HOW WE PICKED THE WINNERS
Parents staff and family travel judges nominated more than 150 places within the U.S. that offer lots of outdoor activities, plenty of space to socially distance, and enhanced safety protocols for COVID-19. Many destinations also require temp checks and have implemented contactless check-in as well as a reservation system to avoid crowding in public areas like the pool. Staff and judges voted on the nominations, with an eye on value and wow factor for kids.
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