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7 Perfect Places to Visit in the Retirement Years

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on

One of the best ways to stay active and engaged following retirement is by traveling. Although travel may seem like an expensive proposition, many hotels, restaurants, and attractions offer discounts to seniors. The AARP and other groups also offer exclusive members-only discounts, which can make travel more affordable. The following are a few destinations retired seniors should add to their itineraries. 

1. San Antonio, Texas

From the history of the Alamo to the beauty of the famed River Walk, San Antonio is popular among tourists of all ages. The city is also home to some of the country’s best restaurants, including Tower of the Americas, Biga on the Banks, and Boudro’s Texas Bistro. Guided riverboat and bus tours make it easier to explore the unique culture of San Antonio.

Age-related health conditions can make it more challenging for seniors to travel independently. Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of which can be mitigated with the help of professional in-home caregivers who provide high-quality home care. Woodbridge families trust in Home Care Assistance to help their elderly loved ones age in place safely and comfortably.

2. Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Nestled in the Ozarks, Eureka Springs is a quaint Victorian village featuring more than 100 shops and galleries. Seniors can visit a wildlife refuge or enjoy a relaxing spa treatment featuring some of the town’s famous healing waters. Adventurous visitors can even choose to stay at the Crescent Hotel, which is rumored to be haunted. 

3. Key Largo, Florida

Seniors will appreciate the laid-back, casual vibe of Key Largo. From enjoying a sunset dinner by the water and golfing to deep sea fishing and touring the Caribbean Shipwreck Museum and Research Institute, Key Largo has activities to suit every taste. Key Largo is also an easy one-hour drive from both major airports in South Florida. 

Seniors living with health conditions may need assistance going outdoors or managing daily activities. Woodbridge respite care professionals can assist seniors with a wide array of daily tasks, offering family caregivers the chance to focus on other personal responsibilities or take a break to prevent burnout. Whether it’s for a few hours a day or a few days a week, respite care is the perfect solution for family caregivers who are feeling overwhelmed.

4. Seattle, Washington

Seattle may be best known for coffee, but it also has a rich cultural scene featuring world-class art galleries, museums, and symphony and opera music. No trip to Seattle is complete without a visit to the famous Pike Place Market. Seattle also has free or low-cost public transportation to the most popular downtown sites that is completely wheelchair accessible.

5. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole features breathtaking scenery and wildlife as well as reminders of the Wild West. Your loved one can take a coach tour of Yellowstone National Park, go on a Grand Teton wildlife safari, or watch a recreation of an Old West shootout. There are also several museums and art galleries that pay homage to the area’s rugged past.

6. Boston, Massachusetts

Boston is a must-see for any senior with a passion for history. From the Paul Revere House to the ships involved in the world’s most famous tea party, there are reminders of our country’s early history on virtually every street corner of Boston. Explorer passes and hop-on/hop-off trolley tours are an easy and inexpensive way to explore the city. 

7. Memphis, Tennessee

For seniors who love music, there is no better place to visit than Memphis. Seniors can revisit the early days of rock and roll with a tour of Graceland and Sun Studios or enjoy live blues on Beale Street. There is plenty of good barbecue as well.

Sometimes older adults are unable to travel because of limited mobility or other health conditions. Living with a serious health condition can make it challenging for seniors to age in place. However, they can maintain a higher quality of life with the help of professional live-in care. Woodbridge seniors can benefit from assistance with meal prep, bathing, transportation to the doctor’s office, medication reminders, and much more. If your loved one needs assistance with daily tasks or extensive live-in home care, get in touch with Home Care Assistance at (203) 955-1915 today.