Small Market Meetings

OCT 2016

The Newspaper for Smaller Cities, Facilities and Planners.

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Page 13 of 35 Meeting Ideas 14 ging the rugged Atlantic coastline. The area is steeped in history, cul- ture and the arts, and there's much to do by land or sea. The numbers speak for themselves: 83 museums, 475 galleries, 115 miles of public beaches, 106 miles of bike paths, 42 golf courses and so on. Meeting spaces are available in every corner of Cape Cod. Corporations, government agencies, associations, reunion participants, sports teams and many types of groups find places to do business or hold an event. Planners book meeting rooms located at fine hotels, motels, cozy inns and resorts and also restaurants, historic buildings, museums, railroad cars and even on golf courses. There are also 19,000 guest rooms of every description in the region, so meeting and event planners need not worry about accommodations for their troops. There are plenty of activities for visitors to Cape Cod. Much of it deal- ing with water. Anything a person can think up that has to do with water is available including boating, surfing, kayaking, paddle board- ing, deep sea fishing and much more. Hiking is quite common. There are sanctuaries and conservation lands to explore. The first oceanfront national park in the U.S., comprising 44,000 acres, is Cape Cod National Seashore. Cape Cod has eight working lighthouses, making it one of the country's foremost destinations for lighthouse buffs. For history buffs, there have been more than 3,000 documented ship- wrecks around the Cape over the past 200 years. The arts and culture are a big part of Cape life and include galleries, fairs, concert halls, music venues, museums and more. Courtesy Cape Cod COC The Cape Cod area has eight historic lighthouses.

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