Have you ever wanted to sightsee glaciers in Alaska or sail across the Caribbean?

Once you reach retirement, you might start planning all the trips that you have been dreaming about for a lifetime. With no commitments to a daily work schedule, seniors often use this time to travel on their own terms. Vacationing at any age should be a fun and relaxing experience. For seniors, it’s good to do some research beforehand on places that have accessible activities and amenities to ensure a safe and stress-free trip. We have gathered a few popular travel destinations for seniors looking to get the most out of their retirement vacations.


If you are looking for warm temperatures and lots of activity, Florida is one of the most popular places in America where retirees choose to vacation. From Key West to Orlando, there is plenty to do with fellow seniors. Golfing, historical tours, and sightseeing at the Everglades are a few of the popular attractions to choose from. Florida is also a great spot for family vacations. With a variety of beaches to choose from and some of the most popular theme parks in the world, this could be a trip for everyone from retirees to grandchildren to enjoy.


On the other end of the weather spectrum, Alaska is a great trip for exploration and breathtaking landscapes. In the National Parks of Denali and Kenai Fjords, you can be as active as you’d like with options for hiking, sightseeing, and kayaking. [1] These areas can also great spots for leisurely days of fishing, photography, and spotting wildlife on guided tours. Alaska is the perfect escape if you are looking for a quiet adventure into nature, unlike anything you have seen before.


There is something for everyone to do in California. For seniors, a popular vacation spot is Palm Springs. This city is an active tourist spot, with everything from shops and museums to natural landmarks. At the Palm Springs Village Fest every week, you can enjoy great food, entertainment, and art. [2] Those looking to avoid a crowd can go early in the day to walk around at their leisure. In this area, you can also find wineries, tours, and attractions such as the Aerial Tramway and Moorten Botanical Gardens. [2]


Visiting Europe is a big bucket list activity for a lot of people. For seniors in retirement, it might finally be time to make the big trip. Whether you are looking to enjoy a river cruise in Italy or explore castles in Germany, there are plenty of resources for those seniors considering European travel. You can do research before your trip to find a senior tour that will meet your needs. In some cases, you can even pick one based on the level of activity in each, ranked from easy to challenging. [3]


Cruise ships can be the best way for seniors to travel knowing that everything is taken care of. From fine dining to all-inclusive amenities, your only responsibility is choosing how to spend your day. With educational programs, spa treatments, and treks onto different ports, cruises can appease any type of senior traveler. You can find an itinerary that matches your interests, mobility, and general health. There is even the option to do an adults-only cruise!

In retirement, there is no limit to where you can go. With the freedom of time and the luxury of having no set schedule, all the trips you have been dreaming about are suddenly a possibility. Not only do you have many options for where to travel, but with lots of free attractions and senior discounts, you can reasonably stay within your budget. Be sure to take into consideration aspects like weather, crowds, and your own general health. With the proper planning, you will be all set for the vacation of a lifetime!

Riddle Village Retirement Community offers an independent lifestyle like no other including many amenities and personal care. Contact our team or give us a call at 610-891-3700 today to learn more about everything Riddle Village has to offer.

  1. https://alaskaadventureunlimited.com/alaska-senior-tours/
  2. https://www.tripping.com/explore/7-activities-for-seniors-palm-springs-ca
  3. http://traveltips.usatoday.com/european-tours-seniors-33937.html