City named one of a "Dozen Distinctive Destinations" for 2010

St. Louis – The city of St. Louis has been named a 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

This is the third year the city has applied for the award. It recognizes efforts in historic preservation, sustainability, and other areas.

Convention and Visitors Commission president Kitty Ratcliffe called the designation the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for so-called "heritage" travel."

"People travel around this country to view historically significant and architecturally significant buildings and to relive the history of our country, and St. Louis is a very important part of that history," she said.

Other cities selected by the National Trust this year include Marquette, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Huntsville, Alabama and Sitka, Alaska.