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5 Family Weekend Getaways to Take Once Quarantine is Over

It isn’t easy staying under quarantine as families do their part to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Each of us has had to give up even simple pleasures we take for granted like our children playing with other kids at the park, going out to eat at your favorite restaurant, taking a family vacation to relax, etc. Instead, we’ve all been issued guidelines stressing the importance of social distancing and avoiding discretionary travel for the time being. Once the quarantine is over, folks will definitely want to plan a family weekend getaway. Here are some of our favorite places to go:

1. Sun And Surf

You can’t beat a beautiful beach for the ideal mini-vacation, and the United States is a big winner in this department. For example, our nation’s beaches span more than 30 states, and you have four, gorgeous coasts to chose from, including the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes.

Look at the state of Maine alone. The New England state is famous for its charming seaside communities like Ogunquit, the four-square-mile town defined by its sandy beaches, scenic walking paths, lively arts and theater scene, great restaurants and spectacular sunrises and sunsets by the sea.

2. Mountain Lake Escape

If your family is excited to try a little living by the lake, then this type of getaway is another excellent option for exploring the world around you and breathing in the fresh country air. There is a wide variety of outdoor activities like boating, hiking, and swimming that the entire family can take advantage of. Folks can learn about the history of a picturesque lake community, shop for souvenirs or stop for ice cream in town and more.

The state of California boasts many stunning mountain getaways that offer all kinds of alpine recreation for adults and kids. If you are struggling to find a place to stay Big Bear has lakefront cabins so you can enjoy that weekend getaway you’re longing for without the hassle of camping. With panoramic lake and mountain views, you can’t miss.

3. Historic Urban Spot

Maybe your family members really love the history of a town or city and exploring a famous urban community with a rich cultural and social fabric. There are so many of these areas in just about every state in the country.

A three-day getaway can give you time to visit these famous spots and discover a lot of cool things.

Boston, Massachusetts is just one of these incredibly historic cities. The entire family would enjoy a visit to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum or sampling the food and festivities at popular Quincy Market.

You can also put on your walking shoes, and explore the iconic Granary Burying Ground, the permanent resting place of a number of prominent Revolutionary Era Bostonians and Paul Revere himself.

4. Theme Park Fun

Sometimes, a family just wants to let loose and blow off some steam, and a theme park can be the perfect answer for a weekend getaway. Thrill rides, games, hot dogs and ice cream sound appealing on a hot, summer day.

Here in the United States, we love our theme parks, and you have plenty to choose from.

Take, for instance, Santa’s Village: Jefferson, New Hampshire. It features a Christmastime theme all year round.

5. Desert Landscape

It’s fascinating to see a desert in a movie or on television, but to stand in a desert for yourself is both a unique and memorable destination to consider. You can’t beat a desert landscape and its breathtaking backdrop, and there is a lot to do at many desert parks across the United States.

For example, Moab, Utah is one of these amazing places for a three-day vacation. It’s only a 30-minute drive from Canyonlands National Park, and when you arrive, you would never get bored.

Moab offers visitors lots to do like fantastic mountain biking, whitewater rafting on the Colorado River and ATV trails.

Soon enough, quarantine time will be over, and families everywhere will get back to their normal lifestyles. It hasn’t been easy, but we’ve all done our part, and a weekend getaway for the family will be just the right touch for appreciating our freedoms.

Tim Esterdahl

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