Being retired has its advantages, including being able to take a vacation whenever you want. Sure, your budget might be a bit tighter than before you quit working, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a nice, affordable vacation now and again — especially if you haven’t felt comfortable traveling until now.
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According to the AARP 2022 Travel Trends Survey, adults age 50-plus said they planned to spend around $8,400 on travel this year. Older adults, age 70-plus, said their travel spending could go as high as $11,500 or more, with plans to purchase extras, such as travel insurance or refundable tickets.
One thing’s for sure: If you haven’t been traveling much lately, you won’t have to worry about blowing your annual retirement budget with these vacation picks. Here are six affordable vacation packages for retirees.
West Dover, Vermont
Price: From $949
If playing bridge is your thing, here’s your chance to up your game.
Enjoy six days and five nights at the Gray Ghost Inn in the picturesque Green Mountains with other bridge enthusiasts. While there, you’ll work on learning new bridge skills, so you can show them off during the competitive mini-tournament on Day 5.
Morning lectures, leisurely midday trips into town and evening card play make up the bulk of your days. This trip also includes five breakfasts, four lunches and five dinners. Book here.
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Washington, D.C., Niagara Falls and New York City
Price: From $1,530
You’ll start this eight-day, seven-night trip in Washington D.C., where you’ll spend two nights. Spend your time there sightseeing, including visiting the White