What are the best vacation spots for baby boomers?


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Maybe a safari is calling your name.
Maybe a safari is calling your name.
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So, you're a baby boomer and you're looking for the perfect vacation spot. If you want to keep things on American soil and you have an appreciation for things past, you can plan a road trip along historic Route 66. The classic highway is still drivable in many parts and is a great way to see the country. You can even rent an RV and the take a hotel on the road.

Napa Valley wine country in Northern California has proven to be a very popular vacation spot for the boomer set, with many people making the scenic drive up Highway 1 from Los Angeles for the full effect.

If golf is your thing, think about a couples golf tour through Florida, home to some of the top courses in the country.

Cruises are another great option if you're looking for a little bit of adventure and relaxation coupled with plenty to eat and drink. If you're a solo traveler, then a singles cruise to an exotic locale might be in order. There are even senior singles cruises for the people on the late end of the boomer range.

You might have a sense of adventure and an appreciation for great food and spirits. If this is the case, it may be time to leave the United States and see a part of the world you've never been to. Europe, Asia, Australia, you name it -- you can get as adventurous as you want to be or play it safe and enjoy the benefits of traveling abroad. Think about a low-key adventure tour in a foreign land, or a laid-back wine and food excursion.

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