Charlotte featured in column for first time in more than a decade
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 28, 2014) – The New York Times’ "36 Hours" column takes an in-depth look at the Queen City this week. The article, which is already available online, is set to run in the print edition on Sunday, Aug. 31. Referencing Charlotte as an “excellent place to soak up the new Old South,” the piece explores Charlotte’s history, neighborhoods, green spaces, restaurant and nightlife scenes, and attractions.
Reaching more than 2.5 million in its Sunday print circulation, the travel section article shines a national spotlight on Charlotte. The last time the popular column visited the city was in 2003, referencing many destinations that have moved or are now closed. The New York Times has been offering up these inspiring itineraries since 2003, always sticking with a format that highlights a jam-packed weekend for both domestic and international dream-worthy destinations.
The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority among many others aided in the facilitation of the piece, although the businesses featured benefit from valuable public relations exposure and ‘bragging rights’ for years to come.
“Being featured among so many of the city’s best things to see and do is something that we are incredibly proud of accomplishing,” says 5Church Partner and Marketing Director Alejandro Torio. “When we opened 5Church two years ago, we dreamed of these kinds of accolades. It’s certainly reaffirming to know that we’re recognized as one of the city’s must-see destinations in such a prestigious publication.”
Among the many visitor assets that made the cut were Levine Museum of the New South, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, The Evening Muse, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Charlotte B-cycle, and 7th Street Public Market. Neighborhoods including NoDa, Plaza Midwood and South End were listed as major draws as well.
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About the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA)
The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) works to deliver experiences that uniquely enrich the lives of our visitors and residents. Through leadership in destination development, marketing and venue management expertise, the CRVA leads efforts to maximize the region’s economic potential through visitor spending, creating jobs and opportunities for the community. Brands supported by the CRVA include the Charlotte Convention Center, Time Warner Cable Arena, Bojangles’ Coliseum, Ovens Auditorium, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Visit Charlotte in conjunction with the region’s destination marketing brand, ‘Charlotte’s got a lot.’ For more information about Charlotte, visit charlottesgotalot.com.