Category Archives: Smart Dispatches

Smart Dispatch: Una Experiencia Magnifica

Groups meeting in San Antonio have plenty of options for off-site activities, including strolling along the River Walk and enjoying its unique restaurants and shops, as well as visiting the Alamo and other historic missions, SeaWorld San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and San Antonio Zoo. But arguably the best place to experience the city’s rich culture is El Mercado (Market Square), a three-block outdoor plaza lined with restaurants, shops and produce stands near downtown.

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Miami’s Emerging Arts District

Just a few years ago, Miami’s Wynwood Arts District was a rundown area with a low-profile art community. It has grown in the past four years, and now is known for the many colorful murals and artistic graffiti covering the exterior of buildings. Some of the works are within Wynwood Walls, a sort of open-air, free museum.

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Miami’s ‘Magic City’ Casts a Spell

Intriguing adventures in Miami’s Nobu Hotel and Little Havana Chef Nobu Matsuhisa had already achieved worldwide acclaim for his restaurants when he decided to delve into the hotel business. He opened Nobu Hotel Las Vegas, located within Caesars Palace, in 2013, intending to balance the same ingredients—luxury, fun, craft and theater—that have made his restaurants…

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Spokane: Ready for Prime Time

Spokane’s revitalization boosts its meeting offerings Fam trips are most exciting when they’re full of surprises, revealing totally unexpected, fantastic features about destinations. Such was my experience during a visit to Spokane, Washington, last month. I was somewhat familiar with the city and learned that it had recently upped its game as a meetings and…

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Meetings by Day, Disneyland by Night

Sprinkle a little pixie dust on the meeting experience in Anaheim Thursday, July 13 After collecting my luggage at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California, the Disney Meetings team arranged for a chauffeur from Best-VIP to drive me to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Upon checking in at the Anaheim hotel, I got…

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napa valley wine tasting

Nine Hours in Napa

It’s always wine o’ clock in Napa Valley! Northern California’s famous Wine Country is the perfect canvas for a picturesque event. Smart Meetings participated in this week’s Wine Country Hospitality and Event Trade Show, hosted by Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley and Sonoma (CANVAS). Here are nine things we did during our nine hours in…

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