Sure, we’re heading into the “thinner” vacation months of November, December, January and February, but that just means you can find the best deals on flights and hotels! And what better time for a local Southwest Florida senior to go on vacation than when your backyard is overflowing with people visiting from elsewhere? Why not visit their hometowns while they visit yours? But where to go? Not every locale is the best if you’re over 65. San Francisco is mind-blowingly beautiful, but it’s a city best seen on foot that also happens to be covered in massive hills. New York has more things to see and do than most people can do in a lifetime, but lots of local seniors are from the New York area, and have already done and seen it all.
So, to help you get started on picking a perfect place to explore in these bargain-oriented travel months, we’re sharing a fantastic list of very specific suggestions for elderly adventurers from homeaway.com. The full article is right HERE, and here’s a sample from it. We’re sure one of their seven ideas will be perfect for you!
7. Soak in Southern Charm
- Trip/Destination: Charleston, SC
- Best for: Senior tour groups
- Must see: Charleston’s beautiful house museums
Charleston is often called the Holy City because it has so many beautiful churches. It’s one of the most historic, and polite, cities in the United States, and is easily toured by bus. Visit the Aiken-Rhett House, built back in 1818, or Drayton House, just outside the city, which survived both the American Revolution and the Civil War. Take a carriage ride around the Historic District or enjoy a boat tour out to Fort Sumter where the Civil War began. Active seniors who enjoy a round of two of golf should consider a charming beachfront vacation cottage at Kiawah Island to hit the links at the famous Kiawah Island Resort.