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When traveling with your family during a pandemic, your options are likely limited. We’re here to ease your troubles and help you pick a safe destination. Here is a list of outdoor spring break destinations for the family!
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite is one place that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime, and what better time than now? The national park, located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, offers giant sequoia trees, granite cliffs, and plenty of entertainment for the whole family.
The park is open and offers campgrounds by reservation so that you can turn the visit into a full camping trip. Additionally, the park offers a plethora of trails for your family’s enjoyment!
If you’re looking for outdoor views closer to the East Coast and the Midwest, look no further than the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. This sub-range of the Appalachian Mountains is beautiful no matter where you view them from.
A trip to the Smoky Mountains can be as public as you’d like. Your family can stop by the national park by day and enjoy the comfort of a cabin by night. Get ready to turn a cabin-stay into an adventure your whole family will love. If you’re going to experience cabin fever, you might as well enjoy the view.
Florida Gulf Coast
Venturing to Orlando or Miami might be a recipe for disaster in the age of COVID-19 due to the abundance of tourists in the area, but that’s not to say that Florida is entirely off-limits. If you’re within driving distance, renting a house on the Florida panhandle is a great way to get those rays in without compromising your family’s safety.
While this trip won’t look the same as it would outside of a pandemic, it’s still an option that gives you plenty of fun in the sun. Plus, there are many secluded areas in the panhandle so you don’t worry about overwhelming beach crowds. Pro tip: avoid Panama City Beach and Seaside, as they’re two of the most popular in this area.
If you’re looking for a South West travel destination, the Grand Canyon National Park is perfect for you. Not only is it another once-in-a-lifetime view, it also offers plenty of outdoor activities for the entire family.
The Grand Canyon offers hiking, biking, mule trips, photo opportunities, and more. Regardless of what your family is looking to do on this trip, they’ll be able to do it while feeling safe.
A family vacation in the age of COVID-19 may feel like a lost cause at first thought, but it can be an opportunity to have a vacation you otherwise wouldn’t have had. You have an opportunity to get back in touch with nature and enjoy the great outdoors in a way you haven’t before, so bring the family along on this adventure; you’ll be glad you did!