How To Plan Your Great American Family Staycation





The good news is that lockdown restrictions are starting to ease in most places around the world and the summer is still in full swing. If you haven’t had a vacation yet with the family this year you might be thinking about where you can go and what you can do. It’s worth keeping in mind that a lot over overseas countries are still actively quarantining foreign nationals, and flying is not exactly risk-free. Add to that the pressing need to kickstart our local economies, including the tourism industry, and a staycation comes to mind. Don’t worry you won’t be missing out on anything - not with world beating landscapes right on our doorstep.
 
Pacific Coast Highway

One of the most spectacular trips in America is the Pacific Coast Highway in California. It starts in San Diego and takes you through some of the most captivating coastal scenery in the State, finally ending up in City By The Bay In San Francisco. It can be a long haul, especially for younger kids who maybe don’t appreciate captivating scenery. Make sure they’ve got a good breakfast in their bellies, try this poha recipe, and that their devices are always within arms reach. To be fair this will be the case on any vacation.
 
Going-to-the-Sun Road

The going-to-the-sun road is to be found in Montana, a captivating and ancient landscape with many national parks to visit along the way, such as Glacier National Park in Northwest Montana. Route 2, or route 86, will take you across the state in a kid-friendly 1 ½ hours of driving. You will pass through the lush green forests alongside Lake Mac Donald, and don’t miss the high gushing crystal waterfall at Saint May Lake or the rare wildlife, such as bighorn sheep on the mountainside and classic bald eagles soaring overhead.
 
The Grand Canyon

Make your way to the Grand Canyon in Colorado for scenery of epic proportions. Millions of years of river erosion have carved out this massive chasm that people flock to from all over the world. The area has some impressive wildlife, too, including bighorn sheep, coyotes, and bald eagles. Enjoy hiking and sightseeing with the family at this UNESCO world heritage site that is right on your doorstep.
 
Yosemite

Yosemite national park is another must see destination, especially for nature-loving Americans. It boasts towering waterfalls, millennia-old Sequoia trees, daunting cliff faces, and some of the most unique rock formations in the country. Famous landmarks include Half-Dome and El Capitan. It's great for hikers and rock climbers, even inexperienced ones, as lessons are available. If you’re not the adventurous type there is still plenty to see and do that will leave a big impression.
 
San Francisco

The west coast offers some of the most stunning scenery to drive through on a road trip; end up in one of America's most vibrant and culturally diverse cities. There is no shortage of things to do and see in San Francisco. It has world renowned sights and classic cuisine. Sunbathe at the bay or enjoy views of the city from Twin Peaks, take a bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge, or a famous cable car ride - if you haven’t been to San Fran with the fam before it’s an absolute must.

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