Cruises, bus tours and international adventures are a few the virtually endless variety of travel options available to senior citizens. The interests, budget and health each individual can help to determine what vacation is appropriate.
Cruises are a particularly popular choice for senior citizens. Many cruise ships cater to the retired crowd, offering entertainment, dining and medical care tailored to meet the needs of older individuals. The prospect of unpacking once then seeing the sights in several different ports is particularly appealing to those who may have mobility issues or are simply not as energetic as they once were. Cruises on large ships with lots of activities, as well as river cruises on smaller, more intimate ships appeal to a broad range of seniors. Bus tours, whether local or international, are another excellent option. Visiting museums, national parks, or famous landmarks from the comfort of a spacious window seat while trusting the driving to someone else can seem like the ultimate luxury to some. Knowledgeable tour guides and comfortable hotels add to the appeal of bus tours for many. For those who desire a more active vacation, hiking or bicycling through scenic country near home or abroad is a true pleasure. Finally, AARP has excellent online resources that provide travel ideas for the undecided. Their Trip Finder tool and Destination Guides will inspire with a wealth of ideas.