Being a senior has its advantages. First of all, there are a variety of discounts available for seniors. Lots of restaurants are known for having senior discounts. Cheaper airfare might also be available as well as significant discounts on other forms of transportation. Seniors discounts can also be had at many resorts and popular destinations for seniors. Seniors have more choice now than ever before in activities to take part in. the travel industry is catering to them now, more than ever.
Here are a few popular travel pastimes for senior citizens:
1. Musicals and theatre: Sitting down to watch a musical or a play doesn’t require any strenuous activity and is popular with seniors, especially the culture buffs. Many seniors opt to take a tour to New York city or Branson, Missouri to take in the vast number of shows and entertainment that are offered. In each location there are plenty of options for entertainment and also dining.
2. Cruises: Cruises are a very exciting way to take a different sort of vacation. Cruises are usually all-inclusive which means that meals, lodging, entertainment and sometimes even drinks are part of the price. In some of the best deals, airfare might even be included. Cruises are available all year round so it is always convenient for senior travellers. There are special cruises that are geared specifically toward senior travellers. These cruises are a great way to meet other seniors in a fun environment and maybe even find new travel companions.
3. Museums: Museums are great for people of all ages, not only seniors. However many senior citizens are interested in history and find trips to the museum rewarding. Washington D.C. makes a great options with some of the best museums in the world. the Smithsonian Institution has more than 19 museums, 9 research centres, and over 140 affiliate museums around the world.
4. State and National Parks: For seniors who like the outdoors, visiting state or national parks is a great option. Seeing the parks by a tour bus is an option. Plus many national parks have lodges (no camping required!) and travellers can enjoy meals at nearby restaurants. Some of this accommodation has golf, bingo, swimming pools and spas for you to relax in. In this economic climate, many people are choosing to stay closer to home. visiting national and state parks makes a great choice, especially for seniors.
These are just some of the great travel choices available to seniors. Lots of seniors are very interested in travelling. Whether senior travellers choose the bright lights of the city, a quaint museum, the peacefulness of a state or national part, or making new friends on a cruise, it is never too late to enjoy the diverseness and beauty of the world.