September 19, 2012
San Francisco, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2012) —Though summer is still sizzling away, fall is right around the corner with cooler temperatures and a colorful explosion of blazing red, glimmering gold and burnt-orange leaves throughout the Northeast. With experts predicting more vibrant foliage than last year, Viator.com—the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries—is offering professional leaf-peepers and casual enthusiasts numerous ways to enjoy nature’s light show from New York City over to Boston and up into Canada.
New York State of Mind
Viator’s two newest fall foliage tours feature one of nature’s treasures: the Hudson Valley in upstate New York, where the trees turn vibrant shades of yellow, orange and red during the fall. The scenic New York City Fall Foliage Cruise with Lunch onboard a comfortable, spacious yacht departs from Manhattan’s South Street Seaport and sails up the Hudson River to the Palisades, past several famous historic sites including Sleepy Hollow and the iconic George Washington Bridge. The 2-Day Fall Foliage Tour from New York City includes a cruise down the Hudson River, an overnight stay at the historic Thayer Hotel, tours of America’s oldest winery and West Point, and an afternoon of outlet shopping. Finally, the highlight of the four-hour Fall Foliage Tour from New York City is a stop at Lookout Inn, the highest point along the Palisades offering stunning views across Westchester County to Long Island Sound.
Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and fall colors, Gatineau Park rewards leaf-peepers with dazzling colors and numerous opportunities to marvel at the beauty of the Ottawa River Valley. Viator’s three-hour Gatineau Park Fall Foliage Tour includes stops at Champlain Lookout, Pink Lake—known for its rare beauty and unusual ecology—and the Mackenzie King Estate, where visitors can explore the picturesque ruins and romantic gardens.
Fall in Love with BostonHer northern neighbors may get all the credit for other renowned New England staples—like lobsters, syrup and ice cream—but Boston has fall foliage to rival any Vermont valley or Maine mountain. Viator’s Fall Foliage Spectacular Tour from Boston includes a serene journey through the rolling New England countryside awash with blazing fall colors, past quiet ponds and ancient farms, weathered roadside taverns and sturdy colonial churches. Participants can enjoy a hot Yankee-style lunch at a quaint New England tavern nestled in the heart of the mountains, and finish the afternoon with a visit to a native apple orchard complete for hot apple cider.
For more ideas on how to indulge a love of fall foliage—or to celebrate fall in general—as well as details on the latest deals, promotions, contests and Viator news, visit www.viator.com and the Viator Travel Blog as well as Viator’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
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