- Travel to attend a large gathering, festival, or a party
- Go to crowded places
- Eat at places with an indoor setting
- Drive. Right now, experts say that the safest way to travel is by using your own car
- Bring your own groceries that you can cook yourself when in a rental house
- Plan a trip only with your household
- Go to a place where it is easy to observe and maintain physical distancing
- Continue following the usual health protocols —washing of hands regularly, wearing masks, and other CDC precautions
Now that you are ready for a safe spring break with our dos and don’ts, it’s time for the fun part! Here are some tips that you can consider for that much-needed time off!
Go Camping or Travel by RVCamping / RV travel provides a safe option for families to go outside and feel nature with endless activities while being socially and physically distanced from others. If you haven’t considered camping this spring break, you might want to try it now. Feel the fresh air, and take time to connect with nature. Disconnect to connect, as they say. Enjoy the beauty of Texas as seasons start changing and the freshness of spring unfolds.
Rent a Private Cabin/CottageNot really a fan of the outdoors? Why not rent a cabin or a cottage with family or friends? You can still enjoy board games and other activities while managing and following health protocols.
Go on Day Trips and/or Special EventsKeep your eyes on different activities and events that Texas offers this spring break. There are many places where you can go to enjoy spring break with your loved ones. Below are some of the places that are open for everyone.
- Dallas Zoo – wearing masks is required for guests 10 years old and above.
- Fort Worth Zoo – online reservations are required, and the wearing of masks is strongly urged.
- Perot Museum – wearing of masks, face coverings are required for guests 3 years old and older. Social distancing is encouraged.
- Six Flags Over Texas – online reservation is needed, and masks are required for guests 3 years old and older.
Go on a Virtual TourOne great activity for you and your family this spring break is going on a virtual tour. Go to places virtually while being in the comforts of your Texas apartment.
- Decide on your destination. Ask your family about their dream travel destination, and what they want to do while traveling. Is your family interested in hiking the Grand Canyon, or perhaps go surfing in Florida? Sky’s the limit when it comes to your dream destinations in the virtual world, so if you want to go to Hogwarts or the middle-earth, you may totally do so! Can’t decide yet where to virtually go? You may search online with your family or watch documentaries about awesome places to visit and decide from there.
- Make your virtual tour more realistic. Once the place has been decided, it’s time to plan your virtual tour. You can pull up Google Earth and do a walk-through of the place(s) that you want to go to. Connect your computer/tablet/phone to your TV or projector to make the maps larger and more realistic.
- Study about your destination’s arts and culture by watching videos about the place. Check out what food they offer, and try to replicate and prepare them while you are on your virtual tour because food is a good way to understand a place’s culture.
- You can also decorate your house according to the place that you plan to virtually visit. For example, you can put some flags and famous landmarks in different parts of the house —the Eiffel tower if you’re headed to Paris, or the Sydney Opera House if you’re going to Australia!