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4 Unique Baby Boomer Travel Destinations

Boomers on a road trip

When daydreaming about retirement, most people think about all the fun places they’re going to visit. As a retired Boomer, I’m a little more informed on this subject than most. So, for today’s post, I’m going to lend my expertise. Here are 4 unique road trip destinations to add to your travel wish list!


1. Blue Ridge Parkway

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Dubbed “America’s Favorite Drive”, Blue Ridge Parkway is breathtakingly gorgeous. I started near Cherokee, NC and took the Parkway all the way to Blowing Rock. We even took on a particularly scenic drive through Shenandoah National Park in Virginia! Pro tip—take this road trip in the summer or early fall. It’s truly the best time to travel.

2. Montana

Montana - boomer travel

I couldn’t choose one particular destination for Montana, because the whole state is straight out of a photobook. Anywhere you travel will be beautiful! For our road trip, we took the I-15 to Butte, then the I-90 to Missoula. Along the way, we passed through The Valley of a Thousand Haystacks, a historical marker that you won’t want to miss. From there, a ride through Glacier National Park ended with a lovely stay in the lodge.


3. Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia - boomer travel

We flew to Boston and got a comfortable rental car for the drive to Portland, Maine. From there, we took the ferry over to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. With the help of the Canadian Embassy, we planned 5 overnight stays on the drive along the Northern Coast. Of course, a visit to Nova Scotia wouldn’t be complete without a stop to the Bay of Fundy to eat scallops. We also visited the scenic Peggy’s Cove and ended our road trip at Halifax.

4. Charlottesville, Virginia

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Charlottesville should be called “the home of the presidents.” You can, in fact, visit the homes of three former presidents—Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and James Madison! Not to be missed is a day trip through the Shenandoah National Park. Trust me—you won’t want to miss it. Allow 3 or 4 nights in Charlottesville, but if you’re in the mood for a longer trip, continue your trip in Williamsburg and Jamestown.

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Originally published April 27, 2023

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