One of Washington's most appealing aspects is its scenic beauty, and it’s the focus of many group tours. We rounded up the nine best excursions planners can consider for after-meeting downtime, like a waterborne wine tour or a snowshoe adventure at Mount Rainier National Park.
Columbus, Ohio’s meetings scene is exploding due to the state capital’s thriving entrepreneurial draw and the decision of ASAE to hold its 2019 Annual Meeting & Exposition in the city. Here are the food and beverage and entertainment offerings in some of its top neighborhoods, as well as exciting offsite venue options.
Innovative restaurants and event venues in Downtown L.A., Mid-City and West Hollywood are shaking up the group dining scene with diverse and adventurous menu options.
Away from the heat of politics, Washington, D.C., offers distinct advantages for business travelers and meetings and convention attendees. From streamlined connections with industry-specific speakers to a vibrant dining, hospitality and cultural scene, D.C. is a leading bleisure destination.
Set in southwest Michigan, Grand Rapids’ affinity for art creatives and admirers goes back to the 1800s when the city was known as "Furniture City.” Today, varied works of art fill the city, from public spaces to museums. Learn how your group meeting in Grand Rapids can explore the scene.
Connecticut’s performing and visual art venues help tell the history of the region and bring performers, artists and works of art to the area. Many of these can host events, too. From Hartford area to the historic seaside town of Mystic these art venues will wow creative-minded attendees.
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.”