Ideas for Family Vacations and Staycations

Ideas for Family Vacations and Staycations

School breaks give you the perfect time to take a trip or plan a staycation as a family. In fact, many parents have difficulty finding a travel destination that everyone likes. Finding pandemic-friendly travel options makes that decision even more complicated, but these ideas can help keep everyone happy.

Remote Vacation Rental

Huge hotels and resorts pack lots of people into a small space. It's difficult to walk down a hallway or step into an elevator without other guests being nearby, especially during school breaks when lots of people travel. A more pandemic-friendly option is renting a remote vacation rental, such as a cabin in the mountains or a separate home on a beach that doesn't get a lot of tourists. You don't have to interact with other people, but you still get a change of scenery. 

Outdoor Attractions

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that outdoor activities are safer than indoor activities, especially if you stay at least six feet away from other people. Basing your trip around outdoor locations lets you still enjoy attractions with less risk. A quiet beach, national park, or hiking trip can keep your family entertained and away from other people.

Camping Trips

Another way to enjoy the outdoors is with a family camping trip. Even if you've never camped before, it's a good family vacation option. According to KOA, 10.1 million households made their first camping trip in 2020 and 48.2 million households total went camping at least once. Look for campgrounds with large campsites where you can set up far away from other campers. You can often rent an RV if you don't have one, or you can find a campground with cabins for rent. Campgrounds often have plenty of outdoor activities, like hiking trails, bike riding, and boat rentals if there's a lake.

Family Staycation

According to Statista, 63% of adults said they'd taken a staycation instead of going away for a vacation. It's a safe pandemic option because you can stay close to home. Plan several fun activities to make it feel like a break from the usual. Some ideas include:

  • Camping in the backyard
  • Board game tournaments
  • Learning new activities or skills
  • Creating a new sport or family game
  • Outdoor movies under the stars
  • Visiting local tourist spots
  • Watching virtual tours of places you want to visit
  • Creating a theme party, like a luau

Stay Comfy and Sane

If you choose to stay home for school breaks, staying comfortable can help you maintain your sanity. Treat yourself to a cozy pair of leggings, a comfy dress, or a casual tee as your outfit, so you can keep up with the kids through all of your adventures. Buy loose-fitting T-shirts for the whole family and tie-dye them for a fun activity and an outfit for the break.

Enjoy Family Time

No matter how you spend school breaks, enjoying time as a family lets you create memories. And be sure to shop the Komorebi Collection for beautiful additions to make your home comfortable if you choose a staycation.


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