Senior Sightseeing: Essential Spots for Super Septuagenarians

One of the advantages of the senior independent living community is that they have the luxury of time in their hands. The US has spectacular travel destinations where millions of visitors can enjoy great sightseeing. The location you choose wholly depends on your interests. Here are some of the attractions you can explore:

1.  Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of the most famous destinations for people of all ages in the world. It comprises three different falls: Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. During the summer months, you can experience the tremendous amounts of water flowing down the rocks, creating beautiful scenery to enjoy.

The other outstanding thing about this site is the availability of handrails that have been conveniently placed to help seniors move around. You’re also cautioned to wear some thick rubber shoes to avoid slips as you move around.

2.  Walt Disney World, Orlando

It is one of the top attractions in the world that caters to any generation. It has plenty of parks such as Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and plenty of activities to enjoy. Some of these include live show entertainment at Disney Springs. You can also enjoy shopping, dining places, golfing, and animal trails.

Best time to Visit

In September through to mid-November when kids are in school.

3.  Statue of Liberty, New York

The Statue of Liberty in NYC is an iconic symbol of US freedom. The statue is a figure of a Roman goddess holding a torch with her right hand. There are various points that one can admire the statue, but the best view of the statue would be in Manhattan from the atop One World Observatory.

4.  Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge

This is the second-longest suspension bridge in the US, with a length of about 8,981 feet or about 1.7 miles. The architecture of the bridge complements the surroundings of the area. You can rent a boat and make your way to Stow Lake as you explore the city-states. You can also enjoy the culinary options such as seafood, other types of meat as you enjoy the best ocean views near the bridge.

Best time to Visit

September or October, when the temperatures are warm and suitable for all.

5.  Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Yellowstone was one of the first and globally-known National Parks, known for the volcano that made significant landscape changes. Here, you can enjoy the mountain ranges, hot springs, and waterfalls along the Yellowstone River. There’s also various wildlife to enjoy within the park-like antelopes, grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, and wolves.

Tour guides will help you enjoy rafting through the river as you enjoy the cool breeze of the mountains and the Wyoming sunset. Apart from that, various restaurants offer different western dishes and complimenting cocktail options.

Best time to Visit

During the Spring, that’s when you can spot most of the wildlife.

6.  The Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon

Besides being one of the most famous natural destinations in the US, The Grand Canyon attracts visitors across all generations. Its beautiful landscape makes it a spectacular place for visitors worldwide to visit. It is composed of the South Rim and North Rims, with the South Rim being the most popular. The South Rim has available comfy bus tour service to take you through the trails as you enjoy the various viewpoints. You can also enjoy the breathtaking dare walk and take amazing photos on the Skywalk glass bridge.

Best time to Visit

May to October tends to have cooler temperatures and fewer crowds.

7.  Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite is a spot that nature lovers shouldn’t miss. It has one of the best landscapes and natural attractions like beautiful waterfalls, the famous cliff walls of Half Dome, and El Captain. You can enjoy activities like horseback riding, walking, climbing, and hiking. Seniors who have limited mobility can also enjoy a tour around the park as they enjoy the natural beauty. There are also available spots inside the park to enjoy a great picnic if you packed a lunch.

Best time to Visit

In May and September, when the temperatures are cool. The park is more accessible and less crowded.

8.  River Walk, San Antonio

San Antonio has few attractions, but it is one ideal public space that is free of charge. The only things you need to pay for are the boat rides and the other activities you wish to engage in. You won’t have to worry about the sun during your boat ride or on the walkway, as there are available natural shades from the large old trees that have grown over time over the river. You will also get to experience great food in the outdoor restaurants, live music, and if you’re lucky enough, the seasonal events that take place there.

Best time to Visit

In the evening hours from around 5-6 o’clock during the summer, from November to April.

Your golden years should be one of the best times in your life to experiment and explore all the possibilities that life brings. Make those memories last, and don’t be hard on yourself.

Our great country is full of exciting destinations and landmarks for travelers of all ages, and retirees have the luxury of time to see as many as they want. Begin planning your next adventure today!

About the Author

Jennifer Bell is a freelance writer, blogger, dog-enthusiast, and avid beachgoer operating out of Southern New Jersey.