Spotlight: California

San Francisco

blue-spark-event-design-Destination-Management-San-francisco-fishermans-wharfThink of the best cities in the United States to visit. San Francisco inevitably comes to mind for meeting planners and it will for conference attendees, too. Announcing San Francisco as your selected meeting location will have attendees smiling over visions of the Golden Gate Bridge and cable cars. Incredible dining, shopping, cultural attractions and natural beauty mean there’s something to appeal to every type of attendee. The city’s allure, coupled with strong airlift into San Francisco International Airport, allows San Francisco to draw record-breaking attendance even in challenging economic times.


San Diego

blue-spark-event-design-winery-spousal-tour-wine-sommelierWith 70 miles of beautiful beaches, world-renowned attractions, unlimited outdoor recreation, a thriving arts and culture community, sightseeing tours, award-winning restaurants, and endless opportunities for pampering at one of the areas many spas and resorts, San Diego is an excellent destination that attendees will be eager to visit.

The most difficult part of planning a San Diego convention is deciding what to do, what to see and where to go. With infinite options for group activities, regions to explore and attractions to enjoy, you’ll find it’s hard to narrow down the choices. This incredibly user-friendly city has a centrally located airport which makes getting to the city a breeze.  It also offers 135 distinctive conference and convention hotels and an amazing convention center. The building is in a vibrant downtown setting within a mile and a half of more than 11,000 first-class hotel rooms, including four headquarter hotels, and 10 minutes from the airport.  It is known for its incredible panoramic views of San Diego Bay and five-star service. Nearby is the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza, the USS Midway Museum and Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres.

Other California Locations

Huntington Beach
Napa/Sonoma Valley
Long Beach
Los Angeles
San Jose