Keeping It Low-Key: Birthday Ideas for Mature Men Who Value Friendship and Simplicity

Your birthday is approaching, and what better way to celebrate than a getaway designed with you in mind? These destinations offer a bit of adventure and a lot of relaxation, the perfect combination to enter this new decade of your life.

Destin, Florida

If you love fishing, Destin is the place to be! Countless fishing carters, such as IntraCoastal Experience and the Charter Boat Phoenix, offer deep-sea and near-shore fishing options. This would be a great option to do with friends, a spouse, family, or even solo! If you are traveling with your partner, a romantic dinner with a gorgeous sunset awaits you at Beach Walk Cafe at The Henderson Park Inn. Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer is another great dinner choice!

Daytona Beach, Florida

Daytona Beach is a fantastic getaway for those who are into auto racing. Home to the Daytona 500, the Daytona International Speedway is host to races and motorsports events throughout the year. To get the most out of your special day, go behind the scenes with their Speedway Tour. Better yet, the VIP Tour includes the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and the NASCAR archives. It’s an exciting trip for couples or friends. While you’re in Daytona Beach, enjoy the ocean and beach from a different perspective. A guided horseback riding tour on the beach will be an unforgettable time of relaxation and rejuvenation. If you’d rather keep your feet on the ground, take a nice walk on the white sandy Daytona Beach and its boardwalk. 

Bardstown, Kentucky

Bardstown is an Official Gateway to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. With 11 breweries near downtown, including Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark, it is also the Bourbon Capital of the World. Schedule tours and tastings and see the bourbon-making process!  Bourbon enthusiasts will also enjoy the Oscar Getz Museum of Bourbon History in Bardstown. It contains rare American whiskey artifacts from pre-colonial to post-prohibition days, like moonshine stills, antique bottles, and more. If you are visiting as a couple, Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn is the perfect place to turn in for the night. This award-winning bed & breakfast is bourbon-themed and specializes in customized Bourbon Country excursions and tour packages. It’s also within walking distance of the Bardstown Dinner Train. 

Murfreesboro and Hot Springs, Arkansas

Do you want a one-of-a-kind adventure for your 50th? You can go diamond hunting at the only  public diamond mine in the world. At Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, you can keep any gems you find! Over 75,000 diamonds have been unearthed on the site so far. It could be your lucky day! The park also offers AAA campsites, perfect for families or friends. If you don’t want to stay in Murfreesboro, Hot Springs is only 1.5 hours away and would be a fantastic place to visit with a romantic partner. You can relax in thermal hot springs after a day of digging. Check out Superior Bathhouse Brewery to taste the only beer brewed with thermal spring water. The Ohio Club is another neat place to grab a bite to eat and listen to live jazz music. Frequented by gangsters like Al Capone and Lucky Luciano, this bar and restaurant is steeped in history. 

Trinity, Texas

If you play golf, Trinity, Texas, should be your birthday destination! Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity is ranked Best in State. The 400-acre property, featuring lakes, creeks, natural dunes, and piney woods, is home to The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship. Enjoy your favorite sports with your favorite people on this spectacular course. There are cottages available that you can rent, too.

Sedona, Arizona

Go on a winery tour in one of the most beautiful places in the US! Arizona Winery Tours is great to do solo, with a partner, or with friends as you relax, enjoy the lovely countryside, and visit three area wineries. A Jeep adventure will take you to explore Sedona’s spectacular desert canyons off-road for an unforgettable birthday experience. Try Outlaw Grille for lunch or an early dinner if you want a great burger. For an incredible view and food that’s just as good, make reservations at The Hudson.