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Destination: Myrtle Beach

By / Jun 1, 2016

The oceanfront destination caters to every meeting’s must-haves.

From a convenient convention center to abundant outdoor adventure options, this coastal South Carolina city is sure to please.

Outdoor exploration. Get attendees out of the traditional meeting space and take advantage of local sights as venues. Consider holding events at an antebellum plantation, the 17,500-acre wildlife refuge Hobcaw Barony, the area’s two oceanfront state parks, or the world-renowned Brookgreen Gardens . Brookgreen is home to more than 1,400 works by 300 of the greatest names in American sculpture, as well as 50-plus acres of beautiful Lowcountry gardens.

Accessible convention center. The Myrtle Beach Convention Center features 250,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Ranging from a 100,700-square-foot, column-free exhibition hall to 20 breakout meeting rooms and a 17,000-square-foot ballroom, the convention center can accommodate almost every group. The space, located less than a mile from the beach, also has a 30,000-square-foot outdoor events plaza.

Once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Looking to offer attendees something they’ll always remember? Consider an offsite event at The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS) . They’ll go on a guided safari experience through a 50-acre preserve and get up close and personal with tigers, wolves and other endangered species. A percentage of the revenue from the TIGERS experience goes to the Rare Species Fund, which supports international conservation efforts.

MB Fast Facts

Recent and Future Association Meetings: South Carolina Forestry Association’s Annual Meeting, Grand Strand Advanced Practice Nurse Association’s 12th Annual Meeting, Texas Asphalt Pavement Association’s Midyear Meeting

Hotel Rooms Within One Mile of the Convention Center: 3,400

Convention Center Exhibit Space Square Footage: 250,000

Distance From Airport to Downtown: 3 miles

Samantha Whitehorne

Samantha Whitehorne is editorial director of Associations Now. More »

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