We are many months into the pandemic and avid travelers are getting antsy at the thought of staying put with no light at the end of the tunnel. According to health experts, travel is possible right now, so long as you make modifications and precautions. Of course, no matter where you go, social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands as much as possible are still highly recommended. And while you can’t hop on an international flight to most places, you still have the opportunity to explore.
But where can I go? According to the CDC, Covid-19 is spreading via person to person contact. That means the safest place to travel is where social distancing is possible: AKA the great outdoors. While big cities should be cut from the travel list according to health experts (thanks to higher population densities and most of the tourist attractions being indoors), you can still go explore Mother Nature! Mountains, beaches, state parks, any big outdoor place where you can safely enjoy the fresh air and outdoor activities while keeping distance between you and others that are not traveling with you. Lake Tahoe fits the bill on all accounts: There are beaches, trails, forest and all the activities that come with being outside. Of course, with millions of people visiting our beautiful region each year, space could be an issue so be mindful of who is around and making sure everyone feels like they have space to move freely. The other beauty of our region is that you have lodging options that don’t necessarily include a lot of people with high touch areas. Camping, RV-ing and Lake Tahoe vacation rentals allow you to have your own area where you are in control of cleaning and how many people are in your proximity.
What is the best way to get there? Experts suggest that traveling by car is the safest bet right now. Trains, planes and buses not only have you coming into close contact with strangers but social distancing is pretty difficult to maintain and these modes of transportation have a lot of “high touch” areas. Of course, you will have to stop for gas, which means you will be touching gas pumps, door handles, etc. Considering wiping down areas you touch prior and or wearing disposable gloves in these instances and having wipes so you can wipe down inside the car after stops. If you have to travel by plane, the CDC states that due to an aircraft’s top of the line filtration system, contracting the virus on a plane is actually pretty low. Depending on how long the flight is, the boarding policies, etc. of course.
What are my best lodging options? Lake Tahoe vacation rentals, RV’s and camping are recommended. Hotels have shared common areas, elevators and other high touch areas while you are dealing with more people in small spaces which removes your ability to control social distancing. Stand-alone accommodations like the above mentioned 3 options not only allow you and the people you are traveling with to control who is around, but you are able to clean and disinfect whenever and you don’t have to worry about sharing high touch areas with strangers. At Pinnacle Lake Tahoe Getaways, we have stringent cleaning protocols in place. A few ways we do that is by spacing out bookings and in-depth cleanings of our vacation rentals in Lake Tahoe.
For more information on booking vacation rentals in Lake Tahoe, feel free to give us a call. We’d be happy to help!