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San Diego Ranks #5 City for Conventions

Coronado and Carlsbad also made the list



    San Diego Ranks #5 City for Conventions

    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:

    1. Chicago

    2. Orlando, Florida

    3. Las Vegas

    4. Atlanta

    5. San Diego

    6. New York

    7. Dallas

    8. Washington

    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.