Archive for the ‘Travel Tips’ Category
Monday, October 5th, 2015
Las Vegas isn’t a city that’s big on sleeping. Thanks to the casinos, shows, pools, nightclubs, bars, and everything else Vegas, chances are you’ll be up late enjoying all the city has to offer. And when you’re up late, there is no avoiding that late night hunger. Luckily, Vegas is full of restaurants that never close so you can enjoy a bite to eat no matter what the time is. That’s why we’ve made this list of the best 24-hour restaurants in Las Vegas to make your late night decision a little easier.
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Monday, September 14th, 2015
Does just thinking about flying give you a lump in your throat or make you break out in a sweat? This post is for you then. Flying is becoming more and more common for business and for pleasure, but people are just as afraid of flying as ever. That’s why we’ve put together a collection of the best tips for getting over your fear of flying. While we don’t promise that this will totally cure your fear, it will help make flying at least a little bit more manageable.
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Monday, September 7th, 2015
Miami is the hot-spot in Florida for so many reasons. There is so much going on at all times in Miami that it can be a little overwhelming, even for locals. But whether you’re a tourist, business traveler, or a Miami native there are just some things that you can’t miss when you are in the city. While this list could have been much longer, we broke it down into these six things you have to do in Miami.
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Monday, August 31st, 2015
Chicago is definitely one of the most unique, and most fun, cities in the country. This vibrant, urban, metropolis has all the big city living that New York has, but with a friendly midwest attitude. It’s hard not to fall in love with Chicago once you’ve spent any amount of time there. You’ll realize it’s just…different than other big cities. To celebrate how special Chicago is, we’ve put together a list of unique things to do in Chicago that you can’t do anywhere else.
Monday, August 24th, 2015
From beaches to world-class zoos to fun-filled neighborhoods, there is no shortage of things to do in San Diego that will keep you entertained all year round. Although it’s hard to leave San Diego for any reason, there are some pretty spectacular destinations close enough to San Diego that will make you want to get outta town for the day. So get ready to start exploring with our four favorite San Diego day trips.
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Julian – 57 miles/75 minute drive from Downtown San Diego
While still officially in San Diego County, Julian feels worlds away with its rustic, old-California charm. Made famous by the 1870 California Gold Rush, Julian is now famous for something much more delicious, apple pie. An early settler brought a few apple trees to Julian and the rest is history. Julian apple pies are now world-famous and no trip here would be complete without sampling a slice of this perfected pie at the Julian Pie Company or a pint of apple cider at Julian Hard Cider.
Other great things to do in Julian are:
Ensenada, Mexico – 83 miles/2 hour drive from Downtown San Diego
It’s not often you can take a day trip to another country, but San Diego is so close to Mexico that you can head south of the border with ease. While you can have a great time exploring the border town of Tijuana, venturing further south to Ensenada is much more rewarding. You can easily enjoy great mexican food, culture, and nightlife here while still being able to make it back to San Diego easily.
Our favorite things to do in Ensenada are:
- Get outdoorsy and take advantage of the great surfing, kayaking, and mountain biking options in the area.
- Have gourmet Mexican seafood from a world-renowned street cart at La Guerrerense.
- Enjoy a drink at the oldest cantina in Ensenada, Hussong’s Cantina. No trip to Ensenada would be complete without one.
Palm Springs – 139 miles/2 hour drive from Downtown San Diego
With 354 days of annual sunshine on average, Palm Springs is one of the few places that is actually sunnier than San Diego. Palm Springs is a desert town that is all about relaxation with enough resorts, spas, and golf courses to make your head spin.
Our favorite Palm Springs activities are:
Disneyland – 94 miles/90 minutes driving from Downtown San Diego
If you’re bringing your family to San Diego, no day trip could be better than visiting the original Disneyland in Anaheim. The world-famous ‘happiest place on earth’ is only an hour and a half drive away from San Diego has all the famous rides, attractions, and characters that make this place so famous. Make sure to also visit the newer Disney California Adventure Park as well once you’ve finished seeing the original Disneyland as well to enjoy all the newest attractions and developments there.
Our best Disneyland recommendations are:
- Go on an off-day (a weekday, preferably not during the peak summer months) to avoid big crowds and long lines.
- Take a stroll through Downtown Disney after you’re finished at the park for great shopping, restaurants, and entertainment options.
- Make a silly face when getting your picture taken on Splash Mountain.
From family fun at Disneyland to cold cervezas in Ensenada, there are so many great day trips you can take from San Diego. Plus, since they are all day trips you get the added bonus of still being able to sleep in your luxury San Diego vacation rental that night. Contact us at PC Housing today to find out more about vacation rentals in San Diego.
Monday, August 17th, 2015
There is only one thing worse than paying too much for an expensive plane ticket. That’s realizing that the price for the same exact ticket has dropped after you’ve bought it. Airlines and flight websites have a huge set of tricks up their sleeve to make sure that you pay the most for your flights without even realizing it.
That ends now. It’s time to fight back against expensive airline tickets. So get ready, set, and fly for less with these simple hacks to help you find the cheapest airline tickets out there.
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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.
Monday, August 3rd, 2015
While most of America thinks that Seattle is cloudy, rainy, and generally miserable all year long, those who have been in summer know better. Yeah, Seattle does have its fair share of cloudy days, but Seattle also has some of the best summers in the country and is surrounded by beautiful scenery and outdoor activities. That means that when July and August rolls around, it’s time to take a trip to Seattle to experience all of the fun things you can to do outdoors there. Here are super fun outdoor activities in Seattle when the weather is nice:
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Monday, July 27th, 2015
San Diegans are seriously lucky. Not only do they get to enjoy some of the best weather in the country, minus the traffic of Los Angeles, they get to eat some of the best food in the country as well. Thanks to it’s location, San Diego’s Mexican food is world-renowned, but there is so much more to explore. Whether you’re staying in a classic San Diego vacation rental or are a local resident who has just been living under a rock, here are the dishes you have to try in San Diego.
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Monday, July 20th, 2015
Corporate travel can be hard unless you’re one of those people who enjoys jet lag, business meetings, all the fun of airport security, and being away from your family (unless you choose bring them with you). Thankfully every year brings new gadgets that make the lives of corporate travelers even easier. 2015 is no different, with even-thinner e-readers, better emergency chargers, and wearable tech that will make you feel like James Bond. Read on to see the best gadgets for corporate travelers in 2015.
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