On Location: Melbourne, Australia

Crown Tower studio room

(Pictured) Crown Tower studio room

A world away but oddly familiar for North Americans, this southern Australia outpost is packed with fun for world travelers.

Planners can set up a number of events in the alleys of the city's center, home to urban art, restaurants and shops. Melbourne Street Tours takes groups past graffiti-strewn walls and into artists' studios; Hidden Secrets Tours adds the culinary side, visiting eateries and bars.

Stay in the subtly luxurious accommodations at the 481-room Crown Towers, part of a three-hotel complex and casino in the heart of the city. The property features 80,000 square feet of meeting space.

For more details and photos, read our blog detailing a recent visit: mcmag.com/melbourne.