The Greater Philadelphia area has recently welcomed several new facilities, developments and renovations that amp up its meetings, conventions and events offerings, with Philadelphia proper and neighboring Valley Forge figuring large in the equation. Discover these new options for meetings and events.


As the fifth state to join the United States, Connecticut has its share of history and culture, much of which can still be experienced. Here are five standouts across the state where groups can enjoy meetings and events alongside the history, art and culture that helped define the Constitution State.


Planners working on a meeting in the Coastal Carolinas are encouraged to host an outdoor group event. An aquarium, garden settings, an old battleship and waterfront restaurants are a few of the possibilities for memorable receptions and meal functions complete with inspiring views, Instagram-worthy photo ops and even fun add-on activities.


San Francisco’s “newest” neighborhood, Mission Bay, is the bio-tech and medical research heart of the “City by the Bay,” but it is also the hottest new events destination in a first-tier city that’s always at the top of meeting planners’ wish lists.


The Pacific Northwest is a trendsetter on the national culinary stage. Current culinary trends are mainly occurring in local restaurants, including farm- and sea-to-table meals in Seattle eateries and a boom of inviting group-friendly hotel restaurants in Portland.


The stars brought their A game to kick off 2020. Robert De Niro, Laura Dern, Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Quentin Tarantino and Jennifer Lopez are just a few of the Hollywood names that attended the Palm Springs International Film Society’s International Film Awards Gala on Thursday, January 2, 2020. I was there, too, getting my own star treatment before, during and after the big night by the Greater Palm Springs CVB. Read more.


From the Gilded Age mansions in the seaside city of Newport to the artful past of the capital, Providence, America’s smallest state can create a big impact. Wow attendees with these beautiful venues that come with an illustrious past. Learn more.

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