Summer 2024: Best Holiday Destinations for Seniors

When you reach retirement, this is the perfect opportunity to make the most of your newfound time and enjoy some much-deserved relaxation. The perfect way to do just that? Well, a holiday, of course!

Keep reading as we discuss some senior-friendly holiday destinations to inspire you for your next getaway.


A destination favoured by many UK residents, Spain is an ideal holiday location for senior travellers. Whether you like to relax on the beach, enjoy the food or experience the local culture, Spain won’t disappoint, offering something for everyone to enjoy.

When it comes to food, the Mediterranean diet is extremely popular in Spain, with olive oil, fresh fish and vegetables incorporated into many of their dishes – all of which are especially beneficial to your health, especially in your elderly age.

Another great thing about Spain is that it’s a relatively accessible country to navigate. Barcelona, for example,  is well known for its wheelchair-friendly infrastructure, making it ideal for those who struggle with mobility. There are also several ramps and elevators available in many of the major tourist attractions.


If you’re looking for a slightly milder but still pleasurable climate, then Scandinavia is a great alternative. Composed of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, all of the Scandinavian countries are known to have excellent transport links, making them easy to navigate for seniors, especially those who may struggle with long distance walking.

Scandinavia is also a popular destination to visit by cruise, which is simply another way to elevate your holiday experience. Many cruises are committed to offering a safe, comfortable and accessible experience for senior citizens, whether you require a wheelchair or simply struggle with your mobility.

If flying isn’t for you, then a cruise is the perfect option, offering you the best of both worlds – getting to explore multiple destinations whilst enjoying on-cruise entertainment and activities during your journey to and from said destinations.


Is holidaying abroad not for you? Worry not, as there are many wonderful destinations to enjoy from our very own shores!

One of our favourite UK destinations is the county of Dorset. In the summer months, the brilliant blue sea along the Jurassic coast looks tropical in its own right, with home comforts to enjoy such as fresh fish and chips and a classic 99 ice-cream.

As well as food, shopping and beaches, there are also many National Trust properties scattered across the county, which make for the perfect day out during your summer staycation.

Local Stairlifts Gloucester

If you are someone who struggles with mobility, then just as important as it is to ensure you’re catered for whilst abroad, it’s important to meet your mobility needs whilst you’re at home. One such way to do that? With a domestic stairlift. That’s where we come in at Alfix; we offer both straight and curved stairlifts to suit your needs. Get in touch with us today to learn more.