Activities For Seniors Summer Vacation Activities

If you’re over the age of 60, your idea of a perfect summer vacation has probably changed significantly over the past few decades. A party-around-the-clock booze cruise no longer sounds like fun (in fact, it sounds tiring), and being trapped with crying infants on a tour bus sounds more like punishment than vacation. If you’re looking for something more relaxed, consider these five tips.

Tip #1 Search for senior-specific travel packages.

Dozens of websites are dedicated specifically to senior travel and activities for seniors. Some are even classified by age group. This will ensure that you won’t be stuck with 20-somethings doing body shots or couples fussing over screaming babies. Seniors-only travel doesn’t have to be a bore, though–many of these trips encourage activities and interaction with others.

Tip #2 Be honest about your mobility, comfort and health needs.

You might need to look into health care and the availability of medications at your destination. Sight or hearing impairments, or limited mobility, will also help determine what you want to do on summer vacation.

Tip #3 Create a packing checklist.

You don’t want to land in Rome to the realization that you’ve left your blood pressure medication on the nightstand. Make a checklist weeks before you leave for vacation to make sure that you have included everything you need. Write these items down. You may even want to print out a list of essentials you need every time you go on vacation, and re-use this list of basics each time you pack a suitcase.

Tip #4 Leave your full itinerary with someone you trust.

Leave your trip information, including dates and contact information of hotels, with family or close friends.

Tip #5 Embrace the label of “senior.”

It will save you a lot of money. Hotels, museums, restaurants, airlines and all sorts of attractions offer senior discounts. Many places don’t advertise discounts explicitly, so be sure to ask.