Welcome to travel.aarp.org, where by using our fun, interactive tools, you can begin dreaming and planning for your next trip — be that a quick road trip to a nearby town, or a vacation of a lifetime to a more far-flung destination. Let’s get started!

Step 1 – Go to travel.aarp.org. You don’t need an account to begin getting ideas on places to go or practical travel tips. Access any of our content and fun tools by using our navigation bar or typing in a search term.

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Step 2 – If you need ideas, let “Trip Finder” help you. Click on “Trip Finder” in the navigation bar to begin using this fun tool. Then click on your answer(s) to five questions about specific interests and preferences. Click on “Next” to go to the next question.

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Step 3 – After you’ve answered the five questions, Trip Finder will match you up with “Your Getaway Results” — up to four locations to consider. Scan the list. Then, pick one of the destinations to begin exploring. Do this by clicking one of the “Learn More” buttons or clicking the image of the destination. 

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Step 4 – You will then be taken to the Destination Guide for your place of interest. These guides are packed with information and tools. For example, see places you wouldn’t have thought of, including some suggestions from our resident travel expert, Samantha Brown (“Things You Can’t Miss”); or peruse articles to help you travel smarter and more enjoyably (“Must Reads Before You Go”). Click on the “Discover” section to dive deeper into a destination and tailor a trip to your heart’s content.

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Step 5 – Click on the “Plan Your Trip” button. This will take you to our Map Explorer tool that takes you to street level at a destination. Here, you’ll see dozens of possibilities for things to do and experience. 

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