11 March 2021 (updated)

Ways to Hold on to Your Family Vacation Dream and Plans

Yes, even with COVID, you can still have a dream family vacation this winter. Whether you keep it local or start planning for future fun, it’s never too soon to start saving!

The spread of coronavirus has made travel a bit more challenging this year. Many people have had to cancel or put off their dream destinations to stay in place for winter. Fortunately, being safe doesn’t mean you can’t get out and explore. Plus, a winter family vacation doesn’t have to be about skiing or snowboarding. In all likelihood, there are a number of nearby destinations where you can go and have some fun! All that’s required is a little creative thinking. Share your family vacation ideas with other travelers on your favorite family app!

What to Do to Hold on to Your Family Vacation Plans?

Even with the spread of COVID, there are things you can do to make yourself feel safe even as you travel during this time. First of all, be aware of advisories from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as this will provide traveling recommendations. It’s even more important that you get feedback from your child about how they feel, particularly if a trip includes extended family. Whether you’re heading to a resort or a national park, this is key in making it a fun, family-friendly trip! It’s important too that everyone is comfortable with similar safety measures so family vacation activities can be enjoyed together. Share your own ideas on FamilyApp!

How Do You Plan Your Dream Family Vacation?

There are a number of family vacation destinations you can plan that don’t require a trip around the globe! Instead of thinking big, make your dream vacation something unique you’ll enjoy together.

  • Keep It Local – The idea of hanging out around their own town or city isn’t exciting for most people. However, it’s never been a better time for a family vacation staycation! In all likelihood, there’s probably a nearby attraction that’s safe and kid-friendly. A sledding hill or a monument could be right outside your door! You could also organize a hike, a movie day, or even a games night to make it special.
  • Go Out of State – If you’re wondering how to plan a family vacation during COVID-19, be sure to follow the guidelines of the CDC. Depending on where you live, there’s probably a famous attraction or a ski resort that’s just a car-ride away.
  • Plan for the Future – If keeping it local or out of state doesn’t do it for you, take a long-term approach for family vacation planning. Once it’s safe to travel, you may want to try a resort, like Mexico or the Caribbean.

How to Plan a Family Vacation on a Budget?

There are a few things you can do if you’re gearing up for a family vacation getaway. All it takes is a little preparation so you can get the best deals around! Most hotel and airline bookings will increase the closer you get to your vacation date. Instead of waiting, make accommodation arrangements early so you can get the best deals available. During this time of COVID-19, you’ll probably be able to get refundable rates for airlines and hotels, so you’ll be able to cancel your flight last-minute if you need to.

Keep in mind all of the things you want to do so you can take advantage of early booking and discounts. It can also be beneficial to break your budget down into separate categories like food, lodging, and attractions. Having a plan will enable you to know what you’re doing so you can start saving in advance!

Coronavirus has certainly made it difficult in recent months to stick to plans for your family vacation. Fortunately, the best trips don’t necessarily require a far-flung destination. You can find an epic adventure nearby or in your own backyard that will make for great memories! Whether you want to build a snowman or spend the day sledding, our motto is “Go Outside Anyway“.



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