Are your kids bored of staying at home? Need a vacation real bad?
Don’t worry! We got you covered. From choosing the right destination to planning the entire vacation, we have rounded up the safest and kid-friendly vacation ideas for your family.
Travelling these days is filled with challenges. Guidelines may change, attractions may close, pools might not open, safety concerns and you might be asked to quarantine. But, don’t be disheartened. If planned properly and strategically, you might enjoy a wonderful vacation and come home safe and sound.
Here are 5 vacation ideas/ tips you must keep in mind while planning your vacation —
- Do your homework
Whether you are planning a beach vacation or a trip in the mountains, check the state guidelines before making any type of booking. Also, it is of utmost importance that you check the number of cases in that particular state you ensure a safe vacation. It is suggested that you make your flight bookings only after checking the guidelines.
- Ditch the usual
Instead of opting for famous destinations and resorts, we suggest you choose places that are not much explored and are not tourists hotspots. This way you can save on some money and maintain social distancing. Look out for resorts and hotels that are located on the outskirts of the city and are not much known. Also, before making the bookings, do read the reviews of the hotel online and then make the decision.
- Indulge in low-risk social activities
This is one of the most important points to keep in mind. Depending on your location and the weather, you may opt for outdoor activities that don’t require much social interaction. One example of such an outdoor activity is going out for a picnic. Choose a spot that is not crowded, pack food from home, take board games along and spend quality time with your family.
Another outdoor activity that you can indulge in is drive-in movies. These theatres were not a rage before the pandemic, but now they are certainly everyone’s first choice. It’s something many people can enjoy together while maintaining social distancing and watch the movie in your own safe space.
Camping is another option for people looking for safe outdoor activities. Pick a beautiful location, set out your camp, pack essentials like food, sanitisers and disinfectants and you are all set to enjoy a wonderful night out with your family and friends.
- Avoid public transport
If you are vacationing at a new destination and don’t have your vehicle, we suggest you rent a car or a bike at your convenience. Using public transport very often is not a safe option especially when you are travelling with family. If due to some circumstances that is not possible, we suggest you try to limit your contact with frequently touched surfaces and wash/sanitise your hands frequently.
- Be mindful of the water and food
Consuming outside food isn’t safe anymore but we can’t avoid it when on a vacation. Though, there are certain things that we can keep in mind and stay safe. One of the most important things is to carry boiled water at all times especially when travelling with kids. For food, check if the restaurant is following all the COVID-19 safety protocols and if they are serving fresh food.
Keeping these points in mind, you can break the monotony and enjoy a safe vacation with your family.