While September means back to school for kids, there are many families that are sending their youngest off to college and finding themselves to be empty nesters. This can be an emotional time for parents, while also trying to figure out their new life without kids around. The perfect way to ease the blues and spend quality time with your spouse is a vacation! Discover the joy your new-found freedom can bring with these fantastic vacations for empty nesters.
Discover the charm and elegance of South Carolina with a trip to the cobblestone streets of Charleston. A big percentage of the population is 55 and over, making it a great spot for more adult activities and attractions. Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage while studying the architecture, local shops, historical sites, and restaurants. Locals are inherently friendly, allowing you to partake in enjoyable adult interaction as you go about your getaway.
Accommodation options can be found at quaint, yet well-equipped resorts that put you close to the local scene with a spacious suite to relax in. Stay in a Victorian-style villa at Lodge Alley Inn and discover gorgeous pine floors, brick walls, an a parlor with a fireplace. Church Street Inn resides at the corner of Church and Market Streets where you can walk to local markets, art museums, boutiques, and gourmet restaurants.
Maui is always a great place to vacation, but especially in the fall months when it is Hawaii’s off-season and prices are lower to lure in more tourists. The weather remains ideal for long, relaxing days on the beaches or diving to meet aquatic life on a snorkeling excursions. Without kids in tow, you’ll be able to lay out in the sun as long as you want, try unique local cuisine, and hop aboard sunset cocktail cruises for a romantic date night out.
Luxury suites are abundant in Hawaii, with Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club being a fan favorite among adult travelers. Wake up to breathtaking ocean views, unwind by the sparkling pools, or book a spa day complete with facials and couples massages. The Gardens at West Maui offer three on-site golf courses, a tennis garden, and Kapalua Bay beach just a short walk away.
While Sin City has a wide variety of entertainment options for all ages, Las Vegas is truly an adult playground! For starters, kids aren’t allowed in the casinos, so gamble away while indulging on the free cocktails. The nightlife in Vegas is vibrant and nonstop, allowing you to dance the night away having fun with your spouse. You can also dine at the Top of the World and take in gorgeous views of the city while indulging in a gourmet meal.
Hotels and resorts are everywhere you turn in Las Vegas, so it’s helpful to know the places with the best value that is best suited for an empty nester getaway. Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club offers a fabulous mix of luxury and convenience for your stay. Enjoy staying centrally on the Strip while having access to amenities like rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, an outdoor pool and spa, and a high-end fitness center. Or, feel like you’re on an island with a stay at Cancun Resort Las Vegas. This resort features a full-service spa, gorgeously landscaped outdoor pool area, and stunning accommodations.
See New York City in a whole new way without the kids leading the way. Not only do the early fall months provide gorgeous weather and scenery, you’ll find a nice lull in tourism after summer and before the winter festivities begin. Take a romantic stroll through Central Park, walk leisurely through the city’s many museums and art galleries, or toast to your new life as empty nesters atop a rooftop bar! While this is the city that never sleeps, you’re sure to enjoy a laid back getaway with plenty of options for shopping, dining, and general relaxation.
NYC is notoriously not cheap when it comes to accommodations. But there are options when it comes to finding affordable options with incredible value. The Manhattan Club allows you to experience the city at it’s finest. Beyond the central location, you’ll get top notch service with a knowledgeable concierge staff, valet parking, daily breakfast buffet, and a private cocktail lounge. Wyndham Midtown 45 at New York City is located between 2nd and 3rd avenue and boasts a sophisticated atmosphere while giving your prime access to Times Square, Grand Central Stations, and the Theatre District.