Best Vacation Spots for Seniors: Grand Canyon, Branson and Destin
We’ve been talking about some of the most mysterious sites to visit for vacationers, which feature scary haunts, ghost tours, and gold mining exhibitions. But we decided to feature some great vacation spots for seniors in the next 5 posts, and we’ve highlighted some of the best spots to visit for senior citizens. Some we chose because of their easy accessibility to everything, while others were chosen for their general friendly, easy-going conventions. Now, we realize that some seniors act like teenagers, climbing mountains and skydiving. But if that’s a bit wild for your personal taste, here are some places to visit:
The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is one of those unique one-of-a-kind spots that you should see at least once in your lifetime. With several different entrances to enjoy and various distinct views to see, you are never at a loss of things to enjoy in and around the Grand Canyon. The pace is easy and this allows seniors to stroll around the canyon at their leisure without feeling there is a time limit or rush to their adventure. The Grand Canyon offers many bus tours and other adventures that you can take at your leisure.
For seniors who love theater and a great show, try Branson, Missouri for a super great vacation spot. Branson is sometimes called “the new Nashville,” due to the abundance of great singers and musicians who have chosen to make their careers after Nashville in this Ozark town. Located just north of the Arkansas border, it is a pleasant drive through the Ozarks to scenic Branson, which features great shows, dinner theatres, and of course, the famous Dixie Stampede. Some famous acts who perform in Branson include: The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, The Gatlin Brothers, and many more. Shopping is also legendary in Branson and features several “red roof” brand-name shops to choose from.
We talked about Destin in a previous post, but it is worth mentioning again when we are talking about destinations for seniors. While young people and kids are certain to enjoy Destin too, seniors have a particular interest in Destin, due to the slower, less crowded beaches they find in Destin, when compared to the other Florida vacation spots. But book early (like about a year ahead) since many of the more elaborate accommodations go fast in this area. San Destin, which is a part of the Destin area, is particularly coveted as it also features many pristine golf courses as well.
These three spots are a great start for seniors looking for the best vacation travel spots. We’ll have another installment of vacation spots for seniors in our next 3 posts, so be on the lookout for that! We want everyone to have a great time as they venture out to different locations and destinations, including our senior citizens. So come back for another post soon about great destinations for older citizens.