LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - August 05, 2016) - While autumn may conjure up images of crisp mornings at home, leaves crunching underfoot, and steam emanating from a mug of hot apple cider, Diamond Resorts International® timeshare experts remind guests that the season presents exciting opportunities to explore every region of the United States. In Louisville, Kentucky, music lovers celebrate summer's end at the Kentucky Bluegrass and Bourbon Experience or enjoy local art, food, and melodies at the Belknap Fall Festival. Baseball fans don't want to miss a tour of the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, where they can watch bats being made, while thoroughbred enthusiasts enjoy Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby. Heading down to the Ohio River waterfront, visitors of all ages are thrilled to ride on the Belle of Louisville, a 100-year-old river steamboat.
Wildlife migration is a staple of autumn, and vacationers in Virginia Beach, Virginia, witness the breathtaking sight of 10,000 snow geese at the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Those with an adventurous streak revel in horseback rides on the beach or paddleboarding in the calm waters of the Chesapeake Bay. History buffs walk in the footsteps of the settlers at First Landing State Park or imagine life in the 18th century, when one of the Cape Henry lighthouses was built. Diamond Resorts International® timeshare professionals note that families who head further south to Orlando delight in warm, sunny autumn days and dwindling theme park lines. Lower prices and fewer crowds make for fun-filled, jam-packed days spent enjoying Mickey and Minnie, stopping for a butterbeer in Diagon Alley, or swimming with dolphins.
Florida isn't the only destination for sun-loving travelers. In the fall, Southern California offers beaches free of summer fog for those who want to play, surf, or swim. Santa Barbara is an ideal destination for visitors who enjoy exploring the rugged coastlines of the nearby Channel Islands National Park. There, kayakers navigate through caverns and snorkelers enjoy kelp forests and aquatic wildlife. In October, travelers celebrate the grape harvest in the wineries of the Santa Ynez Valley, while by late November, vacationers climb aboard boats to observe the majesty of grey whales migrating south to Baja California.
Diamond Resorts timeshare specialists recognize that the premier autumn destination for U.S. travelers is New England, which is renowned for its fall colors. Driving down Vermont's Green Mountain Byway or New Hampshire's Kancamagus Highway provides a dazzling palette of changing birch, maple, and beech trees. Yet other regions of the country deliver equally dazzling displays. Aspen, Colorado, offers visitors shimmering gold leaves on its namesake tree, which contrasts beautifully with evergreens and the rugged Rocky Mountains. In Oregon, the Columbia River Gorge's maple, Oregon ash, and cottonwood trees are set against a backdrop of breathtaking waterfalls. The Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina and Tennessee deliver a rainbow of colors to travelers when maple, oak, hickory, and sweetgum trees begin to turn in early October. These opportunities -- from harvest festivals to beach life to leaf-watching -- provide excellent weekend getaways or longer trips. The variety and number of spectacular fall destinations inspires vacationers with limitless options across all regions of the U.S.
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