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Senior citizens should not limit themselves from traveling to other places as life is too short not to see and experience the beauty of the world. Just like what French writer Hilaire Belloc said, “I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.”

Based on an article published by CDC, the retirement years can be an exciting time to see the world, and travel is easier and safer than ever before for seniors. With a little planning and some caution, seniors can safely visit almost any destination. Now, the question is what places are suited for seniors? The weather should be first and foremost considered by the seniors to avoid getting sick. Other factors that need to be considered include the transportation, safety, and environment.

Auckland, or also known as the Big Little City, is perfect for senior citizens because of its warm temperate climate, clean environment, and different modes of transportation. Auckland even ranked third at Mercer Quality of Living Survey in 2011 and tenth at EIU's Liveability Ranking in 2013.

Instead of daydreaming while watching the Travel Secrets of New Zealand at DialAFlight TV, why don’t you make that dream come true by flying to Auckland? There are many things you can do in this city that will give you a sense of fulfillment. Here are some of them:

Visit the Auckland War Memorial Museum

The galleries and exhibits will give you a glimpse of the history of New Zealand – from the occurrences during World War 1 and World War 2 to the Holocaust. Some guests end up in tears because of the horrifying tales of war. Art enthusiasts can find more than 2,000 Maori artifacts including the last great Maori war canoe and rare carvings. You can also watch cultural performances and attend memorial events at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Night Out at the SkyCity Casino

Why not try your luck at the SkyCity Casino, which is open 24/7 for non-stop gambling and entertainment. That’s right, aside from world-class casino facilities, people can also enjoy live shows from world-class entertainers. It’s time to put on your best cocktail dress or suit for an exciting night out at the casino.

Dining at North Wharf

After spending a long day sightseeing, then the best place to unwind is at the North Wharf. There are 10 bars and restaurants in this area that serves a wide selection of cuisine and drinks. Aside from an eclectic mix of food, you can also relax while waiting for the sun to set. Its location facing the waterfront promenade makes it popular among the locals and tourists as well.

These are just some of the wonderful things a senior can do in this place. Do you know other exciting activities one can do in Auckland?

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