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Palm-Aire, Florida, is a paradise for active seniors who want to spend retirement pursuing new adventures. Its lush beaches, delicious restaurants, and assortment of boutiques offer plenty for seniors to do close to home. Year-round warm weather is great for orchid or hibiscus gardening, and you’ll never have to shelter indoors because of falling snow or raging wind. This makes it easy to find things to do around your house, from walking with a friend to drinking coffee on your front porch. If you’re an adventure junkie, though, you probably want to get out of town every now and again. Here are five easy day trips for active seniors in Palm-Aire and Broward County, Florida. 

Casino Trip

Want to try your luck with a little low-stakes gambling? Head to one of the excellent casinos in nearby Fort Lauderdale or Hollywood. Book a room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, then stay up late laughing with your friends at the slot machines. Or enjoy live music and tasty food in a casual setting at the Casino @ Dania Beach. For upscale entertainment and huge prizes for serious betters, Seminole Classic Casino is a great bet.

If you want the excitement of a night spent gambling but don’t want to shell out a huge amount of money, try planning an evening at a friend’s house for games of Rook, bridge, or even just UNO for money, candy, or just the joy of winning.

Day Cruise

Itching to get out on the water without all the packing and expense of a weekslong cruise? Settle in for a low-key day cruise instead — no suitcase necessary! Enjoy a cruise on Fort Lauderdale’s New River and learn about the history and culture of the area. For a quirky take on the traditional river cruise, hop aboard a pirate-themed cruise on Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway.

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The nightlife in Miami is the stuff of legend. Take a short 45-minute drive to enjoy the evening listening to live music with a few friends. Want something a little lower key? Miami has plenty to offer seniors who don’t want to club the night away. Head to the Bayside Market Place for festival shopping, authentic Cuban cuisine, and plenty of offerings from local vendors. Vizcaya Museum, Zoo Miami, and Jungle Island all offer senior discounts.


If you’re looking for an unforgettable weekend trip, pack up the grandkids (or just your inner grandkid) and make the trek to Orlando. Disney World is the big ticket here, but Universal Studios is just as fun, and older kids often like it more. Many Disney resorts are all-inclusive, offering meals and park access all rolled into one price tag. You can also expect plenty of senior discounts.

The Preserve at Palm-Aire is more than just a place to call home. It’s the turning point for the next chapter of your life. No matter what you want to do, we can help you do it. Our community of active seniors offers countless year-round activities, from live music and holiday celebrations to daily classes and community excursions. We keep seniors healthy by nurturing their bodies and minds. At Palm-Aire, you’ll never get bored. To learn more about making the most of your one and only retirement, download our free guide, “The Busy Person’s Guide to Recreation in Retirement.”

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Melanie White

About the Author: Melanie White

Melanie has 28 years of senior living experience. She has held positions at the corporate, regional and community level. As an Army brat, much of Melanie’s upbringing centered around being at events that were attended by seniors. Through this, she gained a respect and admiration for the senior population. She is passionate about leading a team of professionals that work daily to give our residents opportunities to enjoy being part of our family.

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