Texas Meeting Planning Guide, 2015-2016

Go Big At Your Next Meeting. Go Texas.

San AntonioTexas offers a choice of exciting meeting locations as big as the state itself. With several diverse geographical regions, groups can explore the Old West in Big Bend Country, relax in the beauty of Hill Country and have fun in the sun on the Gulf Coast.

San Antonio is home to the Alamo and the city’s famed Riverwalk district remains a favorite visitor location.

Horseback riding across the Rio Grande, bicycling, hiking, kayaking and whitewater rafting are just a sampling of the adventures that can be found in Texas. In Big Bend Country, where the Old West nostalgia lives today, guests have a chance to glimpse the mysterious lights first sighted in the 1800s at the Marfa Mystery Lights Viewing Center. Fort Davis, just a short distance away, provides an opportunity for stepping back in time to see how the West was won. Old West atmosphere abounds with chuck-wagon cookouts, saloons, and historic sites and festivals such as the Hueco Tanks State Historic Site where rock-climbing enthusiasts experience an 860-acre mass of rock and basins.

Screen Shot 2015-09-08 at 2.28.18 PMFrom Texas’ old west atmosphere to modern city lights, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is a leading meeting and convention location in the south. And there’s still plenty of western and cowboy atmosphere to enjoy, from the fames Fort Worth Stockyards and its year-round rodeo to the western themed nicknames of the pro sports teams, the Dallas Mavericks (NBA), Texas Rangers (MLB), Dallas Stars (NHL) “America’s Team” itself, the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.

Discover The World Of Science In Amarillo
Don Harrington Discovery Center in Amarillo enables guests to immerse themselves in science with hands-on science exhibits and a planetarium.

Music & Outdoor Activities At Austin’s Zilker Park
Zilker Park, a top attraction for visitors to Austin, features Lady Bird Lake, touted for great canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding along with the Lady Bird Hike and Bike Trail; Barton Springs Pool; Blues On The Green, a musical concert series; and Austin City Limits, the famous three-day music festival.

Experience Authentic Old West Living Laredo Style

San Agustín Plaza in downtown Laredo encompasses one of the city’s oldest structures, The Republic of the Rio Grande Museum, which once served as the capitol of the Republic of the Río Grande and was the home of Bartolomé García, a wealthy rancher and mayor of Laredo. The museum is a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark and, along with the nearby San Agustín
Cathedral and La Posada Hotel, is one of the most visited historic landmarks in the city with displays revealing an 1830 Laredo home.

You can access our digital version of the full Texas site selection feature in the new 2015-2016 Sourcebook Annual HERE.


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