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Take These 20 Vacations For Singles Over 40
Try any of these 20 vacations for singles over 40. Group trips, cruises and all-inclusive resorts offer all kinds of options for single travelers of all ages. Finding oneself in the middle of a week-long college party isn’t for everyone. Taking these trips allows for the opportunity to meet up with peers, take in the culture, explore alone, party with other singles or simply relax in bed.
The older we get, the more we can afford to splurge on vacations. The days of penny- pinching are starting to subside, leaving the 40 -plus traveler with the taste for richer experiences. Don’t get it twisted, a night out in the club isn’t out of the question. Leaving before 2 a.m. may happen and not every vacation will have a club night in it.
Vacations for singles over 40 look like day trips on sailboats, resort vineyard tours, train rides and wine tastings. It looks like Turkish baths, spa days and homeopathic treatments. It looks like whatever you want it to look like. Adventure, relaxation, water sports, self-love, a chance at romance; read all of the options below to find your favorite getaway. If we missed one of your favorite single’s getaways, add it in the comments below. We want to know about it too!
The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio Italy
Visit the romantic Lake Como, Italy. Stay at The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio and feel like royalty as this expansive property gives high key castle vibes. Intricate chandeliers, grand pianos, plush furniture and gold finishes pair well with the thick curtains and double duvets atop the hotel’s cushy beds.
Blau Varadero Hotel, Cuba
Take a trip back in time and visit Cuba. Spend your spare time at Blau Varadero Hotel, Cuba, an all-inclusive resort well suited for single travelers over 40. Take salsa lessons, tan on the beach, spend time at the spa and indulge in their 24-hour food and drink options.
Rwanda, East Africa
Most famous for its rare mountain gorillas, Rwanda could prove to be an interesting choice for a single traveler over 40. Stay at One&Only Gorillas Nest to experience the gorillas up close. They make the, “magic possible as you enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime, personal encounter with the rare and majestic mountain gorillas roaming free in its own natural habitat.” Mountains in the area reach over 14,000 feet, a hiker’s paradise.
A landlocked country with a stellar lake, travelers can spend time at the beach bars around Lake Kivu. Take a safari while in Rwanda and look for the Big 5; the leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and African buffalo.
Take Canada By Train
Train travel is one of the most relaxing and beautiful ways to see the world. Ride with Rocky Mountaineer through Canada on their Journey Through The Clouds Excursion. A week long journey starting in Vancouver with stops in Lake Louise, Banff, Calgary and more.
“Experience all the Rockies have to offer on this seven day journey to some of the most breathtaking places in Western Canada.” Get the quiet time you deserve at a hotel each evening. See some of the most beautiful places in Canada by train and caravan when riding with Rocky Mountaineer.
Book a Single Stateroom with Royal Caribbean and escape the supplement fees that cruises usually charge. Cruise with Royal Caribbean on an 8-Night Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise. Leave from New York and set sail to Miami, Nassau and CocoCay.
This town is the mirror of a quaint Swiss mountain village. Great skiing and snowboarding, phenomenal restaurants with people from all over the world. Vail, Colorado is a shoe in for the top places for single travelers over 40 who like cooler weather (and luxury mountain towns).
Sit in one of the sun chairs outside with a fire roaring in front of you and watch everyone slide down the hills and ride back up the lift. Relax with a glass of wine in one hand while clearly keeping the other free for the cookies that are brought out on trays for the last run.
The author’s favorite place to stay while in town is The Arrabelle at Vail Square. It is The Plaza of the Rockies. The quietly classy atmosphere, the stately rooms and the impeccable service create a delicious mix for a seamless getaway. Visit the heated, salt water pool on the rooftop. If it’s snowing, the hot tub is a nice option as well. Last, don’t leave without trying their waffles.
Hiking, upscale shopping, mountain biking, movies and even an ice skating rink that turns into a grassy knoll for summer concerts, this town has it all.
Paloma Pasha Resort, Menderes, Turkey
For those single travelers over 40 that love the water, a visit to Paloma Pasha Resort, Menderes, Turkey is right up your alley. Parasailing, snorkeling, canoeing and surfing are available to guests. With its own wine, this resort is definitely for the grown and sexy. Have a Turkish bath in the SPA Center. Partake in a stunning dinner at Quentine and then turn down for the night in the Terrace Suite.
The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch in Shell, Wyoming
Take a week to learn about horsemanship. All experience levels are welcome. Saddle up for a trail ride or rustle up some cattle work. Stop by the Wild Horse and Mustang Center too. The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch in Shell, Wyoming hosts week long all-inclusive camps creating, “a very personal, small, and intimate experience… People say that cowboys rule The West. At The Hideout our Cowgirls rule the roost.”
