Why have an event in Valdez

One of the greatest assets of any community is its people

…and Valdez, Alaska is no exception! Since the 1800s, the residents of Valdez have been welcoming visitors to the shores of Port of Valdez. Dedicated to providing exceptional service and warm hospitality, the citizens of our community never tire of smiling or offering helpful information.

Valdez serves as a regional hub for recreation, entertainment, health care, dining, and shopping and special events. Reputable meeting facilities, specialty shops, and more than 400 lodging accommodations and several delicious restaurants, combine to make Valdez the premier meeting location in South-central Alaska.

The Valdez Airport offers daily flights connecting in Anchorage. While driving, Valdez is the coastal finale of the beautiful and historic Richardson Highway, making our community a very attractive option as a wonderful meeting place for family, business associates or friends. We're also a magnificent (and convenient) ferry ride on the Alaska Marine Highway from Whittier.

When planning your next meeting let the professional team of the Valdez Convention and Visitors Bureau and our comprehensive Meeting Planners Guide make your job easier by providing one-stop shopping for answers.

Valdez offers wonderful opportunities for leisure activities before, after and between your group's organized events. Our spectacular natural vistas, wide variety of shopping experiences, sight-seeing opportunities, historic past and more will satisfy the interests of each member of your group.

Whatever your need is, the Valdez Convention and Visitors Bureau hopes to hear from you soon. Our team ~ along with our "hospitality partners" ~ are standing by, ready to make your visit to Valdez all that you hope it will be. Our goal is to make your initial visit the first of many to come.
We look forward to seeing ~ and serving ~ you soon!

The following are some of the services we offer to Meeting Planners FREE of charge!

    • Reservation of Meeting Space
    • Contacts for Airline Discount
    • Suggestions for Activities/Entertainment
    • Lodging rates
    • Catering rates
    • Shuttle Transportation
    • Site Inspections
    • Registration Assistance
    • Brochures & Maps for Registration Packets
    • Valdez Information Booth at Site-during registration/breaks
    • Welcome Banners
    • Welcome Signs (local business)
    • Pre-Conference/Meeting Press Release