You’ve got to be there anyways, so why not live it up? Mixing business with pleasure has always been popular, but travelers are taking it to the next level by coining terms like bi-leisure (that’s business + leisure).
While many travel city to city, country to country, often times the vacation-esque experience is totally overlooked by schedules jam-packed with meetings, dinners and events.
Money has likely already been saved on transportation and accommodations, so why not extend your stay and immerse yourself somewhere wonderful? The experts at MissTravel have compiled three city suggestions for those looking to get the most out of their next business trip.
Although Sin City may be notorious for buffets and clubs, it’s pretty easy to transform the experience into a desert oasis. Booking a day at a luxurious spa, like the Sahra Spa at the Cosmopolitan, is an excellent way to unwind and forget about the tensions from the outside world. If music is your thing, the Las Vegas Strip offers plenty of options ranging from mainstays like Britney Spears and Celine Dion to “one night only” shows hosted at one of the city’s multitude of venues – including the newly built T-Mobile arena. If you’re hosting a date for the weekend, be sure to check out picturesque backdrops like Red Rock and the fountains at the Bellagio!
The Windy City may have once been known for Oprah and crappy weather, but Oprah has moved away, so only part of that sentiment rings true in 2016. Sure, Chicago is definitely windy, but the city has a lot to offer someone who is looking to extend their stay with the possibility of romance. Home to many, many museums, Chicago is the perfect place for a traveler to spend a day exploring art and culture with their intellectual lover. If museums aren’t your thing, be sure to check out iconic spots like Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue for #InstaPerfect photos and shopping.
Although Orlando is home to all things Disney, it was actually named the number one convention city by CVET in 2015. While adventure parks could certainly be reason enough for anyone to extend their business trip, O-town offers a variety of fun destinations that have nothing to do with purchasing a “fastpass.” If you have a date meeting you for the weekend, be sure to explore Winter Park, which is less than a 30 minute drive from downtown. Winter Park offers dog-friendly businesses, unique boutiques, and gourmet eateries.
Which cities do you like to extend your work trips in?