As a senior the desire to explore and see the world doesn’t disappear.The older we get, the harder it can become to fly. While choosing travel destinations, senior travelers should be careful to ensure that their journey is the kind of adventure that they have prepared for.
Check out these top travel destinations that are senior-friendly to plan a trip you’ll never forget.
What Seniors Should Consider For Traveling
The following are important considerations when seeking a senior-friendly travel destination:
- Access to amenities
- Activities geared toward seniors
- Access to a doctor, if needed
- Accessibility for seniors with limited mobility, including wheelchair access
- English-speaking destinations
Top Senior Friendly Destinations In the United States
Seniors are also interested in learning about other parts of the country and tend to visit senior-friendly places like Florida, Hawaii, Las Vegas, and Texas during the winter months. In addition to these popular senior-friendly retirement and travel destinations, consider the following:
Scottsdale is a popular community with resorts that was designed to accommodate seniors, making it one of the best holidays for seniors with limited mobility. Many mountains and lakes attracting older adults who love outdoor adventures. Many of the area’s venues are wheelchair accessible for people with reduced mobility.
Palm Springs and the surrounding area is a popular destination for senior travelers that want to enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery. Seniors can enjoy the world-famous luxury resorts, golf, shopping and gourmet dining in the area. Many senior citizens enjoy Palm Springs environment so much that they decide to make it their permanent home.
If you enjoy country music and live theater, Branson is the place to be. Branson’s golf courses are lush and there’s plenty of shopping and dining in the area.
Seniors can also enjoy visiting one of Branson’s other exclusive attractions:
- The Titanic Museum
- The Branson Scenic Railway
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum
- The Largest Toy Store Complex in the World
4. South Carolina
Charleston has a number of bus tours, making it a great choice for elderly people with limited mobility. There are plenty of sites for studying American Revolution and Civil War for those who see themselves as history buffs. Kiawah Island is an excellent option for a beachfront vacation on the east coast of the United States in addition to all the activities and amenities available to the city.
Top Senior Friendly Travel Destinations in Europe
Europe is a perfect continent to visit for those who want to take their travel experience overseas. Most places in Europe have the facilities that seniors need as well as convenient transportation options. Seniors should also find easy access to the countryside, not just big city centers.
The Greek islands are for seniors looking for more adventure. Greece has an easily accessible infrastructure for seniors. Although, it’s important to remember that not everyone speaks English in Greece, so language could become a barrier for senior travelers.
Corfu, Santorini and Lesbos islands offer the opportunity for seniors to relax and enjoy a relaxing Mediterranean holiday. These destinations offer a relaxed, calm atmosphere, as well as waterfront accommodation, restaurants, shopping, and other outdoor activities.
European River Cruising
European river cruising can be a great joy for seniors. River cruising is a great way to see many European cities without the stress of traveling on the land. The ships services are often equivalent to those of a luxury hotel that makes for a pleasant journey.
River cruises are perfect for seniors with limited mobility because they offer views from the convenience of the deck without the crowds of a larger cruise ship to the most popular destinations in Europe. These ships accommodate just over 100 people on average, providing an intimate and comfortable way to travel around Europe.
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