Planning the perfect vacation takes a lot of skill, especially if you’re embarking on an adventure when you don’t have any previous experience.
Whether you’ve been RVing for years or you’re planning your first RV family vacation, these three tips will make sure that the kids and adults are comfortable, happy, and most importantly, that everyone has fun!
Choose the Right RV Park
When going on a traditional vacation, you probably spend a lot of time browsing hotels to find the perfect place to stay. But, when it comes to RV parks, families tend to pull into any park that they can find.
If you really want to plan a memorable experience, you have to figure out which RV parks you want to visit.
Outdoorsy recommends considering:
- The amenities
- Your budget
- The location
- User reviews
- The community
Think about what your family likes to do when you’re not on vacation. If the kids like to swim, look for an RV park that’s near a lake. If you prefer having plenty of room to stretch your legs, choose a park with plenty of space. Doing your homework ahead of time will ensure you set the scene for the perfect vacation.
Bring Along Plenty of Games and Activities
Exploring the outdoors will likely keep the kiddos busy for quite a while, but you can’t count on the kids entertaining themselves the entire time you’re on vacation. That’s especially true if you’re RVing for a week or more.
The solution is to bring along plenty of games and activities. Water balloons and squirt guns are always a good idea, but you can also surprise the kids with:
- A glow in the dark egg hunt
- Tic tac toe Frisbee
- Painted pet rocks
- Homemade ice cream in a bag
Don’t Forget Insect Repellent
Nothing ruins your campfire and smores more than being eaten alive by the bug! Protect yourself and your family from annoying mosquitos and disease-laden ticks with clothing armed with Insect Shield!
Hit the Road, While You’re on the Road
It’s easy to get settled into your RV park and spend the week exploring the immediate area, but after a few days, you’ll likely find that you’re a bit bored. After all, the whole point of an RV vacation is that your accommodations are portable! But, that doesn’t mean you want to drive your RV into town.
Instead, plan to hit the road while you’re on the road! The easiest way to stay mobile is to bring along bikes for the whole family. If you have a little one traveling with you, bring along a bike attachment.
If you have older kids, check your state’s DMV regulations and consider bringing along a few mopeds for the family to ride. If your RV is large enough, you can tow a car that can easily be driven around the area.
While it’s true that the perfect RV vacation is one that enables you to spend quality time with your family, plan ahead with these tips and you can make sure that you soak up every moment of your trip. When it’s all over, both the kids and adults will be asking you when they can go on their next RV adventure!