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selecttraveler.com 13 N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6 up early in the morning and head to the mountains to ski. Lat- er, they may go down to the Pacifi c Ocean for surfi ng and then top off the day by taking off into the desert on motorcycles. All can be accomplished in the same day. "We tend to be a perfect gateway to the entire region," said Oxarart, who also said that one of her favorite things to do is to slip away to nearby Palm Springs for a day of leisure, sun and fun. It is just a little over an hour away. She also recommends Big Bear Lake area with its alpine lakes and snow skiing activities. Those who love hockey and soccer will be glad to know that both sports are played in Ontario in the winter. The Reign, the local American Hockey League team, plays at home during the Select Traveler Conference, as does the Fury, Ontario's entry in the Professional Arena Soccer League. Both are options for delegates. There are many historical sites and buildings to visit in the region, including famed Route 66, which is the scene of many nostalgia-fi lled Cruisin' Reunions. Select Traveler delegates who come early or want to stay late can arrange for guided FAM tours of the region. Southern California is also full of food options you won't fi nd anywhere else in the country. "We see a lot of fusion food and unusual combinations in our restaurants," said Oxarart. "We look forward to having the conference group visit with us to try some of them," she said. "THE WINTER SEASON IS REALLY GORGEOUS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, AND WE ARE REALLY KIND OF SPOILED ROTTEN." Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation DISCOVER WHAT'S POSSIBLE There's plenty to discover in Houston. Hyatt Regency Houston/Galleria is located in the heart of Uptown Houston, steps away from The Galleria Shopping Center - Houston's #1 tourist attraction. This hotel features rooms that were designed with the traveler in mind. Built-in case goods are used throughout to give rooms a spacious, modern aesthetic feel. The theme is derived from the geological aspect of the oil & gas industry. Steel greys accented by earth tones and turquoise are found throughout. Book by June 30, 2016 and receive complimentary on-site bus parking and guest room for bus driver. Minimum of 10 rooms on peak. HYATT REGENCY HOUSTON/GALLERIA 2626 SAGE ROAD HOUSTON, TX 77056 832 803 1234 HYATTREGENCYHOUSTONGALLERIA.COM The trademark HYATT and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. ©Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.