If you’ve been keeping an eye on the CDC website the past week, you might have a mild case of whiplash. They’ve changed their stance on how COVID transmits, which may or may not be airborne. It’s also hard to figure out if it’s safe to fly. A new Washington Post article investigates the CDC data that 11,000 people were exposed to coronavirus while flying. But given the multiple-day incubation period and how much exposure to risks occurs surrounding travel, it’s hard to know if people got sick from the plane, being in an airport, using public restrooms, etc. If you’re one of those “I might die in a car crash tomorrow” types, here are 10 of the cheapest flights out there right now.
But also, if you don’t feel well, or think you’ve been exposed to COVID, don’t fly!
10 Cheapest Flight Right Now
Luckily, Chicago has plenty of things to do outdoors, and fall is easily the most beautiful time of year in the Windy City. Check out Millenium Park, Navy Pier, and the free-every-day Lincoln Park Zoo.
With 300 days of sunshine every year, no matter when you visit Colorado, you’re bound to have beautiful weather. Rent a car and head straight to the mountains where there are far fewer cases of COVID, and plenty of things to keep you busy, like hiking the Continental Divide and exploring mountain towns like Breckenridge.
Even if you’re wary of spending time inside, the spacious Mall of America gives you plenty of opportunities to socially distance. Or, check out Minnehaha Falls and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, both outdoors.
Minneapolis to Los Angeles
Gambling with plastic shields in front of your face may not be your thing. Instead, why not explore the great state and national parks near Vegas, like Red Rock Canyon National Reserve and Valley of Fire State Park.
The unbearable humidity of the south may be abating soon, so why not head to Dallas and check out the Heard National Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary or the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Dallas to Fort Lauderdale
Head to the Florida Everglades and either try your hand at fishing, or just wildlife watching, kayaking, and canoeing. There are the beaches for relaxing in the sun and surf or head to the Intracoastal Waterway for more outdoor fun.
Fort Lauderdale to Philadelphia
Philadelphia has embraced outdoor dining to the fullest, so there’s plenty of places to safely grab a bite while you’re visiting the city of Brotherly Love.
Philadelphia to Orlando
The city that never sleeps has done a fantastic job of stopping the rampant spread of COVID, making it one of the safer places in the country to travel to right now. Spend your time in Central Park, the High Line, or head out of the city to Storm King.