One of the biggest advantages of retiring is that you have all the time you want. And one of the best ways to spend this time is by traveling. You can travel solo or make up for the lost time with your loved one. You can even plan a family trip to spend some quality time with your grandchildren. Some might suggest that you go abroad, but there are more than enough places to visit after retirement right here in the good old United States of America. To give you an idea of just what awaits you after retirement, OROGOLD reviews the top places to visit after retirement.
Conner Prairie is a living museum that is located very close to Indianapolis. Conner Prairie offers something for people of all ages, but it is particularly popular among the retired lot. The prairie history is spectacularly brought to life in the unique outdoor living history areas and in the indoor museum as well. You can learn how the area came into existence and take part in all sorts of activities such as cooking, blacksmithing, weaving, etc. Conner Prairie is open every day (except Wednesday) in the month of April and every day (except Monday) between the months of May to October.
Niagara Falls, one of the most visited and most beautiful falls on earth, is located on the border of the US and Canada. OROGOLD recommends that you don’t miss out on the Maid of the Mist Boat Tour while visiting the Niagara Falls. The waterfalls on the US side might be taller, but the Canadian falls are known to be far more dramatic. Thus, carrying your passports so as to cross the Canadian border might be a good idea. The best time to visit the Niagara Falls is in the month of September, mostly due to the Niagara Wine Festival, a unique festival where dozens of wineries hold special events. You could also visit the falls between November – January to check out the Winter Festival of Lights and get access to spectacular fireworks and concerts.
Branson, Missouri is one of the best places to visit after retirement, particularly if you still consider yourself to be active. This exciting music town offers you with a wide range of activities such as museums, shopping shows, golf, etc. Branson is popularly known as the “Live Music Show Capital of the World” and it is believed to be an ideal alternative to Las Vegas. The fact that it is almost always less crowded alone makes it better for people who are retired, especially if you plan to travel with your grandchildren. Branson is also known to be among the most affordable places in terms of entertainment and in terms of accommodation.
Green Valley is located next to the Mexican border, to the south of Arizona. It is an ideal location for active travelers and landscape lovers. The place offers you with some exciting golf and a beautiful setting of cactus flowers and the desert sand. Green Valley was also built as a retirement village. This makes it ideal in each and every sense. Moreover, Green Valley is also known to be one of the best places in the US for those looking for Native American craft works.
Make sure that you use a cruise ship to visit Alaska. Anyone who has ever been there would tell you that the breathtaking sunsets, the beautiful mountains, the stunning scenery and the welcoming people shall make the trip well worth your while. And if you’re into sports, you can always enjoy hunting and fishing while your better halves check out all sorts of unique shops.
Feel like retiring already? Aah, sorry! You’ve got to slog it out until you actually retire and wait for your turn.