If your company has asked you to work and live in Burbank California, you are one lucky person. The quality of life, including corporate housing in Burbank, CA is amazing. There are many things for you and your family to see and do during your free time.
One of the most popular places to visit for a tour is the world famous Burbank studios, where many of your highly followed television shows film six days a week. You and your family can visit the studios of NBC, Universal and Warner Brothers, all of which have great tours. There is no telling what famous stars you might see.
Nearby are two of the most popular attractions in the world. Take your entire family to Disneyland or Knott’s Berry Farm. Disneyland is also the home of California Adventure, a complete theme park on its own.
If you love to golf but are short on time, try out Burbank’s De Bell Par 3 golf course. The course is short, even by Par 3 standards. It is an excellent place to take kids just learning to golf. You might want to try a round of golf at the Lakeside Golf Course. This course is both a private club and open to residents of Burbank on a limited basis. This was the famous course, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and other famous entertainment legends loved to play.
If you or your family likes museums, Burbank has much to offer. Within five miles of Burbank city center, there are three great art museums, the McGroarty Art Center, the Image of Art Center, and the Xpress Art Center. All three have galleries of great art to view and offer instruction and classes on various forms of art expression.
Your kids will love to visit the Martial Arts Museum in Burbank too. Another very popular Burbank museum is the Museum of Aviation, which works hard to preserve the legacy of the Burbank aircraft industry that was vital to the United States aviation efforts in the 1940s.
These are some of the most popular attractions in the Burbank area. If your Burbank furnished apartment is near any of them, make sure you take time to visit with the family and have a great time.
Almost Home’s Milwaukee corporate housing clients will enjoy a wide variety of things in which to pass their free time. Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin, a seaport and also the primary commercial center in Wisconsin. As a result, there are a lot of things to do and see. You won’t get bored when you’re in the city. Whether you want to check out museums, zoos or industrial sites, there’s always something for you in Milwaukee.
- The Milwaukee Art Museum is one of the famous landmark sights in the city. It hosts a wide variety of drawings, paintings, photographs, and sculptures. Of particular interest is the museum’s bird-like wing design which lets the sunlight into the gallery.
- Milwaukee is also known for its beer as it is home to a major brewery, Miller Brewery. You can tour the company during your stay in Milwaukee. You shouldn’t miss drinking Milwaukee’s micro breweries. You can drop by the local pubs like the Water Street Brewery to get a taste.
- Enjoying Milwaukee’s river walk is also something that you should make time for. This walkway is primarily responsible for the developments of the downtown Milwaukee. The three-mile walkway takes you to the vibrant downtown and towards the Historic Third Ward District. This area is home to big, stately buildings, many of which are even included in the National Register of Historic Places. Today, they contain restaurants, shops, and condos.
In a previous blog post, I mentioned that Chicago was listed as the most stressful city in the United States by Forbes.com. Apparently Chicagoans play as hard as they work, because Forbes.com also reported on the most entertaining American cities. With over 35,000 restaurants it’s no surprise that New York came in first. But Chicago came in second, with over 15,000 restaurants, as well as tons of bars, cultural institutions and sporting venues. (more…)
Forbes reported that Chicago is the most stressful city in the United States. The magazine compared statistics such as the number of sunny days, the unemployment rate and the cost of living, among others. For the business traveler in Chicago, here are three ways to unwind after a long, stressful day. (more…)
SOFA, or Sculptural Objects Functional Art, is coming to Chicago November 6-8 this year. Be sure to buy your tickets online. The lecture series highlights the finest in international craft, and there is a film series as well. Proceeds from this year’s benefit dinner honoring Sam Maloof goes toward the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center Maloof Scholarship Fund, and The Furniture Society Scholarship Program. If you’re staying in Chicago corporate housing that weekend, be sure to check it out as it is the most significant craft show in the Midwest, and one of the most significant craft shows in the country.
For tricks and treats this Halloween there’s no place like Orlando. If you’re staying in Orlando corporate housing, major attractions there offer themed events, such as SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular, Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights, and DisneyWorld’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. While tickets to the events can be pretty pricey (moreso at Universal, where an express pass can run you close to $70), if you’re a Florida resident or an annual pass holder there are discounts available. I’ve also heard rumors that major soft drink brands, and restaurants will offer promotion codes on their website that can be redeemed for discounts at the door.
At Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights costumes are discouraged and the intended audience are teenagers and adults. The theme of the event changes every year, but it is always based on the company’s R-rated horror films. The park features 8 elaborate haunted houses, “scarezones,” live shows, and many bars. In fact, Halloween Horror Nights kind of has a reputation for being a boozefest.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party encourages children to come in costume. Costumes, I’m sure, can be purchased at the park. Other venues for purchasing costumes in Orlando include Century Costumes, or Party City. Each child is given a trick or treat bag that they can fill at candy stations throughout the park. There’s a daytime parade that’s begun with a fantastic ride by the Headless Horseman, and at night there’s a fireworks spectacle entitled “Happy Hallowishes.”
Orlando Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates that it will take 67 days to enjoy the more than 100 attractions that the city has to offer. The Orlando CVB recently announced the winners of the “67 Days of Smiles” social media contest. (more…)
There is a theory in social work known as the “broken window theory.” You can take a tenement building and pour money into further police patrols. Or you can fix all the broken windows. (more…)
Believe it or not, Philadelphia is a gastronaut’s paradise. (A gastronaut, in case you were wondering, is someone who plans their entire vacation around food.) (more…)
According to Liz Wolgemuth, writing in Yahoo Finance, “Economists at IHS Global Insight expect Louisiana will have lost just 2 percent of its jobs by the end of the recession and will have returned to its prerecession peak by 2012.” However, a particular star of the state is Shreveport (more…)