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The Best Sights to See in the 5 Cities Most Visited for Work Travel
It’s 5 o’clock and you’ve just finished a six-hour meeting in a city you’ve never been to. With an early-morning flight to catch, you could head back to your hotel and order room service, or you could have an adventure.
In the same spirit of adventure, we asked 800 US employees where they most often travel for work. The results uncovered the top five states most visited, but we wanted to know more. So we’ve narrowed it down to the No.1 city in each state, and a few things to discover.
Don’t cheat yourself out of incredible memories. If you’re visiting one of these locations, you won’t want to miss their most unique dining and entertainment options.

The Best Sights to See in the 5 Cities Most Visited for Work Travel

1. San Antonio, Texas

The San Antonio River Walk is a must-see. Take a famous river taxi to the Mission Reach, and check out four 18th-century Spanish Colonial missions: Mission Concepción, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada.
If you get hungry for that famous Texas cuisine, pull up a chair at Biga on the Banks, winner of Open Table’s 2016 Diner’s Choice Award. Self-described as “very new American,” Biga features a new menu every night built around seasonal, sustainable ingredients.

2. New York, New York

A good New York speakeasy should have a hidden location, preferably one that requires guests to knock or ring a bell to enter. Attaboy is that kind of place, but if you’re looking for a drink list, you won’t find one. You’re at the mercy of the bartender, who will combine your favorite flavors and spirits to create a custom cocktail.
Also in line with the traditional elements of a 1920s speakeasy is PDT (Please Don’t Tell). Not just a hidden location, PDT guests have to step into a phone booth and dial 1 to hear the bar’s wait time. In between cocktails, make room for PDT’s incredible Torres Tots (deep-fried tater tots, topped with “chihuahua cheese, chorizo gravy, chile de árbol, chipotle crema, [and] scallions.”

3. Miami, Florida

Miami isn’t known for its miles and miles of Disney-themed rides, but it does have its culture. And there’s no better place to experience it than Little Havana. Little Havana is perhaps the closest you’ll get to visiting Cuba while you’re in Miami, and it doesn’t disappoint.
Colorful murals make up the backdrop of this Latin hub. When it comes to nightlife, Ball and Chain is a historical favorite, known for past headliners like Billie Holiday. Enjoy live music Wednesday through Saturday, including jazz, salsa, and Latin beats.
Save your appetite for a simple yet traditional meal at El Rey de las Fritas, where you can take in a real Cuban frita (a Cuban-style burger with beef, pork, and chorizo).
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4. Sacramento, California

Sacramento has an incredible array of museums, starting with the Crocker Art Museum, one of the first art museums in the US. Open late on Thursdays and home to a number of music and theater events throughout the month, Crocker is one Sacramento attraction you won’t want to miss.
One of the benefits of visiting the Crocker Art Museum is its proximity to amazing eateries. Heat Shabu Baru, only a five-minute car ride away, is known for its tasty Japanese hot pots and delicious Asian-fusion cuisine. If you’re craving a little comfort food, walk 20 minutes to Mother, a vegan and vegetarian restaurant known for such lip-smacking specials as chicken-fried mushrooms and handmade pasta.

5. Atlanta, Georgia

Horizon Theatre Company is one of the best-known community theaters in Atlanta, debuting six or seven plays each year. If you happen to be in Atlanta during the holidays, be sure to check out “The Santaland Diaries,” written by author and comedian, David Sedaris.
As for a great place to eat … when in the South, go southern! And southern cooking in Georgia means barbecue! Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q is best known for its brisket burger. Jonathan and Justin Fox cook their brisket for 10 to 12 hours and baste it with their homemade barbecue sauce. Topped with handmade pimento cheese, spicy mayo, fresh veggies, and peppered bacon, the memory of this Atlanta treat will have your mouth watering all the way home.
Traveling for work isn’t always fun. For most professionals, spending time away from family is the toughest part. But taking advantage of what each city has to offer may help alleviate a few of those cravings for home. Next time you’re traveling, why not ditch the hotel fare and have an adventure instead?

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