Travelling with work is one of those things which simply comes with life in the modern age. While you may not be able to take time off between meetings to see the signs on the majority of these trips, the occasional trip to the other side of the world can sometimes warrant taking a day or two’s annual leave, giving yourself a quick and impromptu holiday along the way. If you’re looking for a little R&R before you head back to the office, here are the top places in the US.
Times Square, New York
New York is a famous the world over, and nowhere in the city is more famous than Times Square. After spending a little time soaking in the electronic lighting, you soak in a little culture at one of the district’s many theatres. With some of the best stage productions in the world constantly on show, this isn’t something want to miss out on. Be sure to visit the city’s other famous landmarks when you’re in the area too – a trip to New York without stopping by the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty almost seems like a wasted opportunity.
Chicago is the foodie capital of the United States of America. This city in Illinois is home to some of the best food you will find in the US, thanks in part to the restaurant Alinea, the top rated molecular gastronomy restaurant in the entire country. Of course there is more to this impressive city than fine dining – there is an excellent walking tour you can take your time on, enjoying the city’s rich history and impressive architecture in the process. If you have time, be sure to stop by the Museum of Science and Industry – as the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere it’s well worth the effort.
Charleston, South Carolina
Another city known for some of the best food in the States, Charleston is home of the great American dish known as grits. With a rich history and all the appeal of the warm southern welcome, Charleston has a lot to offer. If you’re a fan of large parks, gardens, and beautiful American religious architecture, make sure you spend a little longer seeing the sights the next time you’re in South Carolina.
The Vegas Strip, Nevada
Las Vegas is another city which is famous the world over. This manmade oasis in the Mojave Desert is home to some of the best casinos in the world, with more slot machines than it has hotel rooms. If you like to play the slot machines, Las Vegas really is one of the best places in the world you can visit. If you would rather try your hand at something a little more skill based, Vegas is also home to plenty of other casino games such as blackjack, roulette and poker, all of which are played 24/7 in Las Vegas. If gambling isn’t your thing, be sure to check which sporting events are on while you’re in the area – the city is routinely home to great events in the world of basketball and UFC, too.
Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Washington D.C is well known as the capital of America and the seat of political power in the country. As a result, the city is well known for its many landmarks and impressive historical sites, including the Lincoln Memorial, Capitol Hill and the White House. Anyone who is a fan of American history will find themselves at home in this city, as will anyone who’s a fan of history in general; Washington DC is also home to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the – one of the most famous museums in the country. While you’re there, be sure to visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, too, and examine some of the most impressive scientific feats in human history.