45 Travel Discounts for Seniors


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Check out the Best Perks for Seniors in Each State that you might not know about. 

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Retiring and having more time for travel is one of the biggest perks of getting older, and this list of travel discounts will help seniors cut their vacation costs. Starting at age 50 (the minimum age for AARP membership), seniors can cash in on numerous deals by simply flashing an ID, although some apply only to AARP members and some are offered only by select chain franchisees. Whether you love RV trips or vacations that offer an adrenaline rush, these discounts can make hitting the road a little cheaper.

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The car-rental chain's Senior Circle promotion offers discounts to those age 50 and over.
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For $58 a year, AARP members can get towed anywhere, get gas in their empty tank, have flat tires changed, get their battery jump started, and get back into their car if locked out.
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The airline is awfully coy about senior fares, but claims to offer them to those 65 and over who call the airline's toll-free reservations number (1-800-433-7300).
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Hop aboard ... Amtrak tickets go for 10 percent off most fares to travelers who are at least 65 years old.

Atlantis Casino Resort
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Who wants to go to Reno? If you're an AARP member, this Reno resort will give you 10 percent off your stay.
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AARP members can save up to 30 percent off base rates for car rental at participating locations in the United States and Canada.

Avista Resort
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Want to enjoy some quiet golfing near Myrtle Beach, but don't want to deal with the noise and bustle of Myrtle Beach itself? This resort in North Myrtle Beach gives AARP members a discount when they book.
Best Western
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Room rates drop at least 10 percent at Best Western for AARP members and guests 55 and up when reserving online or with a company representative.

British Airways
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AARP members can save $65 on an economy ticket or $200 on a business-class seat for any flight to London, Europe, Asia, Middle East, or Africa through 2019.
Budget Car Rentals
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If you're an AARP member, Budget offers a free upgrade on your rental car, a waived additional-driver fee, vehicle insurance, and 24-hour roadside assistance, as well as discounts up to 25 percent off rental rates.

Carnival Cruise
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If you are age 55 or over, Carnival has discounted room rates for select voyages.
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If you're age 55 or over and are booking a trip to Hawaii, this Pacific hospitality chain will knock 10 percent off your room rate.
Quality Inn & Suites
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Choice Hotels, which includes Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, and Comfort Inn, shaves room fees up to 10 percent for AARP members or travelers age 60 and older. Advance reservations required.

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The airline offers senior discounts, but only in certain markets.
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A ubiquitous eatery frequented by travelers across the country, Denny's offers 15 percent off for all AARP members and also a special menu with lower prices for guests 55 and older.

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This online travel giant runs the AARP Travel Center and offers 10 percent off hotels, 25 percent off car rentals, up to $300 onboard cruise credits, and free online or phone booking.
Extended Stay America
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If you need a suite with a kitchen for a while and are age 55 or older, this chain will cut you a deal on a room.
Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
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AARP members enjoy a 15 percent discount on travel and lodging at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, including the RV park and a two-night "Canyon Explorer" package.

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Greyhound lowers fares by 5 percent for bus passengers age 62 and older.

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Drivers age 50 and older save up to 20 percent on base rates when renting a vehicle.
Hilton Hotels
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Hilton Worldwide offers AARP members 5 percent off stays at Hilton Hotels Resorts, DoubleTree, Hampton, Hilton Garden Inn, Waldorf Astoria, Embassy Suites, Conrad Hotels Resorts, and other properties owned by the hospitality chain.

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Howard Johnson awards AARP members 10 percent discount off the best available rate at participating branded hotels.

Hyatt Hotels
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Hyatt offers senior guests age 62 and older discounts up to 10 percent.

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No need for a coupon at IHOP, another traveler-friendly diner found all across the country. A special menu of pancakes, eggs, and French toast is already discounted for senior diners, starting at age 55.

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This sprawling hotel chain offers discounts up to 15 percent on its non-discounted room rates to anyone age 62 and older. Rates vary by location. 

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Just outside of the historic grounds and theme parks of Williamsburg, Virginia, this resort offers AARP members a 10 percent to 30 percent discount. The amount you save is based on the length of your stay.
La Quinta Inns and Suites
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La Quinta Inns and Suites offers AARP members up to 10 percent off room rates, as well as discounts for guests 65 and older.

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This travel agency hooks up with AARP to offer members $100 off select travel packages.

Marriott Hotels
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Guests at Marriott hotels save at least 15 percent on room rates worldwide once they've reached the age of 62.

Mermaid Cottages
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A 5 percent discount may not seem like much, but AARP members looking for a place to stay on Georgia's historic Tybee Island could fare worse than this reduction.
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort
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This West Virginia casino offers its ONE Club members a $50 room rate from Monday through Wednesday, provided they're 50 or older.

Motel 6
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All seniors 60 and older get a 10 percent price cut.

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The bad news is that the $10 lifetime pass for those ages 62 and over now costs $80. The upside is that you still get into every national park for the rest of your life for that price, and you get a 50 percent discount on amenities like camping, swimming, and boat launches.

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The offsite airport parking service Park Ride Fly USA offers AARP members a discount of 12 percent. The reservation discount is available at 150 locations nationwide.

Rail Europe
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This European rail service offers discounts on rail passes in the Balkan states, Great Britain, France, Ireland, and Romania for those over 60.
Ramada Hotels
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Ramada hotel customers age 60 and older are entitled to 10 percent off the best available rate at participating locations.

Red Roof Inn
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Seniors ages 59 and over get 10 percent off the cost of their room booking year-round.
Royal Caribbean
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This cruise line occasionally offers special pricing to those 55 and over, but it reserves that pricing for specific trips.
Southwest Airlines
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This airline not only offers discounted senior fares to those ages 65 and older, but also allows you to book them online. It allows seniors to board early and will refund their fare in full should they have to cancel.
Super 8
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Participating Super 8 hotels discount rooms by 10 percent off the best available rate for AARP members.

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This Northeast bus company provides a 10 percent discount for those over age 65, but limits it to a 5 percent discount for certain routes. Meanwhile, some seniors may qualify for its half-fare program.
Trump International Hotel and Tower
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The president isn't against senior programs. His hotel chain (or at least the one his kids are running with his name on it) cuts 10 percent off room rates for AARP members and seniors 65 and older.

United Airlines
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The airline offers special fares to those ages 65 and older, but also offers its Signature Service personal concierge and club lounge to those who need extra assistance.

Vacations By Rail
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This rail tourism service offers a 5 percent discount to AARP members for train rides in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and other locations. It also provides seniors special offers and waives booking fees for European travel.
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Just need a car to occasionally get around for a few hours? Zipcar lets AARP members join for $40 (a 43 percent discount) and gives them $40 of free driving time. However, the $25 application fee bites into that benefit quite a bit.

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