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Plan a fun vacation this spring

Senior Wellness | May 11, 2015

Sometimes you need to get away from the small stresses in life and embark on a fun and relaxing vacation. Whether you want to leave the country, go somewhere warm or stay within a budget, there is the perfect vacation spot for everyone. Below are three destinations that serve as fantastic destinations for older adults:

"Finding fun and affordable things to do in Cancun is simple."

Can do Cancun
If you are looking for sandy beaches, turquoise water, history and beautiful weather, look no further than Cancun. According to visitmexico.com, the official site for the Mexico Tourism Board, this destination, peppered with resorts, hotels and other vacation must-haves, is one of the world's favorite beach destinations.

Whether you want to bask in the sun on a luxurious beach, pamper yourself, check out the breathtaking remains of the ancient Mayan world, view the wildlife or golf on a world-renowned golf course, Cancun has you covered.

As a senior you can even qualify for various discounts. For example, Delphinus, a dolphin program, gives individuals who are over the age of 60 half off a swimming experience with a dolphin. With a little research, you can find fun and affordable things to do in Cancun.

Key West has the keys to your heart
If you are interested in staying in the U.S. but still desire a warm getaway near the ocean, America's Caribbean is the perfect spot for you. The 112 mile long chain of islands are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Gulf of Mexico on the west.

Fishing and diving are two activities this destination host spot is especially renowned for, according to the Best of The Florida Keys, an online travel guide.

Older adults can enjoy a tranquil beach house, a plethora of arts and culture, classes on local history and an impressive array of natural beauty, according to fla-keys.com, a resource for tourists.

According to Trip Advisor, you can enjoy a boat tour, the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, canoeing, kayaking or Ernest Hemingway's home and museum. If you are interested in more active recreation, consider parasailing, paragliding or diving to check out the Vandenberg shipwreck.

Do a little research ahead of time and you'll find great deals and activity ideas for seniors in the Key West area. Parrot Key Resort, a hotel and resort in the region, noted an AARP membership can provide you with vacation deals for hotels and resorts in this beautiful region.

"Do a little research ahead of time and you'll find great deals for seniors in the Key West area."

Chicago is your kind of town
A fun Midwestern urban destination with plenty to do may satisfy your desire to get away and enjoy yourself. The fantastic museums, festivals, parks and numerous fun, free options make Chicago a great vacation spot for everyone. Don't miss out on anything this great city has to offer!

National Geographic Travel noted you can purchase a pass that gives you access to the city's favorite attractions, such as:

  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • The Shedd Aquarium
  • The Field Museum
  • Skydeck Chicago

In addition, the pass will provide you with information about great neighborhoods, shopping and restaurants you can enjoy during your time in the city.

Some fantastic Chicago attractions that do not require a fee include the Buckingham Fountain, which has a free water display every hour, the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen and, of course, Cloud Gate - also affectionately known as the Bean - in Millennium Park.

After a long day touring the beautiful city, round out your visit with a free outdoor movie in Millennium Park.

Take a break and go on a fun vacation to enjoy yourself and recuperate - especially after a long and cold winter.