Top 5 Vacation Ideas for Traveling Retirees

May 29, 2019

road along cliff and seaside blue sky cloudsRetirement is a fantastic time in your life. Instead of waking to an alarm clock every day, you now have the opportunity to live life on your terms. If you love to travel, this is the perfect time to explore the world around you. If you are still deciding on your next vacation destination check out these suggestions. There is a little something for everyone.  

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1. Golf Trips

Grab your golf bag and hit the links. Plan your trip around a PGA tour event and go watch some of the best golfers in the world compete. Is there a famous golf course you’ve always wanted to play and never had the time to? Take a few friends with you, bring a camera, and enjoy a round or two. If you want to work on your game before you leave, check out some of the courses around Naples.

Here are a few famous public courses you could play:

2. Water, Water Everywhere

If you love the water, there are innumerable ways to enjoy it. If you have a boating license, consider renting a boat for the day. You may also want to talk to a local charter company to set up a special outing for the entire family. Check out a variety of cruise destinations and pick a place you’d like to cruise to. From the warm waters of the Caribbean Islands to the Alaskan shores, there are countless desirable destinations.

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3. A Unique Road Trip

Consider a road trip for your next vacation! Perhaps a route that takes you outside of your comfort zone and through the backroads to view all the country’s scenic sites. The idea behind this kind of trip is to explore in a new direction, even if you are heading for a familiar destination. If you don't want to take your personal car, rent an exotic or luxury vehicle you’ve always dreamt of such as down the Pacific Highway in California. Your options are endless.

4. Take a Vacation to Sunny Florida

Naples - Naples has a little bit of everything. From the beaches along the Gulf Coast, to a charming downtown area, and gorgeous state parks, to any number of ways to take in the arts & culture of Naples. Spend your day playing golf at Naples Grande Golf Club or hiking through the trails at Collier-Seminole State Park, and end your night at the Gulfshore Playhouse for an amazing show with friends and family.

A beach trip is a great way to stay active in your retirement years, plus it provides you with a natural source of Vitamin D. Take a walk along the Naples Beach during the evening to enjoy a stunning sunset or research fun classes such as beach yoga and paddle boarding.

St. Augustine - Known as the oldest European occupied city in the United States, St. Augustine is a wonderful place to venture back in time and experience the culture of the earliest settlers. You can stop off at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, and learn about the Fort built by the Spanish in the 17th century. While this town is rich with history, there are several ways to enjoy the modern amenities of this coastal city. Grab a bite to eat at the Floridian, tour through the Ice Plant Bar, enjoy a fancy cocktail, or simply stop off Small Indulgences European Day Spa for the ultimate in relaxation.

Sarasota - There are so many options to consider when visiting Sarasota, Florida. You can find a cute spot downtown among fine restaurants and cozy coffee shops, or stay in a bungalow alongside the white sandy beaches of Siesta Key. You can also explore the Ringling Estate, located on the Sarasota Bay,  where you can tour the famous Ringling home, the Ca’ d’Zan, and learn about Sarasota’s rich circus history. Whether you're looking for a fun, fast-paced vacation or want to slow things down, Sarasota has a variety of activities from which to choose.

5. Travel Abroad

Take advantage of your extra free time and travel abroad. Foodies love to sample the various styles of cuisine available overseas while exploring the many historical sites. Pack your good walking shoes because the best way to see a new location is by foot. Bring your family and friends along for the trip to make it an extra special memory for all.

Wherever you decide your next vacation is, there will always be a Moorings Park community in Naples ready for you to call home. Contact us to learn more about your options and schedule a tour to come see our communities for yourself.

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