Even though many of your typical summer vacation destinations remain shut down, there are still lots of things you can do and places you can visit. Here are some tips and suggestions on how to have a fun (and safe) summer vacation.
A great option for families is a road trip to the nearest state park, forest preserve or beach for a day trip. Many parks have been closed during the pandemic so before you make plans, check your destination's website to make sure it will be open when you want to visit and find out which activities are permitted and which services are open.
You can also rent an RV or beach house for a long weekend with the family. These sometimes are better options when it comes to sanitation. However, if you prefer hotels, use the “do not disturb” sign, decline housekeeping services and disinfect the room yourself.
Wherever you choose to go, experts say families should still practice frequent hand washing, wear masks, and avoid touching their faces on these day trips. In addition, consider packing your own food to avoid contact with vendors.