Summer is going fast, which means that if you want to get away this year, you’d better get planning. If the idea of jetting off to sunny Spain or the South of France, doesn’t appeal to you, you might like the idea of planning a different type of trip. One that’s cheaper, closer to home, and easier to get organized – a camping/caravanning break, of course.
Before you turn your nose up at the idea of spending your summer vacation camping, hear me out. If you’ve got young children who are always bouncing off of the ceiling, then an activity based vacation, like camping, could be ideal. There are so many places in the US that you can go, as well as lots of activities that you could do. It’s just a case of deciding between camping under good old fashioned canvas or opting to rent or buy a travel trailer cheap online.
Once you’ve got that sorted, the next step is to decide what type of activity trip you’d like to go on. To help you do that, here are a few suggestions and ideas.
Head to the Smoky Mountains for a hiking trip
Smoky Mountain National Park is home to some of the country’s very best hiking trails. From the Gregory Bald hiking trail – famous for year-round views, to the Rocky Top trail, there are various options to choose from. You can pitch your tent or park your campervan wherever you want to. You can pick any trail to follow, just make sure to research it properly beforehand, to ensure that it’s safe for the kids to do. There’s not just hiking here, there’s also lots of wildlife, cycling routes, and horse riding classes to take part in too.
Go rock climbing in Colorado
Are you a family that’s into adventure sports? Yes – then a trip to Colorado for rock climbing could be perfect for you. Where you opt to camp and rock climb in Colorado depends on whether you have the experience and knowledge to rock climb without a guide. Or, whether you want to have a professional on hand to help you. With kids in tow, it’s probably best to opt for a professional guide, to ensure it’s as safe as possible to climb. There are lots of places in Colorado you can rock climb, but the best have to be Castlewood Canyon State Park, Rifle Mountain Park, and Garden of the Gods. Research each of these places to work out which one is best suited to yours’ and your family’s rock climbing needs.
Do watersports at Lake Tahoe
If you and your family are big water lovers, then a break that consists of various water-based activities could be perfect for you. From fishing and boating to water skiing and kayaking, Lake Tahoe has a lot to offer. You can also swim here, try wakeboarding, or spend the afternoon relaxing on a pedalow. There’s also plenty of places to camp here, as well as lot of other activities to keep your family occupied.