What is a Smart FAM?

Smart FAMs are a fantastic way for top meeting planners to visit the locations they're most interested in booking with. You'll tour premier properties, earn CEUs, visit exciting attractions and indulge in divine eats and beverages. We cordially invite you to participate in this fully-hosted trip to accelerate your planning. 


Carlsbad is your gateway to California's most charming and unforgettable escape. From world-class resorts to quaint hotels, soak up the coastal splendor that is uniquely Carlsbad. 


March 2-4, 2017

• Complete site-inspections at premier properties including Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Cape Rey and more
• Refreshing wake-up activities including yoga and a breathtaking hike
• A beautiful sunset toast to reflect upon and remember
• World-class meals, tempting cocktails and sumptuous desserts
• Optional recreational activities (pristine golf courses, luxurious spas, exciting water sports, fabulous shopping and more)

Visit Carlsbad Smart FAM

In Carlsbad, something wonderful is around every corner. Perfectly situated between the laid-back vibe of downtown San Diego and the glamour of Orange County, the world is at your fingertips, while your toes are in the sand. 


Brought to you by Smart Meetings


Fully-hosted for qualified meeting planners

March 2-4, 2017


Who Should Attend?

All qualified meeting planners who are interested in booking in Carlsbad are encouraged to apply for this unforgettable trip! Want to tour Carlsbad's most breathtaking properties? How about sample the city's most fabulous restaurants? You'll experience all this and more with Smart FAM Visit Carlsbad. Apply today and picture yourself booking in North County San Diego's coastal getaway.

Why Should I Attend?




Tour casually elegant spaces with unbeatable ocean views and old world charm. Inspire your attendees with exceptional meeting and event space and leave them with memories to last a lifetime.

Leisure and luxury, unique charm and world-class recreational activities. Carlsbad effortlessly accommodates all of your attendees' expectations.  

Soft, sandy beaches, pristine golf courses, luxurious spas and world-class shopping. Carlsbad is your one-stop shop for the ultimate in entertainment and unforgettable attractions.  

Smart Meetings, the leading media company and most trusted resource for meeting professionals is excited to partner with Visit Carlsbad and welcome today's  top meeting planners to the sunny, beachside resort town. Smart FAMs are an unbeatable way for premier meeting professionals to accelerate their planning, get a first-hand experience of the area's they want to book and receive the planner VIP treatment to top it off. We hope you'll join us for this unforgettable trip—See you in Carlsbad!

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