For older adults looking for a change of pace, a short day trip can offer an exciting adventure. Whether you’re interested in nature, history or simply taking a relaxing stroll, there’s something for everyone within a short drive of Delray Beach. Check out these four unique destinations that make for great outings for seniors.
Everglades National Park
Located just a short drive away from Delray Beach, Everglades National Park offers a must-see Florida destination for anyone who loves nature and wildlife. Covering more than 1.5 million acres of Florida wilderness, the park includes nine distinct habitats and one of the largest wetlands in the world. Alligators, manatees and panthers are just a few of the many diverse species that call the park home.
Many guided tours are available for seniors looking to experience everything the park has to offer. The best way to see the park is with a guided boat tour, but various other tour options are available, allowing older adults to enjoy the scenery at their preferred pace.
Kennedy Space Center
The Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral is arguably one of the most awe-inspiring destinations in the state of Florida. Just a few hours north of Delray Beach, science and history buffs can visit this NASA center and learn more about the history of space exploration, like the Apollo 11 mission that sent men to the moon and the space shuttle program.
Take a bus tour, explore the exhibits and visit the fourth largest structure in the world, the Vehicle Assembly Building. If you time your trip correctly, you may even be able to watch a rocket launch live!
For those looking for a more relaxed day trip, Key Largo offers the perfect getaway. Aquatic activities are popular here, and this area offers some of the best snorkeling in Florida. Even if you’re not a swimmer, glass bottom boat tours give you an opportunity to see the sea lift and marvelous coral reefs while staying dry.
On land, there are plenty of other great attractions for seniors to explore. The Keys History & Discovery Center and Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park both offer ways to satisfy your curiosity and take in the area’s many wonders.
Another nearby getaway is Palm Beach, which offers exclusive boutiques, restaurants and dining. Take a ride on a catamaran or enjoy a guided kayak tour (with optional snorkeling opportunities). Looking for a more low-key adventure? Enjoy a stroll around the city and experience its gorgeous architecture and serene beaches or visit one of the many world-class golf courses.
Experience All That Delray Beach Has to Offer at Abbey Delray
After a fun and fulfilling day trip, it’s always nice to return home. But what if “home” was a resort-like retirement living at Abbey Delray?
Our welcoming Delray Beach community offers modern, sophisticated accommodations for seniors. Make new social connections, learn a new hobby or simply enjoy the good life in an upscale atmosphere.
Contact us for more information, or to schedule a tour to see Abbey Delray for yourself.