Government Connections - Winter 2014 - (Page 9)
Events with a Twist and No End in Sites
BY CHERYL HATCHER
Off-site venues can be on target for
bringing groups together in unique,
exciting and entertaining settings. The
Sunshine State's vast array of venues for
events pushes the boundaries of creativity
and imagination. Ever hosted a reception
beneath a 6.2 million pound moon rocket?
Or a party in an ice lounge complete with
ice bars, chairs and frosty works of art?
How about a breakout session overlooking
a championship-level pool where Olympic
swimmers train? An awards ceremony
surrounded by winning NASCAR vehicles
and other racing memorabilia?
If your group has hoop dreams or
the big leagues in mind, Florida goes
big on fulfilling with state-of-the-art
arenas with skyboxes ready for VIPs.
For on-the-floor fun, Florida's Grapefruit
League, home to Major League
Baseball's pre-season for 15 teams,
offers a variety of indoor and outdoor
action-packed spaces for excitement.
Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida.
You can add a touch of Old Hollywood
glamour to your event by staging it any
one of Florida's many vintage theaters, or
walk your group on a pathway to history
at our historic sites. Create a teambuilding
activity showcasing the environment,
combining animal encounters at our
many zoos, ziplining over wetlands
or bonding with the alligators on an
airboat ride. Or make magic at one
of our world-class theme parks with
rollercoasters, special cartoon guests
and fireworks to close the evening.
Saturn V at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex.
No matter what you choose,
Florida's selection of venues and
experiences offers your groups
the uniqueness of our diverse
destinations and makes a memorable
addition to any program.
Must be the sunshine.
Cheryl Hatcher is director of marketing
and events for Visit Florida, the
state's official tourism marketing
corporation. You can contact her
Perdido Beach near Pensacola.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Winter 2014
Fitness Breaks Recharge the Body and Mind
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Costs of the Fy2014 Funding Squeeze
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Meet a Member
Question for Our Members
Government Connections - Winter 2014