If ever you have deserved a vacation, it’s NOW! You’ve spent a lifetime working to provide for your family, you give endless hours of love to your grandchildren and perhaps even great-grandchildren! Vacations for seniors are not simply times of self-indulgence and luxury; they are an investment in mental and physical health as well as just plain FUN!
Here are some fun vacation ideas for seniors:
- All-inclusive resorts. A quick online search or call to a travel agent and you will find that they are virtually EVERYWHERE! Consider the Carribean, the Northwest United States, the Mediterranean! An all-inclusive resort upon first glance can appear to be a very high-end vacation. However, if you’re a foody, enjoy a daily martini or two, and love awesome activities and entertainment, all-inclusive may be the perfect …and most affordable…way to go!
- Whether or not your hiking days are over, enjoy our U.S. National Parks! Although general admission is $80 annually, Seniors (62 and up) can obtain a lifetime pass for a fee of $80 or an annual pass for $20! (https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm#CP_JUMP_5088578)
Pack your hiking boots or simply drive through and take in the gorgeous sights and sounds nature has to offer!
- How about a trip to Alaska? Scotland? The Canadian Rockies? Put your feet up and through your keys to the wind! Railways are an adventurous way to see our country and virtually any other! Room, board, and amazing views are part of incredible senior packages offered by many different railways. Visit vacationsbyrail and dream away!
No matter what your destination, remember to always explore AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) and carry your membership card with you! Members have travel discounts and benefits when booking travel packages, and we want you to have every dollar you can to enjoy the vacation of your dreams!
It is common for seniors to believe that once they’ve finished their life-long careers they don’t “need” to take a vacation. Research has shown the opposite is true! Taking a few days (or even weeks!) each year to get away and simply experience a different routine in a delightful location is great for your mind, body, and soul!
It’s never too late to make life-long memories!