With the kids out of the house, many "empty nesters" use their newfound time to reconnect. What better way to do that than a second honeymoon to an exotic destination? Middle-aged couples may have even sent their kids on their own honeymoons, but that doesn't mean that they can't head to the same popular locales.
Mexico is a popular honeymoon destination for its mix of beautiful beaches and rich culture. San Miguel de Allende was recently named one of the best cities by readers of Travel and Leisure magazine. Couples can explore the city's magnificent architecture together, see the artwork of painter Frida Kahlo, and enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the city's famous restaurants.
Others may opt for Mexico's famous beaches. There are many resorts that cater to couples looking for tranquility and peace rather than an all-night party. Or couples may opt to forge their own path, as some of the best beaches are a bit off the beaten path.
After the travails of raising children, it can be great to just get a change of scenery, but its also a chance to try new things. Whether it's exploring Mayan ruins, interacting with jungle wildlife, or scuba diving off the coast, Mexico has this in spades as well.
The best vacation might in fact be a combination of all of these ideas. And without as many responsibilities, empty nesters have the time to do exactly that.
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