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15 Crowd-Free Summer Vacations You Can Book Last Minute

Reader's Digest Logo By Melissa Klurman of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 16: After a long spring of being locked down at home, the sun-filled summer months seem especially welcoming this year. However, if you haven't booked a summer vacation, you're not alone. According to Destination Analysts, many Americans either canceled long-standing bookings when the pandemic hit or didn't make vacation plans because of COVID-19 concerns. But with most natural areas open to visitors and attractions reopening their doors, everyone's itching now to book a last-minute local vacation. To find a safe and healthy last-minute summer vacation spot, consider finding a vacation rental that is within driving distance from your home, and look for a destination with activities included or nearby, like a pool or a lake, so that you don't have to venture further afield and be exposed to more people, suggest Jason and Erika Milovich of Bluefish Vacation Rentals in Harbor County, Michigan. And find out what your destination or vacation rental is doing to keep guests safe during your stay including social distancing measures and cleaning protocols. Once you've got your basics in place, check out some of these tips for finding uncrowded spots perfect for enjoying summer vacation! Before booking a trip, you'll want to find out the 11 rules the CDC wants you to follow before traveling again.

Get ready for summer vacation!

After a long spring of being locked down at home, the sun-filled summer months seem especially welcoming this year. However, if you haven't booked a summer vacation, you're not alone. According to Destination Analysts, many Americans either canceled long-standing bookings when the pandemic hit or didn't make vacation plans because of COVID-19 concerns. But with most natural areas open to visitors and attractions reopening their doors, everyone's itching now to book a last-minute local vacation. To find a safe and healthy last-minute summer vacation spot, consider finding a vacation rental that is within driving distance from your home, and look for a destination with activities included or nearby, like a pool or a lake, so that you don't have to venture further afield and be exposed to more people, suggest Jason and Erika Milovich of Bluefish Vacation Rentals in Harbor County, Michigan. And find out what your destination or vacation rental is doing to keep guests safe during your stay including social distancing measures and cleaning protocols. Once you've got your basics in place, check out some of these tips for finding uncrowded spots perfect for enjoying summer vacation! Before booking a trip, you'll want to find out the 11 rules the CDC wants you to follow before traveling again.

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