Family Trip During the Three Weeks
Are we allowed to do a family trip and go to a family member for Shabbos and stay in a hotel for a few days during the 3 weeks? We will do a few small activities during the weekdays.
Some Poskim write that it is not fitting to go on trips during the three weeks and in particular during the nine days of the month of Menachem Av. Certainly one should avoid doing dangerous activities during these days.
If there is a need to visit the family member, there is room to visit them and avoid dangerous activities. This is especially the case before the nine days have started.
One should also try to avoid extra fun activities.
See Mekor Chayim 551:1. Piskei Teshuvos ibid.
וראה הנסמן כאן:
I direct a Yeshivas Kayitz and The head counselor planned a trip of horseback riding for one of the nine days. Is this a problem? Also, Is it Okay, instead of swimming, to have the boys play in water sprinklers during the nine days?
ולהעיר מלשון הראבי״ה תענית תתפו: כל הנך יומי ראוי שלא לשמוח.