Tucson, Ariz.

Construction continues on a 164-room Graduate Hotel in Main Gate Square near the University of Arizona.

Tucson offers a great food scene -- it has been recognized by UNESCO as a city of gastronomy -- coupled with unbeatable weather. It's easy for attendees to head out from the Tucson Convention Center to dine in the neighborhoods via Sun Link's modern streetcar.

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe, which runs the Casino Del Sol, opened the new 151-room Estrella hotel in November. The property features a 19,000-square-foot ballroom, 1,170 square feet of meeting rooms, an arcade and a 100-foot water slide.

An $18 million upgrade has been completed at the Tucson Marriott University Park. The renovations covered the property's lobby, 250 guest rooms and its 24,000 square feet of meeting space.

Read about all the latest updates, plus venue details and group-activity ideas, at Northstar Meetings Group's Tucson Destination Guide.