Families all over the world have already spent weeks in quarantine as the COVID-19 health crisis continues its grip on people everywhere. While it may be difficult to imagine life returning to normal, there will come a time when you can get back out there and enjoy exploring the world. Here are five family vacation destinations to consider when you are released from quarantine.
One of the best ways to celebrate the return to normal life is with a trip to a big city. America’s cities are largely ghost towns during this global pandemic. Once the virus has been controlled, the cities will need the support of visitors to boost their local economy. You can help show your support by choosing one of these cities as your next vacation destination. Good choices to consider for a family trip are Washington, DC, Boston, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. Any of these cities feature an abundance of attractions that will appeal to a variety of tastes in your family.
Embrace the Magic of Disney
A trip to Disney is a rite of passage for many families. You can either choose to visit Walt Disney World in Central Florida or Disneyland in Southern California. The California resort features the classic Disneyland Park along with California Adventure. Walt Disney World is home to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and the Animal Kingdom. Although all Disney theme parks around the world are closed now, many people are looking forward to immersing themselves in the magic once they are open again. Look for Disney to offer a myriad of discounts to entice people to come back to the parks. You will create memories that will last a lifetime when you take your family to this enchanting destination.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
What better way to spend your summer than on a camping trip? Celebrate your chance to get back to life by enjoying the great outdoors with your family in a beautiful setting. If you want to experience the beautiful Redwoods as well, consider camping in California. With 43 campsites in California, it is easy to find the best location to fit your needs. Start your tour in Northern California, taking in the splendor of the Pacific Coast Highway. Continue down the Central Coast with a stop at the iconic Monterey Bay.
Be sure to check out all of the actions of Southern California, such as going on a whale watching Dana Point, and then finishing in the diverse landscape of Joshua Tree National Park. Regardless of if you want a mountain or waterfront experience, you will find it camping.
Hit the Sand and the Surf
A beach vacation is a perfect way to relax and enjoy spending time with your family. America boasts miles of stunning coastline that beckon you to come and dip your toes in the sand and the surf. You can choose a remote beach that offers a more quiet experience or go big with a family-friendly resort that is in the middle of the action. Good family beaches to consider for your vacation include Huntington Beach, California, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Destin, Florida, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and Galveston, Texas.
Immerse Yourself in Beauty
America is flush with an abundance of national parks, giving you plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in a host of natural settings. For some of the world’s most magnificent mountain peaks, be sure to check out Rocky Mountain National Park just outside the charming town of Estes Park, Colorado. Yosemite National Park in Northern California boasts beautiful lakes paired with towering mountains. Or visit the iconic Old Faithful geyser at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Your kids will love the fun of the National Park Service Junior Ranger program, encouraging youth to explore the parks and learn more about nature in an engaging and informative way.
You can make your time in quarantine more bearable when you begin planning your next great family adventure. Not only will you get a head start on the planning process, but it will also give you something to look forward to once normal life begins to resume again.