Nothing elicits such excitement as the words summer vacation. The idea of being able to get out of school and/or work for some much-needed R&R is one that most people understand. Almost everyone looks forward to summer vacations! COVID-19 might have you down, thinking that vacations aren’t possible this summer. Before you cancel the idea of summer vacation, you might still have options. It’s entirely possible to enjoy a vacation while socially distancing at the same time.

If you’re stumped for ideas on how to enjoy a summer vacation in a COVID-19 world, here are some options to get you started:


Go on a Road Trip

A road trip is a great way to social distance during your vacation. You can choose where you want to go and map out a destination to enjoy the sites along the way. You can combine your road trip with some camping when you rent an RV. This gives you an easy way to travel and a safe place to sleep and relax when you’re not on the road. RVShare is a service that connects you with RV rentals in your area. It’s a cheap way to get on the road this summer in style!


Consider a Lakehouse Rental

Staying at a beach resort likely won’t offer any social distancing, but you could rent a house on a private lake. Many vacation rental homes are located in picturesque areas with loads of great amenities. Homes are professionally cleaned before you arrive. If you can’t find a lake house, you could opt for a house with mountain views or one that has a pool. There are plenty of safe options and you’ll have more options than staying in a hotel.


Plan a Staycation

Do you have a family member that is high-risk so you’re afraid to leave home this summer? One option for you might be a staycation. There are plenty of things you can do to enjoy a vacation at home. Many museums, zoos, and other locations are offering virtual tours. You can even get some camping equipment and campout under the stars. No backyard? Make a fort for the kids in the living room!


Think Small

Normally when we think of vacations we think of big cities. The reality is that spots like New York City are not the best choice for your vacation right now. Instead, consider a small town. Often these towns are filled with character, offering local charm and beautiful views. If you choose a lakeside town you might be able to safely enjoy beaches and other events safely because there will be a better ability to socially distance.

Remember, summer vacation doesn’t need to be put on hold this year. You just need to find a way to travel safely. For many that will mean avoiding air travel and opting for a road trip instead. You should also attempt to enjoy activities outdoors and where social distancing is possible. This makes renting an RV from RVShare a great option. The same goes for renting a house or turning your own home into the spot for your next vacation!

What are your summer plans this year? Let us know in the comments!