2) Cascais, Portugal
If culture and sophistication are your things, then Cascais, Portugal is your place. One of the best things about Portugal is that it’s got European class without the sky-high prices. Just a 5-minute drive west of Lisbon, the seaside town of Cascais is all about charm; cobblestone streets, quaint cafes, and fresh seafood stalls are what you can expect here. Cascais’ has still managed to hang onto its fishing village routes, despite the city’s dependency on tourism. Parts of the seaside remain the local fishermen’s’ stomping ground, while the upscale shopping and almost a dozen golf courses offer a more modern feel. Magnificent coastline, golden-sand beaches, and a laid-back way of life make Cascais an excellent city to retire in. The moderate, year-round climate entices many retirees who long to leave their snow-shoveling days in the past. Retire in Portugal and never worry about another winter again!
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