The Best Trips to Take in Your 60s

When's the last time you took a vacation? There's no time like the present!

Posted by The Senior Advocate on Sept. 16, 2019

A River Cruise

For many cruising for the first time, a river cruise is an ideal starting point. European rivers, especially the Danube, the Rhine and the Seine are popular, with stops in historic towns and a variety of shore excursions. Many other international destinations are wonderful to visit on a river cruise. Cruise on the Mississippi, Columbia and Snake River in the Northwest, or even the Hudson River in New York, you can enjoy a cruise without leaving the US.

An Ocean Journey

A bit like a city of high seas, the largest cruise ships have restaurants, theaters, swimming pools, casinos and keep guests entertained on board, and ships explore the Mediterranean, North Atlantic, South Pacific, Asia, and more. If you imagined crossing the Atlantic on a boat and the time, you can check a bucket list item in about six to eight days on the ocean.

A Mid-size Cruise

Medium-sized cruise ships can accommodate several hundred passengers offer many of the same amenities as well as the ability to access to ports which are not available for larger vessels. Cruises through the Alaskan inner passage are an example. Paul Gauguin Cruises carrying 332 passengers across the South Pacific. Windstar sails the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, with only several hundred passengers.

Cross-Country Train Trip

California Zephyr from Chicago to San Francisco, crossing the Plains, the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada for a convenient way to cross the country, especially those who have the time available and preferences not to fly. Or jump on the Empire Builder from Seattle to Chicago and enjoy a view of the Grand Tetons. For longer trips, make sure to book a room or small room to be more comfortable. A shorter trip between Los Angeles and Seattle on the Coast Starlight offers spectacular scenery, including the Pacific coast, forests and mountains, ideal for watching the Sightseer Lounge Car.

The Canadian Rockies

Rail travel Rocky Mountaineer from Banff to Vancouver, Canada, is one of the four channels of the company, and cruises and optional tours offer many ways to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Canadian Rockies, forests and valleys. glass observation car at the top and hallways outdoors add other ways to enjoy the environment and the fresh mountain air.

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