From Santa Barbara to the Silicon Valley, Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles, California offers medical meeting planners diversity, idyllic weather, and a host of convention facilities. Groups may have to pay a bit more to meet in the Golden State, but planners agree it is money well spent.

"San Francisco is very expensive. Even though we had a large turn out, we made less than we budgeted for, but the drawbacks are minor compared to the pluses. San Francisco is a fantastic city. It has so man

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