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Cvent Unveils Best Event Destinations For 2018

The summer may be winding down, but there are still plenty of opportunities to host events for your company. But where? We’ve given you strategies for check-ins and everything from rooftop events to team building ideas. But, if you’re looking for broader ideas about where to host your next event, we’ve got good news. Cvent, our parent company, has just released a list of the best event destinations for 2018.  If you’re looking for a way to kickstart your next event, here are the top five places to host your U.S. event in, courtesy of Cvent.

1. Orlando, Florida

If your conception of Orlando begins and ends at Disney World, you’ll be surprised to know that Orlando is Cvent’s top event destination in the country for 2018. But if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find there’s a lot to love about The City Beautiful. Orlando features everything from a cocktail party at an award-winning local brasserie to an event in an ice bar that’s overflowing with character. If those aren’t enough, you can also take a tour of a chocolate factory while you learn the ins-and-outs of decorating your own candy bar. All these events and more make Orlando perfectly suited for your next company outing.

2. Las Vegas, Nevada

Coming in at number two on Cvent’s list of top destinations within the U.S. is Las Vegas. As befits the Silver City and the Gambling Capital of the world, there’s no shortage of fun and engaging events to be found when you book in Las Vegas. If you’re looking to blow off some steam, you can drive giant earth moving machinery or break things at the Wreck Room. If that’s not your speed, you can learn how to make a perfect tamale at Hussong’s Cantina or enjoy a butcher’s demonstration at Echo & Rig. If you want something to remember your time in Las Vegas by, you can also get fitted for a pair of cowboy boots at Pinto Ranch Fine Westernwear. If you need an event destination out west, Las Vegas is the perfect place to start looking.

3. Chicago, Illinois

Number three is a personal favorite of Kapow, but that might just be because it’s our hometown—Chicago. If you’re looking for a classic Chicago experience, you can enjoy some beers and brats at Kaiser Tiger or a cocktail reception at Lincoln Park gem Homeslice. You can also enjoy a private dinner in River North, or get up close and personal with our city’s skyline with a helicopter tour. Regardless of what you want to do, Chicago is a great event destination to do it in.

4. San Diego, California

No longer just the setting of Will Ferrell’s Anchorman movies, San Diego is one of the best event destinations for 2018 in its own right. Raising in the ranks of foodie cities, San Diego will impress with its perfect weather, perfect food and varied events. While enjoying the sunshine, your guests can enjoy sushi rolling, Italian cooking classes and mixology classes as well—a perfect combination. If you’re looking for a low impact way to unwind, there are also no shortage of events like an outdoor waterfront reception with live music.

5. Atlanta, Georgia

Rounding out the top five event locations is—where else?—Atlanta, Georgia. Events like a craft beer tasting and smoker tours sit side-by-side in the Gate City with metropolitan offerings like sake tastings and gnocchi making classes. In Atlanta, you’ll be able to enjoy a private dinner at an aquarium just as easily as you can a custom suit fitting or an interactive glass-blowing event. If you’re looking for more than just peaches, Atlanta has you covered.

Don’t see the city you’re looking for on our list of best event destinations for 2018? Make sure to check out Kapow’s  25 (and growing) markets that offer creative, one-of-a-kind events that are easy to book, produce and scale no matter your location! In addition, take a look at Kapow’s fully customizable solution for large-scale, travel events.

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