Cupid's Pulse Article: Travel Advice: Socially Distant Vacation IdeasCupid's Pulse Article: Travel Advice: Socially Distant Vacation Ideas

By Carly Silva

Trying to find safe travel plans during these strange times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic can be tricky, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still find a way to vacation this year. For those who are just itching to get out and start traveling, there are ways you can do so while staying safe and practicing social distancing.

If you’re looking for some travel advice during the pandemic, check out these socially distant vacation ideas!

1. Rent an RV: Renting an RV is a perfect idea for a socially-distanced vacation. You can drive to whatever destination you are planning for while riding and staying inside the RV with only the people you feel comfortable being around. You also can cook and use the bathroom inside an RV, eliminating the need to eat at restaurants or use public restrooms.

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2. Visit a National Park: National parks are great attractions to visit that most likely won’t result in swarms of people and large gatherings. Finding a natural attraction like a National Park is a great way to explore the outdoors, while still keeping your distance from others. Embark on an adventure with your friends and family without the stress of risking exposure to the virus.

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3. Rent a secluded house: Renting a house always makes for a fun and private vacation experience. Whether you’re looking to rent a house on a lake, on the beach, or in the mountains, you can find a vacation rental that is perfect for you and your family to stay secluded and have a private vacation without having to worry about all of the people at hotels. You also can avoid having to eat out at restaurants if you rent a house with a kitchen, too!

4. Camping: Camping is always a fun thing to do when you need to get away, but it is even more ideal for socially distant vacations. Camping is the perfect way to engage in all of the activities you love, spend some quality times with the outdoors, and not have to worry about sleeping in a hotel or walking through busy restaurants.

5. Day trips: Day trips, though they may not be the ideal vacation, are another option to consider when trying to practice safe vacationing. Dedicating a day to spend hiking, biking, sight-seeing, or whatever you love to do when you vacation, is the perfect way to get out of the house without having to risk staying over anywhere.

What are some other socially-distant vacation ideas? Start a conversation in the comments down below!