Montgomery makes New York Times’ list of top places to travel in the world in 2024

Montgomery Riverfront
Montgomery, Alabama. (The Bama Buzz)

Big news for Montgomery! Alabama’s state capitol just made the New York Times’ list of “2024 Travel Destinations: 52 Places to Go in 2024,” in which the big-name publication spotlighted Montgomery’s history. Keep reading for all the details.

What the New York Times had to say about Montgomery

Freedom Monument Sculpture Park Montgomery
Montgomery’s Freedom Monument Sculpture Park. (Equal Justice Initiative)

The New York Times’ list highlighted cities across the world where stunning art, architecture, nature, food + drink and more are on full display. Montgomery’s earned a spot on the list because of its history.

The New York Times introduced Montgomery, saying:

“When it comes to conversations about race in America, few destinations are as engaged as Montgomery, the former capital of the Confederacy and the birthplace of the civil rights movement.”

Elaine Glusac, The New York Times

Continuing on, Glusac explained how the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, as well as the Freedom Monument Sculpture Park, make it such a destination.

Montgomery was featured in the article alongside such famous travel destinations as Paris, Geneva, Morocco, Normandy, Vienna and more.

Montgomery’s Freedom Monument Sculpture Park a New York Times favorite

This isn’t the only time the New York Times has featured Montgomery. In fall 2023, the publication published a story entitled “Alabama Sculpture Park Aims to Look at Slavery Without Flinching,” showcasing the originality of Montgomery’s Freedom Monument Sculpture Park.

Montgomery truly is a gem, not only for our state, but for the nation and the world.

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Sarah Gronberg
Sarah Gronberg
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