With its abundant sunshine and lack of cold, icy, snowy winters, Arizona has long been a favorite vacation and retirement destination with seniors. The state goes out of its way to accommodate senior travelers with discounts on accommodations and attractions, discounted "early-bird" dinners at many restaurants, and economical places to park RVs. Seniors should visit www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm to get an America the Beautiful -- National Park and Federal Recreational Lands Pass -- Senior Pass. Issued by the U.S. National Park Service, these annual passes give seniors 62 years or older lifetime entrance to all properties administered by the National Park Service -- national parks, monuments, historic sites, recreation areas, and national wildlife refuges -- for $20 (with an additional processing fee of $10 for passes purchased online or by mail). Besides location entry, the America the Beautiful Senior Pass also offers a 50% discount on some federal-use fees charged for such facilities as camping, swimming, parking, boat launching, and tours.

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