5 Vacation Spot Ideas That Allow For Social Distancing

With summer quickly approaching finding a vacation spot is on everyone’s mind, however things are a bit different this year.

Gone are the days where you could hop on a plane and go anywhere with no problem at all. Today, many states have travel restrictions in place that require travelers to quarantine for 2-weeks upon arrival. The travel industry is seeing a surge in trip cancellations due to this restriction. No one knows when travel will return to normal, but who says you can’t start planning ahead?

Here are 5 vacation spots that allow for social distancing.

1. El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa – Taos, New Mexico

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You will find a blend of the Southwest’s Native American, Mexican, Spanish and American Western cultural and historical influences in the architecture and interior design during your stay here. This alone makes for a unique experience! This resort is also in a secluded location with a higher altitude than its surrounding area, allowing for stellar views.

El Monte embodies the culture and spirit of New Mexico. El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa is apart of Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and is one of many culturally distinct spas and resorts. Amenities include a spa, bar and restaurant. There are also a number of activities in the area that will allow you to practice social distancing during your stay.

A stay here starts at $179/night.

2. Calistago Ranch – Calistago, California

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Looking for the perfect honeymoon or couple’s vacation spot? Well, this is a great option for you!

The Calistago Ranch offers a number of great amenities and experiences, but it is best known for its views of Napa Valley. The seclusion of this luxury resort allows you to customize your experience however you would like, which Is exciting. Visitors can enjoy outdoor showers, bike riding, hiking, nature walks, etc.

Now, take note that room rates are a bit pricey here staring at $1,000/night. However, it may be worth it due to the breathtaking views and 5-star service you will experience during your stay.

3. Camping/Glamping

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An activity that we all know and love could become more popular in these coming months.

As the weather gets warmer glamping could become a norm. Just think, you could rent a van or RV and travel cross-country with friends or family while avoiding tourist hotspots. To make sure you get the most out of your trip make sure you do research before. Try exploring landmarks that aren’t popular tourist spots and don’t be afraid to stray from your list if something sparks your interest along the way!

Whether you’re glamping in a vehicle or camping in a traditional tent be prepared to make travel memories you will never forget.

4. Route 66 Road Trip

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Roadtrips are always a great idea! No matter how close or far your destination may be there are tons of memories to be made along the way.

Everyone has probably thought about driving cross country on Route 66 and now since many of us have more time on our hands this is now a possibility. Route 66 is known as “The Mother Road” and it is historical in the sense that it is the first all weather highway link Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA.

Along the way there are plenty of sites to seee and it’s likely you won’t be able to hit them all, so it’s important to plan beforehand. A quick search on the internet will give you hundreds of travel guides to choose from. Find one that works for you and start driving!

5. Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson National Park

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If you’re looking for the beach this is the perfect destination for you. This vacation spot is a national park that is a secluded oasis located in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico.

Vacationers can enjoy a number of activities including snorkeling, private guided tours through the historic Fort Jefferson, kayaking and sun bathing on Dry Tortuga Beach. The amount of time you spend in the national park can also be customized. There are packages offered for day trips and camping trips for the family.

Since Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson National Park is apart of the Florida Keys there are plenty of other destinations for you to explore as well if you are looking to add variation to your trip.

Now it’s time to plan your next travel adventure with these new vacation spots in mind! If you have any suggestions for other vacation spots feel free to leave your ideas in the comments below.