Travel in your 60s is a fantastic chance to revisit happy memories and create some new ones. Maybe you want to take the grandkids on the trip of a lifetime, or finally head of on that musical pilgrimage you’ve always dreamed of. With this in mind, we’ve lined up the best places for holidays in your 60s.
The Great Ocean Road as it winds past Lorne
Road Trip in Australia
The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage site that includes The Twelve Apostles; a group of towering limestones pillars off the coast of Port Campbell National Park. It’s a route bursting with small, inviting towns, sea views, wildlife, and waterfalls. Finish up your journey at The Woodbine, a large homestead surrounded by nature where you can unwind on the sun lounge or enjoy a quick game of tennis.
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in Seattle
Music in Seattle
Seattle is a dream destination for music fans. The city’s Experience Project Museum includes many exhibits on one of Seattle’s most famous sons: Jimi Hendrix. Here you’ll be able to explore Hendrix’s musical legacy via film and rare recordings, and even see his guitar collection. On their first US tour The Beatles stayed at The Edgewater Hotel, and were famously photographed fishing in Elliott Bay from one of the hotel windows.
The hotel is still open today and includes exhibits of other famous guests like Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa, and the Rolling Stones. Travellers with a hankering for jazz can also head to Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley where greats like Ray Charles and Ernestine Anderson are honoured.
The Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa in Costa Rica
Solo Travel in Costa Rica
The eco-lodges of Costa Rica are a great way to explore the country’s lush tropical forests, while still managing to have a relaxing break that won’t break the bank. The lodges are usually fully accessible and designed to accommodate guests with mobility issues.
Costa Rican lodges like the Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa often act like self-contained resorts, providing guests with everything from tour guides and fine dining to spa treatments and local insights. This particular lodge is based in the Arenal Conservation Area, has its own in-house bird sanctuary, and is surrounded by 860 acres of tropical rainforest.
The West Bay Club in Turks & Caicos
Family in Turks & Caicos
Multi-generational holidays are a bit of a juggling act but the hardwork always pays off and you can give yourself a head start by picking the right, child-parent-and-grandparent-friendly location. Turks & Caicos are known for their beautiful beaches and having weather that is always hot but never so hot you’re at risk of heat stroke.
The West Bay Club has a pool, a spa and wellness centre, free parking, and activities on offer include horse riding, diving, windsurfing, and spending hours lazing by the pool or on the beach.
The Royal Horseguards in London
Nostalgia in London
As we reach our 60s many of us choose to revisit previous holidays, taking the opportunity to see familiar places in a new light. London is the ideal location for such a trip and if you haven’t already been there, now’s the time.
Chances are that your first experience of London involved staying in a backpackers’ hostel or small B&B, so treat yourself to a bit of luxury this time around by checking into The Royal Horseguards and seeing how the other half of London lives. But if you actually fancy revisiting those early backpacking experiences check into the Goodenough College University Residence, right opposite The British Museum.