From free parking to easy access, whether by plane or car, the suburbs just outside downtown Chicago are a convenient meeting destination. Planners will find recently renovated hotels equipped for meetings and events, as well as golfing, rooftop restaurants, a botanical garden and more.


Eastern Iowa has plenty of options when it comes to offsite venues, and some of its best provide a unique backdrop while highlighting the region’s past in ways that may surprise. If you’re looking for a venue away from the meeting property, hotel, convention or conference center, you can look to these four options for a little taste of the local culture, history and vibrancy.


Ski destinations’ allure extends to incentive groups, small corporate retreats and annual association meetings, too, thanks to improved infrastructure for group travel. Their winter wonderland magic also draws higher attendance rates and drums up genuine excitement with attendees. Read more about Park City and Snowmass.



This curated guide to Houston’s group-centric neighborhoods and districts is designed to make navigating Houston easier when meeting there for meetings and events. Each offers a rich mix of cross-category venues and new developments  Read more.


Sioux Falls, South Dakota, offers a wealth of offsite activity options for planners of meetings and events, with a variety of noteworthy facilities that have recently opened or are set to debut. The accessibility and favorable price point of Sioux Falls are also attractions worthy of note. Read more.


Inspired by client demand and driven by innovation, these are the mega-projects and mega-deals creating the future Las Vegas. Plus, extended destinations for meetings, and why Vegas is right on the money for groups.


Danielle LeBreck and Jill Vance, the director of sales for The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, take a deep dive on why this tranquil Southwest Florida destination is ideal for your next meeting. They cover its natural beauty and inspiration surroundings, unique waterfront venues, team activities, CSR programs and more.


For any group convening on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, there are plenty of ways to take advantage of the outdoors—after all, it’s what makes this destination so alluring. From resorts with waterfront space and historic offsite venues to dining spots with al fresco seating options, these are some of the best outdoor spaces for groups.

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