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DESTINATION PLANNER SPONSORED CONTENT WHAT'S NEW, SACRAMENTO? I f you haven't looked into planning a meeting in Sacramento lately, you may not know some of the new developments going on around town. Here's a look at some of the new and improved venues and attractions in California's capital city. GETTING THERE At the Sacramento International Airport (SMF) the airy, four-level Central Terminal B, a $1 billion project, displays an energy efficient and environmentally conscious design that has received LEED certification. The project also includes an $8 million public art program, most notably the 56-foot "Red Rabbit," helping SMF ranks among the best U.S. airports for public art according to USA Today's Readers' Choice. SMF also won a national design award for its concession program for medium-sized airports and Fodor's Travel ranks SMF in the top 10 high-tech airports in the United States. The food court in Terminal A also underwent an extreme $6 million makeover, resulting in a modern, open dining and lounging area where passengers can relax and enjoy specialty restaurants found only in Sacramento, including Paesanos, the Squeeze Inn and The Iron Horse Tavern. NEW THINGS TO DO The Sacramento region is home to an exploding craft beer scene, with more than 30 breweries throughout the area. Thirsty visitors can pedal for their pints aboard this bicycle built for 15 while touring some of Sacramento's beer hot spots. www. If wine is your drink of choice, the Sacramento region is home to more than 200 The Sacramento region is home to more than 200 wineries and tasting rooms and is quickly gaining a reputation as a popular winetasting destination. Photo courtesy of the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau. wineries and tasting rooms and is quickly gaining a reputation as a popular wine-tasting destination. No worries if time is too limited to explore the wineries out of town. Several downtown venues now offer tastes of regional wines. There's the Underground Tasting Room in Old Sacramento, Railbridge Cellars, Revolution Wines, 58 Degrees & Holding in Midtown, Downtown & Vine near the Convention Center. Ficklin-Wilcox offers tasting, cookware and cooking classroom. (Learn more at Hidden beneath the city for nearly 150 years, Old Sacramento's underground has long been the capital's best-kept secret. Today, you can join thousands of residents and visitors in uncovering the facts behind the legends that lie below our buildings and sidewalks. Explore excavated foundations and enclosed pathways while your tour guide recounts the tales of the devastation, perseverance, and determination that led to California's only successful street-raising project. The tours will run through December 2015 and resume in April 2016. There are also some adult evening tours with more tales of the city's colorful residents. ( NEW PLACES TO MEET The Crocker Art Museum, founded in 1885, is the first art museum in the Western United States. One of the leading art institutions in California, the collection includes Californian, European, Asian, African and Oceanic works, international ceramics and one of the finest early collections of master drawings in the United States. A $100 million museum expansion tripled the size of the The Crocker Museum boasts existing facility and added muchneeded gallery space and visitor one of the largest event spaces in Sacramento with indoor/outdoor amenities. The new building seating for 1,200. Photo courtesy also creates one of the largest of the Sacramento Convention event spaces in Sacramento with and Visitors Bureau. indoor/outdoor seating for 1,200. State-of-the-art education and program facilities include a 260seat auditorium and meeting center, studio art spaces and a children's interactive gallery. ( FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT'S NEW IN SACRAMENTO PLEASE CHECK OUT VISITSACRAMENTO.ORG. 28 Ca lSAE's T HE E XEC U T IV E - SE P T E M B E R/ O C TO BE R 2 0 1 5 http://www.VISITSACRAMENTO.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Executive - September/October 2015

Thinking and Acting Beyond Orthodoxy
Advancing Association Meetings by Exploring the Learning Brain
10 Transformative Meetings Technology Trends
From Data to Decision: Facilitating a Critical Thinking Discussion
Is it Time for an Event Sponsorships Makeover?
ADVANCING Associations

The Executive - September/October 2015