Tip 3: Travel at Off Peak Times
We all know that Off Peak Travel times can bring savings, but if you have school age children that is not always an option. But there are more ways to travel at non-peak times, even during the summer, than you realize. Think about some of these options which will help you encounter less crowds and offer more social distancing options during the hopefully "tail end" of the covid pandemic.
1. If you are flying consider taking your week vacation from Wed - Wed. Mid week flights are never as crowded and usually cheaper as well. This will lower your contacts both in the airports and on the flights.
2. Weekdays are not as busy as weekends. So if you are going to hit a more popular location possibly plan that for mid week. Disney World on a Tuesday is better than a Saturday. Exploring a large city could be done on Mon - Thurs and a National Park on the weekend before. This would give you the smallest crowd possible at each location.
3. Finally, consider the highlights you want to see. If you are going to New York City, how about a walk around Battery Park for a view of the Statue of Liberty instead of a crowded ferry ride. Maybe you could spend an entire afternoon exploring Central Park. Look away from the most popular tourist sites this summer. You might be surprised at the things you will find and love when you explore a little more "like a local".