Frequently referenced as the home of Disneyland, Anaheim is the tenth largest city in California. Anaheim has a population of approximately 330,000 people and is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan area which is home to over 12 million people. Aside from housing one of the most popular theme park attractions in the world, Anaheim has many interesting events, destinations, and restaurants.
Atlanta, Georgia was originally established in 1837 at the convergence of two separate rail road lines. It has a deep and rich cultural history and emerged from the American Civil War as a major south eastern city. It is currently the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States.
Few cities have the rich history and character for which Boston, Massachusetts is famous. From Boston’s famous Italian North End (also home to Paul Revere and the Old North Church) to Faneuil Hall and the Freedom Trail, Boston offers its guests all the amenities of a modern city combined with the ability to dine in some of the same restaurants that our forefathers enjoyed (Durgin Park). Boston’s hotels, restaurants, theater district and tourist attractions are among the greatest in the world.
Few cities in the United States are as well-known and have as great a place in North American popular culture as Chicago, Illinois. Known as the Windy City (for its boisterous and long-winded politicians, not its weather), Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States.
Dallas is the ninth-largest city in the United States, and is part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation. Covering 343 square miles with a population of over 1,200,000 people, Dallas is an ultra-modern business mecca in the Southern United States. Dallas attracts worldwide travelers, making the area the Number One visitor and leisure destination in Texas, as well as a primary conference location.
Although not as recognizable as Las Vegas, New York, or even Chicago, Houston is a major trade show and conference hot-spot. Unknown to many, Houston is the fourth most populous city in the nation behind only New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago. With a population of more than 2.1 million, a booming business presence, and a great nightlife scene, Houston is a fun city for any trade show of conference you will be attending or exhibiting at.
Indianapolis, Indiana is the 12th largest city in the United States, and has proven to be a major trade show and convention destination. The city itself became the capital of Indiana in 1825 replacing the former capital of Corydon. Interestingly, Indianapolis is the only major city in the United States not located on a river. In addition to its inherent conference appeal, Indianapolis offers substantial entertainment, lodging, and dining for all attendees.
Las Vegas, Nevada is a city that is almost built with business conferences, trade shows, expos, and conventions in mind. Maybe not the original Vegas, but the modern Vegas is a mecca to luxury and technology and it is incredibly welcoming to businesses and corporations who seek to bring their employees to the City of Sin for the corporate retreat. There is literally no shortage of hotels and sights in Las Vegas.
Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world, is a cultural mecca boasting more than 300 museums, and is a paradise flooded with good weather. It is the 2nd most populated city in the United States with a population of nearly 3.9 million. Based on population alone, if the Los Angeles urban areas were a state, it would be the fifth largest in the nation behind only California, New York, Texas, and Florida.
Bienvenidos a Miami! Despite Miami’s rather small population size in the city proper, fewer American Cities are more famous than Miami, FL. Miami appears in movies, songs and who can forget the amazing TV show Miami Vice? Located on the Southeastern tip of the Florida Peninsula, Miami is a tropical city within the limits of the Continental United States and is the last major stop before the Florida Keys.
Dubbed the “Music City”, Nashville, Tennessee is home to some of the most iconic entertainment locations in the united states. Nashville has the perfect balance of business and play with historic sites including the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame to some of the nicest convention and expo locations in the world.
Often referred to as the United States’ most fascinating city, New Orleans, LA has quickly become a popular conference/exhibition destination. New Orleans is the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana with a population of nearly 350,000. It is home to one of the United States largest ports, and has been the Gulf of Mexico’s busiest northern port since the early 1700s.
If there is a more identifiable and famous city within the United States than New York City. Not only is it the home to a vast and expansive reservoir of multi-cultural experience including restaurants, museums, arts, theater and history, but New York City is also a world financial and economic hub.
Orlando is a top destination for visitors from around the world for several reasons. Of course, Orlando is a favorite place for families of all nationalities and both Disney and Universal Studios welcome them with open arms. However, Orlando is also a major location for businesses as they seek to offer employees a chance to turn trade shows, conventions and exhibitions into family vacations at the same time.
Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, is the 5th most populous city in the United States. It is also home of the world famous Philly Cheesesteak! Philadelphia is a city rich in history and is the home of the Liberty Bell. Philadelphia played a crucial role in the founding of the United States and is the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were signed and ratified.
Phoenix, Arizona may very well be one of the most scenic cities in the United States. Phoenix is the sixth largest city in the nation with a population of over 1.4 million. Tourism accounts for more than 16 million visitors annually to the metropolitan Phoenix area, with 39% of all visitors drawn for business or conventions.
San Antonio is the most widely visited city in Texas, and is the third fastest growing city in the United States. It is also the 7th largest city in the United States with a population of just over 1.4 million. It has been ranked by Conde Nast Traveler as the #2 U.S. travel destination, and has been dubbed as “one of the four most unique cities in America”.
If you talk to people who live in San Diego, California and they will most likely tell you that it is paradise. San Diego is famous for its very mild, year round climate and beautiful weather. There are extensive beaches and it is a city with an eclectic selection of cultures, entertainment and dining.
As far as tourist attractions go, San Francisco is one of the most jam-packed cities in the United States. San Francisco is the 14th most populated city in the United States with nearly 850,000 inhabitants, and is the fourth largest city in California behind Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose.
Tampa, Florida is situated on the western coast of the Florida Peninsula. The city of Tampa is the center of a metropolitan area known as Tampa Bay which includes the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. The Tampa area supports a population of over 4 million people and has been ranked in Forbes Magazine as the 5th best “Outdoor City”.
In terms of the best places to attend a trade show or conference, how can you top our Nation’s Capital? Founded on July, 16th 1790 Washington DC is famous for innumerous reasons. Not only does Washington DC play host to all three branches of the United States Federal Government, the White House, the Supreme Court, and the Capitol building, it also has some of the highest tourist visitation numbers of any city in the country.