A recent travel column in a major American publication is heaping praise on Victoria.

The New York Times featured the capital region in its piece "36 Hours in Victoria, British Columbia," describing the city as one of “the world’s top small urban destinations” with an “exhilarating blend of cultures.”

Published on Thursday, the article outlines great things to do in the city over a three-day visit.

Favourite landmarks like the Inner Harbour, Beacon Hill, and Chinatown received shout-outs.

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Munro’s Books, the Empress, and the Royal BC Museum also got nods from writer Suzanne Carmick.

Tourism Victoria has been working to grow business stateside and feels the timing of the article is ideal.

“This piece is fantastic promotion going into our summer season,” said Paul Nursey, President and CEO of Tourism Victoria.

“We are pleased with the coverage as it shows the breadth and depth of experiences in our destination."

The article also details Victoria’s “celebrated local food scene,” mentioning several restaurants worth trying out.

Suggestions on where to stay round out the piece.