As you probably already know, we’re all about inspiring brilliant experiences here. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. When planning a meeting or event, the pressure is dialed up to the max. What activities will attendees actually enjoy? How can participation be encouraged?
It’s useful to review first-hand consumer feedback when putting together a group itinerary. Yet, scanning the web for this information can be overwhelming and tedious.
Recently, TripAdvisor released its report of top global experiences. The report is based on feedback from travelers worldwide, vetting the most memorable travel activities. Here’s a look at the top four experiences in the United States.
1. Chicago Architecture River Cruise
Enjoy prime views of Chicago’s stunning cityscape and learn about the city’s rich history from an expert guide—all while cruising on a boat. The cruise is specifically architecture-focused. But even if you’re not a buildings nerd, a new appreciation of Chicago is guaranteed. The river tour also supplies an abundance of photo ops for a stellar Instagram post at Willis (Sears) Tower, Old Post Office, 360 Chicago Observation Deck, Wrigley Building and Aon Center. Some cruises include a full bar.
2. Empire State Building
Give your group a view from the very top. Located centrally in Midtown Manhattan, groups can easily book group tours of the iconic Empire State Building. Enjoy 360-degree views of the Greater New York Area. Embrace your inner Meg Ryan and reenact the classic Sleepless in Seattle scene. Whatever lures you to this remarkable view, one thing’s certain—you’ll never see New York City the same again. The building offers a variety of tours and discounts for groups.
3. One World Observatory
Looking to take in all the Big Apple’s sights at once? The One World Observatory in lower Manhattan is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Ride to the top on a Sky Pod and enjoy the nation’s most striking skyline as you enjoy a drink at One Mix. Learn the city’s secrets from an expert. It’s sure to be an exhilarating outing.
4. USS Midway Museum
Located within America’s longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, the USS Midway Museum is berthed off downtown San Diego. The museum offers an interactive experience that draws on the actual service of the 225,000 young men who shipped aboard the Midway. And if that’s not cool enough, the extensive flight deck provides a city-like landscape as you float in San Diego Harbor.
With admission, the Battle of Midway Theater provides an experience of its own—a self-guided audio tour narrated by Midway sailors in English, Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, French and German.