it is to pass the time in movie-marathon-induced lethargy, a weekend getaway will refresh you and give you memories to last a lifetime. Read on for 8 ways to help you fit a mini-vacation travel adventure into your next long weekend.

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7 Must-have Apps for Business Travelers in 2016

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

7 Must-have Apps for Business Travelers in 2016 | PC Housing

You’ve heard the saying: there’s an app for that.

That goes for your business trips, too! With the right downloads you can turn your phone into a multi-tool for any situation. Not only have developments in the app field made day-to-day activities easier, but they’ve also streamlined a number of professional practices. If you’re a business traveler, you know that things can sometimes get complicated. With these convenient smartphone apps, you can literally manage your entire trip from the palm of your hand.

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Find the Most Authentic Mexican Food in San Diego

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Find the Most Authentic Mexican Food in San Diego | PC Housing

You can hardly mention San Diego without mentioning Mexican food. Being so close to the busiest border crossing in the world means that there is a tremendous Mexican influence in San Diego, and food is no exception. From seafood to barbecue to fine dining, there is perhaps no better city in the USA to find authentic Mexican food than San Diego.

But beware, you may never be able to eat at your local “Tex-Mex” chain again after hearing about these 6 most authentic Mexican food spots in San Diego.

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Five Fun Things to Do in Phoenix in 2016

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Fun Things to Do in Phoenix in 2016 | PC Housing

With weather that’s almost perfect all year long, there is plenty to do in Phoenix no matter what time of the year you visit. From sporting events to succulents to steep mountain trails, there is something for you in Phoenix no matter what you are into. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the top 5 fun things you should do in Phoenix in 2016. Read on to find out more.

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Where to Spend New Year’s Eve in San Diego

Monday, December 28th, 2015

New Year's Champagne | Where to Spend New Year's Eve in San Diego | PC Housing

Not to make any of you panic, but there are only just a few days left in 2015. That means that you should be making your New Year’s Eve plans ASAP to avoid being left out in the cold on the last night of the year. But with so many great events going on in San Diego, how do you know where you should spend your New Year’s Eve? Don’t worry. We have you covered with these 4 different ways you can spend New Year’s Eve in San Diego.

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