23 Covid-Friendly Travel Activities To Do This Summer

This summer in the time of COVID-19 may look different than past summers, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be any less fun!

There are so many things you and your family can experience, without gathering in large groups.

Here are 23 ideas of things you can do, with social distancing in mind, that are guaranteed to make this summer a memorable one for all the right reasons.

Try Ziplining

Fly through the trees like a bird on a ziplining excursion! It’s a fun, adventurous activity that has limited group numbers, and is sure to thrill you.

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Tube the River

Float down the river and enjoy the scenery along the way! River tubing is a great way to get out in nature while staying cool.

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Go White Water Rafting

After being cooped up at home, you’re ready for excitement! White water rafting is a great choice.

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Visit the Drive-In Movies

The perfect way to go out to the movies in a socially distanced way? The drive-in!

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Ride a Horse

Small groups can head out on the trails and explore nature on the back of a horse. A great way to get out and about!

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Rent a Pontoon Boat

Get out on the water and enjoy a day filled with fun, sun, and a whole lot of splashing! Renting a pontoon boat is an awesome way to make summer memories.

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Go On a Wine Tour

Mountain views and wine? Yes, please! North Georgia is home to some amazing wineries, and a visit to one (or more!) of them is something you totally deserve.

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Visit a Swimming Hole

Find yourself a good old-fashioned swimming hole, and wash your worries away!

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Rent a Cabin

After spending so much time at home these past few months, a change of scenery is just what the doctor ordered! Rent a cabin with beautiful views and you’ll be glad you did.

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Pick Fruit

It’s a proven fact: Kids will eat the fruit they picked themselves! Another proven fact: Everyone will love the homemade ice cream and cobblers you’ll eventually make with your bounty.

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Visit a Waterfall

Everyone loves a waterfall! Now is the perfect time to get out and discover a new one with your family.

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Stay in a Treehouse

Live out your Swiss Family Robinson dreams (minus the pirate invasion) with a stay in a treehouse! It’s equal parts fun and relaxing, and it’s a memorable way to spend the night.

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Go Camping

Camping was a way to social distance even before COVID-19 showed up! So it makes sense that now is a prime time to get some camping in.

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Try Kayaking

Exercise, beautiful views, and fun on the water — kayaking has it all. It’s a great activity for all skill levels and ages too, so everyone in your family will have a great time.

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Visit the Beach

Keep your group small, spread out, and enjoy the place everyone loves to visit in the summer — the beach!

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Experience a State Park Adventure

Georgia State Parks are the best. There is so much for you to see and do around the state, and Georgia State Parks highlight the coolest parts! Pack a picnic, and get ready to explore one near you.

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Go Glamping

Want to enjoy the great outdoors without popping a tent? Glamping is the perfect alternative. You get all the fun of camping, without the struggle.

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Take a Bike Ride

Brush off your bike riding skills and enjoy a ride on some of our state’s best trails. There are so many to choose from, you’ll easily be able to find the perfect one for you.

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Rent a RV

Explore the open road while traveling in style in your own RV! Renting a RV is the perfect way to minimize your interactions with others while exploring new places.

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Take a Day Trip

Looking for a change of scenery, but aren’t ready to spend a week away from home? A day trip is a great choice!

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Take a Hike

Hiking is the absolute best way to social distance. Find some peace and quiet in nature and enjoy the great outdoors — alone!

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Go Geocaching

Geocaching is a great way to get out exploring the world around you! And since it’s basically a treasure hunt, your kids will love it.

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Take a Scenic Drive

Enjoy spectacular scenery without ever leaving your car! A scenic drive is a great way to explore in the time of social distancing.

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Kate Gelsthorpe is a former TV news writer, and a born and raised Georgia girl who grew up camping with her family at state parks around central and south Georgia. After 18 years in Atlanta, her family recently moved to Athens, and in their spare time you can find them exploring their new hometown. She and her husband, Kevin, are the proud parents of an 8-year-old dinosaur expert, and a 6-year-old outdoor-loving fashionista.

Kate Gelsthorpe

Freelance Writer and Adventure Maven at loveandkate
Kate Gelsthorpe is a former TV news writer, and a born and raised Georgia girl who grew up camping with her family at state parks around central and south Georgia.After 18 years in Atlanta, her family recently moved to Athens, and in their spare time you can find them exploring their new hometown.She and her husband, Kevin, are the proud parents of an 8-year-old dinosaur expert, and a 6-year-old outdoor-loving fashionista.

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