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Traversing Through The Best Travel Destinations For Seniors During Summer

As you’re well aware, the summertime is synonymous with vacation season. This is the time of year when most Canadians set sail to worldwide destinations. There are so many rich cultural experiences offered by the world. However, for older adults, there are many unique considerations to be made when deciding upon where to go. So where are the best places for seniors to visit?

Edinburgh, Scotland.

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. The combination of its immensely rich history and modern conveniences makes it an ideal travel destination for older adults. Visitors are bound to be awestruck by the city’s cobblestone streets and historic landmarks. Edinburgh Castle, the Dugald Stewart Monument, the Scott Monument, St. Giles Cathedral and Arthur’s Seat are particularly popular tourist attractions.

It’s worth noting that Edinburgh is known for its accessible buses and trains. Freelance writer, Louise Slyth informs us that there are discounts on public transport for people over 60. “Many attractions, such as castles or tours, provide concessions for older adults,” she writes for The Ethel from AARP, “It’s always worth asking about senior discounts at places you visit, and while touring, carry identification with your date of birth.”

Kyoto, Japan.

Kyoto is the former capital of Japan. Located on the nation’s largest and most populous island of Honshu, the city is beloved for its charming hospitality, serene temples and beautiful gardens. They all make Kyoto a wonderful spot for seniors who wish to enjoy peaceful retreats. Top attractions include the Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) and Fushimi Inari Shrine. They are both wheelchair accessible and offer gentle walking paths.

“The cultural heart of Japan, Kyoto is famous for its historic temples and shrines and is a great destination for senior travellers,” reports JRPass, “Kyoto has been described as the ‘Japan of your imagination’ and offers a more laid-back experience than Tokyo or Osaka. There’s also a huge amount to see and do in Kyoto from its spiritual temples and shrines to UNESCO World Heritage sites, the famous Gion and Pontocho districts, the Philosopher’s Path, and more.”

Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona is located on the northeast coast of Spain. Considered an important cultural centre and major tourist destination, the city is known for its vibrant culture and accessible infrastructure. Thus, Barcelona is a fantastic summer destination for seniors. The city’s famous landmarks include Basílica de la Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló and Park Güell among many others. Each are equipped with ramps and elevators.

“Designed by renowned architect Antoni Gaudí, Park Güell is a masterpiece of natural beauty and artistic ingenuity,” declares Andrew of The Good Life Abroad, “Senior travellers can wander through the park’s lush gardens, admire whimsical mosaic sculptures, and enjoy panoramic views of Barcelona’s skyline, experiencing a harmonious blend of nature and artistry.”

At LifeCare Mobility Solutions, we encourage seniors to set sail safely.

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