The US government’s procurement of more vaccines might mean the end of the pandemic is in sight. With this, senior citizens who have stayed in their homes since early last year can look forward to traveling again.
While it might not be advisable to travel internationally, they can make plans to travel to some of the best places in the country. Visiting these places can bring fond memories for some people while others might be visiting them for the first time. Traveling and seeing more of the country is always a good thing.
The following are some travel destinations seniors can go to in the US after the pandemic ends.
Disney World in Florida can be the dream destination of kids, but it’s also a good place for seniors to visit. Since it’s located in Florida, you can expect pleasant weather when you arrive at the place. But it’s also advisable to wear sunscreen in case you have sensitive skin. This is particularly important if you’re planning to visit during summer.
Disney World is also a huge place. Due to this, you might want to rent an ECV or an electronic conveyance vehicle to bring you around if you have mobility issues. But if you’ve kept yourself fit, then you can walk instead since it’s still manageable even for senior citizens.
Since crowds are always associated with Disney World, you can consider signing up for a tour of the park. The tour allows you to see many of the more popular places without dealing with the crowds. You also have the chance to meet new people on tour.
Another great place to visit in the United States is the city of Corpus Christi in Texas. It’s close to the Gulf of Mexico and is tucked into a bay with Padre and Mustang’s islands protecting its beaches. The city was established in 1519 by Alonso Alvarez de Pineda, a Spanish explorer who arrived at the feast day of Corpus Christi.
It has a rich architectural history and is home to several museums, including the Texas Surf Museum, Briton-Evans Centennial House, and the King Ranch Museum. The city also plays host to the Texas State Aquarium, where many aquatic animals live, including lionfishes, green sea turtles, nurse sharks, and bottlenose dolphins. The official aquarium of Texas’s state is the USS Lexington, which was commissioned in 1943 and was the oldest working aircraft carrier of the US Navy before it was decommissioned in1991.
The city is also home to many beaches where you can have your fill of surf and sand. Additionally, Corpus Christi is also home to a log of seafood and Tex-Mex restaurants. You can even find the city appealing enough for you to consider it as one of the places you can buy a home for hospice care when the time comes.
The best time to visit New England is in the fall, when you can experience it’s the fabulous fall colors of the region. The region consists of different states, including Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. You can travel through these states to witness the fall color. You can start in New Hampshire and Maine in September before moving down to Connecticut and Massachusetts.
You can also travel to the region in style onboard a cruise ship that sails from New York on an 11-day cruise that takes you through the region before moving to Boston. Nova Scotia, Prince Edwards Island, until it reaches Quebec City. New England is also home to the Acadia National Park, where you can spend a night or two bonding with nature.
US National Parks
Since we’re on the topic of national parks, another good place to visit for senior citizens once the pandemic ends are the US National Parks. The national park system of the United States consists of 423 national parks located in different parts of the country and its territories. These parks are well-preserved and protected by park rangers to allow future generations to see the beauty of nature at its best.
You might have already visited a national park in your area. But there are hundreds more for you to visit. Among the more notable parks are the Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, and the Gulf Island National Park.
Spending a night or two in these parks allows you to appreciate them better and see how beautiful nature is if we preserve it. Additionally, it’s always a good thing for senior citizens to breathe in fresh air after spending a year at home due to the pandemic.
When the pandemic ends, traveling can be among the plans of many senior citizens in the US. With this, they can start traveling again and stop being a stranger in their own country.