What’s New In Our 3rd Annual Convention City Ranking Report >> Top Meeting Destinations
Air quality is a new ranking factor for 2019, and it helped convention cities like Honolulu, Portland (Oregon) and New Orleans move into the top spots. Air quality also helped other leaders in environmental sustainability like Minneapolis and Rochester in Minnesota and San Diego and San Jose in California. In all, a dozen locations made the top 25 list that did not appear in our convention city ranking report for 2018. The air quality measurements for Las Vegas and Denver, however, hurt their ranking within the top 25 cities report.

Other ranking factors include: Ease of Access, Affordability of Hotel RoomsSafety, WalkabilityPromotional Appeal, and Weather, Click on any city below to learn more.

    Note: Only cities with convention centers are eligible for the annual top 25 list.

    When broken out by size, the top large meeting destinations for 2019 are:
    New Orleans, Honolulu, Seattle, San Diego, San Francisco, Orlando, NYC, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Denver

    See also:
    >Explanation of the criteria used for the ranking of the best convention cities in 2019

    >Ranking of all 166 USA convention cities used in the report.

    Sources:
    https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/searchresults.xhtml
    https://censtats.census.gov/cbpnaic/cbpnaic.shtml
    https://www.bestplaces.net
    http://openflights.org/airport/HND
    https://www.faa.gov/airports/planning_capacity/passenger_allcargo_stats/passenger/media/cy15-cargo-airports.pdf
    https://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104877
    https://www.walkscore.com/
    https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/land-based-station-data/land-based-datasets/climate-normals/1981-2010-normals-data
    https://pennenvironment.org/sites/environment/files/reports/Trouble%20in%20the%20Air%20vPA.pdf