Category: Explore, Experience, Enjoy… Southern Site Visits by ConventionSouth

Three Delightful Resort Destinations In South Florida

South Florida’s warm climate is especially enticing during the winter months, so I was greatly appreciative of the opportunity to participate in a press trip to three of the area’s top resorts during December 2016. While all three are part of Marriott’s Convention & Resort Network and place a strong emphasis on meetings and events,… Read more »

Trip to Florida Historic Coast

Over two decades had passed since my last trip to Florida’s Historic Coast. One of the sunshine state’s lesser known gems, the region encompassing St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Beach and The Beaches is steeped in history and the inherent beauty of Florida’s northern Atlantic Coast beaches. A Florida resident for nearly 25 years, I’ve come… Read more »

A Surprising Conference in Fort Worth

As a long time writer for ConventionSouth, I’m used to describing markets and letting our readers know why a particular city is a great destination for meetings and events. In October, I had the opportunity to look at all that from the other side of the fence when I attended a conference in Fort Worth,… Read more »

Winter Festivities in the South

It’s time to celebrate! From parades, pageants to extravaganzas and New Years Eve parties, the South is getting geared up for the the holiday season. Whether you are looking for a festival close to home or an escape during winter break, we have an ongoing list of December happenings in the South. Georgia: Savannah, GA:… Read more »

Halloween Happenings and Fall Festivities in the South

A Periodic Look At Fun Events and Activities Around the South Keep up to date with fall festivities around the South with our ongoing list! FLORIDA West Palm Beach, FL’s Trick or Treat so Palm Beach County Can Eat (Monday, October 31) NORTH CAROLINA Fayetteville, NC’s Spooky, Family Friendly Events (throughout the month of October) Bryson City,… Read more »

ConventionSouth Visits the Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Driving into the beach area of Fort Lauderdale always brings back memories. It calls to mind my college years when I got to take off for spring break with a group of friends. The sunny beaches and warm water were only part of the attraction back in those crazier days. Since then, I’ve had the… Read more »

Huntsville’s Surprisingly Good Brews

As the cliche goes, “you don’t have to be a rocket scientist” to recognize the value of the Huntsville, Alabama, area for meetings and events. Recently my husband and I discovered another great reason to visit the Space City: breweries! Huntsville and neighboring Madison have (at last count) ten breweries, which has to be the… Read more »

San Antonio Sparkles

San Antonio is sparkling with new life as a number of capital projects come onboard within the city. For meetings and conferences, this means a memorable meeting location that offers everything from a revamped Henry B. González Convention Center to recreated urban spaces for outdoor special events at Hemisfair. Henry B. González Convention Center Sparkles… Read more »

Experiencing the Marriott Orlando World Center

By Marcia, Bradford, Orlando, Florida, June 9 -12, 2016 With 2,009 guest rooms, 120 suites and 450,000 square feet of event space, The Marriott Orlando World Center truly is a world onto itself. In fact, during the three nights and four days I was there, the only time I left the property was to to… Read more »