The United States may not be a civilisation as old as India but it does have a rich culture to offer. It is often seen as a happening tourist destination for young travellers, although it does has plenty for senior citizens to see and experience too. Here are a few places in the United States that would be of interest to Indian parents and senior citizens.
Also read: Best travel insurance for parents visiting USA.
Places to Visit if You’re an Indian Parent in the US
- Niagara Falls
When in the United States, enjoy the better part of the majestic Niagara Falls, since the falls here are said to be higher and more dramatic than those on the other side of the border, in Canada. Standing at a height of 51 metres, this grand waterfall is a delight in the day, when you can spot rainbows over it. And in the night, when the Niagara Falls Illumination Board light it up in multiple colours, it looks even more beautiful. You can also take the Maid of the Mist tour through the falls. To take a boat ride, buy tickets here.
- Branson, Missouri
Branson isn’t on everybody’s to-go list, but it surely is a fun place to be for senior citizens. Firstly, since it is not very popular among tourists, so you’ll find it quieter than most big towns. Secondly, it is known as the “live show capital of the world” for a reason. Check for live events happening in Branson and attend whichever interests you. You are sure to have a great time in the summery weather there.
- Conner Prairie, Indiana
Conner Prairie is an interactive history park in Fisher, Indiana. It preserves the home of William Conner, an American trader and scout. It is listed on America’s National Register of Historic Places and can be visited to see recreated bits of life in 19th century Indiana. The Prairie has something to offer for all ages, whether you’re traveling alone, with your children or grandchildren, teenagers or toddlers. You can look for upcoming events at the Prairie here.
- Green Valley, Arizona
Right next to the Mexican border is Green Valley, probably the most visited destination by senior citizens in the United States. It was built as a retirement village for the elderly and is quite literally custom-made for them. If you’re active and like outdoor fun, you can enjoy golfing in the vast fields here. And if you’re looking for a more laid back experience, Green Valley has that too! Just sit back and watch the sunset across a vast desert, with dry cactuses and their blooming flowers.
- Sedona, Arizona
Sedona offers you the best of both worlds. If you’re fond of the city life, it has plenty of art gigs and other shows going on all year round. It is also one of those places in America that boasts sumptuous food. And if you’re looking to get away from the city, just wander off a little further and you’ll find beautiful red sand formations, underneath a clear sky.
If you visit both Green Valley and Sedona, you’ll need to stay the night in Arizona.The Telegraph has listed a few good places to stay in.
The United States has a lot to offer for people of all ages, so don’t restrict yourself to a ‘senior citizen’s itinerary’, wander off and who knows, you might enjoy Las Vegas more than the Statue of Liberty!