Frequent business traveler Cale Potter-Chambers can name many favorite public spaces, neighborhoods and streets that make his days away from home more enjoyable.

"You can't beat the combination of jogging trails with great weather and amazing views" at Embarcadero Marina Park near the San Diego Convention Center," says the sales consultant from Mobile, Ala., who spent about 130 nights on the road last year.
Potter-Chambers also likes the "up-and-coming neighborhood" of East Nashville, Tenn., for its farm-to-table restaurants and great bars, and the intimate planned community of Southlake outside of Dallas.