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Top 5 Event Locations for 2024

Aaron Rehberg, CCSB Partner

12/20/23 | Inspiration


Top 5 Event Locations for 2024

Capitol City Speakers Bureau helps Meeting Professionals plan events all over the United States and Canada.  When it comes to hosting remarkable events, the location plays a pivotal role.  Are you planning a future event?  Here are our Top 5 Most Booked Event Locations for 2024 along with a restaurant and tourist activity to try while you visit.  Enjoy!

Dallas, Texas

Meeting Professionals like Dallas for its affordability, access to multiple airports, sprawling resorts, and climate.  Dallas was also our most popular meeting/event location during Covid as it was more favorable than other large cities when hosting large groups.

  • Restaurant: Immerse yourself in Tex-Mex cuisine at Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano. With its upscale ambiance and delectable dishes, it’s a perfect spot to savor Mexican flavors with a touch of elegance.
  • Tourist Activity: Explore the historic district of the West End, home to the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, offering insights into the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.

Scottsdale, Arizona

It’s hard to compete with the scenic beauty and warm climate of Scottsdale. Other perks include a wide offering of conference centers, cultural and recreational activities, endless upscale dining options, and accessibility and infrastructure.

  • Restaurant:Indulge in contemporary American cuisine at elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort. With stunning desert views, this restaurant offers a sophisticated dining experience.
  • Tourist Activity: Book a tee-time at one of over 200 golf courses in the greater Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Most courses offer club rental for those who don’t wish to haul their sticks with them. Short on time? Try my favorite Par 3 course, “The Short Course at Mountain Shadows” dubbed one of the best Par 3 courses in America.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Planners love this strategic location in South Florida. With waterfront settings, diverse accommodation options, an international vibe, and a supportive hospitality industry, Fort Lauderdale is a strong warm-climate destination for your next event.

  • Restaurant: Experience waterfront dining at Coconuts, offering fresh seafood and a laid-back atmosphere along the Intracoastal Waterway.
  • Tourist Activity: Spend an afternoon or a sunset stroll on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach. The beach is lined with restaurants, bars, and shops making it a hub of activity both day and night.

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago’s top draw is of course its location. Clients with audience members traveling from across the country like Chicago for its Midwest location and multiple airports. Other positive marks include Chicago’s architectural marvels, its cultural appeal, and world-class convention facilities such as McCormick Place.

  • Restaurant: Try our favorite Chicago deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s! This family-owned deep dish pizza company has several locations and was founded in 1971.
  • Tourist Activity: Take an architectural boat tour along the Chicago River to admire the city’s skyline and learn about its iconic buildings and landmarks.

Nashville, Tennessee

Dubbed “Nash-Vegas” by all the cool kids, Nashville offers a fun vacation-like escape for your meeting attendees. Oftentimes, attendees will extend their stay to enjoy the Live Music, Bars, and Restaurants that Broadway has to offer. Its strategic location and many convention facilities also make Nashville a popular pick.

  • Restaurant: Sample one of the many tasty dishes and craft beers at Ole Smoky Distillery/Yee-Haw Brewing Co. A great place to watch a game on their enormous indoor tv. On sunny days, enjoy the huge outdoor hangout area which offers games and activities as well as many different seating options.
  • Tourist Activity: Catch a Nashville Sounds baseball game. The Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers offers group ticket deals, craft beer and food all around the stadium, and is located in downtown Nashville.

Selecting an event location is about creating an unforgettable experience for attendees. Our clients have spoken and these 5 cities continue to do just that. Next time you plan an event, consider these great destinations and consider Capitol City Speakers Bureau as a resource to help you book the perfect keynote speaker to put an exclamation point on your event.