These travel CME destinations bring the heat—literally and figuratively—as a refuge from the daily grind and an ideal environment to learn and connect in!
Fall Travel CME Destinations
Expand your medical repertoire while extending summer fun into the fall with these attractive warm-weather destinations.
Expand your medical horizons in one of the most eclectic and diverse areas in the country with signature Texas flair! The decades-long youth emigration to Houston has made it a destination with a Texas-sized number of interactive and engaging fun activities suitable for all ages, including adult arcades, escape rooms and indoor minigolf.
CME getaways are an opportunity to enjoy time away with your loved one on a couple’s adventure. With glamorous hotels and romantic hotspots dotted all over downtown, you and your significant other will quickly find your new favorite private enclave. Do dinner and a show in spectacular venues and arenas that host events like off-Broadway theater, your favorite music group and celebrity entertainers.
The Orlando you may remember as a kid is now all grown up. Don’t worry, the city maintains its status as one of the world’s top family destinations with big-name theme parks like Disney and Universal Studios. Luckily, amusement park attractions remain exciting at any age. Plus, CME conferences may be located at or near amusement park grounds.
But for practitioners seeking a solo or couples getaway, Orlando offers a balanced vacation experience with shows, events and interactive activities to complement the wide range of dining and golf options. Daytona, Clearwater and Coco Beach are all a short drive via rental car.
Winter Travel CME Destinations
Thaw out your annual CME learning this winter to refresh and prepare for the new year with these invigorating vacation destinations.
If you haven’t been to Sarasota, use CME as an opportunity to get to know this popular stand-out Florida vacation destination. The proud home of Lido Key and Siesta Key, Sarasota’s beaches are ranked among the best in the world. Sarasota CME also offers the perhaps underrated Coquina Beach and Longboat Key, great for those who enjoy light crowds and quieter sands.
One of the most notable and endearing aspects of Sarasota is its eclectic history, reflected by a culture that spawned the Ringling Bros. Circus and has some of the most unique architecture in Florida. In truth, all of Florida’s Gulf Coast has a story to tell with a diverse history spanning hundreds of years.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas’s temperate, dry and predictable weather make it a great bet for a winter CME destination. Even if you’ve recently been, Vegas is always changing, with new attractions, hotels and casinos popping up every year. As the city has become a playground for adults from around the world, it’s moved to meet the needs and preferences of diverse guests with more than gaming. Indoor and outdoor golf, indulgent shopping and unique attractions like the Mob Museum, make Vegas the hub of all things fun.
Las Vegas has now become a sports destination in addition to its history as an adult gaming mecca. The NFL, NHL and WNBA all have teams with world-class venues, competitive play and an up-and-coming fan culture. Make it a three-for-one conference getaway and see your favorite sports team (home or away), splurge on a luxurious stay and knock out annual CME credits, all with the help of your annual CME allowance.
Spring Travel CME Destinations
Give your practice a little love while fulfilling your own needs with time away on a CME getaway.
St. Pete Beach, Florida
Occasionally occluded by the larger vacation destinations immediately surrounding it, St. Pete’s Beach is the slow-paced vacation-haver’s dream. Hotels line the Gulf of Mexico and offer outstanding luxury stays at affordable prices with downtown St. Pete’s Beach accessible from any of them.
St. Pete Beach is on its own an ideal vacation destination for conference-goers but is also central to dozens of other Florida attractions. Compare beaches in award-winning Sarasota, get a taste of authentic Florida in Clearwater or hit the town in St. Petersburg for upscale dining and shopping.
Asheville, North Carolina
With top hotels and beautiful public spaces built for all, Asheville is perhaps undeservedly under the CME destination radar. Set at the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains and with history galore, Asheville is a discerning CME attendee’s destination, nearly always devoid of excessive crowds, and full of up-and-coming and themed restaurants pushing culinary boundaries.
Asheville is the home of the Biltmore, the nation’s largest privately owned house and an important historical landmark. Outdoor enthusiasts will love Ashville’s adventurous activities including zip-lining, stand-up paddleboarding, rafting, kayaking and fly-fishing.
Summer Travel CME Destination
Don’t just fulfill credit requirements. Get maximum value from CME allowances while networking, connecting with friends and satisfying your vacation desires.
San Diego, California
When practitioners think about the laid-back West Coast attitudes California is famous for, they can think of current-day San Diego. The city’s climate has been described as Mediterranean, with 2022’s median temperature sitting at balmy 66 °F. This makes San Diego a great bet for avoiding the risk of rain during your CME vacation.
Great temps often mean great beaches, and San Diego has no shortage of them, with over 70 miles of sun-drenched coastline, most of which is publicly accessible. Beyond the fine grain white sand beaches, this city offers exceptional dining experiences and a rousing nightlife despite its modest size.
Charleston, South Carolina
Get out your white pants and a wide-brimmed hat to prepare for relaxing evenings in one of the South’s most charming destinations. Charleston is on a peninsula and surrounded by water on three sides, making it ideal for those who love the sea and all the fun that comes with it.
Stroll historic boulevards and take in sunsets on scenic piers for views that leave you breathless. Then, experience a Charleston nightlife offering tasteful lounges, classic cocktail bars and posh prohibition-era speakeasies.