22 Cheap Nostalgia Trips for Seniors
There's something reassuring about things of old, and sometimes an urge to step back in time to relive youthful days. From admiring classic cars to strolling along a boardwalk, there are surprisingly inexpensive ways for the young at heart to recapture the spirit of yesteryear. Some locations might demand a visit -- or inspire you to find a similar activity closer to home.
The classic diner experience is fading, but there's still the Busy Bee, in Brookline, Massachusetts. Called a "greasy spoon par excellence" by a Yelp reviewer, this family-owned favorite has been drawing Bostonians in search of the classic breakfast for decades.
Hawaii is home to Pearl Harbor, attacked on Dec. 7, 1941, by the Japanese. The Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, including the incredible sunken USS Arizona Memorial, offer perspective and the chance to pay respects to the fallen. Admission is free.
Family road trips to classic destinations were a part of so many childhoods -- kicking the seats, whining for a rest stop, and, oh, yes, seeing some national treasures. Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, is as impressive as ever, and still free.
The Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market is actually a collection of shows on fields dotting an otherwise quiet two-lane road. Held for a week each May, July, and September, it offers a seemingly endless array of antiques, collectibles, and other quirky finds. Most fields are free; some charge up to $6 admission.
Atlanta's historic Oakland Cemetery, founded in 1850, serves as the final resting place of city -- and national -- notables, including golf legend Bobby Jones and author Margaret Mitchell. The grounds, with free admission, are also noted for their sculpture, architecture, and gardens. Tours are $6 for seniors 65 and older.