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Your Guide to COVID-19 Safe US Road Trips

The open road is calling. Are you ready to pack a bag and start exploring again?

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Author: Claire Waggoner

If you’re feeling ready to pack a bag and head off on an adventure, consider exploring the 50 states that make up the USA. The country is home to 58 national parks that span 12 ecoregions, as well as countless culturally-diverse cities. We have compiled our favorite COVID-19-safe US road trips to illustrate how you can easily — and safely! — travel right now. 

Why Take a Road Trip? 

A road trip in the US is a smart choice for those of us who are experiencing wanderlust after a year of travel restrictions. A COVID-19 safe US road trip gives you the flexibility to alter your itinerary at a moment’s notice if any restrictions change. Plus, you can enjoy each stop along your journey at your own pace without having to rush. To maximize your vacation days and experience the best of the US, let Enchanting Travels’ experts create a custom road trip just for you. When you work with us to plan the road trip of a lifetime, you’ll have 24/7 support from your dedicated Trip Coordinator, who will keep you informed of any changes in your destinations, and rearrange your plans as needed.

Our Favorite COVID-Safe US Road Trips 

Grand Canyon and Zion  

Suggested route: Las Vegas – Grand Canyon National Park – Page, AZ – Zion National Park 

Experience the beauty of the American Southwest during this seven-day road trip. Your journey begins and ends in Las Vegas, which is known for its casino resorts and high-end shopping destinations. Highlights of your road trip can include a personalized Hummer tour of the Grand Canyon South Rim and exploring the famous Narrows of Zion National Park with a knowledgeable guide. Or rent a powerboat and cruise in Lake Powell, north of Page, Arizona. Lined with red cliffs, palm trees and sandy beaches, it’s a fascinating mix of Arizona and California landscapes.

California 

Suggested route: San Francisco – Wine region – Yosemite National Park – Carmel – Santa Barbara – Los Angeles – Las Vegas, NV 

This 14 day road trip is the perfect blend of good food, breathtaking scenery, and lazy beach days. Your road trip package includes personalized yacht, bike, and hiking tours along the route so you can safely explore off the beaten path. Discover San Francisco’s bustling waterfront by bike, then enjoy an exclusive winery tour in Napa Valley. You can visit some of the best wineries of the region, stroll through the vineyards and your guide will lead you through each winery and tell you all about the wine-making process. Sample award-winning wines with cheese and crackers while gazing at dramatic views of the valley floor. When you set off for Yosemite National Park, you can explore the dramatic Taft Point and Sentinel Dome, then take a guided hike on Glacier Point Road, passing through a red fir forest known to be a prime black bear habitat. Wrap up your California dream trip with a private yacht cruise off the coast of Santa Barbara, where you might spot breaching whales and playful dolphins.

Yellowstone and Grand Teton 

Suggested route: Cheyenne, WY – Custer, WY – Clearmont, WY – Yellowstone National Park – Grand Teton National Park – Salt Lake City, UT 

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life on this nine day adventure. Look forward to glamping under the stars in Custer, picnicking on the shores of Yellowstone Lake, and wildlife tours in Grand Teton National Park. These two spectacular parks sit close to each other in northwest Wyoming and provide endless opportunities for adventure seekers to be awed by the natural beauty of the West. Whether you want to whitewater raft the Snake River, witness geothermal geyser eruptions, or simply spend a day swimming and relaxing at Jackson Lake, there’s something for every outdoor lover in this region.

“My expert tip for Yellowstone is to book early! The park receives more than half its annual visitors between June and August. You can avoid crowds by visiting in the shoulder seasons and also hitting the big attractions early in the morning.”

Enchanting Travels - Katie Sturges - Travel Consultant

Katie SturgesDestination Expert

What Are the Current Coronavirus Travel Restrictions? 

Some states are more high risk than others, so it’s important to stay up to date on the most recent coronavirus travel restrictions. The CDC has an entire page dedicated to COVID travel guidelines, which is worth bookmarking while planning your road trip. In general, it’s recommended that you avoid close contact with other travelers, wear a face mask when using public transport or shopping in public spaces, wash your hands regularly, and avoid contact with anyone who is sick. You also read more about our COVID-19 travel policies here.

Ready to Hit the Road? 

There’s never been a better time to take a road trip. Whether you’re aching to see stunning natural landscapes, relax by the beach, or immerse yourself in history, we can help plan the ultimate COVID-19 safe US road trip to suit your exact wishes. Contact our Denver-based experts to have the perfect luxury road trip planned for you! 

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