Spring Vacations in the US for Retirees

Spring Vacations in the US for Retirees

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

When you’re sixty-five and ready to travel then look no further than the United States.  The country is full of interesting and unique locations and there’s no better time to travel than spring. Climb out of the deep freeze and head off to these scenic and warm locations.

For tropical vacations consider Kapalua in Maui, Hawaii.  It is the state’s largest nature preserve and is home to two bird sanctuaries which have been certified by the Audubon Society.  It is a bird lover’s paradise.  If you’re a fan of the water, don’t worry you won’t be left out.  Kapalua also has two marine life preserves with coral gardens and lava formations covering 23,000 acres.  You’ll also find an ocean front villa, five beaches and two 18 hole golf courses to keep you busy.

If being pampered is your idea of fun, then consider the Golden Door Resort in Escondido, California.  You’ll find peace and quiet here as there are never more than forty guests at any one time.  The menu was designed by Chef Dean Rucker and features locally grown vegetables.  The spa provides you with your own personal aesthetician to address your needs.

On the other hand, if an arid climate is more your style for a spring vacation, then The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona is a wonderful choice.  It’s an all inclusive resort surrounded by mountains and a twenty-seven hole championship golf course.  Scottsdale sits outside of Phoenix, so there is always plenty to do.  The resort also provides its guests with wine tastings by a master sommelier.

Wineries are another option for a spring vacation for retirees.  CordeValle in San Martin, California sits in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains.  The resort has an eighty-five acre vineyard and winery with daily tastings.  Some of the wines produced here are chardonnay, pinot noir, and cabernet.  Wine tasting isn’t the only activity at the forty-five room resort.  They also have a 5,000 sq foot spa, 18 hole golf course and hiking trails.  After a day of golf and wine tasting, you can relax in your in-room Jacuzzi or take a private yacht tour.

On the other side of the country is St. Pete Beach and the Don CeSar Hotel.  The Don CeSar is the only four diamond beach front hotel in the area.  Also known as the Pink Palace, due to its color, the hotel has a long and interesting history.  In the past, it was once owned by the mob and served as a veteran’s hospital.  Now it is known for pure luxury.

The Don has 11,000 sq foot spa facilities and beach front pools from which to enjoy the white powder sand and tropical sunsets.  St. Petersburg is well known for its golf courses and museums which includes the Salvador Dali Museum.  If you’re interested in sports, St. Petersburg is home to MLB Spring training, the Tampa Bay Downs racetrack and greyhound racing at Derby Lane.

Regardless of which direction you travel, there are plenty of options for spring vacations near and far in the US.

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