A Seniors Travel Guide To Georgia
Many people wait for their retirement (or at least a later period) to travel.
To be fair, this is a part of their life where their kids are self-sufficient, and their income is high enough that they don’t have to think about how a minor trip will ruin their household budget.
Still, travelling, although immensely fun, is also hard work. J
ust because you have the time and means to travel, this doesn’t mean you can go out without an itinerary.
With that in mind and without further ado, here are a few tips that seniors travelling through, or to, Georgia should note.
- Outdoor activities
So, if you’re up for a cycling route, there are many amazing options, like a road bike loop from Rock Springs or Stone Mountain Trail loop from Inman Park/Reynoldstown.
Remember that some of these routes may be too ambitious, and you can adjust them slightly.
As for the hiking, Amicalola State Park, Sandy Springs, and Anna Ruby Falls are just some of the locations you can visit.
- Find the right stay
When you’re a senior, choosing the right accommodation is quite difficult.
Sure, just because you’re a senior doesn’t mean that you need some special amenities, but, at the same time, it could mean just that, and there’s nothing wrong with it.
Now, some seniors travel with pets. The thing is that some of these creatures have been companions for years, which is why leaving them behind is not an option.
Fortunately, there are so many pet-friendly hotels in Alpharetta for you to choose from.
At the same time, if you want more comfort, you can look for vacation rentals. The average cost of such accommodation in Georgia is lower than expected.
- Enjoy the southern cuisine
Now, you’re adjusting your diet to your health, and Southern classics usually consist of fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, etc.
These meals are all hearty and delicious, but they’re not always great for your heart.
Now, if you were to switch to them completely, it would be a problem, but indulging a bit on the vacation couldn’t hurt.
Speaking of hearty meals, Georgia has a strong barbecue tradition, so enjoy tender pulled pork ribs and smoked meat while there is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss.
Keep in mind that Georgia is a coastal region (a fact that many people forget), which is why you have many seafoods to enjoy, as well. Shrimp and grits are just some foods you might find on the menu.
Lastly, one of the synonyms for Georgia is “Peach State.” Try and find out why!
- Wellness activities
In the autumn of your life, you want to live as healthily as possible while indulging yourself to the best of your abilities.
The best way to do so is to find the best spas and wellness centers in Georgia, like Tuscany in Evans, James Madison Inn in Madison, or Lodge and Spa at Callaway Resort & Gardens.
At the same time, there are a lot of yoga and meditation centers you might want to pay a visit to.
Sure, spas are the first thing that crosses your mind, but they’re not the only option that you’ll have available. Explore alternative mindfulness and wellness venues.
- Art and music scene
While we don’t want to make assumptions regarding your interest in Georgia nightlife, most senior citizens are more interested in learning about the state’s culture, art, and music scene.
While there’s more to Georgia than you can see in a single visit, there’s a rundown of the places you should visit.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, MODA, Michael C. Carlos Museum, and Georgia Museum of Art are all in Atlanta.
In other words, you can fit them all into a few-day visit (even a one-day visit if you’re not interested in savoring the experience).
You might also want to visit the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens and the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah.
As for the music scene, this is far more dynamic.
Many places offer great live music, but it’s about tracking the schedule when choosing your itinerary. Still, adjusting and spontaneity are a huge part of this process.
In the end, Georgia is a state with too much to offer. Now, we understand that on your trip, you have a limited time to explore and see it all.
This is why you need a plan and an itinerary. This will allow you to use the available time to the best of your abilities. Still, if you miss something, there’s always the next year.
Georgia is just too gorgeous for a single visit.