The Do's and Don'ts of Spring Break Travel 2021
- Don't travel to attend a party, festival, or large event.
- Don't travel to a crowded destination where it's difficult to maintain social distancing.
- Don't eat at restaurants with indoor seating.
- Don't take a bus, the train, or fly if at all possible.
On the other hand:
- Do drive. In short, our experts all say to stick to road trips, since your car is the safest way to travel.
- Do plan to bring groceries so that you can cook and eat at your rental house.
- Do book private accommodations.
- Do plan a road trip and drive with only your household.
- Do go camping, hiking, and spend time outdoors in areas where it is easy to maintain social distancing.
- Do continue to follow all social distancing, masking, hand washing, and CDC outlined precautions.
Toe dip trips with visits to familiar destinations nearby, weekend getaways, or road trips and beach trips to get back into the swing of getting away without health risks. Here are a few beachy options depending on where you're located:
Daufuskie Island, South Carolina
Located just off the coast of South Carolina, Daufuskie Island is known as the island with no bridges since it's accessible only by boat. Its watery location means you won't find big crowds like at nearby Hilton Head, but instead a slow pace, and family-friendly island perfect for a social-distanced and unplugged getaway. With more than 3 miles of waterfront, it's pretty much like having your own private ocean. However, what Daufuskie is truly best known for is its slow way of life, whether that means fishing for dinner or shucking your own oysters right off a roasting pit, visiting local artists, playing in the sand, or simply riding bikes around the car-free island.
For families seeking a taste of a tropical island escape while staying stateside, The Florida Keys is the ideal springtime destination with warm weather, natural beauty, eccentric local spots, and a slow pace. There are several family-friendly, social-distanced options in the stretch of 44 islands and 42 bridges, among them bustling Key West, but head to Marathon, one of the first Keys in the string.
Port St. Lucie, Florida
If your family likes self-contained resorts and all-inclusive offerings, there's good news in Florida. Nestled in between Orlando and Miami, Port St. Lucie offers an all-inclusive spring break escape (sans passport) at family-friendly Club Med Sandpiper Bay. The spacious resort is spread across 50 acres of land and situated alongside the St. Lucie River, with plenty of room to roam and enjoy a variety of land and water sports including kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, and even the flying trapeze. There's unlimited food and beverage options, daily entertainment, a dedicated kids clubs, and an adults-only pool, sure to be a welcome respite for quarantine-weary parents.
Ten Sleep, Wyoming
Not every all-inclusive is a beach resort. Consider a dude ranch for social distancing getaway this spring such as Red Reflet Guest Ranch, a 25,000 acre luxury resort and working ranch at the base of the breathtaking Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming. If the weather isn't quite balmy yet in early spring, they offer cold weather activities including cattle wrangling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ATV/snowmobile tours, shooting ranges, and cooking classes, and yoga. All guests stay in their own private chalets with fully stocked kitchens, and all food and beverages (including wine and beer for mom and dad) are included.
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