How to Create Safe and Exciting Summer Memories

summer memories

Summer vacations may look a bit different this year. We’ve got a few safe alternative ways to create lasting memories this summer!

Stay local:

  • Pack a lunch and take a day trip to explore your local area and enjoy nature again. Go on a long hike through the Cleveland Metroparks, explore the trails at Cuyahoga Valley National Park or check out the Miller Nature Preserve at Lorain County Metroparks!
  • Go “hyperlocal” by exploring a neighborhood on the other side of town or visiting small shops or parks in an adjacent city. (Just make sure to bring your mask!)

Go Camping

Relax and go camping. Take the ferry over to Put-In-Bay and check out South Bass Island State Park. Another family-friendly option is Clay’s Park or Punderson State Park. Don’t want to venture that far? You can always go camping in the backyard and roast marshmallows over a firepit.

Hit the Open Road (or Water)!

Maybe you’re thinking bigger and want to explore different areas across the country? Now could be the right time to invest in an RV or Camper to travel across the country to see famous sites, like Mount Rushmore or the Grand Canyon.

When you take a road trip in your own RV allows you to get away while keeping your risk of COVID-19 at bay. You can also consider slightly closer historical locations like the Battlefields at Gettysburg, where you can still walk the grounds on self-guided tours.

If an RV or camper is not your thing, maybe it’s time to finally purchase the boat of your dreams and cruise around Catawba or Kelley’s Island! Are  you more of a motorcycle person? Take a ride to Campbell Hill, Ohio’s highest point!


Whatever Rec Vehicle works best for you, take advantage of the special Rec Vehicle offer going on now! With rates as low as 3.99%* APR, where will you go?

No matter what you choose, there are ALWAYS options to inject some fun into your summer to create memories!

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