UK – USA Business Travel
- Richard Moss
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‘Bleisure’ is a major travel trend that combines business travel with leisure activities. Research indicates that up to 75% of business travellers plan to extend their business trips further to enjoy the destination. In fact, they listed the US as one of the most desired countries in the world to do it in.
Here are 5 of the hottest destinations in the US for bleisure:
It’s no surprise New York tops the list. The city that never sleeps truly has it all; top entertainment and restaurant experiences, major walkability, iconic landmarks and huge cultural diversity. NYC is a magnet for international tourists and business travellers alike, and offers something for everyone.
Seattle has a conveniently tight downtown core with business and entertainment districts right next to one another. So, when you finish your meetings you can hit the Space Needle, art galleries, Pike Place market, or even the very first Starbucks before you call it a day. Cap off your adventure by hiking up Capitol Hill for the most buzz-worthy dining, craft beers and ciders.
The nation’s capital is very popular due to the large meetings and conventions held there, as well as endless monuments, memorials and of course, The White House. America’s front yard offers countless free museums and exhibits (The Smithsonian, for one) as well as diverse cuisine – everything from afternoon tea to Cuban sandwiches to Korean bibim buksu.
Another extremely diverse city with something for everyone, Los Angeles. LA offers perfect weather and an unparalleled focus on health and wellness. Rugged canyons, jogging trails and juiceries are at your fingertips – but a greasy burger and a beer are always available too. Walkability is a lot lower than the other 4 cities on this list. However, the gorgeous beaches, amazing attractions (Disneyland is an hour away), and Hollywood vibe are well worth an extended business trip.
Although it may be the most expensive place to stay on this list (hotels average $350 USD per night), the city has some of the most breathtaking landscapes and landmarks in the US. The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, and much more make it a desirable spot for tourist and business travellers alike. It is also extremely walkable and jam-packed with culinary delights with the highest restaurant density per capita in the country.