Once retired, your time is very often spent doing the things you love.
And for many, this involves holidaying abroad.
A time to relax and unwind, and enjoy the sights and delicacies of your chosen location.
An opportunity to explore new places too.
So because of this, we’ve decided to create a guide of some of the best holiday destinations for the over 60’s.
A few extra locations to add to your list.
Relax in the beautiful tourist destination of Cala Millor
Nestled in the heart of Majorca, and just an hours ride from Palma Airport, Cala Millor is the perfect place to unwind and relax.
Especially if you want a dose of vitamin D.
The beaches offer straw parasols for shade, and when you want to cool down the clear blue sea is calm and perfect for paddling in.
The flat terrain, means that path ways are accessible for wheel chair use, and they also provide the perfect setting for a sunset stroll.
Cala Millor has a stunning sea front promenade filled with a variety of bars, restaurants and shops. Allowing you to look out to sea, as you sit and sample some traditional Spanish paella and tapas dishes.
There’s plenty to do here, including enjoying relaxing trips on a catamaran. There’s also scheduled day trips to the city of Palma, which are definitely worth doing.
Of which many include a guided tour and cathedral visit.
If you do want to stay local however, hop on a bus, or walk, to the neighbouring towns of Cala Bona and Sa Coma. They too offer plenty of gorgeous beaches and restaurants to discover.
For those who enjoy a spot of golf, there’s also a golf course just 20 minutes away – so there really is something for everyone to enjoy.
Book a City Break in Munich
Nestled in the heart of the Bavarian state in Germany, Munich is a real must visit.
With its streets lined with characterful buildings that are centuries old, this city is filled with a wealth of culture.
If you don’t want to visit during their popular beer festival - Oktoberfest, there’s lots to keep you busy throughout the year. Here’s just a few things you can see and do…
Take a day trip to the Royal castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. Nestled in the Bavarian alps the architecture is truly stunning. It’s no surprise they inspired the castle in the Disney story Sleeping Beauty.
Alternatively, go and explore Munich’s central square – Marienplatz. Sit back and watch the world go by in one of the many coffee shops, or alternatively explore the picture worthy architecture of the old town.
No trip to Munich is complete without a tour of Nymphemburg palace and its beautiful gardens and fountains. Once a summer residence for the Bavarian monarchs, and one or the largest European palaces, it’s a must to add to your itinerary.
There’s a range of guided and independent tours that go here, so you’ll be able to select the trip that’s right for you.
Unwind in the Algarve, in Portugal’s Vilamoura
Portugal itself is not as heavily populated as its surrounding European locations, which makes it the perfect place to visit.
Filled with stunning beaches and fishing villages there’s a wealth of areas to visit across Portugal.
In particular, the beautiful resort of Vilamoura is a great holiday destination.
Located in the southern region of Portugal, Vilamoura is home to golf resorts, a one thousand berth marina and stunning beaches.
The marina itself is a great location to relax and enjoy the surroundings. You could even book a champagne cruise for a special occasion.
Vilamoura is known for its high quality restaurants and bars, and being in the location it is, fresh seafood is a popular menu choice. So a perfect place to treat yourself whilst away.
If you or a loved one enjoys a spot of golf, you will be happy to know their golf resort is world famous.
Alternatively, you could even make time to visit the interesting town of Loulé.
Known for its popular market and brasilian style carnivals, it makes for a memorable day out. You can get there by car, or alternatively book on a half day tour. These run from neighbouring Quarteira, which is just a short bus ride away.
Key West - Florida Keys, USA
If you are looking to holiday further afield, then Florida Keys is a great option to consider; in particular Key West.
The laid back lifestyle is very much apparent in the keys, which provides the perfect environment to relax in.
The keys are unique, as it is made up of hundreds of small islands which are all connected by a long road.
The tropical climate means that the temperature in Key West largely remains higher than 20⁰C – so you can be sure to have a pleasant visit all year round.
Known for its white sandy beaches and clear blue waters, it really is a slice of paradise. The perfect place to unwind.
And when you are not soaking up the sun, there’s plenty of things to do, including various boat trips such as dolphin watching, sunset sails and fishing excursions.
Alternatively, soak up some history exploring the various museums in Key West. Both The Ernest Hemingway, and Firehouse Museums are popular to visit.
Last of all, ensure you make time to take a picture at the southernmost point in the U.S – a real popular spot for tourists and Americans alike.
Take the time to discover Florence, Italy
Known as a city of Art, Florence is a real hot spot for tourist’s year on year.
Home of Michelangelo’s David statue, alongside the famous works of Da Vinci, you will easily fill an itinerary exploring these wonderful masterpieces.
However, if art isn’t to your interest, there’s so much more to do here, including walking the walls that surround this city.
If you love to shop, then you’ll also enjoy exploring the various boutiques at Ponte Vecchio. The perfect place to pick up some gifts whilst away.
Or alternatively, visit Florence’s famous leather market – San Lorenzo. Offering even more unique stalls to explore.
After exploring indulging in fine Italian cuisine is a must – sampling the authentic pizza and pasta dishes on offer.
And finally, no Florence trip is complete without taking a step inside the Duomo – Florence’s cathedral, which is free to enter.
Once you have seen the inside, take on the steps and climb to the top of the cupola (this must be planned in advance however).
Up 463 steps this is certainly not for the claustrophobic, however when you get to the top, the views of the city are truly breath taking.
And there you go, our over 60’s destination guide is complete.
I think you’ll agree there’s something for everyone in each of these five locations.
So if this has made you want to book your trip, start considering your travel insurance also.
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