A coastal meeting offering beach activities, ocean views and waterfront venues can be a short drive or plane ride away from metropolitan hubs. Here are four beachfront destinations that provide an escape from busy city life—while still being easily accessible from larger cities nearby.
Meeting Planner Jody Roos, who works with the Wisconsin Bankers Association based in Madison, describes the organization’s connection to the Wisconsin Dells and how it utilizes the destination for a number of events.
With everything from the high cost of airfare to the popularity of bleisure travel and direct access to local experiences, drive-to meetings have become increasingly favored among attendees in reasonable proximity—from 90 minutes to a few hours. Find out why Asheville, Valley Forge and Boise made our list.