• Colorado Springs Offers New Options for 2018

     
    POSTED September 24, 2018
     

    Destination Spotlight

  • Colorado Springs Offers New Options for 2018

     
    POSTED September 24, 2018
     

    Destination Spotlight

  • Colorado Springs Offers New Options for 2018

     
    POSTED September 24, 2018
     

    Destination Spotlight

Colorado Spings is home to more than 55 attractions and activities, including the iconic Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Park. Take a look at what’s new for groups to enjoy in Colorado’s second largest city. visitcos.com

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park’s Via Ferrata – One of the Colorado Springs area’s oldest attractions has added a via ferrata rock-side climbing path that consists of metal rungs connected to a secure harness. The course ends with two zip lines. caveofthewinds.com

DroneSpace –This 12,000-square-foot indoor facility has a large dedicated race track, racing drone shop and spacious lounge. Drone pilots wear goggles so they can look through the “cockpit” of the racing drone as they fly the course. dronespace.org

Dragonfly Stand Up Paddle Board Glowga – This 60-minute paddleboard class has been timed to experience Colorado’s setting sun alongside paddle yoga practice on Quail Lake. Boards are illuminated with colorful LED lights. dragonflypaddleyoga.com

Ent Center for the Arts – Year-round music and performances are planned for this new 92,000-square-foot facility at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. A 774-seat concert hall, 245-seat recital hall, Gallery of Contemporary Art, theaters, a recording studio and audio laboratory are among the highlights. uccs.edu/entcenter

Trail’s End Taproom – Forty beers are on tap in this first self-pour taproom in Colorado. Guests pay by the ounce, and 100 percent of tips are donated to local trail and humanitarian nonprofits. trailsendtaproom.com

Pikes Peak Lemonade Company – For something completely different, head to a lemonade tap room where organic lemons and limes, organic cane sugar and filtered water are combined with lavender, hibiscus, jalapeño and a variety of other fresh ingredients. pikespeaklemonade.com 

Crafts and Drafts Passport – From microbreweries to moonshine, visitors can sip and savor their way through the area using a downloadable Crafts & Drafts Passport featuring 24 libation and coffee locations. visitcos.com

Northwest planners looking to take advantage of the experiential travel trend need look no further than Victoria, British Columbia, for their next meeting or event. Located on Vancouver Island, the provincial capital is a natural playground with boundless beauty, upscale comforts and casual elegance. “We know that organizations are looking for meetings and incentive travel options that can’t be replicated,” says Miranda Ji, vice president of sales for the Victoria Conference Centre and Business Events Victoria.

 

Philadelphia was one of just two U.S. locations on National Geographic’s list of best trips for 2020. The magazine describes the city as “a scrappy underdog with a heart of gold” and uses words like “vibrant” and “creative” to describe this formerly industrial city. That’s good news for meeting planners and should certainly boost attendance at meetings. And adding to the excitement are shopping, entertainment and restaurants cropping up around the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC), glitzy new hotels and renovated attractions with event space.

 

With its casual college town vibe, thriving music and arts scenes, and independent cowboy culture, Denton is a city of originals. So, it only makes sense that planners looking for a unique location would choose the north Texas city.