Top U.S. Conference Cities
SmartAsset conducted the survey by reviewing data from Hotels.com’s Hotel Price Index and other sources on the costs and convenience of attending a conference in major U.S. cities. The analysis incorporated nine metrics, including the number of major hotels, the average cost of a hotel room, distance from the airport to the city center and violent crime rate.
San Antonio: The Alamo City offers plenty of unique attractions—including the River Walk, The Alamo and arguably the best Tex-Mex cuisine in the country. The city also boasts Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, which provides more than 200,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. And the city is amazingly affordable.
Las Vegas: It’s noted for its lavish, expensive hotels, but actually the average price of a room here is just $119 per night.
San Diego: Offering 17 large hotels (the sixth most in the country), San Diego offers great year-round weather and fabulous beaches. And the downtown area is just 3.6 miles from San Diego International Airport.
Tucson, Arizona: This desert city has the lowest average hotel room rate of any in the top 18, and the savings don’t stop there.