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July 02, 2016 01:52 ET

Diamond Resorts International® Timeshare -- Encourages To Experience Major U.S. Cities

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - July 02, 2016) - Diamond Resorts International® Timeshare and Resort network with vacation ownership properties in over 35 countries, is a firm advocate of foreign travel and the perspective-expanding, exciting aspects of going abroad. But it also believes in experiencing the best locations right at home. With so many great cities in the U.S. to explore, they have offered some suggestions.

New York City is sometimes used as the standard by which other cities are judged. Its energy and towering skyscrapers are firmly in the American imagination like no other city. Even if one has never visited, the essence of New York has been represented in films and TV. Superman's Metropolis and Batman's Gotham are clearly based on New York City. Gotham, of course, is also a real-life nickname for the city, but many people are unaware that it was coined in 1807 by author Washington Irving, famous for his stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." Irving is also responsible for the word "Knickerbocker," which is probably most widely known for the basketball team, "New York Knickerbockers" commonly shortened to simply the "Knicks." The sights of New York are endless and perhaps among the most famous in the world, with the most popular and iconic being Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. Visitors can be absorbed into Chinatown with its vibrant street scene and mysterious alleyways, which is adjacent to Little Italy, another area rich in history and teeming with life. For the art and culture lovers, New York City is home to some of the most renowned museums in the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim. Diamond Resorts International® Timeshare experts recommend experiencing the city by simply wandering and becoming immersed in its flow and constant vibrant activity, because you never know what you might find around the corner.

Los Angeles is the United States' second largest city by population at 3.4 million as compared to New York's 8 million. It was founded in 1781 by the Spanish as El Pueblo de La Reina de Los Angeles, meaning "The City of the Queen of the Angels." No longer a dusty agricultural town, the city sprang to life at the start of the 20th Century to become the glamour capital of the world thanks to its long-established movie industry, which was pioneered by former New York theater owners who moved west to take advantage of the endless bright sunshine which early film stock required for proper exposure. Its many beaches are legendary, each with its own particular character, from the quirky art scene of Venice, the multi-million dollar mansions of Malibu and the urban excitement of the Santa Monica pier. Diamond Resorts International® Timeshare professionals recommend a studio tour and a stroll along Hollywood Boulevard with the renowned Walk of Fame, Grauman's Chinese Theatre and dozens of other immortal icons from popular culture.

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Diamond Resorts International®, with its network of more than 420 vacation destinations located in 35 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa, provides guests with choice and flexibility to let them create their dream vacation, whether they are traveling an hour away or around the world. Our relaxing vacations have the power to give guests an increased sense of happiness and satisfaction in their lives, while feeling healthier and more fulfilled in their relationships, by enjoying memorable and meaningful experiences that let them Stay Vacationed.™

Diamond Resorts International® manages vacation ownership resorts and sells vacation ownership points that provide members and owners with Vacations for Life® at over 420 managed and affiliated properties and cruise itineraries.

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