19 Ideas to Offer the SoCal (Southern California) Vibe/Experience

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There’s a reason so many songs have been written about California. The post 19 Ideas to Offer the SoCal (Southern California) Vibe/Experience by Visit Anaheim appeared first on [link]. Event Ideas event ideas anaheim events in southern california socal events

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Southern California's Top 100 Events 2018

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For a region that is undeniably dominated by the entertainment industry, Southern California’s reputation as a home for major music

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Update: How California Fires are Affecting Events

Smart Meetings

In what has become a far too familiar cycle , California is again dealing with a rash of wildfires, now officially declared federal disasters. Meanwhile, two more fires have raged in Southern California—the Hill Fire in Ventura County and the Woolsey Fire in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.

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Top Wedding Venues in California

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From sandy beaches to lush gardens, the state of California offers a variety of beautiful backdrops for your nuptials. This restaurant with beautiful views is a wedding must-see, offering a classic California surf and turf menu, with a slight Polynesian twist!

California’s Most Insta-Worthy Locations

Smart Meetings

California has the most picture-perfect locations of any state on PlayPicks’ list, totaling a whopping 11 sites. The Southern California beach city is a mellow but tantalizing destination to catch that perfect sunset photo.

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Southern California's Top 100 Events 2017

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How—and Where—to Pair Wine and Business in California

Smart Meetings

Winemaker for a Day : Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma County offers a “ Be the Count” experience where guests can play the role of self-proclaimed Count of Buena Vista, Agoston Haraszthy, a vivacious and eccentric pioneer of California wine dating back to the founding of the winery in 1857.

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Feeding the Food Truck Frenzy in California

SmartMeetings

When out-of-towners visit California, one of the most frequently requested must-stops is In-N-Out Burger to get a Double-Double, go all-out with Animal Style or get adventurous with the secret menu. Food trucks have become synonymous with California culture.

4 Reasons to Give California’s Mendocino County Another Look

SmartMeetings

Mendocino, a popular escape on California’s northern coast, is known for cute Victorian homes, towering redwoods and the Skunk Train. The post 4 Reasons to Give California’s Mendocino County Another Look appeared first on Smart Meetings. Photo credit: Campovida (Facebook page).

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Meetwell in Riverside, California

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The Boutique Riverside Convention Center has the distinction as one of the top three Best Conference/Convention Centers of 2018 and 2019 in California under 100,000 square feet, with 68,000 square feet of flexible indoor space, fully carpeted exhibit hall, 22 breakouts, healthy menus, complimentary WiFi and a 8,600-sq.-ft. The post Meetwell in Riverside, California appeared first on Connect Association.

Take Your Meeting Outside in Monterey, California

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Situated about 100 miles south of San Francisco, Monterey is a historic and picturesque town along California’s rugged central coast. The post Take Your Meeting Outside in Monterey, California appeared first on Connect Association. With year-round temperatures averaging in the mid-60s and negligible rainfall, Monterey offers a host of great outdoor activities that take full advantage of the area’s stunning landscape. Activities.

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Patel and Visit California Make History

SmartMeetings

Sima Patel made history this month when she was voted chair of the Visit California board of directors, becoming the first Indian woman to chair a national or state lodging association in the United States. “I Formerly from Surat, India, Patel moved to Oakland, California, at 17.

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Northern California Venues for Scenic Meetings & Events

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Northern California is one of the most scenic and diverse parts of California with major cities of interest including Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose—memorable areas that merge mountains with metropolises and technology booms with the bounty of wine country.

Venues for Corporate Social Events in California

Unique Venues

From San Diego to Sacramento and every major point in between, California covers lots of ground—it’s surrounded by mountains and the ocean, experiences all four seasons in just one day, and is the epicenter of Hollywood glamour as well as startup culture.

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Take Your Meeting Outside in Squaw Valley, California

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The post Take Your Meeting Outside in Squaw Valley, California appeared first on Connect Association. Famous for being the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is best known for skiing. Squaw Valley, which is minutes from North Lake Tahoe, also offers a bounty of summer activities, including hiking, biking, swimming, climbing and zip lining. Activities. A good place to start your adventure is at The Village at Squaw Valley.

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7 Tips from Smart Meeting Northern California Speaker Eileen McDargh for Partnering at Your Next Trade Show

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Smart Meeting Northern California speaker Eileen McDargh says, “don’t settle for just a banner on the stage with your company’s name.” The post 7 Tips from Smart Meeting Northern California Speaker Eileen McDargh for Partnering at Your Next Trade Show appeared first on Smart Meetings.

California Bans State Travel to Four More States; Texas Responds

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California has just announced an addition to its ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to states with LGBTQ discriminating laws. Sadly, that is not the case in all parts of our nation, even in the 21st century,” says California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in a public statement.

3 Lessons from a Fashion-Forward Southern California Flash Meeting

SmartMeetings

That is why Smart Meeting Southern California at the metamorphizing Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel was designed to inspire with fresh ideas for presenting food, career advice, and even what it means to do business.

California Travel Ban Provokes Scorn and Cancellations

SmartMeetings

California ’s ban on state-funded travel to states with LGBTQ discriminating laws has set off a range of reactions in the eight affected states, including a full-blown political feud in one of them.

How to Help Those Affected by California Wildfires

PCMA Convene

As several wildfires continue to ravage large parts of California, the PCMA Education Foundation is helping event industry professionals affected by the devastation. Through its Industry Relief Fund , the organization seeks donations that will go directly to individuals in need in California.

