Minnesota’s capital city has a bounty of meeting and event space.
Gettysburg’s historic town and majestic countryside boasts beautiful fall foliage, an array of autumn events and is one of America’s top haunted destinations, making the fall season a great time to visit the region.
“While many visitors think of Gettysburg as a summer destination, some of our most popular months are in autumn when the weather is cooler and couples and families are looking for short getaways before the holidays,” says Norris Flowers, President of Destination Gettysburg.
There's no shortage of beauty at Minnesota’s North Shore. From the deep red and oranges hues as the leaves change in the fall, to the glimmering Lake Superior under a hot summer sun, to countless snow-topped hills in the winter, you won’t need to look far for gorgeous sights. And when you pair its beauty with endless activities and adventure, the North Shore makes for the perfect escape to kick back, relax, meet and celebrate.
That famous north woods lumberjack is a perfect representative for this vibrant Minnesota city, since Bemidji, like Paul, is historic, rugged and strongly connected to nature. “Gathering by the lake and among the tall pine trees makes every event more peaceful, productive and refreshing,” says Susan Goudge, executive director, Visit Bemidji. “We’re small enough to be comfortable and large enough to be convenient.”
Venues for the Small, Medium and Large
Think outside the metro by hosting your event in the Twin Cities Gateway—an accessible community full of full-service venues, unique activities and easy transit.
The Pocono Mountain’s true colors shine this time of year. Fall color flows through the region, and for many, this is a popular time for a scenic drive.
TreeTop Flyer Scenic Chairlift
The Civil War may be the first thing that comes to one’s mind when thinking of Gettysburg, but a close second should be the food offerings available to the nearly 3.7 million visitors and thousands of meeting and conference attendees each year.
"[Planners and attendees] often refer to us as a hidden gem,” says Julie Johnson Atkinson, senior sales manager of Visit Duluth. But word is getting out about Duluth. Its biggest spectacle, Lake Superior, inspires, relaxes and brings people together, something that the people of Duluth capitalize on. And there’s an undeniable sense of community, especially when it comes to planning a meeting or event. Restaurants, venues, caterers, hotels and planners work together to make it work—whatever it is.
Take a moment to consider how lucky Minnesotans are to have ways to embrace every season, from ice fishing and snowmobiling to boating and hiking. Give your attendees the opportunity to connect with each other and nature by meeting in the Brainerd Lakes Area, with dozens of resorts, hundreds of lakes, and thousands of acres of wide-open green space.
Settled in the mid-1800s, the booming Twin Cities southern suburb of Bloomington—known for its retail commerce (aka the Mall of America)—is a prime location with its transit options, dining, lodging and area attractions tailored to servicing group meetings and events.