mgm voted best historic city
Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | Posted in: The Latest News,
Montgomery, Alabama took the number one spot among winners of the Best Historic City category in the 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY. The city will be promoted on USA Today, in the Friday, May 2, 2014 edition of the print version, and usatoday.com’s travel homefront where it will remain in rotation for some time.
Montgomery received more votes than cities such as Boston, Philadelphia, and New Orleans among others. The full list of winners can be found at www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-historic-city.
“This is great news for our city, a place with immense history and the setting for some of the most seminal moments in our nation’s history – from the Civil War to Civil Rights to civil aviation,” Mayor Todd Strange said in a release earlier today. “As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March and 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott next year, visitors will not only experience our history, but they will discover there’s a whole lot more to Montgomery, like our revitalized riverfront, the vibrant downtown entertainment district and world-class cultural institutions. Thank you to our residents, community leaders, USA Today readers and everyone else who voted for Montgomery as the Best Historic City in the nation.”
The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest launches one new category each Monday at noon, revealing its 20 nominees. After 4 weeks of voting, the contest closes on the 28th day at noon. On Day 30, winners are revealed. Rules allow the public the right to vote online for one nominee per category, per day.
Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The nomination panel for each travel award category is displayed on its associated contest page. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award contest is accessible on the 10Best.com website.
For more information about Montgomery’s Historic attractions go to www.visitingmontgomery.com.