Take Mum and Dad On a Trip!

With more des­ti­na­tions cater­ing to se­niors, there’s no bet­ter time to plan a hol­i­day for your par­ents. points you to SASHA GON­ZA­LES the most el­derly-friendly re­sorts and cities.

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NEW ZEALAND

The cities of Auck­land and Welling­ton make it easy to get around on foot, as the ground is mostly flat and it’s al­most im­pos­si­ble to get lost. With their sub­stan­tial Asian pop­u­la­tions, these cities have plenty of home-style cui­sine op­tions for your par­ents. WE REC­OM­MEND… Sky City Ho­tel, Auck­land All the city’s ma­jor at­trac­tions will be right at their doorstep, so your par­ents won’t have to ven­ture far to en­joy this city in New Zealand’s North Is­land. The spa­cious re­sort fea­tures a world-class casino, more than 20 restaurants, a theatre and free live en­ter­tain­ment. A short dis­tance away is the iconic Sky Tower.

www.skyc­ityauck­land.co.nz Copthorne Re­sort Lake­front, Queen­stown Over­look­ing Lake Wakatipu and the sur­round­ing moun­tains, this re­sort has ul­tra­com­fort­able rooms and is within walk­ing dis­tance of Queen­stown’s ma­jor shop­ping and en­ter­tain­ment districts. If your par­ents want to try ski­ing, golf or fish­ing, or wish to take a wine tour, the ho­tel can ar­range ex­cur­sions for them. Queen­stown is a re­sort town in Otago, in New Zealand’s South Is­land. www.mil­len­ni­umho­tels.co.nz/ www.mil­len­ni­umho­tels.co.nz/ copthornequeen­stown­lake­front/

JA­PAN

The pleas­ant cli­mate, low crime rate and good food make Ja­pan pop­u­lar with older folk. But cities like Tokyo and Osaka tend to be fast-paced and crowded, so your par­ents may en­joy Kyushu, Hokkaido and Ky­oto more, where it is qui­eter and less busy. WE REC­OM­MEND… Bep­puwan Royal Ho­tel, Hiji Town, Kyushu The el­e­gant re­sort over­looks scenic Beppu Bay, and is close to at­trac­tions like Beppu Tower, Takasakiyama Nat­u­ral Zoo and Na­tional Park, Takegawara Onsen, and the feu­dal cas­tle town of Kit­suki. In ad­di­tion to amaz­ing lo­cal cui­sine, the ho­tel has a range of ameni­ties for ac­tive se­niors, from a golf course to a gar­den pool. Plus, there are shared hot-spring baths over­look­ing the bay, for your folks to re­lax in. www.dai­ware­sort.co.jp/english/26_beppu.html Aso Farm Land, Ku­mamoto, Kyushu Lo­cated in the cap­i­tal city of Ku­mamoto on the is­land of Kyushu, the re­sort has a vil­lage-like

Cat­tle farm in Aso, Ku­mamoto.

Shangri-la Leisure Farm Auck­land’s tallest build­ing, the Sky Tower.

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