We are halfway through 2020, and the world is reeling from the Coronavirus effects. People are adjusting their annual plans to cope with the uncertainty caused by the pandemic. In America, summertime is preserved for vacations, and some families are shelving their summer plans for the first time.
Governors are lifting movement restrictions, giving hope to many weary of prolonged home stays. Some states are on their second re-opening phase and most plan to resume normal activities by the end of June as cases decline. Although infections and deaths are still being reported, there is increasing optimism for better developments.
There are a couple of exciting places right here in America your kids must see. Why not try out these places as soon as it is safe to travel? Fortunately, they are all easily accessible, either by road or plane.
Arches National Park, Utah
Located in Utah State, this park is home to thousands of dense, picturesque stone arches that have defied nature’s forces to thrive in breath-taking formations. Families can enjoy camping, hiking along thriller trails and sight-seeing on panoramic driveways and viewpoints.
New York City
You have probably read and marveled at the Chrysler Building construction thanks to its intriguing history and short stint (11 months) as the city’s tallest building. Discover the workers who gifted this beautiful skyscraper to the Manhattan skyline from Edward Turnbull’s prized mural in the lobby. Other places to visit are the Bronx Zoo and the American Museum of Natural History.
Santa Monica Beach, California
Beach culture lovers got a reprieve as the pristine, sandy Santa Monica Beach, was re-opened from May 13, though, for recreation only. Families can run, walk, swim, surf and ride bikes. However, sitting or sunbathing on the sand remains prohibited. Well, these activities are still a great way to shake off quarantine lethargy.
Many of America’s music genres like rock & roll and the blues originated from Memphis. Your family will be awestruck at Graceland, a mansion that once belonged to rock and roll music genius, Elvis. Head on to Beale Street, for a recap on the blues genre’s history and dance the night away to melodies from upcoming musicians headlining the street clubs. You can’t miss the good southern cooking either while down there!
Crucial developments leading to the American Revolution took place in this great town that was once occupied by British colonialists in the 17th Century. Artefacts from the British Settlement are an excellent means to appreciate American colonial history. Thrill-seekers can visit Busch Gardens and take the fascinating roller coaster rides.
These are all family-friendly places with many discoveries to be made together. Remember to pack a stock of facemasks to protect your family. While at it, keep social distance and have a safe vacation!