Wyoming Named in The New York Times “52 Places to Go in 2019”
Monday, January 14, 2019
Women’s empowerment and western charm led to Wyoming’s recognition as one of the top destinations to visit in The New York Times “52 Places to Go in 2019”. The announcement comes shortly after the Wyoming Office of Tourism kicks off its “Year of Wyoming Women,” as the state celebrates the 150th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage.
Ranked as the 40th destination in the world, The New York Times specifically highlighted Wyoming’s 150th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage as a reason to spend time in the state.
Sebastian Modak, a journalist and self-proclaimed wanderer, will travel to each destination on The New York Times’ list including Wyoming. At each location, he will highlight activities to participate in, foods to eat and places to see.
“We are ecstatic that The New York Times named Wyoming as one of the top global destinations,” said Diane Shober, executive director for the Wyoming Office of Tourism. “When travelers choose to visit Wyoming, they will see for themselves the strong legacy of women and have an unforgettable experience discovering the wonder of the Equality State.”
Communities throughout the state have exhibits, retreats, special events and more planned throughout the year, which will focus on celebrating and empowering women. From the restored Cheyenne Capitol building (reopening midyear) to Proud Wyoming Women Retreat, these offerings allow visitors to join the celebration by learning about Wyoming’s empowered women from past to present.
To help visitors plan their next adventure, the Wyoming Office of Tourism has a variety of official events celebrating women in Wyoming and the anniversary throughout 2019. Travelers can share their experiences on social media using #ThatsWYWomen.
For more information about Wyoming’s 150th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage and the Wyoming Office of Tourism, visit the award-winning site, TravelWyoming.com.
About the Wyoming Office of Tourism
The Wyoming Office of Tourism is the only state agency charged with promoting and marketing Wyoming as a vacation destination to domestic and international travelers. The ninth-largest state in terms of area, Wyoming is also the least populated state in the country with an estimated 580,000 residents. Wyoming is home to many firsts, including the country’s first national park (Yellowstone), first national monument (Devils Tower) and first national forest (Shoshone). In addition, Wyoming was the first government in the world to grant women the right to vote and will celebrate the 150th anniversary of this important milestone in 2019. These special places, along with other natural wonders like Grand Teton National Park and the Bighorn Mountains as well as Wyoming’s heartfelt cowboy hospitality, welcome millions of visitors annually. To learn more about Wyoming, visit TravelWyoming.com