Not everyone feels comfortable taking a vacation right now, but if you and your family are getting cabin fever, you may have to get away to keep from going crazy. Experts agree that the least safe place to be is in someone’s house. So even if you are intent on spending time with family, it’s best to do it where everyone has space to stay apart.
One of the safest bets is to stay in a thoroughly cleaned rental house. Many owners are going above and beyond to follow safety protocols. These are often enumerated on the rental unit website, sometimes including leaving at least 24 hours between guests. When you stay in a place with a kitchen, you can bring your own food and avoid crowds at restaurants. Whether you are interested in beach houses in North Carolina or mountain chalets in Colorado, rental homes offer a safer alternative than in-home visits.
If you don’t want to stay put for your vacation, consider renting an RV and hitting the open road. Even if another family rented the RV right before you, because of its size, it would be easy to wipe down and air out before moving in. Several families could rent RVs and caravan to different outdoor sites. Kids could play together at each destination and make-ahead meals could be eaten outside. Even at large RV parks, you only need to have as much interaction with others as you want.
Camping isn’t for everyone, and you certainly shouldn’t launch your first camping trip out of desperation. If you like sleeping in a tent, though, this is a great way to experience nature and stay far away from other people. Aside from the trip to buy supplies, you can spend your entire vacation on your own.
Even if you’re not ready to head for big city museums or theme parks, there are plenty of places you can go and places you can stay where you can stay safe and healthy. Meeting up with others, but only outside, or traveling completely independently are two possible options.