Oct 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Rye, a Flavor Seniors Crave

Rye, NY has a certain “flavor” to its name. Located in Westchester County, New York, with a population around 15,000,  it was selected by Budget Travel as one of the Nicest Small Cities in the country.  So, that’s enough to set  jeb off on a journey to see if senior travelers might enjoy spending some time there. I think I would!

Not that Rye, this one.

Not to be confused with another famous Rye in East Sussex in the UK, this Rye borders on Long Island Sound and Connecticut at the gateway of New England, within convenient commuting distance from New York and the metropolitan area.

There are some attractions that you may find of interest such as Rye Playland, the Westchester Country Club (this is a definite WOW!) and the Balsam Massage and the Jay Heritage Center, a National Historic Landmark.

For a super stay try the Courtyard Rye. Some seniors like to really get into the specs on a city and this site has it with the median household income, the latitude, etc.

Looking after your appetite

La Panetière, note that accent, senior travelers. This websites makes me want to get my wife, jump on board an airplane and head east to Rye just for this restaurant. La Panetière Restaurant has perfected the gourmet experience of Provence with the best local ingredients, refined and elegant French cuisine, freshly made breads and pastries and the quintessential wine cellar and was voted Best French Restaurant 2011. Miam Miam!

In the heart of Rye’s shopping district and close to the train station, Aurora restaurant offers superb Italian-style cuisine, including fresh homemade pasta and pizzas from a wood burning oven. That should do it for you senior gourmets, but if not, here are 14 more restaurants that are recommended by TripAdvisor.

Groupon Finds “Things to Do Deals” Just For Seniors

How about a three-hour cruise, a shore rental, stepping into liquid (that’s a standup paddle boat tour), a Haven Art class, viewing the Cold Harbor Whaling Museum, a four-hour fishing trip or playing mini-golf at Turtle Cove? Add some yoga classes and a kick-boxing class and you’re ready for Rye…if you have the time and the spirit for adventure.

Downtown Rye looks plenty inviting as well. So, to get you there: Rye – Searchable Map, Aerial Photos & Driving Directions will do it. Bon Voyage! jeb

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