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The atlantic coast ranges from florida's beaches to the sand dunes of north carolina to the rocky coast of Maine. along the
way, there are modern attractions, historic sites and natural wonders, but there are also a number of cities big and small that
offer a wide range of destinations for conferences and events of all sizes. here we look at some of the top locations for your next
atlantic coast meeting.
Made legendary during the whimsical art Deco era, and again when crockett and Tubbs
of "Miami vice" thrilled us as they raced across our mysterious streets, Miami has evolved
into the world's premier playground - so much more than it ever was before. officially
called greater Miami and the Beaches, the area offers a fascinating blend of cutting edge
of urban chic and old World florida, its tropical beauty calling to Ponce de leon like a
siren in 1513.
great year-round weather, top-ranked beaches and the sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay
are the backdrops for a cosmopolitan city, pulsing with the rhythms of its diverse population.
Boasting a now "grown up" yet playful arts and cultural landscape, renowned nightlife scene
and world-class dining and entertainment, Miami invites an eclectic mix of visitors to come
out and play - from celebrities to families seeking fun in the sun.
last year alone, Miami conferences hosted more than 857,000 delegates, who enjoyed
the city's recent $5.5 billion makeover, which includes touched-up beaches, renovated
hotels, an improved transportation system and strengthened attractions.
founded in 1733 along the Savannah river, this historic city is home to the nation's
largest registered Urban historic landmark District. Savannah's 22 green squares and
1,600+ historically and architecturally significant structures are all within 2.5 square miles,
so bring your walking shoes to view these magnificent public gardens and parks.
Then in recent years, Savannah has become as famous for its food as for its historic
sights. fresh local seafood, Southern home cooking and nationally known chefs are the
ingredients of a cuisine scene that's cookin', in more ways than one.
and Savannah continues to welcome meeting attendees with its quirky brand of
Southern hospitality - more than 60 percent of first-time visitors say that they make
a return visit to this "Bucket list city." from the waterfront views of the Savannah
international convention center to full-service luxury hotels and B&Bs to mid-size, limited
service properties and beyond, Savannah has meeting and lodging options to fit any
GOVERNMENT CONNECTIONS | WINTER 2014
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Winter 2014
Risk Management in the Meetings Industry
How CVBs Can Help Planners Manage Risk
Risky Business: Doing Events with the Federal Government
Classic Tools Worth a Second Look
Affordable Strategies for Getting More from Every Meeting
Meet a Member
Government Connections - Winter 2014