You’d think everyone would know, check Southern California first, when you’re looking for a Hot Spot for the next Corporate Training or Team Building Event. they are, afterall, the worlds greatest location for incredible convention centers, great weather, and entertainment. Everybody knows California is the Entertainment Capital of the World.
I have found a few convention centers that are definitely better than others in the area, and our teams preferred them due to provisions, hospitality, and location.
These are our favorite convention centers:
Bakersfield Marriot Hotel –
Top-notch services, with well-appointed rooms, great food, and the absolute best convention options on the site. Everyone loved the staff and the quality offered at the Bakersfield Marriot Hotel. We all decided it would be at the top of our recommended list.
Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center –
World-class features at no extra cost. This expansive, multi-purpose convention center offered more than we could have dreamed possible and handled all the details for our team. With all modern, up-dated spaces, we were thrilled with the accommodations and details of our convention event. Their staff definitely went above and beyond our expectations.
Monterey Conference Center –
For a real California experience, this would be a good recommendation. Although the event was professional, bordering on corporate extraordinaire, the atmosphere was total Cali-experience. The best part of the whole adventure was the night views of Monterey featuring a full-on cultural experience. We were pleased as California Pelicans.
Riverside Convention Center –
Although their website wasn’t particularly user friendly, we stepped over that little mud-hole and showed up with the entire entourage, counting on the promise of our planner that we’d be AMAZED. Comfortably impressed may have been more the reality, but we were well provided for and the atmosphere was more than cozy and comfortable. Everything happened in a timely manner and our team project was successful there. We do recommend the Riverside Convention Center to others.
San Diego Convention Center –
World-class, urban, up-scale are all terms that come to mind as I think about our event in San Diego. Totally impressed with this location. They offered everything we needed and satisfied our most unexpected requests. We were completely happy with this convention center, and refer others to it often.
San Jose Convention and Cultural Facilities –
Although scheduling our event amid the many events already scheduled was a challenge, this was another favorite location. HUGE venue with plenty of amenities for the four hours we were there, and such a beautiful location. Definitely among our favorite venues.
Pasadena Center –
Guests of another event, we were not privy to the planning process at this center, but we had a wonderful time there as guests. While it’s always exciting to be hosting the event, we found ourselves thoroughly enjoying the event and amenities as guests, as well. We definitely will keep this in mind.
There may be limitations of price and numbers at each of these locations, but the 7 best options for Southern California included these seven locations. If you’re planning to travel for your corporate event, you might as well travel to someplace where the weather cooperates, and people are friendly and welcoming. Set your sites on Southern California and let’s do something exciting.