FEB 2018

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 8 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 40 FAMILY-FRIENDLY MEETINGS Margaritaville Resort Biloxi, Biloxi, Mississippi Ann-Carter Bloomfield, public relations, media relations and event coordinator for the property, said families most enjoy the resort's water playground and Escape Family Enter- tainment Center. "Located on the fifth floor is our pool and water playground, complete with a 450-foot lazy river, splash pad, two water slides and our swim-up bar," she said. The resort's 55,000-square-foot Escape Family Entertainment Center offers more than 200 ar- cade games, a two-story rock climbing wall, the nation's first indoor sky coaster and a sky trails ropes traverse." The Don CeSar, St. Pete Beach, Florida Offering direct beach access, spacious accommodations, two deluxe heated pools and kid-friendly programming, The Don CeSar is a fantastic option for meetings with families., according to Todd Gehrke, director of sales and marketing. "While mom or dad is busy with meetings, there is plenty to keep kids busy," he said, pointing out several family-friendly options, such as Kidz Kraze, a poolside activity, where kids can challenge each other and earn prizes, Dive-In Movies and Camp CeSar for kids ages 4-12, which allow kids to explore the beach and gardens. "There are also Kids Night Out events so parents can enjoy a din- ner or evening out. Kayaking, canoeing and WaveRunner excursions are available and there are nearby kid-friendly attractions including the Salvador Dali Museum and Busch Gardens Tampa, Gehrke added.

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