Winter is a popular time to get away from it all. Between the cold and damp weather, shorter days, and the frantic holiday season, there are plenty of reasons to consider a vacation. Winter can be the perfect time to traverse the globe in search of new experiences and adventures – or simply to escape responsibilities and relax in the sun.
As an active aging and independent living community, Ventura Townehouse understands the value that travel can bring to an active senior lifestyle. Here are some of our top picks for winter vacation destinations for seniors.
The winter season promises milder weather in this capital city, and it’s ideal for active seniors interested in gothic architecture, flamenco dancing, and walking tours. Seville’s narrow streets and its close-knit layout encourage exploration by foot – in fact, walking or bicycling is the recommended form of transportation.
You’ll have lots of memorable moments at this East African game park, which spans 5,700 square miles. We recommend visiting the southern area of the park during the winter months, so you can witness The Great Migration, during which over a million wild animals partake in an epic journey across the plains.
Costa Rica’s attractions are not for the faint-hearted; think riding zip lines through lush rainforest canopies and soaking in hot springs surrounding live volcanoes. Since winter is Costa Rica’s dry season, it’s the preferred time to visit this exotic tropical paradise.
While it may not be the ideal destination for those seeking warmer temperatures, Alaska is perfect if you’re looking for an incredible experience and don’t mind chilly weather. Why? The Northern Lights, of course; winter is peak viewing season. Just be sure to wear layers.
Travel is a fantastic way to engage with life and stimulate the mind, body, and soul, and it’s often considered an essential component of an active senior lifestyle. Though winter may be a popular time to vacation, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck dealing with crowds – the key is being selective and creative in your planning, and thinking about what experiences truly matter to you.
As a senior living community focused on active aging, we at Ventura Townehouse understand the necessity of new experiences and all that travel has to offer active seniors. For more information about our senior living community in Ventura, CA, please click here to contact us or tour our community.
My grandmother lives at the Ventura Townehouse and I feel confident that she is in good hands. They get her to her appointments and provide any aftercare that she may need. Everyone there is friendly and like family. I feel like I’m at home when I go there to visit her and eat with her in the dining room.
Recently, I visited my Mom from Chicago. Each day I offered to take us out and about in Ventura. We found ourselves having such an enjoyable time at the Townehouse we didn’t leave. The dining room was so lovey to enjoy with her friends. Patios welcoming and the activities kept us busy. We laughed and had fun all day! Thank you everyone for making me feel at home and making my visit special. It’s always hard to leave my mom. But not as hard when I know she is so happy! Until my next visit!
Staff is very helpful and always concerned about my Mother’s needs, the interior and grounds maintenance is exceptional. Dining provides healthy menus to choose from. Front desk staff is always friendly and helpful. Best decision we ever made was bringing my mom here.