Retirement doesn’t have to mean cutting back on simple pleasures like eating out. Sure, early-bird specials and senior discounts are an easy way to stretch your budget, reports Emily Brandon for US News and World Report.
But you don’t have to give up nights out on the town and glasses of fine wine if you’re willing to venture beyond well-known foodie paradises like New York City and Los Angeles. Look beyond these expensive cities, and you’ll find plenty of culinary havens that will tickle your palate without cracking your nest egg.
The typical American age 55 and older dines in a restaurant 51 times a year—or about once a week—according to a recent survey by the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research. Most popular are casual dining and fast-food chains, but baby boomers and seniors indulge in fine dining restaurants about three times a year.
Category: Boomer Lifestyle