By Iris Alvarado
We are all aware that this year’s summer will be significantly different compared to the last summer. Some places now slowly start to reopen restaurants, hotels, and national parks. We can still travel inside Canada or the United States, and there are a few places that I will say are safer for a luxury vacation if you are travelling with family and friends. Here is a list of places open for traveling.
1. Victoria Island, British Columbia – Canada
Victoria Island is open during 2020! The capital of British Columbia, Victoria Island this summer is ready to start the tourist season. Victoria’s unique character with British colonial history. Well know trails, hikes, and whale watching, the city of Victoria also offers a variety of European – Canadian Cuisine with the local seafood ingredients from fine dining restaurants to urban eateries.
Currently, open The Butchart Gardens is a must when you are visiting the island. The passion of Jennie Butchart about landscaping transformed her property in a beautiful colour combination with flowers, plants and trees that attract visitors from all over the world. For COVID 19 guidelines, please visit the website to know the restrictions when you visit.
If you are searching for a charming and luxury place to stay, The Fairmont Empress is taking reservations to open their doors to welcome guests and visitors on June 26, 2020.
2. Okanagan Valley, British Columbia – Canada
The breathtaking natural landscape includes mountains, valleys, deserts, and a large selection of wineries. The magical beauty of riding a bike in the middle of the valley, surrounded by lavender fields, vineyards horizons to end it up with a” farm to table” dining experience. Sounds reasonably good to me! There are many activities that you can do, such as hiking, boating, winery tours, golf, and surfing. It depends on your interest and how much you are willing to spent to have the time of your life this summer. For more information, click here
The Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa has the best location over Okanagan Lake, offer many wellness and retreat program after a long day of hiking and exploring. Owned by Swarovski and named after three million-plus sparkling crystals that adorn its walls and artworks. The hotel’s rooms all have floor-to-ceiling windows and bathtubs with a spectacular view.
3. Lake Louise, Alberta – Canada
Banff National Park is open for travel with almost all the trails to explore the wander along the shore of glittering blue-green lakes, mountain pass. With a little effort and a dose of adventurous spirit, hiking in Banff and Lake Louise is your chance to step outside of your comfort zone and find yourself.
Other activities that you can do around the area are canoeing, biking, and explore downtown Banff to buy all your souvenirs and try some of the local food. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise could be a good option for an unforgettable stay with a full view of the Lake.
4. U.S Virgin Islands
This paradise located in the Caribbean only three hours flight from Miami is the perfect spot to spend a few days after the pandemic. Who does not want to be at the beach, right? The Virgin Islands are open to international tourists. Combine many suitable options for you to explore, from ecotourism, family resorts, honeymooners you can select your activities and plan your trip. For guidelines and travel information updates visit www.visitusvi.com/
5. Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts, Orlando – United States
The magical fairy-tale kingdom theme parks are open on July 11, 2020, for tourists and visitors. Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park followed by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15. There are several rules to enter the parks and resorts this summer, learn more…
Wherever you go, Disney has a magical experience waiting for you. The family vacation that you’ve been waiting for the entire year. Make this summer, the one, your kids and family, will remember.
So if you are planning to travel to any of these places, please have a great time, take many pictures and share them with us!