It started as a way for visitors and locals to share what they love about the Rocket City. Now, #ihearthsv and the #ihearthsv blog have grown into an important resource for visitors planning a trip to Huntsville.
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Space Camp are the two attractions usually associated with Huntsville and north Alabama. And Redstone Arsenal and MSFC bring business guests from around the world. But thanks to resources like the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s blog, people who come here for any reason find out that there’s more to the Rocket City than rockets and rocket science.
Most of the articles on the blog are written by Huntsville locals covering topics from the best burgers to urban trails to where to find unique gifts and family experiences. There’s also seasonal content highlighting festivals and events that can help people plan their trips and a Things to Do Calendar for a quick look at what’s happening around town. And in a nod to the diversity of visitors to the area, posts can be translated into 65 languages.
Kristen Pepper, Marketing Manager for the CVB, says, “Visitors want to experience the true heart and soul of our destination; they’re interested in visiting the big attractions but they also want to know the hidden gems that locals frequent, like a hidden alleyway full of public art or an unassuming restaurant with great Southern food. That’s what makes the #iHeartHsv blog such a valuable resource – it’s first-hand information from people who know best, our own Huntsville residents.”