In the tourism business, we know that the best tour guide is a local. Someone who loves their hometown and all the unique aspects that make it special. So we are challenging all of you to help us develop our Marshall County Alabama “bucket list.”
We want to create a short list of “must see” places and “must do” activities for the people who visit with us. When my husband and I lived first in Florida and later in New Jersey, we visited our families in Alabama usually during the holiday season or in the summer. And, when we came home, there were certain places we had to eat and activities that we had to do.
I am sure it is the same with you and your families. These are the activities, places and restaurants that tourists are looking to find. When vacationing, tourists are no longer looking for a canned vacation. They want adventure. They want educational. They want one-of-a kind experiences that fit within their budget.
And, they are willing to leave the traditional hotspots behind to find this memorable vacation or experience.
We know that our “wow factors” like the 69,000 acre Lake Guntersville and the largest natural cave opening in the world at Cathedral Caverns will be on the list. But, we want you to show us the Marshall County that you love.
Once we hear back from you, the bucket list will be featured on our website, and be used to promote our county as a destination.
Think outside the box. Think about how you describe your hometown to friends who don’t live here. Think about not just places to visit, but annual activities or events that only happen in Marshall County.
More and more often, we rely on our peers to tell us thumbs up or thumbs down on a place to visit or a restaurant to try. The power of advertising has been overshadowed by the power of peer reviews and online message boards.