There's no better way to get away from the rat race of everyday life than by taking family camping vacations. It is a very inexpensive and fun time for all ages. The family will grow closer and communicate with each other and get back to basics. There are many fantastic options to choose from, beach, lakes, bush, or even your own backyard.
If your family loves the beach, you can have a exciting and fun filled vacation. Most beaches in the U.S. will offer some type of camping facility near the ocean. You can't camp on the beach, but some offer a transportation service that will take you from the campground to the beach and some other local areas. You never have to move your car the entire time you are camping.
If your family would prefer to be out in the bush, it will allow your family an opportunity to communicate with nature, breathe fresh air and to enjoy a relaxed life style. Sitting around the campfire at night is time when the entire family and sit and relax and reflect, tell stories and communicate with each other. Most state and federal national parks offer both primitive and modern campsite facilities, and at a very reasonable rate. Here you can enjoy the raw beauty of nature.
A hiking vacation can be fun for the experienced and inexperienced. Numerous park systems offer pre-made trails. They vary from short 1 to 2 hour hikes to an all day track. Be sure to check all regulations in the area where you want to hike. Make sure someone knows where you are going and when you are expected to be back.
A camping vacation definitely requires some planning ahead. Be sure to take everything with you that you will need, prices are very expensive at or near the parks. Be sure to take something for everyone to do in case of rainy days when it is impossible to get out of the camper or tent.
You will want to check all the facilities the camp has such as water connections,bathroom facilities, and firewood availability if you are planning to use wood. Don't forget the lanterns, flashlights and extra batteries for night time. It is a good idea to print your list on the computer so it can be printed out and then stored and changed if needed for the next trip.
Be sure to check with management about the rules and regulations that apply at your campground. Obey rules about feeding or attracting wildlife so not to be in danger and to not get booted out of the camp.
Family camping vacations allow you to get back to nature and enjoy the simple things in life. Pick destinations that offer variety of things to do so everyone will enjoy themselves. A camping vacation can be one of the most enjoyable and memorable things that you can do as a family. Whether you are in a tent, or take a RV or camper, you can relax and unwind. It is a great chance to spend quality time as a family and get to know each other a lot better.