Book a conference in California.
Mix business and pleasure at conference centers in Southern California near the beach, or in Northern California’s wine country. And the middle of the state offers resorts with conference centers and a wide range of activities. A spouse tagging along on a business trip will find plenty to occupy his time.
Wonder Valley Ranch Resort and Conference Center
Wonder Valley Ranch Resort and Conference Center, in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Central California, has indoor and outdoor conference space. Company retreats can include activities such as paintball or a go at the center’s ropes challenge course. An equestrian center offers guided horseback rides and hayrides. Other activities include sailing, fishing and canoeing. Swim in the two pools, one with waterslides. Also find tennis, volleyball, softball, hiking and biking. Couples looking for privacy can stay in a cottage instead of the lodge.
Northwoods Resort and Conference Center
Northwoods Resort and Conference Center in Southern California has 9,000 square feet of meeting space for up to 400 attendees. The resort offers free Wi-Fi, outdoor heated pool and hot tub and a fitness center. The lake offers parasailing, jet ski rentals, paddlewheel boat tours and fishing. Go hiking or biking on nearby trails. In winter, the region gets enough snow for downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
Silverado Resort and Spa
Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa Valley has a 12,000-square-foot conference center, 13 meeting rooms and a 5,160-square-foot ballroom. An outdoor area can host a reception for up to 400 people. Golf on two 18-hole, par-72 courses, swim in one of 10 outdoor pools, play tennis on one of 17 courts or rent a bike and cycle the trails. For couples looking for romance, book an outdoor treatment at the spa and stay in a room with a fireplace.