The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on us all in one way or another. Some people got sick, while others lost their jobs, residence, and loved ones. And the worst part about it all was the total lockdown. I’m pretty sure family vacation ideas were the last things on your mind then.
Luckily, the lockdown is over and normal routines have resumed with very few restrictions. After surviving a year of pandemic-induced lockdowns, I am sure you and your family are eager for some much-needed holiday travels to get out and explore again.
Of course, much has changed since the pre-pandemic era, some for the better, others for the worse. As you get ready to explore some vacation spots, I’ll be updating you about the new and renovated tourist places to check out during your travels. Each of these tourist attractions will give you the chance to make some unforgettable memories.
1. Alentejo, Portugal
In the Alentejo province of Portugal, you’ll find the most amazing landscapes. The incredible soft hills, calm-inducing sunsets, and easy-going culture are exactly what you need after the lockdown you’ve experienced. You can enjoy cycling past beautiful beaches, lighthouses, and fishing villages, or you could head inland for wineries, castles, and farmers’ markets. The accommodations and hospitality are absolutely wonderful, a perfect place for a vacation.
2. Reykjavik, Iceland
Iceland is another amazing location to visit after a year of lockdown and movement restrictions. There are several vacation activities you can indulge in, while on the island.
Reykjavik is a place where the sun barely sets between mid-May and mid-August and the temperatures are simply perfect. It’s never too hot or too cold in the summer months.
You could visit the Blue Lagoon with its steaming geothermal waters, or check out the Sky Lagoon to have an amazing time. Enjoy the geothermal spa experience, blending cold water, warm water, warm steam, and dry heat with fresh air. It’s a vacation you won’t forget in a hurry. Other fun spots to visit in Reykjavik include; Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur, Omnom Chocolate Ice Cream shop, Perlan, etc.
3. The Maldives, South Asia
A trip to the Maldives is a dream vacation for the family. Visit the Emerald Maldives Resort and spa with your kids to have the time of their lives. Enjoy the best family activities, including exotic cooking classes, spa treatment, and yoga sessions with several outdoor activities to make the holiday a memorable one. For a magical vacation with the family, visit the Maldives.
4. Grand Canyon, United States
This is one of the best places to have a wonderful vacation experience in the United States. Millions of tourists around the world visit the Grand Canyon National Park every year.
The Grand Canyon is a top destination for white water rafting due to the Colorado River weaving its way through the 277-mile long canyon. If you’re a lover of outdoor activities, then a visit to the Grand Canyon is the best travel option for you. It’s a superb spot for a hike and other outdoor activities.
5. Yosemite, United States
The best way to reconnect with nature is to take a trip to Yosemite National Park in California. You can check out some of the famous landmarks like the Half Dome, Glacier Point, the Mist Trail, the hiking Cathedral Lakes, and other amazing paths. Yosemite is also home to one of the tallest and most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Another amazing sight to behold in Yosemite is Sacramento or Lake Tahoe.
6. South Island, New Zealand
A trip to New Zealand’s South Island after a year of lockdown is the perfect way to start your post-pandemic vacation. View the majestic landscapes at every turn, and feel Mother Nature at her very best, from dramatic mountains to fjords to glaciers. Visit the Fiordland National Park, to enjoy some outdoor activities like hiking, and boat sailing on Milford sound. Or you can enjoy the beauty of the night as you journey to the University of Canterbury’s Mount John Observatory to gaze at the starry skies.