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5 Great Spring Break Vacations for Seniors

Posted by Glenda Beavers on Mar 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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You don’t have to give up spring break just because you’re retired. Your kids may be grown and have their own families now, so you can pick any week of spring and have your own special spring break vacation, just you and your spouse or a good friend. Consider some of these travel destinations that are great for seniors.

1. London, England

The city of London, England has been voted one of HomeAway.com’s best vacation destinations for tour groups of seniors. Spend the week in London taking guided bus tours around different parts of the city, explore Stonehenge for the day, and experience the city’s lights at night from the very top of the London Eye. You could spend your next few spring breaks in London and still not see everything the city has to offer.

2. Niagara Falls State Park

Niagara Falls, located in both New York state and in the province of Ontario, Canada, is a wonderful choice for a family or individual couple’s vacation. The Falls are a collection of three different waterfalls that straddle the border between Canada and the United States. There are several different hotels and restaurants located all around the Falls for you to choose from when planning your trip. Spend your time on the American side or on the Canadian side of the park.

3. Hawaii

Everyone should take the opportunity to visit Hawaii at least once in their life. Depending on which island you visit, different and interesting activities are available. If you are able to, hike up one of Hawaii's volcanoes, spend the day on one of the many golf courses, go on a guided cultural tour, or just sit and relax by the hotel pool. Time can feel like it slows down in a place like Hawaii, so take advantage of the slower pace, and spend your trip relaxing and soaking up plenty of sunshine.

4. Disney

A Disney vacation is a vacation you can take at any age. Plan your vacation package around who will be coming on the trip with you. There are plenty of fun adults-only options available while visiting any Disney park, from golfing, to spas, to shopping. Disney park transportation, which comes complimentary when you stay at a hotel located inside the park, comes in a wide variety of options.

5. Take a Cruise

There are many different cruise ship options available. Take a European river cruise and see historic cities all along places like the Danube River. Go on an Alaskan cruise and get close to whales and glaciers for the first time. Take a Disney Cruise and spend your nights dancing or watching fabulous shows. A cruise is a great option for seniors who have some trouble with mobility. Once you are on the ship, there is very little walking and travel involved in getting places.

 

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Glenda Beavers

Written by: Glenda Beavers

Glenda, a Russellville, Alabama native, moved to Tuscumbia as a teenager, where she still resides. She currently attends University of North Alabama. Glenda has worked in a pharmacy, hospital and has years of experience private sitting for seniors. "Seniors are such precious people to me, and I love being able to be a part of their life on a day to day basis at the Cottage," she says. Married 43 years, Glenda enjoys spending time with her two sons and five grandchildren. She attends Valdosta Baptist Church in Tuscumbia.