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Local Senior Spring Break Destinations

By February 17, 2020 No Comments
Vintage suitcase in the background; polaroid camera in the front left corner.

So you’ve decided to get a reverse mortgage. Congratulations! It’s time to celebrate!
Now is a great time to consider rewarding yourself: Spring Break is fast approaching! Travel has been proven to have many benefits for senior citizens, including lowering the risk of heart disease and depression. Whether you’re traveling solo, going somewhere with a life partner or close friend, or taking the whole family along for the ride, Spring Break is no longer just for the kids! Here are some nearby destinations where you can spend a portion of your reverse mortgage payout!

“Local” Landscapes

You want to travel, but want to be budget-friendly. Or maybe you just want to dip your toes in the water of adventure? Either way, we have some great options nearby that provide incredible landscapes and experiences!

McCall

With snow still being a possibility for the area, you have a few additional options when you choose an early spring trip! For the active lifestyle, cross country skiing, snow-shoeing, ice skating, and snowmobile rentals are all available as the weather permits; there are also great ski destinations to be found at Brundage or Tamarack!
Not into winter sports? There are options for you, too! This beautiful little town has plenty of shops, art galleries, and museums to occupy your time. Looking for a chance to relax? Take a trip to one of the nearby hot springs!

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone is a joy for all ages! With abundant wildlife to observe, breathtaking views, and natural wonders to enjoy, there’s something for everybody. A late spring (end of March/April) trip provides an opportunity to soak up the wonder with smaller crowds, with the main tourist season not typically kicking off until May. If making this trip, be sure to check road and pass closures; the friendly rangers at the park entrance are happy to point you to open areas to take in!
Make a stop at Bear World in Rexburg along the way, and be sure to stop by the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone on your way into the park. You won’t be sorry!

The Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coast…what’s not to love? Fresh seafood everywhere, the brisk sea air, the awe-inspiring rocky terrain with pockets of lovely little ocean-front towns…it’s a love letter all on its own!
March is the beginning of peak whale-watching season along the Oregon coastline, and there are also wonderful fishing opportunities! Quaint little local shops are always a fun experience, lighthouses are beautiful and serene, and Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach is a must-see. Don’t forget to make the trip further up towards the Washington border; Astoria is a gem that you just can’t miss!

Neighboring Cities

Do you lean a little more toward a bustling cityscape than the great outdoors? Do you want to visit bigger cities than our beautiful Boise? We are fortunate enough to have a few “neighbors” that are well worth a visit!

Portland

Museums. Shopping. Craft beer. All things that come to mind when thinking of Portland! At just a 6 hour drive away, this neighboring city is a reasonable weekend getaway if you don’t want to commit to a full week!
Looking for a little serenity? The Japanese Botanical Gardens can provide you with that inner peace. Wanting to sample from the incredible Portland food scene? March is Portland Dining Month, where select restaurants throughout the city price a full experience (up to three pre-set courses) at only $33! Looking at a trip in April instead? Make the less than 40-mile trek down to Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm and enjoy a taste of Amsterdam in the U.S.! Their annual festival has peak blooms in April.

Seattle

Ah, Seattle! With many direct flights between Boise and the Emerald City, it has never been easier (or more affordable) to plan a trip to this urban center!
There may not be a yellow brick road to skip down, but Seattle never disappoints. With the bustle of Pike Place Market, the history found in the Underground, and a wide array of local shops and restaurants, you will never be bored! The museums are spectacular, and the zoo and aquarium are interactive experiences. Looking for a deeper discount than typically available to seniors? Take a look at a CityPass, which gains you admission (at around half the cost) to the major tourist destinations, including the viewing platform at the Space Needle!

Getting a reverse mortgage in Idaho is a big decision, but so very worth it. Whether your travel destination is nearby or far away, enjoying your retirement is closer than ever!

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