In Part 3 of our 3-Part series on Tripadvisor’s list of Destinations on the Rise for 2012, we look at two more destinations that have great timeshare rentals, exchanges and resales available.
5. Branson, MO. This Ozark town offers 200 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding and biking, and three lakes for fishing and water sports, not to mention The Strip – 7 miles of live music and comedy shows, restaurants, theme parks, and shopping outlets.
Legends in Concert is rated by Tripadvisor contributors as the best show in Branson. Says one reviewer, “They have Elvis, the Blues brothers and many more top performers that blow you away with how much they sound like the real singers,” and you’ll enjoy it all with a live band.
Silver Dollar City is called "The Friendliest Theme Park in the U.S.A." The park's 1880s-themed experience fits Branson's vision as a family-friendly vacation destination with down-home charm, albeit as a world-class theme park with over 30 rides and attractions (see top photo).
Silver Dollar City offers plenty for the little tykes to enjoy, as well, including the Animal Barnyard petting zoo, getting wet in Geyser Gulch, and riding the Frisco Silver Dollar Line steam train.
The Titanic Museum, along with its sister museum in Pigeon Forge, TN, is a unique way of letting you experience what it must have been like to stroll the hallways, relax in the parlors and first-class cabins, descend the Grand Staircase, and walk through the third-class passageways of the HMS Titanic. You’ll also be able to view over 400 authentic artifacts. The year 2012 is the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and the museum plans numerous events to mark the occasion.
Check out the timeshare rentals, exchanges, and resales available in the Branson area.
6. Park City, UT. Home to world-class skiing in the winter, this area is also full of activities to be enjoyed in the summer, including open air concerts, festivals, plays, and film screenings.
Utah Olympic Park is where some of the 2002 Winter Games were held. Learn how to ski jump the way the athletes do, by being suited up and doing dives and twists into the “big pool,” and “gliding” on a carpeted ramp. This one-day FLY camp is open to ages 8 years to adults. The park also has a zip line, an alpine slide, and a 2002 Winter Olympics Museum.
Red Pine Adventures offers guided snowmobiling on privately owned land in the Red Pine Canyon in Park City, next to Canyons Resorts. During the summer take horseback rides guided by professional wranglers across hundreds of acres of beautiful mountainland.
The Park City Museum (see photo) details the area’s history from a silver mining town to ski resort to Olympic host. You’ll learn how early settlers found their way to Park City by way of the Kimball Stagecoach, and you’ll be able to climb aboard a re-created railcar. Look out the train’s window and back through time as you watch a film about Park City’s place in the frontier West. On the platform outside you’ll enter the 1880s where you’ll meet new arrivals and learn about their history.
Check out the timeshare rentals, exchanges and resales available in Park City.
Photo Credit (Top): destination360.com
Photo Credit (Bottom): tripadvisor.com
Part 1: Nashville, TN and Fort Meyers, FL
Part 2: Phoenix, AZ and Pigeon Forge, TN
See Tripadvisor's entire list: "15 Destinations on the Rise."