Being able to travel in retirement is deeply rewarding. Fewer responsibilities allow you to explore the world, as long as you have the finances to do so. Since we have a couple of seasoned travelers here at La Ferla Group, we’ve decided to share five of our favorite travel destinations from around the globe.
5 Perfect Travel Destinations for Retirees
The city of Paris offers so much incredible culture that it’s virtually impossible to take it all in during one trip. After all, French author Marcel Proust once said, “The real voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.” Proust would likely argue that Paris is an excellent place to travel in retirement, since you have the opportunity to spend a significant amount of time there.
With benches and cafes perfect for resting on seemingly every street, the City of Lights is an excellent place to simply wander around. There’s no shortage of museums, historical architecture and cultural activities to participate in.
Just 50 miles off the coast of Florida, the Bahamian archipelago has some of the clearest waters on earth and tons of places to stay, both all-inclusive and not. There are plenty of AARP-discounted activities, such as fishing, golfing and a variety of sightseeing options, to choose from.
Not to mention, some of the world’s most delicious, unique seafood is caught right off the shores of the Bahamas. For example, conch (pronounced “konk”) is a Bahamian staple found in few other places around the world, and is prepared in many different ways. You won’t have trouble finding tasty cuisine in The Bahamas.
San Diego, California
San Diego’s weather is incredible. The average high temperature in any given month of the year is between 65 and 76 degrees Fahrenheit, with the average low staying between 49 and 67 degrees. It’s also at least partly sunny 263 days a year.
As far as attractions, San Diego has excellent beaches, restaurants, zoos, museums and more. The city has a relaxed, leisurely pace of life, and there’s really nothing you can’t do in San Diego.
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa has a long list of travel-related accolades and awards from a variety of publications around the world. That’s not a surprise.
It’s truly an incredible place to travel, with beaches, mountains, gardens, vineyards, views and other fun activities galore. Cape Town is also a culinary capital of the world, with an outrageous number of restaurants featuring foods from a wide range of different cultures.
While many people visit Cape Town to indulge in the city’s urban flair, the Aquila Private Game Reserve is an absolute must as well.
With beaches, cities, mountains and valleys, Hawaii truly has something for everyone. Just about every popular cruise line offers a trip that stops at several Hawaiian Islands. Each island is unique in its own right, but what they all have in common is their beautiful beaches and breathtaking vistas, making Hawaii an amazing destination for those who love the great outdoors.
Since Hawaiian cruises leave from the West Coast, they make for a perfect opportunity to include a visit to another West Coast city in the area, like Seattle.
What are some of your favorite travel destinations?