You might have passed campsites and campgrounds many times on family trips without using them in the past. These sites can be a way for your family to travel and save drastically on lodging costs, as they're usually much less expensive than hotels and motels. However, without campground experience, choosing one is sometimes challenging. Ask various sites about the issues below before picking one:
Because campsites are affordable, you might not expect much in the way of amenities. In fact, you could be happily surprised that many campgrounds have pools, game rooms, and other things which make time there more enjoyable. If you're trying to decide between different sites, the offerings at a particular site may be what tips the scale.
Of particular interest should be whether the particular campground has a convenience store on the site. When you're in a new town, you might need over-the-counter medicine, toiletries, and snacks but not want to have to seek out grocery stores or pharmacies. A convenience store on the campsite permits you to get whatever you need without having to make a bunch of stops.
In addition to the things that exist for all paying customers, some campgrounds have dedicated activity directors that plan campfires, theme nights, and other activities. Even if you're in the area for another attraction, having something to do at your campground can add even more to your schedule. Rainy day activities could be especially helpful since you won't need to go far.
If the family is traveling in your RV, it's sometimes tough to find a place where you can legally park the vehicle overnight. Campgrounds solve this problem easily. In fact, many campgrounds have hookup sites and dedicated RV areas to make setup simple.
If you're not planning to sleep in a tent or bring the RV, most campsites offer cabins. However, not all cabins are the same. Some cabins were built years ago and are very basic; they may not have bathrooms indoors and you'll have to walk to the blockhouse if you need sinks or toilets. Other cabins are rather modern and have bathrooms, air conditioners, and other modern features. Ask questions about the cabin you'd be staying in to determine whether it's appropriate for your family.
Campgrounds can be part of the fun of a family vacation. Discuss possibilities with your spouse, friends, and campground staff members to find and select a great site.