Every destination on our earth is filled with amazing opportunity for people of all ages and from all walks of life. Tropical destinations are often the most popular choice for our current generation, but there are also many underrated destinations to visit as well. While there is no one “best” place for anyone to visit, these ten destinations, in no particular order, will better suit the interests of seniors.
While Hawaii isn’t just a vacation-spot for retirees, it is definitely an ideal place to visit! Here, retirees can spend their days at golf courses, relaxing on the beach, or simply basking in the gentle sun. Oahu includes many popular tourist spots along with the tropical paradise that everyone seeks. To avoid tourist bustle, book your vacation to Maui or the Big Island.
2. St. Petersberg and Clearwater, Florida
Known as the Sunshine City, because of its yearly 361 days of sun, St. Petersberg is an amazing spot for seniors. It offers beautiful warm, sandy beaches along the western coast of Florida as well as a lively pier. Additionally, this sunny city offers world-class museums and more.
3. Lake Tahoe, California
Lake Tahoe, with its beautiful, towering trees is a great spot to visit no matter the season. In the winter, the beautiful snow caresses the sky-high trees and glazes the clear waters. During the summertime, the water of Lake Tahoe is as extremely clear and serves as an optimal picnic spot.
4. Niagara Falls, Canada
This beautiful waterfall is one of the seven wonders of the world, which attracts people from all over the globe. Seeing the sharp drop of the waterfall cliff may be a slight thrill to those who are afraid of heights, but the overall falls is breathtaking in itself. There’s also a boat, the Hornblower tour, that takes tourists practically under the thundering falls. Additionally, the falls is located in an area that contains more than sixty wineries.
5. Key West, Florida
Part of the Florida keys, Key West is often described as an area with a calmer, slower pace. Not only does its coasts include coral reefs, but they also have beautiful white, sandy shores. The location, less than 100 miles from Cuba, is also often included in many cruise tours as well.
Alaska is a popular destination for seniors, as it is often a final stop for cruises from the western coast of California. The beautiful landscape contains massive glaciers, waterfalls, and of course the Northern Lights, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Not only that, but there are plenty of whale-watching boats available for seniors to take part in as well. Seniors can also partake in fishing trips or relax in cabin homes during their vacation.
Cuba, most known for its tropical weather and clear blue waters is one of the best destinations for seniors. Havana, Cuba’s capital, carries all the culture and history that the entire Caribbean has to offer. If there’s particular interest in Spanish colonial culture, Cuba is the place to go.
8. Sicily, Italy
Located at the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily offers spectacular views of the ocean and the Valley of the Temples. Not only that, but seniors can go wine-tasting and feast on unique Sicilian dishes as well as pizza, of course.
Thailand, home of colorful, unique Asian culture, offers luxurious vacationing opportunities for only a fraction of the price. Not only does the country serve as the habitat to exotic animals, but it also is home to some of the world’s most striking, flavorful dishes. There are also opportunities to visit amazing, religious temples including the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun.
10. Reno, Nevada
There’s no denying that gambling is a popular hobby for seniors or retirees. Instead of visiting Las Vegas, where the hustle and bustle of the younger generation might be overwhelming for seniors, Reno offers many of the same opportunities as well. Not only that, but Reno, past the casinos, also is home to many natural parks. Additionally, if seniors are planning a family trip with grandkids, they will be happily entertained at the kid-friendly Circus Circus.
Author: Richard Hsu