You’re not just getting older, you’re getting better. And the world wants to reward your six decades of experience by offering deals aplenty.
Traditionally, turning 60 has been a signal that it’s time to slow down. But baby boomers are scrapping that notion. And these deals reward those on the move.
The discounts on this list are geared toward travel and are available to people in their 60s. You don’t have to join a group like AARP to take advantage.
Following are some great offers that kick in during your 60s.
Whether you travel for work or fun, turning 65 will earn you a price break on Amtrak. You can score a 15% discount on most fares on most of this carrier’s trains.
If you plan to travel into Canada, you can score a 10% discount on cross-border services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada. This discount applies to riders age 60 and older.
Some limitations apply to these discounts, so be sure to check Amtrak’s website before planning your next trip.
If you prefer to travel by road rather than rail, Greyhound has a deal for you. Passengers who are 62 or older can net a small discount — 5% — on fares.
The senior discount is not available on Greyhound Canada routes, and other restrictions apply. So be sure to check Greyhound’s website.
3. National Park Service
Many people dream of traveling the country in retirement, and the National Park Service helps turn such fantasies into reality by offering $80 lifetime passes for citizens and permanent residents who have turned 62.
Or, if you prefer, get an annual senior pass for just $20.
The pass also qualifies you for a 50% discount on some amenity fees associated with park facilities. This discount may apply to the following fees:
- Boat launch
- Specialized interpretive services
You can buy national park passes in person at federal recreation sites, via mail or online. There is an additional $10 processing fee if you buy the pass by mail or online.
Travelers who are 62 or older have a choice at Marriott: Save up to 25% on their room rate (on select dates) or take advantage of the Senior Stay for Breakfast package that includes:
- One night room accommodations
- Buffet breakfast for two adults at Villa de Flora Restaurant each morning
See the Marriott website for details.
5. Holiday Inn
Participating Holiday Inn hotels also offer a senior discount to travelers age 62 and older. However, the chain does not specify the size of the price break on its website.
In addition, Holiday Inn states the following:
“Discounts on the non-discounted room rate at any participating hotel in the U.S. and Canada will be available to guests who are 62 years of age or older or with valid membership ID of a retired persons organization.”
Call your preferred location for details, or use the search feature on the senior discount webpage — you can select the “Senior Discount” option in the “Rate Preference” field.
6. Crowne Plaza
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts is another hotel chain on our list that offers a senior discount to travelers who are 62 or older.
Like Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza does not specify the size of the price break on its website. But you can select the “Senior Discount” option in the “Rate Preference” field when searching for a hotel on Crowne Plaza’s site.
7. Choice Hotels
If you are 60 or older, make a reservation in advance and you can save up to 10% at Choice Hotels.
Choice Hotels brands include about a dozen chains — such as Clarion, Rodeway Inn and EconoLodge. See the Choice Hotels website for details.
8. Motel 6
Blow out the candles on your 60th birthday, and you are instantly eligible for up to 10% off the Motel 6 “nightly best available rate” at each of the chain’s more than 1,400 locations.
See the Motel 6 website for details.
9. Wyndham Hotel Group
Guests who are at least 60 can get a discount on their stay at a hotel in the Wyndham Hotel Group. That includes brands such as Days Inn, Ramada and Travelodge.
The precise discount amount is not specified. See the Wyndham website for more details.
For more senior-friendly lodging options, check out “9 Hotels That Give Price Breaks to Seniors.” Some of those price breaks are available to people as young as 50.
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