Las Vegas, Nevada
Vegas can be added to a lot of lists, but it actually is a great stop for the solo traveler over 40. Let’s start with the endless buffet and gambling options.
Concerts are non-stop in the city of lights. Katy Perry and John Legend will both have concerts there in October. The Blue Man Group and Criss Angel are super popular too.
There are a ton of daytime pool parties (like DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay) and night clubs. Try Voodoo Lounge at Rio or House of Blues at Mandalay Bay for the over 40 single’s crowd.
Put Seville, Spain on the list of vacations for singles over 40 for its nightlife, art and history. This easily walkable riverside city hosts the oldest park in Europe and is beautiful and rich in culture.
BodyHoliday, St. Lucia
St. Lucia is calling and you answer with a stay at BodyHoliday. The all-inclusive resort focuses on relaxation, exercise, restorative beauty and diet for the solo traveler over 40. Boasting one of the world’s best spas, their treatment options are plenty and include Ayurvedic medicine, along with Ayurvedic cuisine. Thai chi, meditation and body yoga are available to guests as well.
Temptation Cancun Resort
Ready for a little single fun? Fly into Temptation Cancun Resort, an adults only, all-inclusive that focuses on the single traveler. With organized mixers, group day trips to Isla Mujeres, topless areas and delectable cuisine options, this could be the party resort singles over 40 come back to over and over again.
The Greek Isles: Santorini, Mykonos & Croatia
Take a solo vacation to the Greek Isles. Visit Santorini, Mykonos and Croatia on a nine day cruise with Norwegian Cruise Lines. This cruise offers solo accommodations with their Solo State Room and even single’s common areas.
One of the first to add features for single travelers, Norwegian Cruise Lines aims to “Knock Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Greece, and Turkey off your bucket list and get [you] ready for some epic dining and culture. You’ll feel like a character in a movie, classily sipping wine and tasting local delicacies, and running around and exploring the ins and outs of the cities with nothing (and nobody) holding you behind!”
Solo tripping in Lisbon, Portugal
City Unscripted says Lisbon is one of the best cities in the world for solo travel. Walk down the narrow cobblestone streets of old Alfama. Visit in the summer and spend nights at different block parties celebrating the Lisbon Sardine Festival.
The Traveler Broads will be hosting a group trip to Lisbon next year. So, if you would rather hang with these two quirky, hilarious (yet knowledgeable) frienemy hosts, join their group trip geared toward single women over 40.
Summer in Alaska
Alaska has over 2 million tourists each summer, so even if you are traveling solo, you won’t have to feel like you are. At the same time, since Alaska is over one-and-a-half times bigger than Texas, there are plenty of opportunities to find alone time. Intrepid Travel invites solo travelers over 40 to their small, and adventurous group tours of Alaska.
Seward, Homer, Anchorage and Mount Denali are the most popular and ravishing destinations for nature lovers. When traveling as far north as Fairbanks, tourists will be able to experience the everlasting sunlight in the summer months. Midnight sun tanning is popular among tourists during these months.
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands are easily accessible through both Southwest and Delta Air Lines. Posh resorts line 7-mile beach and the swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving are amazing. Grand Cayman is said to have the best cuisine in the Caribbean too.
Take a self discovery retreat outside of Maskall, Belize
Take a self-discovery retreat outside of Maskall, Belize with Pure Abundance. Spiritual advisor Madison Jaye is joining forces with Patricia Wisdom for a journey of love, laughter and prosperity. “A time for sacred self-care, childlike play, healing, and unlocking the abundance you deserve.”
Sleep with a view of Haleakalā volcano, or on the side of it when visiting Haleakalā’s wilderness cabins in Maui, Hawaii. The beaches are amazingly blue and the surfing is world class.
Cruise the Galapagos Islands
Cruise the Galapagos Islands on the solo tip with Metropolitan Touring and get the opportunity to see marine and land animals not found anywhere else in the world.
“The 2 Voyager Cabins are located on the Horizon Deck. They each… feature one large window, a very comfortable single bed, and plenty of space for solo travelers.” Upgrade for turn down service, wet suit rental and a personal tablet for use while cruising the islands.
LA Beach Tour
Take a week-long road trip and spend time at some of the hundreds of beaches the Los Angeles area has to offer. Riding around and hanging out at hot spots like Laguna Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Huntington beach, Venice Beach and Long Beach just to start. Come for the boutique hotels, lively bar scenes and stay for the lovely beaches. A great trip for self-reflection, water-lovers or maybe to find your next boo thang.