Northeast Florida—also known as Florida’s First Coast—is made up of such dynamic destinations as Jacksonville on the great St. Johns River, the beach community of Ponte Vedra and historic St. Augustine, the oldest continually occupied European settlement in North America. It’s also home to Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach and the Palm Coast, all of which offer great accommodations, great restaurants and great fun for meeting groups.


Renowned for its gorgeous desert setting, as well as its confluence of cultures—Mexican, Spanish American, Native American and cowboy—Tucson, a Southwestern hot spot, is buzzing with a continuously new and engaging vibe yet forever treasuring its rich heritage.


Always at the forefront of food trends, California is the place to experience an exciting spin on the way event fare is prepared and presented. Here’s a look at a few culinary experiences and food-centric venues around the state, some of them in unexpected places.


Few regions are blessed with as many world-class options for meetings as Southern California. Its major urban hubs of Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim are first-tier convention destinations constantly staying on top of a competitive game with ever-improving venues, entertainment and more.


Glave & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) believes that “great architecture is contextual, timeless and has the capacity to engage the intellect and elevate the human spirit.” Those same qualities define superior meeting programs, which makes selecting Virginia’s many repurposed heritage properties a reliable blueprint for memorable and inspiring gatherings.


North Carolina takes the idea of outdoor adventure and runs with it. Depending on when your group visits, you might be snow-skiing or waterskiing, biking or boating, sitting by the fire or by a fishing pole. The possibilities are out there.

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