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Want an exciting retirement?

Want an exciting retirement?

December 12, 2023

Want an exciting retirement?
Check out America's National Parks

 

America is a beautiful country, and its 400 National Parks have some of the best landscapes the country has to offer. Spending retirement hopping across our country’s great National Parks could have more benefits than one.

Lower your stress

With over 85 million acres of land to explore, America’s National Parks are some of the best places to explore nature and reduce your stress. Studies show that a regular connection with nature for at least 20 minutes each day can greatly reduce cortisol, which contributes to your body’s stress. This is because the sights and sounds of nature can have a calming effect on your body. Nature also can help you be more present and promote mindfulness as you disconnect and reduce mental fatigue.

Get more bang for your buck

Even if you’ve saved up enough money for retirement, you still might want to find ways to spend your time that won’t drain your savings. For just $80, seniors can purchase a Lifetime Senior Pass (or, $20 for an Annual Senior Pass) and get access to the entire National Parks system. Included in your pass may be additional benefits at certain locations, like discounts on amenity fees. You won’t find a deal much better than that.

Spend time with the family

It’s likely that retirement will give you more time to spend with family and loved ones. National Parks are great places to create lasting memories with your children or grandchildren. Many parks give you the opportunity to explore the outdoors with activities for all ages, including hiking, fishing, camping, bird watching, boating, and so much more. At America’s National Parks there really is something for everyone.

See major landmarks

There may be no better way to discover America than through its National Parks. Nothing compares to seeing the country’s most important historic landmarks up close and in person. Through the National Parks system, you can see the following landmarks:

 

Landmark

Park

State

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park

Arizona

Old Faithful Geyser

Yellowstone National Park

Wyoming

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

South Dakota

Delicate Arch

Arches National Park

Utah

Walk toward a healthy retirement

As you age, you may find it harder to stay active. For seniors, walking regularly is a great way to stay in shape, plus it can help reduce the risk of:

 

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis

 

It might be hard to find the motivation to walk around your neighborhood. Instead, regular trips to National Parks will likely keep you more excited to walk for miles and take in the scenery, and keep your body active at the same time.

 

More time to enjoy America

What will you do with your extra time in retirement? A trip to America’s National Parks can be a great way to travel across the country and experience some of the amazing landscapes of this beautiful country.

 

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