June and July have been very busy months for the Campus Recruiting team. The summer interns started in mid-June and our new consultants will join us in just a few short weeks at the Consultant Challenge. To welcome, re-welcome and reintroduce our newest employees to the cities they will live and work in, our campus recruiters have shared their favorite local places.
We hope you enjoy exploring the cities that we love!
Protiviti Campus Recruiters’ “Best of”List
Foodie’s Favorite (Your campus recruiter’s favorite restaurant, food truck or greasy spoon)
Denver – Chipotle, the first Chipotle!
Atlanta – Seven Lamps: The off-menu burger is the best burger in Atlanta.
Seattle – You must visit Paseo and grab a bite of their fantastic Caribbean sandwiches. They’ve been featured on The Food Network and were on Esquire Magazine’s list of “Best Sandwiches in America”.
Houston – El Tiempo for authentic Tex-Mex, Max’s for a nice dining experience, and Hickory Hollow for some true blue Texas Barbeque.
Cool Kid’s Hang Out (Your campus recruiter’s favorite place to see and be seen)
New York – The Bronx Zoo
Los Angeles – Runyon Canyon
Dallas – Top Golf is a Dallas office favorite! It’s a revolutionary sports entertainment complex combining games with great food and an environment you can enjoy year-round. Top Golf features computerized micro-chips in every golf ball that track your shots’ accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets ranging from 20 – 250 yards away.
Phoenix – The Lodge in Old Town, this cabin themed bar makes you wish you could go to the mountains and escape the summer heat. It is a more comfortable atmosphere than most other bars in Old Town Scottsdale and provides a fun environment to shoot some pool, play a game of bags, or just enjoy good food and conversation with good friends.
Let’s Get Physical (Your campus recruiter’s favorite active venue)
Chicago – The Lakefront trail, hands down.
Dallas – The Katy Trail is a great place to not only get exercise, but also catch up with friends. It is pretty common to grab a drink at the Ice House afterwards!
Seattle – Play a few games of Whirleyball –a team game where you ride in bumper cars and shoot wiffle balls into a basket.
San Francisco – The bike ride from Pier 39 or the Ferry Building, through Fisherman’s Wharf, over the Golden Gate Bridge, to Sausalito or Tiburon is a tourist favorite as well as a local’s favorite. Bike to Sausalito for a scenic 8 mile ride or take it up a notch and ride 21 miles to Tiburon. There are ferries back to the city from each location.
The Great Outdoors (Your campus recruiter’s favorite outdoor space)
Chicago – The Lincoln Park Zoo – It’s free!
New York – Bear Mountain 45 minutes north of the city . It is a great hike!
Denver – Ski Resorts : Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain, Winter Park, Keystone… the list goes on, and they are all within 2 hours of metro Denver!
San Francisco – Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park. It’s in the middle of Golden Gate Park. There are running trails that go around it and an island in a middle of the lake connected by a stone bridge. Rent a paddle boat and swim amongst the geese and ducks. Check out the “Pathtiviti”walking trail recently created by the San Francisco Protiviti interns!
Hidden Gem (A place that only a local would know about)
Atlanta – Highlands, Buckhead
Los Angeles – Carnitas Michoacan, yummy nachos!
Houston – Last Concert Café will have you guessing if you have arrived because there is no sign and you have to knock on the front door to gain entrance; however, this Mexican themed restaurant and jammy live music will keep you entertained for hours.
Phoenix – Scottsdale Civic Center Park, many local events are held here over the weekends such as the Culinary Festival in May and the Christmas Tree Lighting in December. There are not as many events held over the summer due to the weather, but it is a nice location to enjoy an evening picnic (permitting cooler weather) or just walk around and view some local artwork.