For the third year in a row, America’s Finest City has been named as a top destination for conventions.
San Diego ranked No. 5 on Cvent’s annual list of the Top 50 U.S. Cities for business conventions, meetings and events. Cvent provides event management software to hotels. San Diego ranked fifth in 2013 as well.
Here’s a look at this year’s Top 10:
2. Orlando, Florida
3. Las Vegas
5. San Diego
6. New York
9. New Orleans
10. Nashville, Tennessee
Two other San Diego County cities – Coronado and Carlsbad – came in at No. 41 and No. 42 respectively.
Three other California ranked in the Top 25: #12 San Francisco, #19 Los Angeles and #25 Anaheim.
Cvent ranked cities based on hotel booking activity in its network, as well as the number of meeting and event venues in the area.
San Diego has a contract to host Comic-Con, the city’s biggest convention, through 2016.
There is ongoing debate over a $520 million proposal to expand the city’s convention center. Earlier this month, the plan was put on hold after a judge ruled that raising the funds through a hotelier tax was unconstitutional.