Where to Travel this Summer and How to Stay Safe

Traveling restrictions are not as strict which can now open the opportunity for anyone to go on a much needed getaway.


Traveling restrictions are not as strict which can now open the opportunity for anyone to go on a much needed getaway.

The winter has finally come to an end, and summer is on its way. With new uplifted restrictions to COVID and an increase in rapid vaccine distribution, vacations are definitely needed. 


According to TSA, in 2019, about 2 million people traveled by plane in the month of May. On the other hand, in the year 2020 about 353,261 people traveled by plane. The numbers drastically dropped in 2020 due to the toll that the pandemic has taken on the world making traveling unsafe at the time. Now that the vaccine is open to the public makes traveling much safer.


According to the CDC, if vaccinated you can continue normal activities with only a few precautions, but if traveling un-vaccinated they recommend following the following steps:

  1. Get a rapid COVID test 1-3 days before departure.
  2. While traveling, one should always wear a mask in public areas, try to stay away from crowds or at least six feet away, and wash hands/ sanitize often.
  3. After coming home from traveling, one should get a rapid COVID test done within the 3-5 days home then quarantined for seven days.
  4. If one does not get tested, they should still quarantine for about 10 days.
  5. If any COVID-like symptoms occur one should isolate, and quarantine.


Whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, and you do not want to travel outside of the United States borders, the list below lists some of the best vacation areas according to Travel Leisure.

*All information above was found at: https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/best-places-to-travel-in-2021

In the image is the Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah which includes breathtaking views and sensory and great hiking trails. (Jack Brauer)

Farther travel distance; is more nature-oriented:

  1. Alaska’s Coast
  2. Astoria, Oregon
  3. The Berkshires
  4. Big Sky, Montana
  5. The Black Hills of South Dakota
  6. Burlington
  7. The Catskills
  8. Grand Staircase-Escalante, Utah
  9. Northern Minnesota
  10. Park City, Utah
  11. The Rockies
  12. Texas Hill Country
  13. The U.S. National Parks
  14. White Sands, New Mexico
  15. Wyoming
  16. Northwest Arkansas
  17. Palm Springs California
  18. Oahu, Hawaii
This is the town of Galena located in Illinois which is a cute historical town that includes amazing history, vineyards, and a beautifully picturesque town. ( flickr.com)

Vacation spots that are more populated: Cities/ towns:

  1. Birmingham, Alabama
  2. Buffalo, New York
  3. Cincinnati, Ohio
  4. Denver’s Lower Highlands
  5. Fort Worth, Texas
  6. Galena, Illinois
  7. Indianapolis, Indiana
  8. Kansas City, Missouri
  9. Las Vegas
  10. Lexington, Kentucky
  11. Los Angeles
  12. Miami
  13. Nashville
  14. New Orleans
  15. New York City
  16. North Carolina’s Triangle
  17. Omaha, Nebraska
  18. Orlando
  19. Palm Springs California
  20. Richmond, Virginia
  21. Washington D.C


*All information was found from the websites linked below: