Increasingly, more seniors are spending their hard-earned cash on magnificent vacations that exhilarate the spirit and broaden their horizons. The sheer size of the U.S. affords a broad range of vacation experiences for the adventurous senior traveler. Whether you’re ready to hop on a flight or hit the road in your RV, there’s plenty to do and see. From the art-deco masterpieces of Miami Beach to the dramatic terrain of Alaska; or the breath-taking scenery of a California road trip to the desert red rock wonders of Arizona, the United States has a lot to offer elder travelers. Just pack a small bag and get going!
For many seniors heading south towards the consistently balmy climes of Florida and other places below the Frost Belt makes perfect vacation sense. Miami Beach is a coastal resort city located between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay and has much to offer older travelers, including some great beachfront resorts like Loews South Beach and hotels like Park Central. Miami Beach is home to the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world and guided tours are plentiful. You can also take a water tour around Biscayne Bay, getting a good look at Biscayne Marina and Biscayne Marketplace on your way. There are some great museums in Miami including the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum and Lincoln Road is great for shopping. Of course, you’re going to want to spend some time enjoying the sea, surf and magnificent views at South Beach. Head down later in the day for an early seafood dinner.