If you’re a senior citizen who is looking to make the most of their retirement and travel around a bit, you might be looking at a lot of different options both overseas and within the country. While traveling is no small feat, another challenge can be to find the appropriate activities once you’ve arrived.
If you are of limited mobility, developing dementia or need to take your prescription medications at a certain time every day, you don’t want to find yourself doing a tourist activity that would abrupt your schedule or make you feel unable to fully participate. Here are some low-risk activities that are available in almost every major travel destination and are enjoyable no matter your age!
Take A Museum Tour
These days, museum tours don’t have to last three hours long and they don’t have to be done standing up. Many major museums across the world offer wheel-chair accessible tours that will make it easy and stress-free to see all of the well-known works and displays. This is an activity that can be done by yourself or in a group.
It will leave you feeling culturally enlightened but not physically exhausted! And for those traveling during the summer months, spending time in a museum is a good way to beat the heat on a hot summer day.
Sign Up For A Cooking Class
Signing up for a cooking class is both educational and fun! What’s more, it’s an easy way to learn more about the place you’re visiting. Maybe they’ll have a special dish they’re known for that you will learn to make or maybe you will be able to meet some of the locals and pick their brains about the best things to do while in town. At the end of the day, you’ll be able to learn something new and enjoy an incredible dish you made by yourself.
Check Out The Local Theater
Even if you’re traveling in a country where you don’t speak the language, it might still be fun to have a peek at what’s going on in their local theater(s). Perhaps they might have a few productions in English. Or maybe the theater itself is a grand old building with architecture that’s totally worth seeing. Either way, it’s a good idea to support the local arts.
Eat At The Oldest Restaurant In Town
Every town or city has a restaurant that claims to be “the oldest in town”. If this claim is true, then there is definitely a reason they’ve remained the most seasoned dining establishment in the area. As a tourist, you can go and find out why! Learn about their specialty dishes and their founders. It’s also a great way to learn more about the city you’re visiting and enjoy a delicious meal.