Many summer festivals and destinations have shuttered for the season, and considering health concerns associated with traveling by plane at the moment, it may be just as well. Being in the midst of a major public health crisis, isn’t the summer you were expecting, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some responsible fun. If your locality has not advised against traveling within the region, consider hopping in the car and taking a drive just outside of America’s major metros. On your own or in a small group, you can spend a day learning about the history of the region, visiting unique towns, or climbing to awe-inspiring outlooks.
However, before traveling, make sure to check the current hours of operation, COVID-19 policies and regulations, and emergency closure notices so that you can enjoy your day—safely and without any surprises along the way.