Best springtime business trip destinationsFriday, March 22, 2013 5:45:02 PM
As you gear up for your next round of business trips, there are a few places that stand out from the rest when it comes to springtime splendor. If you're lucky enough to visit these three cities, carve out time to hop in your airport car rental and do some exploring:
1. Washington, D.C.
March and April are the ideal months to visit Washington, D.C. It's during the spring that the U.S. capital celebrates the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Take a drive over to the National Mall to admire the breathtaking flowers and enjoy the 70 to 80 degree temperatures.
2. Portland, Oregon
Not to be outdone, Portland has some gorgeous flowers of its own. The "City of Roses," as it's called, begins to blossom in April and peaks in June when the city celebrates the famous Portland Rose Festival.
3. San Diego
Although this Southern California city is a desirable destination year-round, it's during the spring that San Diego really comes into its own. This is the time to enjoy all that the city has to offer. After a long day of meetings, drive over to the San Diego Zoo or admire the greenery at the Coronado Flower Show.