4 Things to Remember When Traveling Post-COVID

Modified: August 12, 2020 | Story by Katie Susko | Photos by The Henry Ford by KMS Photography; Luciano's by Cybelle Codish

Traveling after COVID-19 can seem a little intimidating. Luckily, businesses all over Michigan are going above and beyond to make sure that visitors feel safe and experience destinations in a clean and healthy way. If you’re thinking about visiting Detroit, or anywhere in the country for that matter, here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Always make reservations

Many attractions, restaurants and bars are implementing timed seating or timed tickets to limit the amount of people in a space at one time. Check websites for attractions to see if you can buy your tickets in advance, and call any restaurant you want to try while you’re in town so you can get a reservation on the books.

Seafood pasta from Luciano's Restaurant Clinton Township, Italian restaurants in Detroit

Luciano’s Restaurant in Clinton Township

2. Bring a mask (and hand sanitizer, too!)

Every business is different, but you’re better safe than sorry. Bring a mask with you everywhere you go. Many restaurants and bars are requiring that you wear a mask as you are walking to your table, and some attractions are requiring that you wear one at all times. Also, hand sanitizer is in high demand. Just in case the business you are at runs out of their public supply, it’s good to have one in your pocket or purse just in case.

Guests at The Henry Ford during COVID

The Henry Ford

3. Be patient

You may find yourself waiting a bit more than usual to avoid having too many people in one attraction, business, or outdoor area. The key is to be a little patient – everyone missed being out and about just as much as you. Take the wait time to walk around and check out the city, street art, architecture, parks and more.

4. Spend a lot of time outdoors

In general, people are feeling more comfortable being outdoors than inside. Request a seat on the patio, walk a nature trail, or bike ride around the city. Luckily, it’s summertime, so it’s the best time of year to kick it in the sunshine.

 

Detroit International RiverWalk

Detroit International RiverWalk by Bill Bowen

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