LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's hard to believe, but the official start of fall is Thursday, and Louisville was just featured by the Huffington Post as one of the best places to visit for the season.

The website gives 21 reasons to come visit Derby City, so if you're looking for a place to go on a fall trip, unpack your bags and get ready to explore right here.

While this fall feels a little different with 90 degree temperatures, Louisville will eventually get the cool crisp air.

“It's sort of a fresh start, new beginning, chance to start again, start over,” said Rowan Claypool from Louisville.

And when the chill arrives, the Huffington Post says you might need to warm up with a Kentucky cocktail at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience downtown.

“Mainly because it gives you that warm feeling," said Jean Frederick with the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. "We call it the Kentucky hug. So a lot of people like to drink bourbon in the fall, especially those rye bourbons, to help warm them up."

Next up on the list is a handful of places with a view.

“Louisville is very beautiful this time of year, and the park is just an exceptional place to be,” Claypool said.

He said he enjoys seeing the leaves change at Cherokee Park.

And even though it's right over the border, The Falls of the Ohio still made the Huffington Post's list. Avid bird watcher Colleen Becker says it's a special time of year.

“I love seeing the changes. I can't imagine living anywhere where you don't have a change of the seasons,” Becker said.

But if you're into the frightfulness of fall, you can take a trip to Waverly Hills, take a haunted walking tour of Old Louisville, go on a haunted house scavenger hunt, visit Cave Hill Cemetery or stop by the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular.

On the other hand, if you're looking for merry, not scary, the Louisville Zoo Halloween Party could be for you.

“We've got custom characters around every corner, you can take photographs with them. We have trick-or-treating for 11 and under, we have a hay maze, we have some other fun activities, and it's just a big, fun, family party,” said Kyle Shepherd with the Louisville Zoo.

But unfortunately, all good things eventually must come to an end.

“I, however, am one of those people that it makes me a little sad, because it's followed by winter, which is my least favorite season because I hate being cold,” Becker said.

Winter starts Dec. 21, 2016. In the meantime, for the full Huffington Post, list click click here.

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