When meeting in South Texas, get the group away from the conference room and outside for teambuilding activities. There are many ideas, from bird watching outings to fishing excursions, for varying budgets that will entertain attendees throughout the region.
Idaho’s food and beverage options for groups span from an eatery at 7,700 feet to a small winery in the north to a public market in Boise. Restaurants and caterers across the Northwest state have a bounty of wild game, fish and of course, the potato, to use and highlight in dishes.
The cities in North Carolina’s Triangle region—Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill—are home to a wealth of cultural venues and experiences for groups, from storied performing arts theaters to renovated industrial spaces.
“We now have 135 permitted festivals each year, which equates to a festival every two-and-a-half days,” said Rachel Avery, director of convention services and events for the city’s CVB, New Orleans & Company. “We have festivals large and small that appeal to anyone and everyone. If it crawls, swims and you can dance to it, you can have a festival around it.”
Historic venues in the Detroit Metro area are available to accommodate group events away from the host hotel. An opera house, a world-class art museum, an old bank and an outdoor living history museum are among the facilities groups can book for memorable offsite events.
From hilltop castles to high-rise hotels, Westchester stands tall in the regional group marketplace.
Minneapolis and St. Paul are teeming with new, versatile sports venues that double as destination event spaces. Whether you’re planning a tournament or a corporate meeting, these six Minnesota sports centers (in no particular order) will help you score big with attendees.
Great outdoor experiences await groups gathering in Westside Los Angeles and the beach cities, from everything from exhilarating adventures to inviting alfresco venues.
In Central and West Tennessee, you can arrange collective creativity and collaborative experiences that your team will embrace—and remember—for years to come. Depending on the group’s goals, meeting planners have a variety of ideas to choose from when meeting in Nashville, Memphis, Jackson or Hardin County.
A new convention center and adults-only hotel on the Barceló Maya Grand Resort property in Riviera Maya makes the case for bringing your next meeting to Mexico. On a recent stay, Danielle LeBreck shot video footage of the resort's current offerings for groups and got the scoop on the new builds.