10 Popular Destinations That Boomers Love To Travel

As more baby boomers reach retirement age, they can travel to more places than ever. Some destinations are international, while others are domestic. If you have the travel bug, consider booking a trip to some (or all) of these popular locations.

1. Antarctica

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If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, you can’t go wrong with Antarctica. It’s a perfect place to escape as it is primarily uninhabited and layered in snow and ice. The beauty and isolation of Antarctica are home to unique forms of wildlife. There are expedition cruises with stops along the way, making the journey all the more enjoyable!

2. Singapore

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Singapore may be one of the smallest countries in the world, but don’t let its size fool you. It’s big on attractions that intrigue even the most experienced travelers. Some of the nation’s appeal includes low-cost food and public transportation, fantastic nightlife, hundreds of Michelin-star restaurants, and consistently balmy temperatures year-round.

3. Peru

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The South American country has something for history buffs, nature lovers, and city folks. If you’re a fan of history, you can visit the historic and ancient city of Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains. If nature is your thing, you can see alpacas and llamas and visit the origins of the famed Amazon River. If city life appeals to you most, fine dining is offered in cities like Lima, Cusco, and Arequipa.

4. Australia

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The southern hemisphere continent has offerings that are the ideal blend of manufactured and natural beauty. The Cape Byron Lighthouse, Parliament House, and the Sydney Opera House are a few examples of manmade attractions. It’s hard to beat Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, the bright pink waters of Lake Hillier, and the Great Barrier Reef for natural beauty. You can also learn about the indigenous Aboriginal people and their culture.

5. Northern Italy

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The extraordinary diversity of Northern Italy makes it one of the hottest travel destinations for baby boomers. The Italian Alps mountain range, the fashion hub of Milan, and the canals of Venice ensure that you’ll always be energized when traveling in the region.

6. Japan

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Japan is the place to go for a unique combination of ancient culture and cutting-edge technology. The available attractions are too numerous to mention but include the glorious Mount Fuji, Osaka Castle, the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and the vibrant urban districts of Tokyo.

7. Tanzania

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Adventurous boomers can’t get enough of the stunning sights of Tanzania. A visit to Serengeti National Park gives you a close-up view of the annual migrations of zebras, gazelles, and wildebeests. You can relax on the white sand beaches of Zanzibar or climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to take it all in from afar.

8. New Zealand

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Becoming familiar with the culture and customs of the indigenous Maori people is one of the main draws of visiting New Zealand. Outdoor enthusiasts can go kayaking and hiking in Abel Tasman National Park. If adventure sports like ziplining and paragliding are activities you’ve always wanted to try, Queenstown is the place to be. The scenic Bay of Islands is optimal if you’re looking for some rest and relaxation.

9. Alaska

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Alaska is one of the most geographically distant of the 50 states. It is challenging to access but worth visiting. The best way to experience Alaska is to travel by cruise liner and by rail. You can see the mountain ranges, majestic glaciers, wildlife, and the Northern Lights from there.

10. Hawaii

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The 50th state is one of the most popular travel destinations for baby boomers, and with good reason. The warm, welcoming people, culture, food, and activities practically guarantee all visitors will enjoy themselves. Drive through Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park to safely view an active volcano. Take a catamaran ride along the Nāpali Coast in Kauaʻi or stargaze at the Haleakalā National Park in Maui.

Are there other places you love traveling to? Tell us about them in the comments!

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