Are you still on the fence about canceling your family vacation or proceeding as planned? These helpful tips can ensure you stay safe and get some much-needed R&R. One “safe-cation” coming right up.
Bookmark and frequently check this CDC link to stay in-the-know on travel precautions.
Do your research.
While airlines and hotels are upping their cleaning standards, it’s important to do your own research on not only the place you’re staying in, but also the surrounding area. If where you’re staying doesn’t have requirements in place that coincide with CDC guidelines, it may not be worth it to proceed with your trip. It doesn’t hurt to call or contact your AirBnB host or the hotel if you’re on the fence, too.
Go on off-peak times.
If you haven’t even booked a trip yet but are in need of a getaway, consider traveling when crowds will be sparse. A mid-week mini trip or a long weekend stay (Saturday to Monday) could end up being just what you need while avoiding the brunt of the crowds.
Day trips are fair game.
If the idea of staying overnight somewhere is off-putting, don’t discount the idea of a day trip. Now is the perfect time to dine al fresco at that place you’ve always had your eye on two towns over. Be sure to go equipped with hand sanitizer and your face mask, just in case!
Try somewhere off the beaten path.
Instead of going to a popular vacation spot that may be experiencing crowding, switch it up and try a lesser known location. You still get the vacation feel, just without the apprehension. Look into lakes, parks, or even historical spots for a one-day trip that will still result in happy memories made.