Travel staves off monotony and helps boost your mood. The trick to post-Covid-19 travel is staying hyper-aware of how to keep yourself safe. This involves picking destinations that aren’t crowded and will allow you to practice social distancing. These are four great destinations for seniors to travel to in 2021.
California’s Pacific Coast Highway
A road trip with a spouse or friend keeps contact with people to a minimum. Highway One along the California coast is the most picturesque and spectacular drive in the world. The Big Sur coast which lies between San Simeon and Carmel is dotted with gorgeous inns and resorts. If you are looking to enjoy a longer vacation, consider driving north to Mendocino where you can wander among magnificent redwoods and soak in all of California’s natural beauty.
Of all the beautiful islands in the Caribbean, Nevis is the one that is safest from the crowds of young party-goers. This tranquil island has breathtaking scenery and numerous stretches of white beach. The food – a fusion of African, European, and American – is also delicious. Enjoy smoothies made from fresh local fruit on the beach or try to catch a glimpse of Green Vervet monkeys from Nevis Peak.
Sedona is less than two hours from Phoenix and is a wonderful, geological marvel. Drive to the magnificent red rock formations and watch them change color as the position of the sun changes. There are plenty of outdoor activities you can enjoy in small groups including jeep tours, small hikes, and bird-watching expeditions.
This budget travel destination is perfect for history buffs who have been starved for travel since the pandemic began. Colonial Williamsburg has retained much of the old-world character from the 1700s and you can stay at one of the 26 colonial-era houses in the town. Spend several pleasant afternoons watching craftsmen make wagon wheels or weave cloth. Many of the museums and shops offer attractive senior discounts so it’s a travel deal you can’t miss.