Originally posted on March 29, 2023 @ 9:55 am
Although it’s true that travel is wonderful at any age, traveling is especially fantastic when you reach retirement. You don’t have to worry about rushing back home to your children, or missing time from work. However, traveling over a certain age can be a challenge since our bodies aren’t what they used to be. Not to mention some destinations are more suited for older folks than others. If you are looking for a great trip, then here are some of the best places for you to consider.
There’s a reason why so many retired people flock to Miami— because it’s a wonderful destination for older folks! There are gorgeous beaches, a consistently warm climate, and plenty of things to do. From world-class restaurants to boat tours, to museums, Miami has it all. Whether you want to go out and party all night or stay home and relax, Miami has the experience that you’re looking for as a retired person.
San Francisco is one of the most popular destination spots for retired travelers. It’s one of the most culturally rich cities in the world, so for people looking for a magical experience full of plenty of history and sights to see, then look no further than San Francisco. From a tour of Alcatraz to one of the most famous international districts in the world, you’ll never find yourself experiencing a dull moment and good old San Francisco.
Lisbon Portugal is a wonderful place to take a vacation in a country known for its wonderful food, rich history, and kind locals. The best part about Lisbon is it’s known for being incredibly affordable compared to other European destinations like London or Rome.
There are many charming neighborhoods where you can have a drink on an outdoor patio, and listen to fado a few steps away. Not to mention, if you’re a seafood fan, you’ve come to the right place. Lisbon is known for having some of the most amazing seafood restaurants on the planet. Just make sure you learn a few Portuguese phrases before you go or you might find yourself ordering octopus instead of shrimp.
There’s Hawaii, and then there’s Kauai. It’s one of the most beautiful destinations in the world and sets itself apart from some of the more tourist-dense parts of Hawaii like the Big Island. Not only are there gorgeous stretches of beaches, waterfalls, and canyons but there is also the number one Botanical Garden in the country with all sorts of gorgeous rare plants that you won’t want to miss.
And if you love surfing, then this is a great place to do that. Even if you’ve never tried it before, Kauai is the perfect place to learn since there is no shortage of teachers to offer private lessons.