Destination Close-Ups

San Antonio pairs big city amenities with small town charm, making it an increasingly attractive choice for meetings and events in Texas. Read more about how meeting planners can take advantage of it.

Planners should consider making Addison their next Dallas-area home base. Its 180 restaurants, 23 hotels and easy-to-navigate streets make it a stress-free alternative for gatherings in North Texas. Read more.

Meeting planners may be forgiven for not recognizing Wichita, Kansas, as a multifaceted meetings destination now brimming with cultural institutions and downtown dining and brewpub options for delegates. Explore its many arts facilities and offsite venues for meetings.

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.

The late 2018 opening of Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center brings massive meetings and economic growth to Aurora, Colorado, prompting additional new developments and revitalization of old spaces.

Fort Worth, Texas, is perhaps the most iconic of Old West destinations, with a cowboy heritage shining through in its working Fort Worth Stockyards, a must-visit site for leisure travelers and meeting delegates alike. But many may not know that Fort Worth is a world-class arts and museum town with event-ready fine arts institutions.

The accolades are building. Dubbed by Thrillist earlier this year as “One of the Coolest Cities in America that Doesn’t Even Know It Yet” and “The best surprise in the Midwest,” by ESPN writer Myron Medcalf, Wichita, Kansas, is making its presence known.

With 300 years under its belt, good-ole San Antone knows a thing or two about history—and progress.

Norfolk, Virginia, is a seaworthy destination for meetings and events.

Greensboro has risen from a textile-based economy to taking a lead in the aerospace and defense industries.

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