COVID- 19 Safe Summer Vacation tips to make summer break at home a little more interesting!

Author: Priyanka Saxena on Mar 08,2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a damper on all our plans for the past year and it looks like it’s going to be like this for a little more time. With 2020 gone, most of us were looking forward to making the most of 2021 and enjoying this year to the fullest with holidays and weekends. However, with new vaccines getting rolled out, staying at home for a couple of more weeks is a smart move, especially when the health of your family is at risk. 

With summer almost here, we wouldn’t let COVID- 19 eat up another one of our summer vacations. Therefore the experts at leisure have come up with some COVID summer vacation tips, which will help you make the most of your summer break in your home state without risking any exposure to the infectious disease.


1.    Explore the City



One of the best summer vacation tips is to go out and explore your city on your own. While following our daily routine lifestyle, and lazing around the weekend we rarely get to enjoy and explore our own city that we live in. Pick a nice day with pleasant weather, take your camera, smartphone and put on your head phones and head out. By walking around town you will explore many great places that you otherwise pass by without even paying attention to them. Click as many pictures as you can, you don’t have to be a professional photographer, just pick a nice frame and click pictures of whatever you find interesting. Try to do this for a whole week and then put together the most memorable moments of your photo walks. Be it a new smoothies spot you discovered, or a lovely canopy in the trees by the park, or empty streets, just put all your favorite pictures together in a collage or turn it into a video and add some music. I guarantee you that this will turn out to be one of the best summer vacation tips you have ever received.


2.    Read as many books as you can



I know, I know, this may seem like one of the lousiest summer vacation tips you have received, since spending your summer break reading books is the last thing you want. But, there is a huge difference when you try to read a book because your professor told you to and to read one out of your own free will. Plus you’ll get to learn so much about your field of interest. Pick a novel which falls in your field of interest, and start reading it. Be it fantasy, fiction, horror, non- fiction or science, just pick a book you’ve always wanted to read and get started. An easy way to start is to try reading a book which has turned into a movie that you may have seen or heard of, like the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, or Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien or the Hobbit, there are plenty of options to choose from. And the best thing is that you’ll get to learn so much more from the novels than from the movies, since the directors and producers of the movie always have to trim the content down in order to make it fit into the 3 hour window.


3.    Learn a new Skill



Who says spending your summer break at home has to be boring, one of the best summer vacation tips that I can give you is to try to learn a new skill. It can be anything, from learning how to cook a meal, to learning how to drive, or giving a try at learning a new musical instrument. It will give you a great feeling of accomplishment and make your summer vacation a lot more product.


4.    Lounge at the Beach



Spending your summer vacation at home doesn’t mean you have to stay tied up to your home. With COVID 19 restrictions being loosened up a little, you can make the best of the situation by enjoying a weekend getaway at the beach. Just try to stay clear of crowds and maintain minimum contact with public places and wash your hands frequently. With lesser crowds and comparatively emptier roads, spending your weekend at the beach is one of the best summer vacation tips to enjoy your break while ensuring your safety.


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5.    Visit Local Museums



Another great summer vacation tip is to visit the local museums, and exploring the art and history. Since museums are usually not so crowded and quiet places, it makes for a great spot to be explored during your summer vacation at home.


6.    Go on a Camping Trip with your Family



If you are craving that vacation feeling and want to go outdoors, you can still get that by going on a camping trip with your family or friends. Just try to maintain distance from people and follow the general guidelines. Pick a safe spot to pitch your tent, build a fire, and enjoy your camping retreat.


7.    Go paddling in Kayak



As far as summer vacation tips for spending your time away from people goes, there are plenty of options that you can explore, without spending all your time indoors. Drive down to your local beach or lake, and go kayaking in the waters. Just make sure you are following all the guidelines and ensure that the water is safe to go in.


8.    Host a Movie Marathon



If you’re living in a state which gets particularly hot during the summers, and makes it difficult to move outdoors, you can still make the best of your staycation by hosting a movie marathon. As an essential summer vacation tip you should pick out some nice movie title to watch, grab some popcorn, get some friends together and binge on some classic movie marathon.


9.    Take a Hike



One of the best ways to spend your summer vacation is to go on a hike. You can do this in multiple ways, either drive down to your nearest national park, pack some lunch, and go on a hike with your friends and family and enjoy a nice picnic. This gives you a great opportunity to get out of the house for a while, enjoy the beautiful weather. Fortunately the USA has been gifted with some of the best national and state parks filled with green forests, rivers and rocky hills for you to climb. Another way to make your outdoor vacation even more exciting is to extend your trip to multiple days. Although you should make sure that you are going on a trek with someone who has some experience.


10.   Go on a road trip



An essential element of summer vacations is going on a road trip, and we wouldn’t let COVID take that away from you. It is one of the safest summer vacation tips which includes traveling and getting on the road. Rent an RV or take your own Vehicle on a road trip with your family, while ensuring minimum contact with people and following the covid-19 guidelines.


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11.   Try an Over landing Trip



Take your road trip to the next level, by going on an over landing trip. It is another COVID-19 safe, summer vacation tip which requires no contact with people and teaches self-sufficiency. An over landing trip is just like any other road trip where you pack your bags, pick your destination and just get on the road. But the only difference between an over landing trip and a road trip is that, during an over landing trip you do not stay or eat at any establishments on your route.


During an over landing trip you take all the essentials of city life with you, such as accommodation in a tent, cooking equipment and utensils, groceries, snacks and drink. An over landing trip allows you to go on some of the most offbeat destinations which are unexplored  and without having to compromise on the modern necessities, enjoying the beauty of nature, in an elaborate road trip. Spending your break by going on an over landing trip is a great summer vacation tip to make the most of your time away from school and the city life.


12.   Booking a cabin for your friends and family



Saving the best summer vacation tip for the last, booking a cabin or a house for you and your friends either by the lake, or in the mountains and spending a few weeks enjoying nature is a great summer break activity away from the crowd. Try to find a nice and secluded spot by the river, lake, or a ski cabin in the mountains, whichever is closest to your home state, and drive up to it. Enjoy a peaceful getaway with a lot of fun activities, to unwind from your daily routine and being stuck at home.


While you may feel tempted to put some of these summer vacation tips to use and go out and about, it is important to note that you should always keep an eye on the new, and plan your summer break vacation accordingly.


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