Summer is an exciting time for many people. It’s a chance to attend family reunions, go on road trips or vacations, visit a summer camp or sit at home doing your projects. For those who are planning a vacation during summer, you have to choose a destination. But, with many places to visit, it can get overwhelming to choose the right place for you and your family. To simplify things for you, we have written this comprehensive mini guide on incredible destinations that you can visit. But before we talk about them, here are a few tips to help you create a memorable experience during your summer vacation,

Have a Plan.

You have so many ideas on how and where you want your vacation to be. So, write them down, then start outlining how you’ll execute them. Planning will help reduce stress while on your vacation. Figure out where you’ll go first, the time you leave, and what to pack. If you’re traveling with your spouse or partner, you can divide these planning tasks so that you are not overwhelmed.

Lower Your Expectations

Nothing will ever be 100% perfect. So, expecting perfection on your trip can ruin the great time you were to have with your family. Understand that some things might not go as you’d planned, especially if you are traveling with kids. It’s why you should be flexible and open-minded. Also, try to make use of most of every vacation day.

Don’t Forget to Pack Food.

Nothing can kill the fun more than being hungry on a trip. Whether you’re going for a long or short trip, no matter your means of traveling, make sure that you carry some delicious healthy food with you. Pack high protein snacks that you can quickly eat, including jars of nut butter, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole-grain crackers, etc. Also, don’t forget to carry some spill-proof cups for each person.

Outline a Schedule for Events

You need to know how many places you’ll visit. Then, determine how much time your stay will be in an area. For instance, if you’ll see the beach, you can allocate three to four hours, eat lunch then go back home. However, remember that your schedule can change, especially with kids. Cause if they get too tired or it gets too hot, you have to go back. All in all, time allocations help you utilize your day as you’ll do most of the activities, so make sure to do an outline during your planning stages.  

Create Novelty

Ensure that you include some toys and snacks for your kids so that they don’t get bored during the trip. Also, you can carry some podcasts or audiobooks to listen to in the car. And you can again bring some portable games like lego figurines, cards, etc. Or buy a magazine and some comic books.

Be Flexible

Although we talked about having a schedule, remember that this is a vacation and not work or school. So loosen up. If you want another pizza slice, go for it. Stay up late or in the pool for longer. Being too strict can sometimes make people bored.

The Best Summer Destinations in the USA for Families

A family vacation is a great time to bond and create memorable experiences with your loved ones. And with the warmth that summer brings, there’s no better time to go for a vacation than now. However, you should be wise and creative when choosing a destination because of the current global situation. For instance, children below 12 years aren’t eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination, so some places may not be suitable for them. Generally, you should choose destinations with attractive sites, lots of breathing room, and allow access to fresh air easily. Here are our top ten family destinations.

Williamsburg

Stop at Colonial Williamsburg to see the first residents of this revolutionary town. Then finish your tour by stopping at the Yorktown Battlefield to learn more about the revolutionary war.

Philadelphia

Learn about Benjamins Franklin’s influence on the USA at Independence Hall. Then head to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see the “Rocky Steps.” And when hunger strikes, visit Reading Terminal Market to sample ice cream, pastries, barbecue, cheesesteaks, and other delicacies.

Gettysburg

Don’t miss visiting the Civil War military park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. It’s one of the best towns to visit. Also, enjoy seeing the over 400 historical artifacts displayed at Gettysburg Museum of History.

Washington, D.C.

The capital of America has various historical sites to visit, including the U.S Capitol, the Washington Monument, the National Mall, etc. You can hire an outfitter service for a tour to learn about this city’s history. The Smithsonian museums are also worth exploring and are free of charge.

Boston

It hosts the country’s first library, the first subway system, the first public school, first and public park. You can start your tour on the Freedom Trail to get some knowledge about the city’s historical past. Some attraction sites that you must visit include the Paul Revere House, the Old North Church, the Fenway Park Baseball Stadium, and the Faneuil Hall Market Place.

Things to Consider Before Planning a Trip

Now that things are slowly going back to normal, domestic travel is about to increase. But think of destinations that allow social distancing when planning your trip. And while plane traveling will still increase, many will consider planning for the best road trips or train trips. Plus, with the vaccine being available, international travel will be permitted. However, expect some travel restrictions and be prepared to prove that you are vaccinated.

Also, you’ll still wear your mask, and you should avoid crowded areas. Again, we advise that you consider your needs, especially if you are traveling on a budget.

Conclusion

The past year was incredibly stressful. So many people may want to unwind by going on a summer vacation. But always remember to stay safe and healthy. Even if you’re vaccinated, wear your mask, avoid crowded places and wash your hands frequently.

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Be More Happy and Safer with the Use of Zion Health Products.

This summer certainly is looking different from last year, mainly in a good way. We’re ready to spend a little extra time outside, see friends and family, and indulge in honest-to-goodness fun (remember that?).

There’s an undeniable connection between weather and mood. Warmer months do tend to have an impact on our overall happiness and well-being.  With so many new changes to our “new way of life,” something has stayed the same.  We have continued to keep our beauty and skincare routines while in quarantine.

So now that we will be out and about this summer vacationing it up, make sure to keep your skin protected.  Take one more thing off your mind and remember that all Zion Health and beauty and skincare products are vegan, organic, contain no parabens, toxic-free, and are cruelty-free.

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Check out some of our other blog posts for helpful information regarding skin health and the maintenance of a healthier lifestyle. Now that we have a guide on how to travel this summer, things obviously will be different.  While everyone wants to resume their “normal” lives, others may still be a bit cautious.  To understand people why some people may feel this way, read our block, “Going Out Again? How to Adjust to a Post-COVID Life.”