by Matt Alderton | October 14, 2018
From the East Coast to the West Coast, the Southwest to the Northeast, America is full of amazing cities. If you're wondering which ones are primed for meetings, consider the list of "The Best Cities for Conferences in 2018," published last week by financial website SmartAsset. Based on factors like number of hotels, hotel costs, dining costs, concentration of dining and entertainment establishments and the distance from the airport to downtown, the top cities are:

10. Columbus, Ohio (Tied)

10. Phoenix, Ariz. (Tied)

9. Portland, Ore.

8. Houston, Texas

7. New York, N.Y.

6. Atlanta, Ga.

5. Las Vegas, Nev.

4. Austin, Texas

3. Orlando, Fla.

2. San Diego, Calif.

1. San Antonio, Texas

Source: SmartAsset