All work and no play makes any meeting a dull event, and today’s meeting attendees are looking for much more than presentations and speeches. They want a destination that offers them a memorable experience as well. Adding optional, planned outings adds a fun dimension that can make any meeting feel like more of a vacation. The Miami area has lots to offer in any season of the year, and fall is no exception. Here are four ideas that can ensure your meeting stands out:
South Miami Arts Festival
Fall foliage may take center stage up north, but in Miami, it’s the colorful and eclectic artwork that draws attention every autumn. Held in early November, the festival and juried art exhibit draws artists from around the country as well as more than 50,000 visitors. In addition to one-of-a-kind works of art, the festival also includes meet-the-artist events and plenty of local fare on site.
NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend
Those with a need for speed will enjoy this event held every November at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, when champions are crowned for three premier NASCAR racing series events. The event also features live music and entertainment and plenty of interactive opportunities to explore the NASCAR experience. Providing tickets and transportation to and from the event as an add-on option for meeting participants is a great way to boost attendance for your meeting.
Brewery Bus Tour
Experience the city’s craft beers with a guided tour of the city’s breweries and rum distilleries, and learn how local brewmasters use tropical fruits and other exotic ingredients to develop a truly unique taste experience.
Offer your meeting attendees a bird’s eye view of the city, the Everglades and the beaches with an optional helicopter tour, ideal for any season of the year. Several companies offer tours, so you’ll have plenty to choose from when creating your event.
These are just a few of the hundreds of events and activities in and around Miami. At the Renaissance, our event planners can suggest other options to help make your meeting as special as possible.