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Senior travelers may want to vacation this winter

November 12, 2012

With winter fast approaching, many seniors may be looking to get out of the cold weather for a few weeks and take a vacation. There are many vacation options available to older adults, but there are a few that stand out from the pack this year as ways to help retirees enjoy senior living.

When cold weather hits the United States, it's the perfect time for older adults to head south to warmer climates like  Arizona. Though it can get chilly at night, the day is the perfect time for seniors to head to Grand Canyon National Park, something that is on the bucket list of travelers young and old. A worldwide icon, the famous gorge will certainly be worth the trip and wintertime visitors will find smaller crowds  thanks to the off season.

Still, some seniors likely prefer to head to a tropical climate to get away from temperatures in the 30s and 40s, and Baja, California, is one of the best options for fun in the sun. Aside from the warm weather, seniors have plenty of activities to choose from, including whale watching and guided nature walks.

Winter is also a great time for senior travel, even if they don't mind the snow and wind. There are plenty of appealing destinations for older adults if bundling up is not an issue. For instance, Lake Placid, New York, has turned into a tourist hotspot not just for its natural scenery, but also because it hosted two Winter Olympics.

Senior travel has become an integral part of healthy aging, as it help older adults stay physically and socially engaged, and winter is one of the best times to find deals.