10 Bucket List Holidays for the Boomer Traveler

Boomer traveling is becoming more popular, with boomers accounting for around eighty percent of luxury traveling. According to an AARP study, boomers who still haven’t retired take around five trips each year. Boomers travel differently than millennials, as they like to travel according to their bucket list destinations.

In many destinations, popular tourist companies are seeking out boomers to take advantage of their services. Boomer traveling allows them to bond after their children have left home. At this stage in their lives, they have more money for luxury traveling and are said to be happier and more productive. 

As you continue reading below, we’ve compiled a list of 10 bucket list holidays for the boomer traveler to plan for their next vacation. 

1. Paris

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There’s something special about traveling to Paris, and boomers are often drawn to this location because of movies and photographs from their childhood. This romantic destination is perfect for boomer couples and is filled with iconic landmarks and activities for everyone to enjoy. During your visit, you can stop by a café, visit a museum, or see the lights of the Eiffel Tower.

2. Vietnam

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Vietnam has a welcoming atmosphere for boomers to enjoy and remains at the top of bucket lists. Vietnam has become a tourist-friendly destination filled with beautiful scenery, delicious meals, and many historic traditions. While exploring Vietnam, boomers can travel by train to visit multiple cities

3. Jaipur

Sunset at Hawa Mahal, Palace of Winds, Jaipur, India
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In India, you’ll find the hidden gem Jaipur, the country’s largest state with amazing sights and fantastic colors that will reward boomers with a luxury experience. When visiting Jaipur, boomers will want to create a shopping list as you’ll most likely want to buy a handmade craft or textile. In addition, before the end of your trip, make sure you get to capture a rooftop sunset from The Gem Palace, the best location to capture the breathtaking colors. 

4. Palawan, Philippines

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If you’re planning a vacation and trying to find out where to go, Palawan is the perfect destination at the El Nido resort. Palawan is a tropical island and is considered one of the best traveler destinations in the world. With its warm and gorgeous weather, the island isn’t heavily populated, so boomers will have most of the island to themselves. 

5. Machu Picchu

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Considered one of the most interesting archeological sites, Machu Picchu is often referred to as the Lost City of the Incas. Boomers can arrive at Machu Picchu by hiking or by taking public transportation to get to one of the best viewpoints to see the Inca Village. During your visit, you’ll be led by a local tourist guide who can give you a tour to explore the ancient ruins.

6. Bora Bora

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Bora Bora is one of the most romantic destinations with natural beauty, and the majority of resorts here include water bungalows. Bora Bora is surrounded by a lagoon and a reef barrier island, along with two volcanos. Bora Bora is a great splurge for boomers, so if you’re planning an anniversary trip or celebrating your retirement, Bora Bora is a great vacation to add to your holiday list.

7. Croatia

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Boomers will have plenty to explore when visiting Croatia, including cruise opportunities and waterfalls. During your trip, you’ll get to experience unique rock formations, boat rides, and hiking trails. Croatia is one of the most popular traveling spots that have natural caves and historical islands. 

8. London

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If you’re a boomer and you’ve never visited London, it’s time to start planning and booking your vacation immediately! London is filled with an abundance of art and history and has twenty-three museums that are a must-visit. London has two airports and a great public transportation system so you can easily explore its unique neighborhoods.

9. Antarctica

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If you haven’t already added Antarctica to your holiday travel list, you should, because when it comes to traveling, Antarctica is one of the final frontiers when it comes to adventure travel. Antarctica isn’t a cheap trip, so you’ll want to ensure you have plenty of savings before making the leap to travel here. Once you arrive, you’ll get a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of icebergs and mountains that dive into the sea.

10. Charleston

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Rounding off our list is historic Charleston, covered with beautiful buildings and lined by the Atlantic Ocean. There are so many restaurants throughout the city of Charleston that its local residents say you can eat at a different restaurant every night of your stay. During your travels to Charleston, you’ll get to explore the city market, waterfront park, the pineapple fountain, and Boone Hall Plantation. 

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