Get as far away as you can

By | May 4, 2012

Traveling for business provides you with amazing opportunities to see the world. When your job requires you to visit the United States, make time to see several popular and inspiring sights. While you cannot visit every important and monumental location, you can relax and unwind while exploring the history and culture in three major U.S. states. Use this guide to get you started on your next overseas getaway.

Illinois

Though it’s not the state capital, Chicago serves as the capital of the Midwest. From the night life to historic tours, a Chicago holiday offers you an eclectic cultural experience filled with sights you will never forget. Bordering Lake Michigan, Navy Pier boasts eight million annual visitors. Join them at the Shakespeare Theater, a 3D IMAX movie or on the Ferris wheel where you can view the city’s expansive skyline. Nearby Millennium Park offers you a boardwalk experience, an ice rink and architectural attractions that provide fun and relaxation.

The Skydeck in the Willis Tower offers you a view of the Windy City from the world’s third tallest building. If you are feeling brave, step out onto the glass ledge for a truly unbelievable photo opportunity. If you have the time for additional outings, try Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, Water Tower Place or the Art Institute. You will find substantial opportunities for cultural, artistic and relaxing holiday destinations any time of year in Chicago.

New York

The original melting pot of the U. S., the Big Apple invites guests to explore the city that never sleeps. Start your tour at Times Square, an iconic attraction that provides guests with fine dining, entertainment and photo opportunities. After walking along one of the world’s most recognizable city squares, walk in the steps of immigrants as you tour the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Continue your New York City visit at a Broadway show. Enjoy the pageantry and music that makes Broadway a world-renowned cultural attraction. After you enjoy the hustle of the city, retreat to Central Park. Walk or jog along the miles of trails or watch the wildlife during your visit.

Additional must-see sights include the Empire State Building, the United Nations, Grand Central Terminal and SoHo. Find shopping opportunities, sightseeing tours and exquisite dining within New York City’s limits, and take your time exploring this grand city.

California

The Golden State offers a temperate climate that attracts throngs of tourists every year. Explore cultural opportunities, visit major tourist attractions, sunbathe on the beach or participate in a bird watching adventure while visiting any number of Californian cities.

See San Diego from the air when you indulge in an aerial tour. After a leisurely ride, visit the zoo, go sailing, tour the historic city or jet on over to Sea World. You’re sure to enjoy a stress-free, fun-in-the-sun day when you stay in southern part of the state.

While visiting Los Angeles, tour Universal Studios and Hollywood. Possible movie star sightings, the famous Hollywood sign or reserved tickets to a television show taping will meet your entertainment needs. Walk down Olvera Street and experience a colorful Mexican market. Take time to enjoy fine dining and luxury shopping while visiting the sprawling City of Angels.

Every trip to San Francisco requires a walking tour of the Golden Gate Bridge. Other must-see sights include the famous Alcatraz Island and historic Chinatown. Pack your walking shoes and hike the city’s famous hills or tour the city on a cable car. Architectural beauty and gorgeous views will greet you every day as you explore this beautiful and populous city.

International travel offers you a chance to explore and recharge after a business meeting or lengthy conference. Take advantage of the sights, tastes and culture when you visit Chicago, New York City or any number of cities in California. You will find exciting sightseeing opportunities and make amazing memories as you visit iconic, monumental and inspiring sights. Get as far away as you can any time of the year in some great American destinations.

About the Guest Post Author: Joseph Baker has worked in the business world for over 15 years, specifically in management.  He has led development and management teams, and implemented budget reductions both professionally and as an independent contractor.  In addition, he has led strategic planning and systems of implementation for six organizations, both public and private, and worked extensively with small businesses.