Vacations with the kids are always a bit tricky. You want to be sure you find a destination that keeps everyone happy, entertained, and comfortable while at the same time providing the adults with a sense of relaxation and escape from everyday life. Camping can often be a great solution for families looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, explore new scenery and attractions, and enjoy a real sense of adventure.
Before you head out on your camping vacation here’s a few things you may want to keep in mind, which will ensure a great time is had by all.
Book in Advance
Whenever possible, book your campsite in advance. There is nothing worse than showing up at the destination, only to discover that there is no space available. This is even more common during the busy summer season. All you have to do is call the campground in advance and ask if they take reservations. A small deposit may also be required to hold your lot.
Are There Campground Amenities?
Another question you may want to look into is whether or not the campground offers any amenities, and if so what are they. This can include such things as a pool, restaurant, shops, tennis courts, playgrounds for the kids, etc. For families camping together, these amenities can help to keep the kids entertained and give them a break from sightseeing and hiking.
A great example of a campground that is built for families is Ruby’s Inn, part of the Bryce Canyon Hotels. You are as close as you can get to Bryce Canyon National Park and at the same time, you have a number of different amenities to make use of, such as a pool and hot tub, a grill, a store, ATV rides, and more.
Think About Accommodation
Even though the word “camping” brings to mind tents, there are actually a few different accommodation options you can usually choose from for your family vacation. You can use your own tent or use an already erected tent. These are usually a bit sturdier and larger. Alternatively, try RV parking or perhaps even a cabin.
Typically, if you’re traveling with young children the cabin or RV is the best way to go. You’ll have everything you need at your fingertips, so it will feel like a home away from home. If your kids are a bit older, then a tent could be more fun for the family. Keep in mind, if you’re trying to stick to a tight budget, a tent is usually the cheapest option.
Stick to the List
The final tip has to do with your food and meals. With camping, a little advance preparation is necessary since you don’t always have a store or restaurant to make use of. It’s best to make a full menu and then do your grocery shopping based on the menu.
By following all these tips you’re sure to have a fabulous and fun family camping vacation.