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Top Two Travel Destinations In Sunny Arizona PDF Print E-mail

The most famous natural beauty in the Cactus State is the Grand Canyon, featuring the South and North Rims. Because they’re more than 200 miles apart across the vast Canyon floor and Colorado River, their weather patterns are different.

The North Rim has the cooler summer temperatures, rarely rising above 80 in daylight and drops to the low 40s at night. The South Rim, where about 80 percent of tourists visit, has delightful summer daytime temperatures in the 70s to 90s, and 60s at night.

Arizona: Exploring Grand Canyon’s North Rim PDF Print E-mail

There’s a lesser-known Grand Canyon, 200 miles away from the crowds of tourists that gather at the popular South Rim. Part of the Grand Canyon National Park, the North Rim offers a much more relaxed atmosphere. It may be worth the time to make the long drive from the South Rim for a visit.

Your travel4seniors.com editor made my first trip to the North Rim in the 1950s. Then it was truly isolated and visited mostly by hunters and campers. I've returned several times to this isolated area of unspoiled natural beauty.

Long Beach, California: Sand, Surf And Queen Mary PDF Print E-mail

The annual Long Beach Grand Prix in early April brings thousands of car racing fans to the area. Just south of Los Angeles, the seaside city is also a great destination for senior visitors.

Long Beach is filled with much to see and do. It’s 40 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, and close to Disneyland and other Southern California attractions. The city is served by the Blue Line train system, less than an hour’s ride from downtown Los Angeles directly to Long Beach. The airport, LGB, is served by Alaska, Allegiant Air, Delta, US Airways and JetBlue.

Some suggestions: Head down to harbor near Shoreline Village and rent a kayak from Boat Rentals of America. While paddling around the picturesque harbor, admire the skyline and check out the Queen Mary. The historic retired cruise ship carried famous movie star passengers in the 1930s and GIs during World War II.

Nevis, The Bahamas: Stay Where Horatio Honeymooned PDF Print E-mail

The Nisbet Plantation Beach Club features all-inclusive vacations in luxurious cottages on the sunny isle. The club was named for an 18th Century resident of the island, Fanny Nisbet. She married famous British naval hero, Admiral Horatio Nelson in 1787.

The fact that the future victor of the Battle of Trefalgar already had a wife named Frances in England didn’t seem to disturb the lovers on this beautiful Caribbean island. Unfortunately, Nelson died in the 1805 battle and never returned to the fair Fanny.

The current AAA Four Diamond beach club continues the romantic tradition by designing many of its upscale services for lovers of all ages who visit to begin or renew their togetherness. All the inclusive sleeping, sunning, dining, drinking, dancing, swimming and other features start at about $500 per room per night.

Los Angeles CA: Midnight Movie Program At The Nuart PDF Print E-mail

If your travels take you to the area, and you have a night or two to spare, consider going back in time and enjoying some movie nostalgia. Television and smartphones haven’t quite killed the old tradition of attending movies in theaters.

In a city rich in entertainment, there are countless options for such experiences. One local film lovers' destination has a great midnight movie program, active since the theater's inception over 35 years ago.


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