Want to know where the best vacation spots are? Ask a senior! They go everywhere you wish you could be. Senior travelers are able to take advantage of many affordable destinations that cater to those who have nothing better to do than to travel and enjoy life.
Now that the nest egg is empty, you want it to stay that way... even you have left the security cameras in charge. The adults you once knew as your children find it exceptionally hard to keep up with you.
According to some of the top travel websites, the Over the Hill Gangs and the Golden Girls are traveling more these days, but where are they going is the question? Well, there are a few possible escape routes that your beloved mothers and fathers have flown off to, but don't tell them I told you.
Boston is a true work of art and its appeal is most likely the charming European style buildings and streets. Instead of being pushed around on the crowded sidewalks, unbothered individuals stroll at a snail's pace through the historical district downtown. But that is only one reason why it is one of the best destinations to travel when wanting to escape the busy city life.
The Boston Harbor
Other unhurried seniors visit those quaint little shops on Newbury Street, the Museum of Fine Arts or they take a trip to the Boston Public Market for a ridiculously fresh sample of some of Boston's fanciest treats. Later in the evening, you may find the senior escapes sitting down, sharing a few hearty laughs over a nice, beefy meal overlooking Boston's captivating waterfront.
You may not think of Branson, MO as one of the most sought after or spectacular senior vacation spots, but trust me, it's become a popular vacation package for many young-at-heart individuals. Branson has plenty of entertainment venues where you can catch a once-in-a-lifetime concert, fuel the body with an amazing dinner, bust a gut at a comedy show or attend a captivating magic show all on the seven-mile strip along the Missouri State Highway 76 in Branson.
The Ozark Mountains
While you're there, don't forget to set your eyes on the jaw dropping scenery of the Ozark Mountains. You may find your loved one or loved ones camping outdoors, communing with nature or hiding out in a cabin somewhere in Branson, Mo. Retirement is the life, isn't it?
Virginia Beach, VA
Being on the Atlantic coast, there's something for everyone in Virginia Beach, VA, however, it's especially affordable for the senior community. Virginia Beach is most known for its Boardwalk. I love it! It's three miles of culture, history and pure beauty. The Oceanfront is where you'll find comfort foods to soothe the savage beast and the sparkling, sandy beaches have a way of pausing time for those who visit. One favorite among veterans and active military personnel is the Military Aviation Museum, along with a tour of the Naval Air Station Oceana.
Night view of the Boardwalk
There are exciting events taking place in the fall such as the Neptune Festival, featuring the North American Sand Sculpting Championships, surfing contests, art shows and so much more. I suggest visiting Virginia Beach any time of the year, but around November and all the way through to New Year's Day, you can see the McDonald's Holiday Lights for a bit of nostalgia.
I hope this was helpful in locating a few of the spectacular senior vacation spots. However, your unavailable parents may not be at any of these places as they may have dipped off to Vegas, but you know what they say about Vegas; What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!
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