Travel Discounts for Those Over 50 Years Old

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Here are some deals from hotels and transportaiton, to restaurants and entertainment for those over the age of 50. Make the most of your retirement and free-time!

Hotel Deals

At Hyatt properties, those 62-plus save up to 50 percent on the Hyatt Daily Rate at participating hotels and resorts in the continental U.S. and Canada.

On a space available basis, Marriott International offers discounts of 15 percent and more to those 62-plus at over 4,000 properties worldwide.

At Wyndham Hotel Group Hotels, guests 60-plus can request senior discounts of up to 10 percent off the Best Available Rate.

Guests 59-plus can take advantage of a 10 percent senior discount at the 425 Red Roof Inn locations across the U.S. The senior rate option is listed on the booking page.

In Spain, Paradores Hotels offers Golden Days Promotion discounts on rooms (10 percent) and breakfast (30 percent) to those 55-plus.

Transportation Deals

Along with other perks and amenities, most U.S. airlines, car rental firms and bus companies have done away with senior discounts, but there are a few available:

Southwest Senior Fares for those 65-plus, available on both domestic and international flights, offer the advantage of being fully refundable.

According to the Delta Air Lines site, senior discounts are available "in certain markets" with additional information available only by phone.

Although there are some exceptions, Amtrak travelers 62-plus are eligible to receive a 15 percent discount on the lowest available rail fare. On cross-border services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada, a 10 percent discount for those 60-plus applies.

Those 65-plus can apply for a Reduced-Fare MetroCard for half-price fares on MTA subways and buses in New York City, but, as with many other local transportation systems, including BART in San Francisco, they may need to file an application in advance.

Hertz offers a special 50 Plus Car Rental Deal discount code to renters 50-plus.

Greyhound Bus Lines offers a 5 percent discount to those 62-plus on passenger fares to a network of more than 3,800 destinations on their own buses and participating connecting bus companies.

Restaurant Deals

Some restaurant chains offer senior discounts, but these are highly variable. They may be on certain days of the week, vary by location within the same chain, or be limited to certain senior menus. A few examples:

At some franchised restaurants, like Applebee's, discount decisions are made locally.

IHOP offers a menu that is specially "proportioned and priced" for those 55-plus.

Old Country Buffet has a 60-plus club membership with discounts and complimentary extras.

Attractions and Entertainment Deals

U.S. citizens over age 62 can buy a lifetime Senior Pass for $20 that includes entry to the 59 national parks and more than more than 2,000 other recreational facilities managed by the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In addition, the Tennessee Valley Authority honors the Senior Pass for entrance or camping discounts.

Many museums offer age-related discounts. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Philadelphia Museum of Art offer discounted admissions for those 65-plus, as does the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum for those 62-plus.

Admissions at the Minnesota Zoo are discounted for those 62-plus.

On Wednesdays, Station Casinos offer "My Generation" deals on dining, gaming, movies, bowling and more "Young and Fun Day" with up to 20 percent off spa and salon services and 25 percent discounts on certain shows, and more for those 55-plus.

Those 65-plus get discounts at the Mob Museum and Neon Museum in Las Vegas.

At AMC Theatres, discounted tickets are available to patrons 60-plus.


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