Everyone deserves a vacation, regardless of age. Seniors aren’t exempt from that! Of course, the reality is that not every senior has the ability (or the desire) to go on a month-long overseas vacation whenever the mood strikes. So, what are some fun – and reasonable – vacation ideas for seniors?
Idea #1: National Parks
Want a great way to see some natural beauty without leaving the country, all while getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? A trip to a national park might be the perfect solution. And with 63 national parks spread across the country, you probably don’t have to go very far to take your family member to one. Plenty of national parks are accessible for those with limited mobility, too – you’re likely to find wheelchair-accessible accommodations and more.
Idea #2: Cruises
There’s a reason cruises tend to be popular among the older generations. It’s a great way to have an adventure and see various parts of the world, even with limited mobility. There are cruises to The Bahamas, Mexico, Alaska, Europe… and just about anywhere else you can think of. If our family member isn’t up for that level of a trip, you can research smaller river cruises in your area that are a lot of fun, too.
Idea #3: Walking or Cycling Tours
For seniors who still want to maintain a steady activity level during their vacation, walking or cycling tours are a great option. There are guided and self-guided options out there and plenty of choices to suit everyone’s tastes.
Idea #4: Bus Tours
For those who may not be mobile enough to go on a walking or cycling tour, a bus tour is a great option. Bus routes can take seniors to many popular destinations across the country in comfort. And most include entertainment and history as a part of the journey.
Idea #5: Staycations
Who says you have to go far to have a fun vacation? For many seniors, staying in their own town or city and exploring the sites is a great way to have a fun vacation – especially when they’re doing it with their loved ones. You’ll be amazed at what you can find when you have a vacation in your own city!
Make The Most Of Vacation Time
The important thing to remember is that your older family member or loved one deserves a vacation as much as anyone else. Work together to come up with a vacation idea that everyone enjoys.
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