287-room resort with 80,000 square feet of meeting space, championship golf, a great Spa, beautiful gardens… San Diego, CA

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Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA https://www.ranchobernardoinn.com/

My most important take-away after visiting this 287-room resort located 29 miles northeast of the San Diego airport?  Every staff member we interacted with was super friendly and helpful… my compliments to the GM and the HR department. I will remember. :) Add in 80,000 square feet of meeting space, championship golf, a great Spa, beautiful gardens… and a whole bunch of other cool stuff and you should add it to your consideration set.

A zillion team building possibilities. One I liked (because I used to have this huge organic garden and now I live in a flat on Russian Hill in SF and miss having a garden and a dog) is when their chef takes your group out into his huge organic garden, helps your folks pick the freshest ingredients, and then take them back to create “something”… which can be a lot of different things depending upon the season, the size of your group and how much time you have.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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Unique turn-of-the-last century Craftsmen style 170-room AAA Five-Diamond resort & spa – La Jolla, CA

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The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA https://www.lodgetorreypines.com/

I have been to the Lodge a few times over the years, and my reaction this trip was the same… bummer, now I have to re-decorate again. Whether or not you are familiar with the unique turn-of-the-last century Craftsmen style, you will often find yourself saying ooh and ah as you walk around and examine the details. So for that alone, it’s a special place…

Add to that… it’s a 170-room AAA Five-Diamond resort & spa with 20k square feet of indoor and outdoor function space located on the Torrey Pines Golf Course just a few minutes drive from downtown La Jolla… and that is all good.

Couple of off-property ideas… the hotel owner also owns the Evans Garage filled with antique and vintage automobiles and a great place for an off-site event. Also consider private events at the local “Lions, Tigers and Bears Sanctuary” or take your group on a kayaking tour of the 7 Caves, or go snorkeling on a Leopard Shark Encounter… or a lot of other things. :)

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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Approaching its 130th anniversary (!) this 28-acre resort is located on what is arguably one of the best beaches in San Diego

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Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, CA https://hoteldel.com/

The Del is a synonym for iconic. Approaching its 130th anniversary (!) this 28-acre resort is located on what is arguably one of the best beaches in San Diego and offers 679 guestrooms, 78 oceanfront cottages and villas, 65,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space, and just about everything else. There is a reason it is an icon.

Many (many) group activities are available, including a sailing regatta (right from the property), surfing lessons, or, because they are iconic, anything else you want to create.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

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This historic 114-room landmark boutique hotel, keeps getting better - La Jolla, CA

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La Valencia, La Jolla, CA https://www.lavalencia.com/

This historic 114-room landmark boutique hotel, keeps getting better. The next major addition, the transformation of a circa 1905 on-property bungalow into a 3500 square-foot spa. Add that to its prime location on La Jolla’s Prospect Street, it’s fantastic ocean views over La Jolla Cove, beautiful gardens and a great pool, and 4,000 square feet of meeting space. Perfect for a board meeting or small incentive. My kind of place.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

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Fashion Island Hotel 295 guest rooms and suites, 23k square feet of meeting space has the largest ballroom in Newport Beach plus a Spa

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Fashion Island Hotel, Newport Beach, CA

https://www.fashionislandhotel.com

Yes, it’s in Newport Beach, and yes, it is part of Fashion Island, Orange County’s “fashionable” (there’s that word again) shopping and dining destination. 295 guest rooms and suites, 23k square feet of meeting space (including the largest ballroom in Newport Beach), plus a Spa… and all of that Newport Beach stuff nearby.

 

Fashion Island Hotel 295 guest rooms and suites, 23k square feet of meeting space has the largest ballroom in Newport Beach plus a Spa

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

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Opened in 1936 as a retreat for mobsters, was re-branded in 1979 as The Palms, and then in 2017 as The Colony Palms

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Colony Palms Hotel, Palm Springs, CA www.colonypalmshotel.com        

My kind of place. Originally opened in 1936 as a retreat for mobsters (I guess being a mobster can be stressful), and then re-branded in the 50’s as Howard Manor, a getaway for the Hollywood elite. It was re-branded again in 1979 as The Palms, the first health spa in Palm Springs and then again in 2017 as The Colony Palms.

The facts… This 57-room Spanish colonial style retreat is downtown so walking distance to a lot of cool stuff, and offers two meeting rooms… one seats up to 50, the boardroom seats 16, plus some great outdoor spaces. Picture rich people relaxing around the pool. I wish I could have spent more time pretending to be rich but, no… back on the bus for one more long day and back to the oasis of my family. It was a trip. J

 

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

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One Of My Favorite Places. You Will Love It Too. And… I Have Participated In Their Art/Teambuilding Program - Ojai, CA

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Ojai Valley Inn

One of my favorite places. You will love it too. And… I have participated in their Art/Teambuilding program… and you will love that as well.

The resort features a fully-equipped art studio and your group can use it to do cool stuff like… create a Team Canvas with groups of 5-10 (total 60 people at a time) that will then be shared with the entire Team and… if you are brave enough, be analyzed by a professional art psychologist (and yes, there are such people). You can also do individual works of art and have private reviews… or you can do tile painting, or glass paining, or mixed media, or silk scarf painting or herbal wreath making… or… other art stuff.

Please check it out at www.ojairesort.com