Destination Directory

Destinations

Groups Today Destination articles bring travel planners new insights into well-traveled destinations and quick tips for those hidden treasures.

California piers of yesteryear were used as centers for maritime trade. Today, these historical landmarks draw visitors for fishing, encounters with ocean wildlife and sun-drenched days spent exploring, shopping and dining. These eight piers are reason enough to visit the Golden State—so if you're planning a California itinerary, consider adding these eight cool piers.

Whether your group is on a pilgrimage or just stopping by, consider these seven religious roadside attractions in the United States—because faith is a journey, too.

Nominated for 14 Academy Awards and taking home six, La La Land dominated the box office in 2016. Now, sites from the film are ruling Los Angeles tourism. The film—which follows jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) as they fall in love and chase their dreams while living in Los Angeles—was shot almost entirely in the city and has since inspired droves of movie fans to flock to locations featured in the picture. For a limited time, Warner Bros. is even resurrecting the film's coffee shop set on its studio tour. Here are six other locations the starstruck won't want to miss.

For regions of North America that succumb to the frozen tundra of winter, spring welcomes a series of icons: budding leaves, chirping birds, beautiful flowers and ... bluegrass. Bluegrass music, that is. Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass returns May 19 – 20, 2017, to Sevierville, Tennessee, with an exciting new musical lineup featuring legendary bluegrass artist Ricky Skaggs.

If you're looking for a four-season playground boasting 26 miles of beaches and Olympic experiences, look no further than the Lake Michigan shoreline! Muskegon County, Michigan, is a prime destination for vacations, meetings and events—and Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau will make it worth your while with its 2017 Visitors Guide and Coupon Book.

Recent Blogs

This Wouldn't Look Better as a Lake

"Wouldn't this look better as a lake?"

I was staring out into Yosemite Valley. Half Dome and El Capitan loomed in the distance—two natural landmarks accomplishing what I thought impossible: Make the giant sequoias gathered below look small.

"What?" I turned to the man standing next to me.

"A joke," he said. "Someone once thought this valley would make a great lake."

Get Your Kicks on ... Route 50?

Route 66 sure gets a lot of hype, but have you sent groups along U.S. Route 50 lately? Probably not. In July 1986, Life magazine dubbed the Nevada portion, "The Loneliest Road in America." And yet, from rural mountain ranges to desolate deserts and miles upon miles of rich farmland, Route 50 stretches across 3,073 miles from Ocean City, Maryland to Sacramento, California. It spans 12 states and links four state capitals—offering the most complete cross-sectional journey along the United States midriff.

OMG Experiences (a.k.a. Millennial Travel Trends)

Millennials are one of the largest generations in history (larger, even, than the baby boomers)—and they're entering their prime spending years. Born between 1982 and 1999, millennials were raised on the Internet, fostering a global awareness and an inherent interest in travel. But what are these young travelers looking for? The Millennial Traveler Report conducted by Expedia and Future Foundation discovered a few key generational characteristics.