10 Best Summer Destinations for Adventurous Seniors

As a former tour planner I know that seniors demand unique, value packed experiences and adventure. As such, here are my picks for the ten best summer destinations for one-of-a-kind adventure.

1. Vanuatu Islands, Australia

This South Pacific archipelago provides a knockout punch with experiences from the sedate to the extreme. Watch the island cliff divers one day and take a trek along a volcano the next. The best time to visit is April through October when the weather is mild.

2. Southampton, Great Britain

Cruise fans will love this year round port’s rich history, long list of attractions and free transportation options. Titanic history buffs don’t miss the Grapes Public House and Cobwebs. Both are truly unforgettable.

3. Norway

Far more than polar bears and penguins, this destination offers one-of-a-kind experiences like taking in a National Geographic expeditionary cruise, hiking the blue ice of Jondal and bird watching in Lovunden. The best time to visit is late June through early August.

4. British Virgin Islands

Caressed by the Caribbean Sea and home to luxurious, affordable, all-inclusive resorts, the British Virgin Islands remains a premier destination. For confirmation just check out the new private resort on Scrub Island. The best time to visit is May through November when deals are plentiful.

5. Moscow, Russia

Rich history, art, architecture and opulent hotels may be found here. While in Leningradskaya be sure to check out the world’s largest chandelier at one of Stalin’s former towers turned Hilton Hotel. The best time to go is May through October when the weather it mild.

6. Savannah, Georgia

Gorgeous beaches, verdant gardens, Paula Dean and antebellum mansions set this southern stunner apart from the rest. Anytime is a good time to visit and the deals are plentiful.

7. St. Augustine, Florida

A temperate climate coupled with historic brick lined streets, golf courses and endless beaches makes this city a perfect summer destination.

8. Barbados

With sand, sun and seas what is not to love about this island paradise? President George Washington was so captivated by it that he even built a home there.

9. Dubai

Camel races, pristine beaches, desert safari dinners and more await those who select his year round destination.

10. Columbia

Sun, sand, vibrant festivals and impressive biodiversity makes Columbia a must see destination for eco-adventurists. Make it a point to go birding in Bogota.

Sources:
Vanuatu Tourism, “Travel Tips” Vanuatu Tourism
Southampton Tourist Information Center, “FAQ” Visit Southampton
Visit Norway, “Seasons, Weather and Climate in Norway” Visit Norway
BVI Tourism “Entry Requirements” BVI Tourism
Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya, “Our Hotel” Hilton Hotels
George Washington House, “Home” George Washington House
Dubai Tourism, “Tours and Safaris” Dubai Tourism