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Southern California Event Trailblazers Inducted Into BizBash Hall of Fame

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Visalia, California, Is Making It Personal

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That’s where Visalia comes in—take the map of California and fold it in half to see Visalia right in the center of the state, on the crease, making it easy to get to. Visalia is one of the few convention destinations located between all three of California’s major metro cities (Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Francisco), making this vibrant city a meeting planner’s dream. The post Visalia, California, Is Making It Personal appeared first on Connect Association.

Make Your Next Conference Golden: Top Pick Venues for California Conferences

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We absolutely love California as an event destination. Here are our Top Picks for hosting a conference in California. California State University, in Northridge's location is incredibly convenient being just minutes from the Los Angeles and the Burbank airports.

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4 New and Renovated Reasons to be California Dreamin’

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The post 4 New and Renovated Reasons to be California Dreamin’ appeared first on Smart Meetings. Wave Street Inn Inns of Monterey tah-dahed the opening of Wave Street Inn in Monterey, a complete renovation of what was previously Otter Inn.

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California’s Tourism Industry Unites in Wake of Wildfires

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With the devastating California wildfires largely contained, the state’s tourism industry is coming together to support those who were impacted. travelpulse.com. TravelPulse ). Read More. Places & Spaces News Junkie

Top 3 California Music Festivals You Don’t Want To Miss In 2019

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California is known for its warm weather, lavish lifestyles, and booming technology industry. From Northern to Southern California, festivals are continuously being held year-round and people from all over the world travel to partake in these events. Out of the multitude of festivals held in California, we have our sights set on 3 of the greatest: Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival, BottleRock Napa Valley, and Outside Lands Music and Art Festival.

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Connect Weekly: Events Affected by California Wildfires, MTV Expands Events Business & More

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Welcome to another edition of our Connect Weekly column, where we share the top five news stories from the week that today's meeting and events planners should know. We aim to cover everything from the worlds of events, technology, business, marketing, social media, travel, hospitality and beyond.

This Is Now in Sacramento, California

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Sacramento, California, is experiencing a true renaissance. With a character all its own, California’s state capital fuses urban farms, farm-to-fork dining, a hip and modern central city, historic landmarks and natural beauty to create an exciting and down-to-earth meeting experience for any size group. The post This Is Now in Sacramento, California appeared first on Connect Association.

Groups Get Fresh Inspiration at Marriott’s Newly Renovated Hotels & Resorts in California

SmartMeetings

Nearly $200 million later, Marriott is rolling out the red carpet for groups at its premier properties in California. Northern California. Southern California.

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Fire Toll on Tourism and Northern California Economy Enormous, and Growing

SmartMeetings

Infernos continue unabated in Northern California’s wine country , even as predictions for strong winds this afternoon are arousing alarm the all-consuming flames could be fanned into new, wider areas. Santa Rosa has emerged as the epicenter of the modern legal pot economy in California.

California Bans State-Funded Travel to Four States with Anti-LGBT Laws

SmartMeetings

In September, California passed a law that prohibits state-sponsored travel to states with legislation deemed to be discriminatory to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups. California is not the first state to ban state travel to North Carolina. Pier 39 in San Francisco.

A Sweet San Francisco Vow Renewal - Flora and Robert’s California Hornblower Wedding

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Flora and Robert renewed their vows on September 17th, aboard the California Hornblower in San Francisco. Yacht: California Hornblower. A vow renewal is a beautiful way to celebrate your marriage and your love.

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New Ways to Quench Your Thirst in Oakland

SmartMeetings

Warehouse tasting rooms mix the bounty of California’s diverse wine-growing regions and the production and shipping infrastructure of the city for unique tasting, dining and gathering options that bring people together.

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Humans of Hornblower: Hillary Wolford - Hornblower’s California Girl from West Virginia

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Born and raised in Capon Bridge, West Virginia, a town with just one stoplight, Hillary always knew she was destined to live in California — despite having never visited the Golden State. “I At Hornblower, there are two qualities we admire — passion and determination.

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MOXI Spotlight: Planning Events at Central California’s Newest Science Museum

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The post MOXI Spotlight: Planning Events at Central California’s Newest Science Museum appeared first on AllSeated.

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MOXI Spotlight: Planning Events at Central California’s Newest Science Museum

All Seated

The post MOXI Spotlight: Planning Events at Central California’s Newest Science Museum appeared first on AllSeated.

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First Smart Meeting of 2019 Raised the Bar

Smart Meetings

Aka the balcony at Fairmont San Francisco during Smart Meeting Northern California. well, you should have been at Smart Meeting Northern California! More words of wisdom will be shared at Smart Meeting Southern California at Sheraton Grand Los Angeles on Feb.

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10 Reasons To Plan Your Next Event in Anaheim

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Ever since Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955, Anaheim, in Orange County, California, has earned a reputation as a destination that offers great getaways for […]. Destinations destination event destination anaheim californiaThis is a sponsored post by Visit Anaheim.

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Time Travel: See How Six Wedding Designers Recreated Six Distinct Decades

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The Southern California chapter of Wedding International Professionals Association hosted a design challenge that evoked the 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s

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Will Government Shutdown Hamper Your Event?

Smart Meetings

Parks operated independently of the government are still open, according to Joanne Diane Tan, corporate director of sales for Basecamp Hospitality (formerly The California Park).