Traditional Easter celebrations might need some tweaks in the current situation. To keep the festive spirit alive, make sure you have a good plan and stick with it. Keep your distance from strangers and limit your Easter activities among family members and close friends. When traveling, use your own car or rent one to get around your vacation destination and ensure social distancing. Road trips are ideal for weekend getaways and vacations, especially with young children. Book everything in advance – hotel accommodations, vacation rentals, parking, and entry tickets. Check official updates for any changes in operations or safety requirements before heading over to a tourist attraction, national parks, resorts, etc. Continue wearing masks and sanitize your hands regularly when you are outside. Also, remember to respect and follow safety rules set by businesses to help them serve you better.
Keep health and safety on priority, at least until the vaccinations are completed. You can still have a lot of fun with a few inconvenient precautions in place. Here are five ways to celebrate Easter Weekend 2021 in the US:
Easter 2021 City Tour by Car
A lot of tourist attractions across the country are now open to visitors. Take the Easter Weekend off for an extensive tour of your favorite US city. Choose gardens, zoos, parks, and other outdoor spaces for your city tour itinerary. If you visit indoor spaces such as museums, galleries, aquariums, and monuments, check for safety protocols in place and follow them strictly. Choose private tours so that you can stay away from the crowds. Many tourist attractions now require advance ticket purchases and offer timed tours to maintain social distancing.
Easter Weekend Getaway to the Outdoors
When you have the great outdoors just a short drive away, why jet-set to international destinations for your Easter 2021 vacation? As Spring Break is here too, here’s your chance to kick-off this year’s travel plans with an adventure. National parks are open and ready to welcome visitors with a few operational changes. Make sure to follow all safety instructions, and get permits and entry passes online ahead of your visit for a hassle-free experience.
Easter Weekend 2021 by the Sea
As spring break is already here, you must be wishing for sun and sand. But sunbathing on a crowded beach might not be a good idea right now. So, skip the popular spring break haunts and start searching for hidden gems by the coast. Island getaways for Easter weekend could be an exciting change. Also, there are plenty of well-maintained seaside resorts you can opt for a COVID safe beach vacation.
Easter Weekend Road Trip
Road Trips are the best way to enjoy traveling during a pandemic – you can be on the road, taking in all the beautiful sights, and still maintain social distancing without much effort. Your car is undoubtedly safer than a tour bus or plane. Don’t forget to pack ‘new normal’ essentials like masks and sanitizers, along with your snacks and drinks. Before heading out, make sure you have the route planned – driving to a destination nearby would be ideal. If you are planning a longer road trip, reserve your accommodations, parking, tickets, etc. Carry digital receipts and opt for contactless interactions as much as possible.
Easter Celebrations at Home
Gather the family to put together a memorable Easter 2021 celebration at home. Start with making Easter decorations for your home – turn it into a DIY craft activity for the kids to play their part. On Easter Sunday, treat them to a mini Easter Egg hunt in your backyard or a neighborhood park. Cook up a scrumptious feast for all to enjoy an Easter meal at home or book a table at local restaurants – make sure they follow COVID safety protocols to avoid spending time in a crowded public space.
Want to get some fresh air? Go for a drive or, even better, a day tour of your own city and keep your car off the streets. To finish the city tour on a high, find out if there are any drive-in theatres near you to catch an Easter movie. Or just head back home for a movie night on your couch.
Happy Easter 2021!