Here’s What Makes Carlsbad a Unique Meeting Destination
There may be other destinations, but no other host city is like Carlsbad, California. While other locations may be larger, this small beach town makes a BIG impression where it counts — your meeting experience. Carlsbad offers all the must-have amenities you can find in more urban areas.
From year-round temperate weather and close proximity to San Diego International Airport to home-away-from-home hotels and resorts, miles of outdoor space, and exciting adventures, this southern California city stands out and is sure to impress attendees. And its uniqueness doesn’t stop just there.
When it comes to meeting venues in Carlsbad, the options range from boutique to luxury. There are 18 special event facilities that are big enough to accommodate indoor and outdoor gatherings of various sizes — with the largest being 18,000 square feet. Some of these unique venues include:
Coastal Conferences with Convenience
Are you looking to host your next event in a location that is close to where your group would stay? How about one that cuts out the commute altogether? Well, you’re in luck. Carlsbad has 15 hotels and resorts that have meeting space with the two most popular being:
607 guest rooms
327 guest rooms
Whether you’re looking to plan anything from a large conference, trade shows, or reunions to small corporate meetings, seminars, team-building retreats, there’s an event space fit for your group and needs..
Experiential Activities & Adventures for Attendees
Who said meetings have to be all about business. When the downtime starts, the fun really begins here. Groups can play a round of golf at The Crossings, explore the shores of Carlsbad State Beach, or bring out their inner child at Legoland California Resort. Whatever you choose, Carlsbad offers a variety of experiential activities and adventures for attendees.
They don’t call Carlsbad the “Village by the Sea” for nothing. This coastal city has a variety of outdoor recreational activities that incorporate its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean and local wetlands, including Agua Hedionda Lagoon, Batiquitos Lagoon, and Buena Vista Lagoon. Outdoor enthusiasts can do everything from kayaking, windsurfing, and boating to wakeboarding, water skiing, sailing, and fishing.
Check out the several trail systems throughout the seaside area for attendees to hike, bike and venture off.
Extraordinary Eateries & Renowned Restaurants
Meeting and exploring Carlsbad’s many group activities can really work up an appetite. Luckily, the city boasts an eclectic mix of restaurants that can accommodate both large and small parties for group dining. Attendees can get a local taste of the town thanks to a variety of culinary styles and flavorful food stops in and around the area.
Many restaurants feature unique spaces for groups to have incredible dining experiences — including lively or intimate atmospheres, dishes made from farm-to-table ingredients, meals with a side of live music, seated areas that offer stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, and more.
Resort to Better Meetings
When you’re ready to bring your next meeting or conference to Carlsbad, our team is here to help you plan. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or submit an RFP to start the planning process.
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