Category Archives: Hotels & Destinations

Silicon Valley (Palo Alto)

Two smaller cities in Santa Clara County make the cut when considering Silicon Valley as your next meeting site. Probably the best known is Palo Alto, a posh tree-lined community only 14 miles from San Jose that’s home to Stanford University (stanford.edu).

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Lotusland (Oxnard)

Oxnard is the southernmost of Central Coast cities, with more than seven miles of public beaches and water activities centered around Channel Islands Harbor, gateway to the five-island national park and marine sanctuary.

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Lotusland (Ojai)

With great ranchos, vineyards, a castle, and Eden-like resorts, California's Central Coast carries the meeting experience off into another time and place. The natural setting of a lovely verdant valley surrounded by rugged peaks made Ojai the perfect location for the recreation of the idyllic "Shangri-La" in Frank Capra's 1939 version of The Lost Horizon.

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East Meets Best (Oakland)

When you look at this modern, sky-scraping city today, it's hard to imagine its past as one vast cattle ranch. What's easier to imagine is a city with a thriving business center, myriad cultural offerings and a diverse population.

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A Harvest of Delight (Napa Valley)

It would be difficult to imagine a more sublime setting for a medium size meeting or intimate retreat than amid the rolling hills and vineyards of Northern California's wine country, located a little over an hour's drive north of San Francisco.

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By the Sea (Monterey)

The city of Monterey hugs the southern shore of Monterey Bay, a National Marine Sanctuary where frisky sea otters ride the swells and migrating whales spout and breach.

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