Coastal Mississippi checks all of the boxes on any meeting planner’s—and meeting attendee’s—checklist. Its miles of beautiful beachfronts, world-class gaming and award-winning culinary offerings make it a prime destination for groups of all sizes. The Biloxi area’s all-in-one casino resorts provide all of this and then some.
With powerhouse venues like the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Shreveport Convention Center and the massive Cajundome and Convention Center, you’d think Louisiana would have meeting facilities covered. But alongside the main course of major meeting real estate is the “special sauce” of smaller off-site venues representing the many flavors of Louisiana.
Groups seeking inspiration during a meeting are encouraged to visit Raleigh's robust arts scene, which includes Southeast’s most impressive Auguste Rodin collection, an exciting calendar of live music ranging from symphony to rock, and theater productions that rival those on Broadway. These places offer some of Raleigh’s most outstanding settings for off-site gatherings.
The Buffalo-Niagara region’s architectural and natural landmarks offer memorable backdrops for meetings.
The Deep South has never been thought of as a leader in the ecology and sustainability movement, but like many things about Georgia, its progress may surprise you. Especially when it comes to urban areas and meeting and tourism facilities that are answering a call to build a sustainable future.
It’s been scientifically proven that spending time in nature and breathing fresh air improves physical and emotional well-being. Whether it’s the swoosh of skis over powder-white snow, the push of a paddle over emerald-green water or the gentle mountain breeze while meditating amid towering pines, there’s nothing quite like Lake Tahoe to drive that point home.
The coastal communities of Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Daufuskie Island offer outdoor adventures that give groups a sense of the area’s landscape, history and culture along with a healthy helping of excitement. From a dinner cruise on the water, to horseback riding on the beach, to a helicopter tour, attendees can experience Hilton Head Island and the neighboring enclaves through sea, land and air activities.
From Hershey, the “Sweetest Place on Earth,” to the Poconos Mountains Visitors Bureau’s brand pillars of “ease, authenticity and refreshment,” Pennsylvania's historic destinations leverage strategic messaging—and defining venues and experiences—as strong calls to action for memorable meetings and events.
Like the chocolate wrapped in the middle of a croissant, the culinary scene in Central Illinois is surprising and delicious. In this decidedly tasty region, including Springfield, Bloomington-Normal, Peoria and Champaign County, visiting groups are encouraged to include a fun experience featuring local food and beverage sometime during the meeting.
The Inland Empire, nestled in the center of Southern California, is surrounded by mountains and vineyards, and olive and orange groves fill the valleys. Combine this bounty with its spas, resorts and cuisine that highlights this local produce, and there is a bumper crop of wellness options that can be harvested by groups.