If you like the sense of adventure and would love to discover the beauty of nature with your family, one of the most exciting and affordable family vacation is definitely camping.
A camping trip is a great first step for some quality time with your family. RV parks, RV resorts and campgrounds make great destinations for an affordable family vacation.
Although a complete camping experience involves getting away from all the technological gadgets of modern life, this doesn’t mean you will have no decent conditions at all. Most RV parks include a grill, fire-pit and picnic table, as well as shower and general bathroom facilities. Others provide extensive facilities, such as heated pools, cable TV and wireless Internet access. Apart from pitched tents, there are also cabins, cottages and lodges available.
Going camping is extremely appealing for the kids, too. There are tons of enjoyable activities available on camping holidays, both for children and adults. Most RV parks feature lakes for swimming, boating and fishing, hiking trials, basketball courts and playground facilities. Many include such activities as, such as nature crafts, free movies or ice cream socials for the kids. You can bring along your board games, bike and balls & gloves too. On a camping vacation you will have plenty of time to play with the kids, then enjoy a beautiful sunset and watch for shooting stars.
Going camping is not only fun and exciting, but also probably the most affordable family vacation you can plan. The cost for four family members is less than $1000, including the cost for buying new gear (tent, sleeping bags, cooler, camp stove). The new gear should cost somewhere around $600, while the campground fee is usually less than $200 for a whole week. You should expect to spend another $200 for groceries. If you already have gear, the cost for a camping vacation is even less.
If you want to test the waters, you can start by staying in a cabin or RV rental. The price ranges from $30 to $100 a night. If you all enjoy the experience, you can buy gear for the next year.
More and more people each year choose camping for an affordable family vacation. Recent research has shown that about 70 percent of all the active campers went on a camping vacation with their family at least once and 50 percent went with the extended family, including their children. 60 percent of all the active campers are already grandparents and take their grandchildren along when camping. The increasing popularity of camping proves that it is not only the most affordable family vacation you can imagine, but also fun and exciting for both children and adults.