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Top International Travel Destinations for Seniors

by Sarasota Bay Club

Retirement is all about doing all the things you didn't have time for when you were working. For some, that means traveling the world!

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Plan your next experience around what you enjoy and what you want to learn. There are lots of destinations ideal for all ages, but if you're seeking cultural exploration that includes relaxation, healthy and natural cuisines, and an active lifestyle then these travel destinations are a must-visit.



Rome, Italy

The walkable city is great for staying active while exploring, and as a popular destination for seniors, there are lots of opportunities to meet other travelers. And, if you're a history buff, Rome is a must-see destination!

Take a food tour and experience Rome's Mediterranean diet, renowned for its contribution to healthy aging, while learning about the city's rich and ancient history that's etched into the beautiful architecture. Experience "dolce far niente", or the art of doing nothing, while you relax in the rejuvenating thermal springs instead of just exploring them.


athens, Greece

Athens is not only about ancient wonders; it is also about savoring la vida tranquila. Against the backdrop of the Aegean Sea, the Athenian Riviera has beautiful, clear waters and inviting beaches, such as Vouliagmeni and Varkiza.

As another Mediterranean destination, Athens's dishes aren't just delicious, but also balanced and nutritious. Learn about new dishes that promote healthy aging to bring back to your everyday diet. Traditional Greek dishes, rich in olives, fish, and seasonal produce, can bolster your health with their anti-inflammatory properties and essential nutrients.



IstanBul, Turkey

Istanbul, renowned for its warm weather and friendly locals, is a great place to explore a mix of European and Asian cultures that are woven into their history, cuisine, architecture, and lifestyle. 

Known for their ability to heal, detoxify, and renew cell growth, the relaxing 'hammams', or bathhouses, are an essential experience for anyone visiting Istanbul. Stay active while learning traditional Turkish folk dances or by taking a Turkish yoga class that's proven to improve both mental and physical health.



Kyoto, Japan

Japan has one of the highest life expectancies in the world, and Kyoto is a beautiful and unique destination to experience the cultural practices that may contribute to this longevity. You'll find that the Japanese hold cleanliness in high regard, making Kyoto an ideal travel spot for seniors who want to reduce the risk of catching a cold while traveling.

Kyoto is full of natural beauty, including zen gardens and the cherry blossoms-- if you're visiting in the spring. In this walkable travel destination, you can experience a traditional meditative Japanese tea ceremony, with gut-healthy matcha teas, and stay at a traditional bathhouse hotel that serves fresh, seasonal Japanese foods. 

At Sarasota Bay Club, our calendar is always filled with exciting events, excursions, and group exercise activities. We're committed to helping our residents make the most of their retirement and their health in their golden years. Explore our independent living community, our care program, and our social activities during a personal tour.

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