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estern Maryland is the perfect four season destination for your group's
meeting and getaway. Let us help connect you with area experts to
create a customized experience for your group including lodging, meeting
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Discover The Deep Creek Lake Area in Western Maryland
Why choose us for your next SMERF trip?
• Convenient hub location within 3 hours from the Baltimore/
Washington D.C. region and 2.5 hours from Pittsburgh
• Over 4,000 Lodging Bedrooms
• 40+ Restaurants, Cofee Shops, Bars and Catering Options
• Year-Round Activities and Attractions
• 7 State Parks
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Jefferson Parish in Louisiana attracts
SMERF groups due to "our location, ease
of travel – whether it be by car or air – close
proximity to New Orleans, plenty of outdoor
attractions for all ages and museums," said
Tricia Cook, sales manager for the Jefferson
CVB, Inc. Attendees can experience the Ger-
man-American Cultural Center in Gretna or
even travel the short distance to New Orleans
to visit the Louisiana Children's Museum for
families and educational groups with children
or The National World War II Museum for
military groups, just to name a few.
In Louisville, the Kentucky Derby Museum,
Louisville Slugger Museum and Bat Factory,
Kentucky Science Center, Muhammad Ali
Center, Louisville Mega Caverns and Ken-
tucky Kingdom are just a few of the attractions
that draw SMERF attendees to the city.
Another destination that hosts a number
of SMERF events is Branson, Mo., a city ►
The Golden Isles of Georgia have long been known as a SMERF retreat with plenty of outdoor choices to
appeal to everyone in the group. "The Golden Isles offer a multitude of activities to fill your day with either
adventure or relaxation. If you're looking to get your heart pumping, take to the beach with a paddleboard
lesson or a day of charter fishing. If you're in search of serenity, join a kayak tour through the peaceful marshes
of Glynn, saddle up for a guided horseback ride or enjoy a quiet bike ride around one of the islands," said
Scott McQuade, president of the Golden Isles CVB.
Golden Isles Offer Adventure & Relaxation