Fall is the perfect time to book your next major getaway - and with the back-to-school hustle and people returning to work, it seems like no one has time for vacation anymore. However, for seniors who are retired and who don’t have children to look after, this is the perfect time to book your next trip. To help you plan your next trip, we’ve put together a list of the top five destinations for senior travelers to visit fall 2022.

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Douro Valley, Portugal


If you’re in the mood for an international vacation, then head on over to the north of Portugal to experience the natural beauty of the Duoro Valley region. Known for its wine and the Douro River, this is a wonderful travel destination for seniors, who will love its laid-back atmosphere and intriguing history. From taking a boat tour down the river, to sipping on port wine, to taking a tour of Quinta do Panascal, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Douro Valley.

Newfoundland, Canada


Newfoundland is Canada’s hidden gem, from its scenic views to its long, long history. Senior travelers will love taking in the sight of the first sunrise in North America at Cape Spear National Historic Site, the easternmost part of the continent. After watching the sun rise over the horizon, hop on a boat for a whale watching tour or to look at the local icebergs that are more than 10,000 years old. After some time on the water, step onto land and go for a stroll along “Jellybean Row,” a collection of bright, candy-colored homes near the waterfront. As you look out across the ocean, try to count how many fishing schooners you see across the waves.

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Morro Bay, CA


Is there anything more charming than a seaside village? Senior travellers can find this hidden gem in Morro Bay, California. Visitors can experience oceanside golf, kayaking, fishing, bird watching, kite flying, shopping, and much more. In addition to all of those exciting activities, Morro Bay is also a great place to visit if you’re looking to travel on a budget, as the village has plenty of free beaches, parks, hiking trails, and street art for you to enjoy.

Tulum, Mexico


For senior travelers hoping to visit paradise and learn about the ancient Mayans, then Tulum, Mexico might be the perfect city to visit. Located on the eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula, Tulum is home to a wealth of Mayan ruins and archeological sites. Visit one of the New World Wonders, Chichen Itzá, or the Coba ruins, or try your hand at eco-tourism with a visit to Punta Laguna, a nature reserve protected by a Mayan community. You’ll leave Tulum with a greater understanding of ancient Mesoamerica, an appreciation for Mexico’s abundance of nature, and an excellent tan,

Plymouth, MA


History buffs will find that Plymouth is a treasure trove of early American history, stories, and artifacts. Visitors can spend hours at the Pilgrim Memorial State Park admiring the replica of the famous Mayflower ship, Mayflower II, and then view the remnants of Plymouth Rock, which was purportedly part of the boulder that the original pilgrims used as a stepping stone to set foot onto early American soil. These attractions are only a small fraction of the history and entertainment available at Plymouth, with so much more for guests to uncover.

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Whether you’re young at heart or an old soul, you’re guaranteed to have the time of your life exploring these destinations. And of course, HomeExchange will be there along the way to make sure that you have authentic, cozy accommodations.