There are numerous cities across the United States working hard to become destinations for major corporate events and meetings. While traditional destinations, such as New York City, Chicago, and San Diego might come to mind, BizBash recently highlighted some different hotspots that could be the perfect fit for your next event.

A cultural renaissance is currently taking place in Pittsburgh, and the event industry is at its center. A recent influx of young creative types has resulted in a thriving food and art scene as well as numerous new hotels opening their doors. One of the biggest advantages to making Pittsburgh your event destination is cost, as it offers big city amenities without the big price tag.

The capital of Texas offers a lively music scene and walkable downtown area that creates a fun and comfortable atmosphere for event attendees. Austin’s laid back atmosphere paired with its “get-it-done” attitude makes it easy to mix business with pleasure.

Rich with cultural landmarks, Charleston’s family-friendly environment provides endless activities for event attendees. From the South Carolina Aquarium to the Maritime Center, Charleston also recently experienced a surge of new hotel opening with meeting spaces.

New Orleans
The Big Easy is in constant motion, and we’re not just referring to its world-famous party scene. New restaurants, venues, parks, and festivals are opening daily, and the same goes for hotels and event venues. For example, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans – adjacent to the Mercedes- Benz Superdome – boasts 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 80,000 square feet of exhibition space, two ballrooms, and 70 meeting and banquet rooms.

In preparation for hosting the Super Bowl in 2018, Minneapolis is in the midst of a major revamp with more than 5,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of the city’s convention center. Affordable entertainment is a highlight of Minneapolis, and even though a winter freeze tends to scare event planners away, the spring, summer, and fall months are quite lovely. Want to plan an event in one of these up-and-coming destinations?

The team at McVeigh Global Meetings and Eventshas countless years of experience putting together unforgettable destination events. Partner with us today!