Travel discounts start rolling in long before many of us feel like we’ve reached “senior” status. So, even if you’re a mere 55, you might as well start planning vacations around senior savings. Go ahead, you earned it!
Radisson and Country Inn & Suites give a 10% discount to guests 60 and over. Best Western awards a minimum of 10% off to guests 55 and over. If you’re 62 or older, you can save at least 15% off at Marriott. Holiday Inn, Hyatt, La Quinta and many other hotels also offer senior discounts, so be sure to ask.
AARP members will receive a 5% discount when they book a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line at least 9 months prior to setting sail. Carnival also offers seniors discounted fares on some cruises like 3-5 day options starting at $229.
Traveling by train can be a vacation in itself especially when you get a discount. Get 15% off the lowest available fare on Amtrak when you’re 62 and over.
Get free access to more than 2000 National parks and Federal Recreational Lands with a $10 lifetime senior pass. Not only is entry free for seniors 62+, but all passengers in the car, too. The pass may also give you 50% off some amenities like camping or boat launch.
It’s never too late in life to study abroad. Road Scholar offers educational travel opportunities for adults in all 50 states and 150 countries from Civil War battlefield tours in Maryland to cooking your way through Andalusia, Spain. Check out their budget-friendly section for all-inclusive options under $600.
Final tip: Get your car in shape before hitting the road. Many Jiffy Lube locations offer a senior discount. Call ahead to see what their policy is.