San Diego is nicknamed America’s Greatest City and after spending a day here you’ll understand why. There’s no shortage of exciting and beautiful things to see and do.
Begin your day with a tour of the San Diego Zoo, one of the most popular in the world. It’s located in the center of Balboa Park, one of the most beautiful and diverse parts of the city, so after exploring the animals you can walk around and take in the sights.
Afterward, head to Mission Beach to take a ride on the roller coaster right off the sands. This is one of the most popular beaches in the city and contains a boardwalk and wonderful restaurants where you can dine while you watch the waves roll in.
From there, make your way to La Jolla. It’s the ritzy area of town, but it doesn’t cost anything to walk along La Jolla Cove and get up close and personal with the families of seals that live here. You can even go down and swim among them if you dare, but it’s not exactly recommended; they can get a little territorial.
You can’t visit San Diego without visiting Coronado. The beaches are spotless and it’s home to the Hotel Coronado, one of the fanciest hotels in the country. If you’re lucky enough to come in the winter, you can ice skate on the beach.
Finally, head downtown and walk along the harbor. You’ll see many Navy ships parked in the bay and can even take a tour of a few of them for a small fee. Once night falls, there are numerous clubs to choose from in the Gaslamp District right next to the harbor, so go ahead and get your groove on before you head home.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.