The Baby Boomer generation understands the importance of investing in experiences that benefit the whole body, mind and soul. That’s why, as a whole, the Baby Boomer generation prioritizes travel.
Though there are countless family-friendly attractions across the country, there are certain destinations that cater to a more kid-free crowd. Check out our list of Best Destinations for Boomers in the West:
Nevada’s “other” gambling and resort town, Reno is located in the western region of Nevada – not too far from the California border. What the city lacks in glitz it more than makes up for in attractions and amenities. Boomers will enjoy the first-rate hotels, golf courses and casinos that make this destination particularly desirable. History buffs will especially enjoy visiting the National Automobile Museum and Nevada Museum of Art – both located within close proximity to downtown.
Few will be surprised that Napa Valley, California, makes an appearance on our list and there’s a reason Napa Valley is known the world over. Featuring more than 400 wineries, Napa Valley has quickly become one of the world’s premier viticultural regions. But wine, as boomers will discover, is only the beginning. Lavish resorts and top-rated chefs join forces to make a visit to Napa Valley truly exceptional.
Located in Southwestern Utah, St. George features year-round warm weather, excellent golf courses, and proximity to Zion National Park. The city’s brushed blue skies are juxtaposed by the rich, red color of its sandstone cliffs and green grass of its nearby golf courses. While you’re there, be sure to stop by Pioneer Park – an easily accessible climbing experience overlooking the city center.
Ready to get away? Escape to Catalina Island, where the air is refreshing, the water is clear, and the community is casual. From the city of Avalon to the rustic village of Two Harbors, visitors will have plenty of opportunities to explore the region. Just an hour’s time from the mainland, Catalina Island is the place to be when you need a change of pace.
If your adventures lead you out West, then Cannon Beach is a noteworthy stop to include on your itinerary. A popular tourist resort, Cannon Beach is located in northwest Oregon. The beach offers a wide stretch of sand and spectacular views of jagged coastal rock, including one of the largest monoliths in the world. During your trip, venture 20 miles north of Cannon Beach to Astoria, historically recognized as the location of Lewis & Clark National Historic Park.
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