May 25, 2922
Sponsored Exclusively by Visit California Seventy miles of coastline makes San Diego County a shining destination for lovers of sand and surf. And with all that shore, there’s something for every sort of beach goer. From budding marine biologists to experienced shredders, here are five of the best beaches to please them all. Insider tip: Always stay for sunset to see if you can catch a glimpse of the ephemeral green flash.  Swami’s Beach The surf culture is strong in Encinitas, a beach community in San Diego’s North County. The city offers plenty of breaks for the catching—Seaside, Pipes,… more
Jun 29, 2022
As meetings and conferences continue their steady return to face-to-face, convention centers are happily welcoming back event participants. However, for the events industry and the myriad venues that support it, the post-pandemic era hasn’t turned out to be synonymous with a return to business as usual. Attendee priorities have changed, and it’s not just event organizers who are having to work harder than ever to lure audiences back to their events, venues are also having to adapt, working harder and faster to meet ever-changing needs in order to fill their exhibit halls and meeting rooms. … more
Jun 27, 2022
Two new wild bird species were recently identified at the Javits Center’s nearly seven-acre green roof, which has evolved into a unique wildlife sanctuary since its genesis in 2014. The new birds, discovered this spring by New York City Audubon Society Killdeer and Ovenbird, now join 35 other local and migratory bird species, five bat species and thousands of insects, including 300,000 honeybees that regularly visit or inhabit the rooftop sanctuary on Manhattan’s West Side. Led by the New York Convention Center Development Corporation (NYCCDC), the construction of the 6.75-acre green roof,… more
Jun 20, 2022
Caesars Atlantic City is gearing up to unveil additional resort enhancements this year, including significant upgrades to its valet, hotel lobby and casino floor and a new outdoor pool experience, designed to set the stage for a sophisticated yet approachable luxury resort experience. As a cornerstone of Caesars Entertainment’s $400 million investment in the Atlantic City market by 2023, the enhancements are part of a $200 million resort transformation that also includes more than 750 newly-renovated rooms and suites in Caesars’ Centurion and Ocean towers; Nobu Atlantic City, a restaurant… more
Jun 13, 2022
Accessing their favorite food and beverage cravings while at a trade show or business conference is about to get a lot easier for many event attendees. Leading venue management company and live event experience producer ASM Global has launched a long-term partnership with on-demand food delivery service DoorDash to deploy industry-leading mobile technology dining solutions at ASM Global venues nationwide. As ASM Global’s official “On-Demand Delivery Platform” partner, DoorDash will be launching its services at ASM Global’s top North American convention centers, arenas, stadiums and theaters… more
Jun 07, 2022
Hilton recently expanded its California portfolio with the opening and conversion of Silicon Valley’s largest hotel, Signia by Hilton San Jose, formerly The Fairmont San Jose. Representing Signia by Hilton’s first hotel in the Golden State, the property is the second in the brand portfolio following Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek’s debut in 2021.  Situated in downtown San Jose and owned by Eagle Canyon Capital, the stylishly redesigned 805-room hotel features a one-of-a-kind lobby and bar, and is undergoing a modernization of its Main Tower, which is set for completion in early 2023… more
Jun 01, 2022
What is believed to be the first net-zero carbon emissions hotel in the U.S. recently opened its doors in New Haven, Conn. Unveiled on May 19 following a more than two-year renovation project, Hotel Marcel New Haven, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is an all-electric hotel that harnesses on-site renewable solar power sources to power its common areas, restaurant, laundry, meeting spaces and 165 guest rooms and suites. Operated by Remington Hotels, the landmark property is expected to be the first Passive House-certified hotel in the country, as well as one of the few Leadership in Energy and… more
May 25, 2022
Sponsored Exclusively by Visit California With more than 11 miles of sandy shorelines and sparkling bays, Long Beach is the perfect place to enjoy time both in and on the water. From standup paddleboards to sailboats, harbor cruises to romantic gondola rides, Long Beach offers waterfront activities for everyone. Family-Friendly Beaches Thanks to a protective breakwater built by the U.S. Navy during World War II, Long Beach’s sandy shores are a great choice for families. Protected from major waves and without riptides, shorelines like Alamitos Beach, Marine Park (aka Mother’s Beach), and … more
May 25, 2022
Beaches, fish tacos, and beer. San Diego could have nothing but those three things and still be a crowd-pleaser any day of the week. But this laid-back Southern California city has plenty of other layers—including world-class art, architecture, hiking trails, and even an under-the-radar wine scene. Explore these gems, hidden in plain sight around San Diego County, starting in downtown and heading both north and east. And worry not: You might also sample a few new tacos and beers along the way. Animae, Downtown Top Chef alum Brian Malarkey has turned up the volume in multiple ways for his… more
May 25, 2022
Sponsored Exclusively by Visit California If you haven’t taken the time to fully explore Anaheim, you have all sorts of fun discoveries ahead. Eat at the Packing District Dining doesn’t get much cooler than this. Just a few miles from Disneyland, three historic landmarks—a 1919 Sunkist orange packing house, a 1925 Packard car dealership, and a 1917 orange marmalade factory—got new leases on life in 2013 as the Anaheim Packing District. The airy renovated warehouse spaces now house Anaheim Brewery, Umami Burger, Unsung Brewing Company, Pali Wine Company, plus the Packing House Food Hall—… more