Are you single, over 50, and not sure where to travel this year? Don’t worry. We’re here to help!
Summer is in the air, and there is no better time to travel than right now! However, if you’re single and over 50, traveling by yourself may seem daunting. If Cancun was the go-to destination when you were 20, it may not be your scene anymore. Here at Stitch, we have scoured the globe for the 5 best travel destinations for singles over 50 that will give you the best opportunity to have fun and meet people your age at the same time.
A cruise ship is an excellent way to meet other singles just like you, and there are many affordable cruises traveling to the Bahamas year around. The Bahamas is one of the most beautiful places in the world. In addition to being beautiful, there are actually a lot of activities to do while on the ship, or on the island, with others. One can go on a fishing excursion, take a boat trip to snorkel at the reefs, and even swim with dolphins. Cruise activities may include card games, dance lessons, magnificent pools, casinos, exercise classes, and of course, mixes for singles!
Gold Coast, Australia
The Gold Coast, Australia is for the outdoors type that enjoys adventure. The most popular vacation spot in Australia offers beautiful beaches to relax on and wilderness to explore. Enjoy a paddle boarding class with others, rainforest group tours, and bungee jumping with a partner. There are also many places to hike and bike, and the Gold Coast boasts numerous delicious restaurants that will satisfy any taste. The locals and travelers are known for being incredibly friendly and welcoming, so it will be very easy to meet people along your trip.
Hawaii can be one of the best places to meet other singles. All inclusive resorts can offer guided scuba diving/snorkeling and whale- watching excursions for people over 50 in their resort welcome packages, or for an additional fee. Like the Australian Gold Coast, you can participate in activities, like boating, or take a hike through the beautiful greenery. But what Australia cannot offer you is the chance to experience a true Hawaiian Luau. Dine with other mature singles as you experience delicious food and native Hawaiian customs.
For the person who likes peace and quiet and is looking for a break from the maddening crowds, Costa Rica is for you. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to lounge around the beach and explore peaceful rain forests. You will also have the chance to tour the wildlife reserves and discover unbelievable volcanoes. But the best part? Costa Rica’s lodging and dining are relatively inexpensive and can stay within a modest budget.
If the tropical climate is not your cup of tea, Amsterdam should be your next travel destination. This city is actually one of the more beautiful cities in the world, and full of culture. You can spend a quiet day walking or biking, along the canals through the city, where you can check out the organic markets, and purchase local delicatessens, along the way. Or you can experience some of the most famous pieces of artwork with a group tour at the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam is a busy place full of interesting people to meet on your guided tours of different attractions around town.
At Stitch, we want everyone’s travels to be fun, yet safe. When traveling to a different country, take a minute to research any cultural differences/laws that may be different from your own country. Also, consult with your doctor about any vaccines needed to visit that country. Finally, be mindful of your surroundings when in the foreign countries.
Do you have a trip planned for 2015? Do you want to try one of the places we mentioned? Have you already traveled some place this year? We want to know! Feel free to comment below and share. Safe travels!