By: Karon Warren | From: BestLife


As people get older, they may start to focus more of their time on travel. This could be because they are empty nesters, recently retired, or simply want to spend their golden years exploring new places. But for travelers over 60, choosing a destination requires extra thought and planning. For example, you may not be able to walk long distances or on hilly terrain. Or perhaps you're still looking for adventure, while your partner just wants to relax. Whatever the case, certain locales are better than others. Keep reading for the 10 best U.S. cities to visit if you're over 60.

2. San Antonio, Texas

Even in the winter, San Antonio's temperature stays in the mid-60s, so it's a great idea when you're looking to escape the cold. But perhaps what makes it best for seniors is its main tourist attraction—the River Walk.

You can stroll the 15-mile path at your own pace, stopping at shops and restaurants along the way. You can even stay at one of several hotels along the water, so you don't have far to go. And if your feet get tired, you can take a boat shuttle or narrated boat tour.

According to Penny Sadler of Adventures of a Carry-on, San Antonio also offers outdoor recreation, museums, history, good food, and a variety of accommodations. A popular starting point is the Alamo, one of the many missions in Texas that are designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites, where you can learn about the historic stand between Texan defenders and Mexican troops.