JAN 2016

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COOL SPOTS for Summer Meetings FEATURE Looking for a unique destination that lets groups escape the South's summer heat? Fortunately, the region has many great spots with milder temperatures that offer fun and refreshing experiences for meeting-goers. To help us iden- tify these special places, we asked ConventionSouth readers and Facebook destination fans to vote on their favorite Cool Spots for Summer Meetings in the South. Presented in this section are their top choices. ➤ By Marcia Bradford J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 6 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 11 Gulf Shores / Orange Beach, Alabama Groups can explore the beautiful turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico on a 53-foot, open-ocean catamaran with Sail Wild Hearts, which offers off-site adventures and team building activities. Wild Hearts can accommodate up to 49 passengers for dolphin cruises, sunset sails and private sails, taking guests through the waters of Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Perdido Key, Fla. Adventure sails, where groups are able to enjoy an island stop complete with kayaks, paddleboards and snorkeling equipment, are also available.

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