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California Meeting & Event Planning City Guide

California meeting and event planning locations include many that are world-famous like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hollywood. When planning California meetings and events, planners should know that the Golden State’s geology and is one of the nation’s most diverse. Before groups convene at L.A.Live in Los Angeles, the deserts of Palm Springs and mountains of Tahoe, be sure to check the weather.

Irvine, CA

Irvine, the center of Orange County, offers 20 full & select service hotels, 4,447 sleeping rooms & 169,890 sq. ft. of meeting space accommodating 10 to 1,200 people. Convenient location with airport, unique off-site venues & Southern California weather makes Irvine ideal for your next meeting site.

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Marina del Rey, CA

Marina del Rey, CA

A place that sometimes has 5,000 yachts moored in its marina, meeting and event planning in Marina del Rey includes posh waterside venues like California Yacht Club and Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey.

Hotels6
Total Sleeping Rooms1,082
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
200
Convention Ctr Space-

Anaheim, CA

Anaheim, CA

Orange County’s Anaheim is home to Disneyland and the Los Angeles Angels; meeting and event planning is easy, since the town is used to hosting large groups.

Hotels96
Total Sleeping Rooms18,344
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
1,300
Convention Ctr Space1,600,000 Sq. Ft.

Berkeley, CA

Berkeley, CA

Opposite San Francisco Berkeley is home to Peets Coffee and full of brainy academics. Meeting and event planning in Berkeley includes icons like the William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre and more.

Hotels16
Total Sleeping Rooms1,307
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
378
Convention Ctr Space-

Burbank, CA

Burbank, CA

Burbank is America’s entertainment capital, home to Jay and Conan; here, meeting and event planning includes many media venues Falcon Theatre, where you can watch TV in TV Land.

Hotels17
Total Sleeping Rooms2,370
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Carlsbad, CA

Carlsbad, CA

Meeting and event planning in Carlsbad, north of San Diego, is helped by several large resorts, as well as the Legoland California theme park.

Hotels29
Total Sleeping Rooms3,526
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
607
Convention Ctr Space-

Dana Point, CA

Dana Point, CA

"The most romantic spot in California" Dana Point is a harbor city with seven miles of Pacific coastline and several large hotels for planning meetings and events.

Hotels10
Total Sleeping Rooms1,652
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
400
Convention Ctr Space1,600,000 Sq. Ft.

Downtown San Diego, CA

Downtown San Diego, CA

Downtown San Diego – packed with super-size hotel venues – spills out to San Diego Bay. And its Convention Center spills out to the Gaslamp Quarter entertainment district, perfect for meeting and event planning.

Hotels34
Total Sleeping Rooms11,000
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Fresno, CA

Fresno, CA

Backed by the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the sunny Californian city of Fresno combines thriving financial and agricultural industries with a student atmosphere. A lively city for planning meetings and events.

Hotels87
Total Sleeping Rooms10,000
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space125,571 Sq. Ft.

Huntington Beach, CA

Huntington Beach, CA

When planning meetings and events in Huntington Beach, groups have the opportunity to tap into a true California lifestyle. Venues here include the Surfing Hall of Fame.

Hotels12
Total Sleeping Rooms1,832
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
517
Convention Ctr Space-

Irvine, CA

Irvine, CA

Looking for a mix of perfect weather, stunning climate and business savvy for planning meetings and events? Check out the venues of Irvine, the center of California’s Orange County.

Hotels16
Total Sleeping Rooms3,782
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
536
Convention Ctr Space-

Long Beach, CA

Long Beach, CA

Luxury properties and unique venues abound in sunny Long Beach, where meeting and event planning can take place in a large convention center or aboard a grand ocean liner.

Hotels32
Total Sleeping Rooms4,525
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
522
Convention Ctr Space400,000 Sq. Ft.

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

The entertainment capital of the world, and its year-round sunny climate, is the perfect setting for meeting and event planning, from unique Hollywood venues to traditional convention centers to outdoor botanic gardens.

Hotels141
Total Sleeping Rooms25,218
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
1,358
Convention Ctr Space720,000 Sq. Ft.

Monterey, CA

Monterey, CA

Known for its unrivaled beauty ranging from Monterey Bay to quiet pine forests, makes meeting and event planning in Monterey a delight. Choose from its endless supply of cultural venues, attractions and recreation.

Hotels250
Total Sleeping Rooms12,224
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
550
Convention Ctr Space-

Napa Valley, CA

Napa Valley, CA

When meeting and event planning in Napa Valley, it's all about the wine. In this elegant agricultural region, groups want to savor the ingredients of the California wine lifestyle, from sunsets over vineyards to delectable plated morsels and delicate

Hotels30
Total Sleeping Rooms3,060
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
380
Convention Ctr Space-

Newport Beach, CA

Newport Beach, CA

For planning meetings and events, Newport Beach offers Southern California oceanfront ambiance and world-class venues like the newly renovated Balboa Bay Club & Resort.

Hotels15
Total Sleeping Rooms3,134
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
532
Convention Ctr Space-

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