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Business trips in 'sleeper cities' can offer lots to do

Thursday, January 10, 2013 6:12:37 PM

Not looking forward to your next business trip? You should be if it's taking place in one of the cities that Fox News named "Top Sleeper Cities in 2013." Most of the cities were named for their affordability and new attractions, so when you get a break from meetings and work, take advantage of car rentals to enjoy the city.

St. Louis is often overlooked as a great Midwest destination, but the source chose the city for its numerous sightseeing options such as Forest Park, the St. Louis Art Museum, Muny - the country's largest outdoor theater - and the city's famous breweries, including Anheuser-Busch Brewery.

Further west, a trip to Phoenix will not only put travelers in warmer weather, but also offer them opportunities to see Spring Training games, hike trails or enjoy downtown Scottsdale, rich with cultural events.

If you're traveling on the east coast, Raleigh, North Carolina, is an up-and-coming city with several museums and outdoor venues. Even if you only have time for dinner, you can experience several types of cuisine in the city.

If you're not in one of these cities, you can still make the most of your location. Use an app such as Triposo and a long term car rental to find fun things to do or top restaurants in the area.