There are lots of fun things you can still do without seeing many or any other people! Nature is your best friend here--hiking, bike ride, certain beaches and state parks, picnicking. Inside activities are fun too--romantic movie nights, ordering date night boxes or other activities to do together, baking or cooking together, decorating cookies. FH and I went on a scenic drive and had a wonderful time. I hope these help you enjoy!
I think if you wait till the new year there will be some guidelines that will help you decide where to go.
We resumed traveling in May and quite honestly I feel more safe now than prior to. Every place we have seen are taking extras Covid precautions. In fact we’re getting married next month and we are not worried in the least.
Where are you geographically located? If you want to keep it driving distance, say how far you're willing to road trip and we could give more tailored recommendations. I will say I flew in July and plan to again in November for Thanksgiving and in January for our wedding (it's local for our family, travel for us). The airlines are super serious about the mask requirements and have really upped their cleaning game, I felt safe. Airlines that used to have hefty change fees no longer have them. As far as where to stay, if you want to be around less people AirBnb should be your speed. But I did just stay in a normal hotel over Labor Day weekend and they're taking plenty of precautions as well, even as far as replacing continental breakfast buffets with pre packaged meals you pick up from the front desk. I really hope things will be much better for you by NEXT September! And if in doubt, get travel insurance or book on a credit card that has insurance/will take your side if you dispute a claim.
National parks are open in a lot of places and that's something you can do social distancing wise, my FH and I are staying at a fancy hotel in our local area and seeing some local sights that we haven't seen yet!
We went to Tulum, Mexico! It was the most amazing and romantic time. They have beautiful small boutique resorts that make you feel like it’s just the two of you. We stayed at Mi Amor. September is also their “slow season” so prices are cheaper too. We actually just got back Sunday too!
Mexico was the honeymoon we would have never chose but Covid changed our plans.
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It’s more of a eco friendly boutique resort area. There are a ton of small hotels/resorts that only have 20 rooms or less. So it’s a lot more romantic and private. You won’t find a lot of large all inclusive resorts in Tulum- but if that’s what you’re looking for Rivera Maya and Cancun have a ton of them.
The downtown of Tulum is inexpensive and more local. The beach strip is extremely ritzy with some of the best restaurants ever. We really enjoyed both sides of Tulum.