It’s not unusual to find that in the twilight of their years that senior citizens want to relax and see the fun parts of the world. Some places are friendlier than others for senior citizens. Here are the best vacation spots for senior citizens.
1. Las Vegas
Good for the young and old, Las Vegas is one of the most famous vacation and entertainment places in the world. It’s full of things to do, from gambling to world renowned shows. Of particular note is the fountain show on the Strip at the Bellagio. Pirate lovers may want to stay at the Treasure Island Hotel, which has free pirate-themed live shows.
2. Branson, Missouri
Branson, Missouri, is known as the “Live Music Show Capital of the World” for good reason. Its various attractions are a fine alternative to the ones on Las Vegas. It’s full of affordable entertainment. For grandparents thinking about a family vacation, there’s the Silver Dollar City theme park. It is especially great for people who enjoy musical theater. It also has numerous championship golf courses.
Hawaii is great for senior citizens who love the beach. It’s filled with a natural beauty that has to be seen to be believed, and seniors in good enough shape can even go scuba diving. Fans of old TV shows may also enjoy the state as it was the setting of a famous TV show called Hawaii Five-0 and its modern remake.
4. U.S. National Parks
The USA is just filled to the brim with wonderful and natural beauty, many of them a designated national park. Wherever you go, whether it is Yosemite or Yellowstone, there’s always something to explore, from seashores to monuments. Only Delaware is without a national park.
They also have senior citizen discounts, for those who are vacationing on a budget.
5. Costa Rica
Costa Rica translates to “rich coast”, and it lives up to that name. It’s full of volcanoes, rainforests, and beaches, and more. Not only is it a great place to vacation, it is also a prime retirement spot. It’s also cheap, making it a premier destination for those who don’t want to blow the bank.
For outdoor-minded senior citizens, there’s Alaska. There are plenty of outdoor activities here, including hunting and fishing. Even senior citizens who just want to look at something pretty will find it a worthy vacation spot, as it is filled with scenic beauty that can be seen from a cruise or even a plane.
7. The Canadian Rockies
One of the most popular travel destinations for senior citizens is the Canadian Rockies. Extending from Alberta to British Columbia, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world and is protected by Canada’s national park system. Most should strongly consider seeing the Canadian Rockies from the luxury of the Rocky Mountaineer, a glass domed train that can also serve as a hotel.
These are the best vacation spots in North America for senior citizens. Keep in mind that many of these places can also be enjoyed with family and friends. There’s nothing quite like seeing the wonder in your grandchild’s eyes as they take in the marvels of nature.