The 5 Happiest, Healthiest Cities in the U.S.

By Natalie Dupuis, June 8, 2016

Meetings should make people happy and energized, not disappointed and bored out of their minds—and that begins with the location. A recent Gallup Poll ranked these cities as having the highest well-being ratings by residents (as evidenced by the California and Florida cities, sunshine must be a big contributing factor). The translation? Chances are, the staff at meeting venues in each city will have a positive outlook that will translate to your attendees. Take a look at the top five and the associations that have recently met in each.  

1) Naples/Immokalee/Marco Island, Fla.

American Hockey Coaches Association
Flexible Packaging Association
Valve Manufacturers Association of America

2) Salinas, Calif.

Agricultural Personnel Management Association
National Association for Interpretation
Produce Marketing Association

3) North Port/Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.

Florida Business Incubation Association
Florida Public Relations Association
Hungarian Medical Association of America

4) Fort Collins, Colo.

AIS Educator Association
International Wheat Stem Sawfly Conference
National Association for Interpretation

5) Town of Barnstable, Mass.

Massachusetts Association of Contributory Retirement Systems
Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors
New England Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges

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