10 Breathtakingly Beautiful Travel Locations For Over 50s

Alaskan Cruise

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This place should be on the bucket list of most baby boomers. Here you will find pristine, untouched natural beauty, and cruising makes it wonderfully easy to bring along friends/family.

Alaska is one of the last remaining wildernesses so visiting is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  

Canadian Rockies

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Go to the Canadian Rockies and you´l be treated to a stunning scenic drive through mountains and glaciers. You’re also almost certain to see grizzly bears, plus you´ll have easy access to historic castle-like Fairmont Hotels to luxuriate in the evenings.

With jagged, ice-capped peaks, including 3,954m Mt. Robson, it’s a region of dramatic wilderness, alpine lakes, diverse wildlife and many outdoor recreation sites. National parks include Yoho, home to Takakkaw waterfall, dropping a sheer 302m, Jasper, famed for its Athabasca Glacier, and Banff, site of glacier-fed Lake Louise.

Big Sur Road Trip

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Big Sur is a sparsely populated region of the Central Coast of California where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean.

Here you´ll find  breathtaking views and the thrill of driving stunningly beautiful winding coastline roads.

Canyon Ranch Resorts (Tucson, Miami Beach)

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World-class destination health resorts and day spas offering wellness programs and all-inclusive fitness holidays for more than 30 years.

Probably more appealing to the more active older person, this is a great way to get and stay fit whilst luxuriating in beautiful surroundings with like minded people.

Hawaii, The Big Island

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Hawaii, commonly called the Big Island, is the largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago in the Central Pacific. Its diverse terrain spans colored-sand beaches at Papakolea (green) and Punalu’u (black) to lush rainforest and, within Volcanoes National Park, 2 active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa. Hapuna Beach and Kahaluu Beach Park in the west are known for snorkeling and water sports.

Head along to the Northwest coast – the land of the rich and famous.

Jade Mountain Resort

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At the Jade Mountain Resort, rooms are called ‘sanctuaries,’ are 1,800 sq. ft. or more, each with 650 sq. ft. infinity pools right inside your room which is perched high on a mountain, looking out at the famous Pitons and the Caribbean Ocean through a room with only three walls. The fourth wall is completely open to stunningly beautiful views.

Santa Barbara, California

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North America’s only Five-Diamond, the nation’s #1 boutique resort (Travel + Leisure), the beach, the mountains, world-renown chefs and hundreds of surrounding wineries.

With beautiful weather all the year round, this is one of the top choices for the discerning older luxury traveller.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Santa Fe is the capital of the state of New Mexico. It is the fourth-largest city in the state and is the seat of Santa Fe County. Santa Fe, founded in 1610, is the oldest capital city in the United States and the oldest city in New Mexico.

Here you´ll find one of the nation’s largest concentrations of art galleries. Walk around and you´ll be pleased to discover fabulous restaurants, all easily within walking distance of the town square.

Sedona, Arizona

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Sedona is an Arizona desert town near Flagstaff that’s surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests. It’s noted for its mild climate and vibrant arts community.

Here you´ll find stunning red-rock views, plentiful boutique lodging, art galleries and award-winning restaurants. Also, the Grand Canyon is a mere two-hours away.

The Island Of St. John, US Virgin Islands

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Saint John is one of the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea and a constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands, an unincorporated territory of the United States.

Here you can relax on quiet, tropical beaches in beach-side bungalows of Caneel Bay Resort, which was formerly a Rockefeller Estate. The resort has 7 private beaches (several are adult-only for peace and quiet).