Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published April 14th 2011
New York City can be as an exciting place for older adults as it can be younger people but at a slower pace. Older adults are not always in a hurry and wish to take things in slowly.
Visiting the Botanical Gardens is one of the sights of New York that older adults will find pleasing. The 250 acres of plants, flowers and 50 acres of forest does not seem to belong in the midst of a busy city such as New York. Plants from each of the seven continents of the world are housed in the Observatory in areas native to the species.
Mention Grand Central Terminal and those over 60 probably think "hustle and bustle". However, beside a major transportation center the terminal is a magnificent structure. Looking up at the ceiling murals might make one dizzy, but it is worth it. The whispering wall can provide hours of conversation and get an older person to thinking how that can happen.
To relax and enjoy the sounds of nature older people can visit the many parks in New York City. These parks can make a person forget they are in such a crowded and noisy place. Many of the parks have trails that are easy to walk and wind through forests and marsh land. Many different species of plant and wildlife are found within the parks.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the nation's most important museums and houses one of the most extensive collections of American, European and Egyptian art. The museum also has some of the world's greatest collections of costumes and accessories. Within the museum are shops and dining facilities. Time spent in the museum can be relaxing and refreshing after the busyness of New York City.
Older adults may wish to take a dinner cruise where there are no children allowed and the entertainment is of a quieter variety. Most of the cruises provide menus ranging from simple to an elegant four course meal. All cruises provide a view of the Manhattan skyline at night. Many cruises sail under the Brooklyn Bridge and pass by the Statue of Liberty.