Vacationing Ideas During a Global Health Crisis

The threat of the pandemic is nowhere over. But we are slowly returning to normalcy. Families can now look forward to going on short vacations and enjoy the much-needed family-time outdoors. That being said, families need to adhere to the safety rules in place, including places of visit and accommodations such as hotels, to ensure that they don’t contract the disease. In this blog, we have discussed six such safe vacation ideas that you can easily go on.


You can go on a short daycation to a nearby lake or sea and enjoy a day of freshwater or saltwater fishing. You can have your family members participate in fishing activities, catch some fishes, and have them cooked for your meals. The elderly can even teach kids how to fish, and it proves to be a good family bonding exercise. You can rent a kayak or a fishing boat easily and even book a fishing tour that takes care of every need related to fishing, including the equipment.


This is another great way to spend a day with your family. You can go to a nearby hiking spot such as a hill or a plateau and enjoy a scenic view of the landscape nearby. Hiking is an excellent activity to maintain physical fitness and also helps in improving teamwork and communication. However, care must be taken to ensure that there are no unfortunate events during hiking. Make sure that you have the right clothes and hiking gear such as hiking shoes, first aid kit, and water bottles before starting your hiking adventure.


If possible, you can extend your hiking vacation to an overnight camping one. You can spend your day hiking and then enjoy the night under the moonlight and starlit skies on a camping vacation. There are many camping grounds and parks throughout the country that can be your next camping vacation destination. However, before going on a camping trip, make sure you have done thorough research about the place, the amenities available, and the expected expenses. Most likely, you will require to carry your own tents and food while some camping sites offer these facilities at a charge.

Road Trip

Going on a road trip with your family is one of the safest vacation options during a pandemic. You can either travel in your own vehicle or rent one from a car rental company. In the latter case, make sure that the vehicle is sanitized before being handed over to you. Hit the highway, exploring the scenic countryside landscape, make a short stay at a restaurant for your meal, and you can return home in the evening. You can even have an overnight stay at a hotel or motel and spend additional time with your family on the road. You can even enjoy a movie at night at drive-in theaters. Various drive-in theaters have popped up that let you enjoy a movie with your friends and family while ensuring that social distancing rules are maintained.

Wine Tasting

You can take your family for a private session of wine tasting. Many wineries are offering private, family wine-tasting sessions. Adults can enjoy a great session exploring and tasting different wines. On the other hand, the kids can explore the wineries and learn some interesting facts about the place and the wine-making process. Pick a bottle or two from the winery used for further events such as picnics or a private weekend night. Some wineries also hold engaging competitions and activities that can further add to the fun and enjoyment of the vacation.

With the right precautions and safety measures, you can enjoy a short one day or an overnight much-needed vacation with your family members. However, before you step out, make sure you have everything planned to have a safe and enjoyable time with your close ones.

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