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.
Charlotte is the biggest city in the state of North Carolina. It is the county seat of Mecklenburg County and the second-biggest city in the southeastern United States, right behind Jacksonville, Florida. It is the third-fastest growing major city in the United States. In 2014 a U.S. Census Bureau stated the population at 809,958, making it the 17th-largest city in the United States based on population.
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.
Cincinnati is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio that serves as county seat of Hamilton County. Established in 1788, the city is located on the north side of the confluence of the Licking with the Ohio River. With a population of 298,800, Cincinnati is the third-largest city in Ohio and the 65th- most populated city in the United States.
Columbia is the capital and second largest city of the U.S. state of South Carolina, with a population of 134,309 according to 2016 study. The city serves as the county seat of Richland County, and a portion of the city extends into neighboring Lexington County. It is the center of the Columbia metropolitan area, which had a population of 767,598 as of the 2010 United States Census. However it has been projected to grow to 817,488 by July 1, 2016, according to 2015 U.S. Census estimates. Columbia is home to the University of South Carolina, the state’s largest university, and is also the site of Fort Jackson, the largest United States Army installation for Basic Combat Training.
Columbus is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Ohio. The city 14th-largest city in the United States, with a population of 860,090 as of 2016 estimates. Columbus is also the third-most populous state capital in the United States, and the second-largest city in the Midwestern United States, after Chicago. The city has a diverse economy based on education, government, insurance, banking, defense, aviation, food, clothes, logistics, steel, energy, medical research, health care, hospitality, retail, and technology. Columbus is also home to the Battelle Memorial Institute, the world’s largest private research and development foundation.
Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. The capital city is Hartford, and the most populated city is Bridgeport. Although Connecticut is technically part of New England, its often grouped along with New York and New Jersey as the Tri-state area.
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.
Fort Lauderdale is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, 28 miles north of Miami. Ft. Lauderdale is the county seat of Broward County. According to the 2010 census, the city had a population of 165,521. The city is also a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census.
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.
Jacksonville is a major seaport city and the seat of Duval County, Florida, United States. The city holds an estimated 913,010 residents as of 2017. Jacksonville is the most populous city in both the state of Florida and the southeastern United States. It is estimated to be the 12th most populous city in the United States. Jacksonville is the cultural, commercial and financial center of North Florida.
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.
Louisville is the biggest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 30th-most populous city in the United States. It’s one of two cities in Kentucky designated as first-class, the other being the state’s second-largest city of Lexington. Louisville is the historical seat and, since 2003, the nominal seat of Jefferson County.
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.
Welcome to the Steel City! Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is the county seat of Allegheny County. According to a 2017 study, a total population of 305,704 lives within the city limits, making it the 63rd-largest city in the U.S. The metropolitan population of 2,353,045 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania and the 26th largest in the U.S. Aside from steel, Pittsburgh is a leader of manufacturing, aluminum, glass, shipbuilding, petroleum, foods, sports, transportation, computing, autos, and electronics.
Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina and the seat of Wake County in the United States. Raleigh is known as the “City of Oaks” for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the downtown area. The city covers a land area of 142.8 square miles.
Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Area and the Greater Richmond Region. It was incorporated in 1742, and has been an independent city since 1871. As of the 2010 census, the population was 204,214; in 2016, the population was estimated to be 223,170, the fourth-most populous city in Virginia.
Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of Sacramento County. Its estimated 2016 population of 493,025 makes it the sixth-largest city in California, the fastest-growing big city in the state. Sacramento is the cultural and economic core of the Sacramento metropolitan area, which includes seven counties with a 2010 population of 2,414,783.
Salt Lake City, often shortened to Salt Lake or SLC, is the capital and the most populated municipality of the U.S. state of Utah. It’s one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin. Salt Lake City has a strongly developed outdoor recreation tourist industry based primarily on skiing, and hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics.
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.
San Jose is the economic, cultural, and political center within the Silicon Valley and largest city in Northern California. Located in the center of the Santa Clara Valley, on the southern shore of San Francisco Bay, San Jose covers a total area of 179.97 square miles.
Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia and is the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. Established as a strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War, Savannah is today an industrial center and an Atlantic seaport.
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.