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. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
La Jolla is located within San Diego city limits, but it feels like a small, beautiful town of its own. Its name comes from a Spanish word for “jewel,” and it really is the jewel of the city — a charming, upscale hillside community surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean. If you have a day to spend here, there’s plenty to keep you busy. Here are some of our favorite things to do in La Jolla.
Breakfast (or Brunch) on the Cove
It isn’t hard to find a good restaurant in La Jolla, but if you’re there in the morning, we suggest Brockton Villa. If it’s nice out (and when is it not in San Diego?), you can sit on the patio right across the street from La Jolla Cove, a beach filled with neat caves and cute seals. It’s a perfect way to start the day. Read the rest of this entry »
For many visitors, San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is the crown jewel of the city. The San Diego Convention Center brings in folks from around the globe for huge events like Comic-Con and business conferences of all kind. When the conference lets out for the day, many visitors walk across the train tracks to Fifth Avenue, the primary stretch of the Gaslamp. How do you choose from dozens of restaurants within a short walk, and how do you avoid those that are overpriced tourist traps? The guide to Gaslamp Quarter restaurants will help. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
Flying is definitely convenient, but there’s no better way to see America than by hitting the road yourself and taking in the sights. Now that it’s officially spring, lots of places across the country are looking particularly beautiful. Travel & Leisure has put out a gorgeous slide show list of some of the best spring drives across the country. Here are a few of the spring drives you should try to work into your travels:
See the Texas Bluebonnet Spring Bloom
Are your travels taking you in or around Austin this spring? If so, you’re in luck, because not far from the quirky Texas capital are some stretches of highway surrounded by gorgeous bluebonnets, the official state flower. Just head west from Austin on Route 290 to Johnson City, and then north to Burnet, which has the distinction of being the Bluebonnet Capital of Texas. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
On the eastern shores of the Mississippi River, just across the water from Minnesota, lies La Crosse, Wisconsin. This city of roughly 50,000 is not huge, even by Wisconsin standards. Though it may be somewhat smaller, it is full of character, quality-of-life and business opportunities. So, if business travel brings you there, here are a few things to do in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Read the rest of this entry »
At some point, every frequent business traveler will feel a bit of envy for friends whose jobs allow them to return home to their families each and every evening. They sometimes feel like they’re the only one whose job takes them here, there and everywhere on a regular basis.
If you’ve felt this way before, rest assured that you aren’t the only one hopping on a plane for work — far from it. In fact, professionals take roughly 488 million business trips in the U.S. each year. That’s an average of nearly 1.9 million business trips every weekday. While we’re at it, let’s take a look at some other business travel statistics so you can see how you fit in with the larger picture. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »