James Canfield sells Palm Springs: He’s the executive director of both the 261,000-square-foot Palm Springs Convention Center and the Bureau of Tourism (through the venue management firm SMG). Essentially, it’s his job to keep the center booked and the town busy.
Unconventional, unfettered and sometimes a little unpredictable, dinners beyond the confines of restaurants and hotels can be a blast for laid-back groups.
SITTING MIDWAY BETWEEN LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO, the historic SoCal port city of Long Beach offers an easygoing charm and walkability, along with a yearround Mediterranean climate. These qualities have long made the city an attractive destination for meeting planners. Now, there’s even more to love.