Camping is one of the most fun and popular forms of family vacations. According to the 2014 American Camper Report, approximately 40.1 million Americans, or 14% of the US population over age six, camped in 2013 alone. Virtually every one of them (99%) of those that did said they were “likely” or “very likely” to go camping in 2015.
If you and your family are regular campers it can be difficult to come up with new and exciting places to travel to for new vacation cabin rentals. With spring upon us and summer quickly approaching, the time to make plans and reservations is quickly fading. Here are a couple of great camping ideas for family vacations this summer.
- Colorado Mountain Hike: Cabin camping in Colorado is definitely one of life’s adventures every true camper/hiker/outdoors person needs to experience before they die. Not only do you get some of the most aesthetically pleasing, natural environments in the country, but you also get the opportunity to climb any one of the many mountains in the state. Most parts of the country experienced exceptionally mild winters this year, so a snowy mountain trip could make a great family vacation.
- Southern Prairie Relaxation: If the cold mountain air doesn’t sound appealing to you during the summer after escaping winter relatively unscathed, perhaps a trip down south is the route to go this year. Cabin camping in Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, or many of the other southern states is a great way to enjoy a warm, relaxing family vacation. Everything seems to move a little slower in the south so if a trip filled with less hiking and more basking in the sun sounds appealing to you this could be a good family vacation too.
- Virginia Camping by the Beach: Even most serious campers enjoy a nice day at the beach. Virginia is a great compromise because they have many of great camping/hiking locations in-land and many of them are just a short drive from the many beaches that line the coast as well. About 87% of campers participated in multiple outdoor activities in one recent survey and spending a day at the beach after a long hike is another great option.
Camping can be done in a variety of different ways. Think about the aforementioned choices if you’re struggling to come up with a different family vacation this summer.