“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.”
Historic venues in the Detroit Metro area are available to accommodate group events away from the host hotel. An opera house, a world-class art museum, an old bank and an outdoor living history museum are among the facilities groups can book for memorable offsite events.
From hilltop castles to high-rise hotels, Westchester stands tall in the regional group marketplace.
Minneapolis and St. Paul are teeming with new, versatile sports venues that double as destination event spaces. Whether you’re planning a tournament or a corporate meeting, these six Minnesota sports centers (in no particular order) will help you score big with attendees.
Great outdoor experiences await groups gathering in Westside Los Angeles and the beach cities, from everything from exhilarating adventures to inviting alfresco venues.
With its soaring skyscrapers and beautiful lakefront setting, Chicago is an inimitable city in the Midwest that also has a place in people’s hearts for icons such as the Chicago Cubs, legendary blues music and famous comedians.
In Central and West Tennessee, you can arrange collective creativity and collaborative experiences that your team will embrace—and remember—for years to come. Depending on the group’s goals, meeting planners have a variety of ideas to choose from when meeting in Nashville, Memphis, Jackson or Hardin County.
A new convention center and adults-only hotel on the Barceló Maya Grand Resort property in Riviera Maya makes the case for bringing your next meeting to Mexico. On a recent stay, Danielle LeBreck shot video footage of the resort's current offerings for groups and got the scoop on the new builds.
For event planners on a budget, taking care of business while giving their attendees opportunities to explore a city can be difficult. Luckily, there are a whole host of free group activities available in Austin, Texas, from touring the Texas State Capitol to catching a free concert at Zilker Park—all conveniently located near the Austin Convention Center and hotels.
Whether meeting in northern Kentucky or its biggest city, read on for all the ways to incorporate the spirit of the Bluegrass state into your event agenda after sundown.