Destination Directory

2016 Readers' Choice Winners

Every year, Groups Today surveys our readers and asks about their favorite places to stay, visit, and eat, along with their favorite suppliers to use. Below are the 2016 Readers' Choice Winners and Honorable Mentions. You can read more about them in the Nov/Dec issue of Groups Today.

 

 

 

EMERGING DESTINATIONS

Memphis, TN
Elizabeth, NJ
Akron, OH
Dubuque, IA
Juneau, AK

MIDWESTERN

Destination Attraction Shopping 
Cleveland, OH
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, OH
Mall of America, MN
Branson, MO Cedar Point, OH Branson Landing, MO
Chicago, IL Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, MI Eaton Center, ON
Columbus, OH Shedd Aquarium, IL Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market, IN
Grand Rapids, MI Skydeck Chicago, IL Woodfield Mall, IL
CasinoHotelDMO
Deadwood Gulch Resort & Gaming, SD
The Grand Hotel, MI
St. Louis CVC, MO
Four Winds Casino Resort, MI Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, MI North Dakota Tourism, ND
Greektown Casino, MI Cartier Place, ON Ottawa Tourism, ON
Horseshoe Cleveland Casino, OH Hard Rock Chicago, IL Tourism Toronto, ON
Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, MI Metropolitan at the 9 Cleveland, OH Visit Milwaukee, WI

EASTERN

Destination Attraction Shopping 
New York City, NY
One Liberty Observation Deck, PA
Macy's Herald Square, NY
Atlantic City, NJ Madame Tussauds, DC Destiny USA, NY
Cape Cod, MA Newport Mansions, RI King of Prussia Mall, PA
Gettysburg, PA Newseum, DC Outlets at Assembly Row, MA
Providence, RI Top of the Rock Observation Deck, NY Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods, CT
CasinoHotelDMO
Tropicana Casino & Resort, NJ
Courtyard By Marriott Gettysburg, PA
Ocean City, MD
Dover Downs Casino, DE Midtown Hotel, MA Destination DC, DC
Mohegan Sun, CT Novotel Hotel New Jersey Travel & Tourism, NJ
Resorts Atlantic City, NJ Sheraton at Atlantic City, NJ NYC & Company, NY
Seneca Niagara, NY Witham Family Hotels Philadelphia CVB, PA

SOUTHERN

Destination Attraction Shopping 
Nashville, TN
Biltmore Estate, NC
 Palm Beach Outlets, FL
Asheville, NC Crooked Road Music Trail, VA Asheville Outlets, NC
Hot Springs, AR Disneyworld, FL Disney Springs, FL
New Orleans, LA Grand Ole Opry, TN Opry Mills, TN
Savannah, GA Historic RCA Studio B, TN Outlets at Little Rock, AR
CasinoHotelDMO
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, FL
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, TN
Virginia Beach CVB, VA
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, MS Best Western Oceanfront Hotel, VA Charleston, SC
Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel, NC Biltmore Estate, NC Chattanooga, TN
Oaklawn Gaming & Racing, AR The Greenbriar, WV Little Rock, AR
Scarlet Pearl Casino, MS Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, TN Myrtle Beach, SC

WESTERN

Destination Attraction Shopping 
Colorado Springs, CO
The Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
The Outlets at Tejon, CA
Banff, AB The Alamo, TX Grapevine Mills, TX
Los Angeles, CA Calgary Stampede, AB The Grove, CA
San Diego, CA Disneyland, CA West Edmonton Mall, AB
Santa Fe, NM Universal Studios Hollywood, CA Westfield San Francisco Centre, CA
CasinoHotelDMO
Caesars Palace, NV
Majestic Yosemite Hotel (Formerly Ahwahnee Hotel), CA
Visit Anchorage, AK
Inn at the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, NM Fairmont Hotels Laughlin CVA, NV
Paris Las Vegas, NV Gaylord Texan, TX Sacramento CVB, CA
Stratosphere Casino, NV La Fonda on the Plaza, NM Travel Oregon, OR
Tulalip Resort Casino, WA Red Lion Hotels Tourism Winnipeg, MB

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