As Americans start to get a handle on managing life with the Coronavirus, and the states are opening up, the travel industry is slowly beginning to come back. Hotels and travel destinations are reopening in anticipation of travelers ready to throw off their cabin fever and venture out. Various studies and surveys from the likes of The Points Guy, Deloitte and RENTCafé.com have recently indicated that 31% to 42% of Americans are beginning to feel more comfortable and ready to vacation away from home and willing to fly to get to domestic and international locales.
Your plans may be for a weekend get away to a cozy bed and breakfast, or perhaps a fishing trip to catch that “big one” that won’t get away this time. Maybe it’s a camping trip full of hiking adventures with stunning vistas, or possibly you would rather walk through America’s glorious past by taking in all the amenities offered in any of hundreds of museums? How about a week’s stay at a ranch out west? Whatever your travel desires are, your options are plentiful and, more importantly, clean, safe and following all CDC guidelines for Coronavirus.
Each week we will feature travel options to help make your vacation choices easy.
If your travel takes you out west, you’ll find beautiful unique lodgings in Colorado at Aspen Square Hotel in Aspen, or perhaps you’d like to stay in Morrison at the Cliffhouse Lodge. Enjoy the great outdoors at Blackwater Creek Ranch in Cody, Wyoming.
If Florida and some needed time in the sun is where you are headed, you may enjoy a stay at the Bellair Village Motel in Largo. If the Keys are calling you, you will find great accommodations and activities with Key Largo Cottages & Key Lime Sailing Club.
The Lighthouse Lodge in Monticello, Indiana offers a beautiful lakeside stay with all the amenities. In Wisconsin, find a number of stunning “cottages” near numerous golf courses and lakes with Cottage Keeper. If Ohio is your destination, the Hope Hotel, on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base offers 265 guest rooms – plenty of space for social distancing!
Bed and Breakfasts:
Do you find the relaxed pace of a cozy bed and breakfast more your style? We have options all over the country. In Idaho, visit the rustic Timber Inn in Pierce, or if your western plans are in Utah, Willow Glen Inn in Cedar City with its relaxing gardens and pathways offers a quiet retreat. Prefer a Midwest getaway? Visit Oak Hill Bed & Breakfast in the Wisconsin Dells. For your eastern fix, the White Oak Inn in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is lovely. Head south to Delhi, Louisiana and enjoy the luxury of The Mansion at Red Hill, or continue about 90 minutes further and relax at the Devereaux Shields House in historic Natchez, Mississippi.
Camping & RV Resorts:
If the great outdoors are calling, the campground and RV resorts are…wide open! From the desert west, to the Ozarks, and from the Midwest prairies the charm of the south, our featured facilities have all the sought after amenities.
Illinois: Galesburg East Campground – Galesburg
Kansas: Covered Wagon RV Resort – Abilene
Louisiana: Myers Landing – Lake Arthur
Mississippi: Lincoln Civic Center RV Park – Brookhaven
Missouri: Camelot RV Campground – Poplar Bluff
Travel back in time through a museum! (Hey, it’s summer, and they’re air conditioned.) Travel to Raymond, Washington to the Northwest Carriage Museum for interactive experiences imagining life in the days of horsedrawn carriages. Experience life in World War II at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredricksburg, Texas. Traveling to Virginia? You absolutely must take a stroll through the gorgeous grounds of Agecroft Hall & Gardens. This stunning 16th century home was moved piece by piece from Lancashire England to Richmond! The Gold Coast Railroad Museum in Miami, Florida offers an open air and interactive museum experience for train lovers.
HUNTING & FISHING:
There’s nothing quite like the experience of catching your own food! Now is the time for that once (or twice, or thrice?) in a lifetime trip to Alaska! Fish the Tsiu River while staying at the Tsiu River Lodge in Yakutat. Hunting more your style? Dennis at Lonesome Dove Outfitters will provide you with an unforgettable and successful hunting experience.
Is the Gulf calling you? Enjoy fishing the local waterways in Galliano, Louisiana with Spots & Specs Charters.
When you are ready to travel, we are here to help! Keep checking back every week for more featured locations. Our travel hosts are eager to see you and to provide safe and clean facilities.