Recommended Travel Destinations for Seniors-Part 2

Dec 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Travel

We’re talking …still… about my recommendations for senior citizen travel destinations.  I found some great information on the Internet, and want to share it with you.  So this is the second post on this topic.

For a little variety, here are ten places you cannot go.  There are secret and exclusive sites on our planet that most of us have no information about, and even if we did, we couldn’t get there to visit.  Here are ten of these kind of places, all closed to visitors or impossible for whatever reason to accommodate the public.

Area 51:  Naturally Area 51 is on the places-you-cannot-go list as Area 51 is a nickname for a military base that is located in the southern portion of Nevada in the western United States, 83 miles (133 km) north-northwest of downtown Las Vegas. Situated at its center, on the southern shore of Groom Lake, is a large secretive military airfield. The base’s primary purpose is to support development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems.  Check out the others.

Here’s the list of top 12 places to visit in the United States:

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame:  Located in the Great Lake City of Cleveland, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is right near the Cleveland Indian’s stadium, and the U.S. Coast Guard’s Office.

Hoover Dam:  Located in Nevada, Hoover Dam is a place that’s worth a day visit to go see. Built to create Lake Meade, and control the Colorado River, Hoover Dam is one of the most recognized man made constructions around.  The newly constructed roadway over the Dam is Awesome!  Worth a trip just to see the engineering.

Gila Cliff Dwelling: Located in the Western part of New Mexico, Gila Cliff Dwellings is a historic place, that everyone who has the chance, should visit. Even if it’s just to say you’ve been there.

Meteor Crater:  Located in Arizona (off I-40 East of Flagstaff), Meteor Crater is a thousands of years old tourist attraction, that has a trail in which you can walk the rim of the Crater. The Crater, which was created by a Meteor, hence the name, features many parts of history, which are very interesting to hear about. And since it has something to do with space, you can learn a little about space through it.

Grand Canyon: Also located in Arizona, Grand Canyon is one of the most recognized places in the U.S. possibly in the world. Giving it’s name to the description of Arizona, Grand Canyon is proudly bragged about by every Arizona State License.

Fools Hollow Lake: Yet again located in Arizona, Fools Hollow is one of the best places to visit in Arizona. A camping ground that has the claim to being a home to the Majestic Bald Eagle, and the Golden Eagles.

Petrified Forest:  Are you sick of the Arizona sites yet? Well I hope not, because I am now going to recommend the Petrified Forest to you. A national park that literally was millions of years in the making. Petrified Forest is home of trees that have been mineralized by water and time, to make beautiful rocks.

Painted Desert:  Right around Petrified Forest, Painted Desert is another must see, even if it’s a drive by viewing through your truck, car, or motor-home window.  The Painted Desert is so named for it’s multi-colors, which makes it look like an artist took a paint brush to it, and colored it to his or her desires. A truly beautiful part of our land, that’s well worth a trip to see.

Las Vegas:  Probably one of the richest cities, in name, money, and in reputation. Las Vegas is home to some of the most luxurious and sometimes most ridiculous casinos. Such Casinos as The Luxor and Circus Circus, and even bigger Casinos like Excalibur, which might as well be a full sized castle, because that’s what it looks like, and not just in size, in resemblance too.

Honolulu Hawaii:  A great city to visit, which hosts a lot of beaches, and parks for you to go have a good time. They also have a Seaworld and other parks, in which you can go see. They have a museum about Dinosaurs, which would be a good place to take the kids. Or you can go see the geisers that can be found around beaches. These are actual natural geisers that shoot up ocean water into the air. Other recommendations would be the Submarine ride, if it’s still available.

Waikiki Beach:  Located in Honolulu(I do believe, someone can correct me though if I’m wrong?), Waikiki Beach is one of the most beautiful, and the most recognized beaches in the world. Worthy to even take a short walk on, to spending a day on it, soaking sun, or taking a swim in the water.

Pearl Harbor:  If you visit Honolulu, you should be ashamed of yourself if you don’t go and visit Pearl Harbor, especially the Memorial. Here you can see close-ups of Navy ships, and then you can take a boat out to the Memorial, to see the names of people who perished in the bombing of Pearl Harbor, as you stand over a boat that was sunk during the bombing, still leaking its oil.

Some coolest places to visit before you are unable to travel any more:

So seniors, check them all out, do your travel planning online and make your plans for a visit.      jeb

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