Wondering where to take your event this summer? Travel Pulse has released their Top Summer Vacation Destinations, with prime locations ranging from Orlando to Cancun. No matter where you are in the world, there’s bound to be a summer destination near you that’s perfect for attendees. Read on for our top nine choices to consider from around the globe.
Flashing lights, neon signs, and all the glitz and glamour—oh my! There’s always something to do in Las Vegas, but summer is an ideal time to visit. Hop on and off the Big Bus Las Vegas Tour, which travels around the city visiting famous and cultural landmarks. The Hoover Dam is also a popular spot during the summer due to its iconic architecture.
Consider: Treasure Island Las Vegas, which recently went through renovations and features 30,500 sq. ft. of customizable meeting space.
Join a pub crawl to explore Dublin’s night life, or put your dancing shoes on for a house party featuring Irish music. If you’re wanting to experience Dublin’s culture, sample Irish whiskey on a tour of Jameson Distillery or join the Connoisseur Experience at Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse. If you’re hoping to overlook its west coast, spend time on the Cliffs of Moher.
Consider: The Merrion Hotel offers pristine pools, art collections, incredible food and spa treatments that will instantly relax. The Wellesley Room can host 50 banquet-style, while the Fitzgerald Room can hold 30 banquet-style—perfect for your smaller meetings.
Boston hosts Harborfest every year during Fourth of July weekend. Landmarks around the city participate with a variety of events happening throughout the city, including historical reenactments, an opening ceremony at Faneuil Hall and boat tours.
Consider: AC Hotel Boston Downtown is right in the middle of all the action, with six event rooms and a total event space of 3,611 sq. ft.
Ideal to visit whenever, summer is especially fun in Cancun. Head over to Xcaret Park, an eco-friendly zone which features of option to swim with dolphins or simply snorkel near the surface. If you’re looking for an adventure, explore the Tulum Ruins in Riviera Maya, Mayan temple ruins rich with history overlooking a drop from the cliffs.
Consider: The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun lines the beach, with white sand and glimmering waters mere steps from its entrance. Meeting space totals more than 17,000 sq. ft.
If you’re visiting Maui, don’t miss the Wa’a Kiakahi Canoe Festival on Kaanapali Beach, to view canoe races, demonstrations and rides. Kamehameha Day Celebration is a state holiday commemorating Kamehameha, who was Hawaii’s first king. You’ll watch a colorful parade, visit food and craft booths and hula your heart out.
Consider: Located right on the beach is Fairmont Kea Lani Maui, offering plenty of options for meeting space with a view. Host your attendees within more than 42,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor space.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Whether you take a plane or a cruise ship, Jamaica’s breezy beaches and soft sand will be sure to woo you. Take a zipline tour through the tree tops of the tropical rain forest, giving you breathtaking aerial views, or join a Jeep Safari Adventure to see the hidden places tourists tend to miss.
Consider: Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay offers meeting rooms that can host up to 1,000 guests with a total of 4,650 sq. ft. You’ll be close to everything, from the ocean to Dunn’s River Falls.
The party never stops in Orlando, but it ramps up when summer comes along. If you’re there for the Fourth of July, join in on the fiesta during Red Hot & Boom, featuring live music, vendor booths and a fireworks show. If you’re looking to get active, the Watermelon 5K may be perfect for you.
Consider: Rosen Centre is the perfect mixture of elegance and tropical. With more than 150,000 sq. ft. of flexible space, including a 35,000-square-foot ballroom, you’ll have no trouble hosting your event here.
It isn’t always cold in Canada, and summer demonstrates that, with lush greenery rivaling tropical getaways. Canada Day offers plenty of free events throughout the city with true patriotism flocking to celebrations at Granville Island. There are also Asian-style summer night markets in the Lower Mainland, featuring plenty of vendors and amazing food.
Consider: Given a Forbes 2016 Travel Guide Four Star Award, Pan Pacific Vancouver has beautiful views of the ocean, while offering 40,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including its 6,932-square-foot Crystal Pavilion.
The obvious attraction is Disneyland, and it’s also the perfect location for those looking for day trips to Los Angeles and nights away from the city. But Anaheim has a lot to offer throughout the summer. Spend your time go-kart racing at K1 speed, catch an Angels Baseball Game and visit the Farmer’s Park Market on Sunday while you’re in town.
Consider: Sheraton Park Hotel at The Anaheim Resort is close to everything you want and need, and it offers more than 28,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space—perfect for corporate events and receptions of all sizes.
Editor’s Note: This article was updated August 9, 2018.