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Top Senior Travel Destinations

Posted by Village Green Team on Sep 3, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Are you ready to lay on the beach? Is a jungle safari more your style? Now that your schedule is clear, it’s time to fill it with new adventures. Almost every bucket list for retirees includes travel. Everyone deserves a vacation after the last few years on earth. Take care of yourself and feed your own well-being by planning your next trip. Where do you want to go? What do you want to see? It’s time to go.

Top Senior Travel Destinations

Planning senior-friendly travel presents unique challenges and goals. Village Green Retirement is happy to share what we know. Traveling is only one of the wide array of hobbies our residents enjoy. Our expertise in vibrant senior living has allowed us to collect experiences, tips, and ideas from many seniors on the go.

Day Trips for Seniors in Washington State

There are plenty of scenic places and hidden gems near Seattle. Consider a day trip in your hometown or surrounding areas if you need to spice up a lonely day. Here are some of our favorite daytime getaways for seniors in our area:

Day Trips for Seniors in Washington State - Olympic Sculpture Park

  • Boeing Factory Tour- The Seattle Flight and Aviation Center is a fascinating destination. Guided tours of the giant Boeing facility inspire awe and imagination. 
  • Olympic Sculpture Park- We love this fully-accessible outdoor coastal gallery. Seniors with mobility needs and babies in strollers both benefit from paved and manicured paths. Grab lunch or dinner in one of the fantastic nearby restaurants and round out your day with people-watching and shopping.
  • Guided Tour of Mount Rainier- Mount Rainier offers stellar tour guides and spectacular views. Take in the splendor of comfort and safety with a guided tour.

Method of Travel for Seniors

Planes, trains, and automobiles are all attractive options. The best way for seniors to travel depends on the situation and destination.

Method of Travel for Seniors

  • Senior bus trips- Travel by greyhound bus can be perfect for seniors because it allows you to start just about anywhere and end just about anywhere else without driving. Senior bus tours are also a fantastic way to take in a destination with senior-friendly amenities.

  • Train trips- Amtrak fares are discounted for seniors. Seniors can move around, purchase snacks, and use the bathroom on a train. Sleeper or business cars provide privacy on longer trips.

  • Plane- Take advantage of American Airlines or AARP senior discounts on flights and get to your destination as quickly as possible by flying. Some destinations can only be reached by plane.

Travel Considerations for Older Adults

Here are some of the aspects we considered before declaring a destination senior-friendly.

  • Accessibility- Traveling with mobility issues requires research and know-how. Planning to bring or access wheelchairs, walkers, or other devices is easy in some destinations and a challenge in others. 

  • Entertainment-We included destinations with offerings and amenities popular with seniors.  

  • Popularity- Professionals on trips and tours that seniors frequent are used to accommodating common needs and preferences in this demographic and are well-equipped to make your stay easy. 

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Best Travel Destinations For Seniors

Fan-favorite vacations for retirees include a range of options for every taste and dream. Many of these trips are completely customizable to suit any itinerary. 

National Park Tour

American national parks are a world treasure. Explore one national park in detail by camping on-site or travel to a few on a road trip or tour. 

European Tour

Experience the history and culture our new nation cannot offer. Visit Europe on a senior tour or cruise and make once-in-a-lifetime memories.

All-Inclusive Resort in the Caribbean or Central America

 Soak up the sun and relax on the beach. Enjoy tropical adventures, hold down a lounge chair, or eat your weight at the buffet. All-inclusive offer appealing options for every taste. 

Alaskan Cruise

Many Alaskan cruises depart from Seattle, making them popular with our residents. Enjoy the midnight sun and gorgeous wild places in comfort and style.

African Safari

Take gorgeous pictures and see majestic wildlife on an epic African adventure.

Hawaii

Explore volcanoes, beautiful scenery, beaches, amazing cuisine, and entertainment on this American island treasure.

Best Travel Destinations For Seniors

Traveling with Older Adults

Not every senior needs traveling assistance, but sometimes a little help keeps a good trip going well. Seniors with health or mobility support needs may choose to travel with a caregiver. Traveling companions for seniors may arrange accessibility accommodations, dispense medication, and provide comfort and familiarity in new places.

Come Home to a Resort-Like Atmosphere at Village Green

Many residents travel to feel taken care of and accommodated. There is nothing like letting someone else cook your meals and plan exciting social events on your behalf. This doesn’t have to be a vacation-only experience. Let Village Green Retirement Community create this ease on your behalf every day. Reach out today. We cannot wait to welcome you home.

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