• View Albuquerque in a New Light

     
    POSTED March 9, 2017
     

Part of meeting in a new destination is leaving time to experience the city. While shopping for meeting and event space, don’t forget to consider activities that will get your group interacting and talking about favorite Albuquerque adventures following the gathering. 

Dormant Supervolcano & Ancient Petroglyphs
Walk along history at Petroglyph National Monument with more than 20,000 petroglyphs and view wildlife in the 13-mile-wide Valles Caldera National Preserve, the Southwest’s supervolcano. 

Fabulous Flamenco
Albuquerque is considered the  flamenco capital of the United States. The annual Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque is held each June, and an intimate performance space Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque recently opened at Hotel Albuquerque.

Mountain Vistas Galore
A 15-minute ride on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway whisks passengers to the 10,378-foot peak of the Sandia Mountains for a panoramic view. More active groups also can hike the La Luz Trail or bike the steep inclines and unique high desert terrain.

Spaceport America
Located  south of Albuquerque near Elephant Butte Lake, explore the Spaceport America Visitor Center and tour the 2-mile-long runway, Astronaut Walk, Gateway Gallery, Spaceport Operations Center and Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space hangar facility.

U.S. Hot Air Ballooning Mecca
There are more resident balloonists in the city of Albuquerque than any other state. The area’s cool mornings and stable winds create 300 flyable days a year. 

Looking for a unique meeting scene that offers big city amenities yet boasts affordability and convenience throughout? Chicago Southland is a unique, eclectic locale, housing diverse options for meetings and events. From state-of-the-art expo centers to trendy restaurants to revitalized warehouse buildings teeming with character, Chicago Southland offers a unique option for events of all types.

 

Set between Pacific foothills and the sparkling San Francisco Bay, Berkeley is a spirited city that will surprise anyone who still considers it only as the counter-culture center of the ‘60s. Home to the University of California, Berkeley, the city features an authentic (if endearingly off-beat) college town vibe that is perfect for meetings and events.    

In the absence of a dedicated convention center, Berkeley offers unique venues that reflect the vibrant local scene while at the same time, offer big-city service and amenities.

 

When you want to escape the lingering Texas heat for a few days in the fall, but you don’t really want to head north to more blustery conditions, Sonoma or Monterey, located northeast and south of San Francisco respectively, are fabulous options for short retreats or group getaways. And, lucky for you, if you live in or near Dallas, both destinations have direct flights from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, making your trip stress-free.

Wine Country: Three Days in Sonoma County