Exploring Outdoor Vacation Options For Families

June 2, 2017

As a parent, it will be up to you to make sure your children get some exposure to nature. The outdoor environment is filled with wonderment that can leave a lasting impression. Millions of people will set out on a trip this summer, but most of them will end up spending a large portion of their times indoors. This is not always a bad idea and will not end in catastrophe, because the majority of people are content on spending their time inside a motel and other venues. Below, you will discover more information on outdoor vacations for families:

Escaping To The Outdoors

If you are up to the task, you should consider taking your family camping. Now, if you want your children to experience nature in an up-close and personal manner, there is no better way to do it than while camping. You will have the option of setting up a tent or renting an RV for the camping trip. However, if you want to experience a more primitive vacation, you should invest in a tent. Many campgrounds provide campers with a wide array of amenities, including electricity, water, restrooms, and showers.

If you do not want to spend your trip in a crowded campground, you can always choose to camp out near a river or creek. Some park and recreational agencies will allow visitors to set up a camp just about anywhere. The agencies may have strict campfire policies, so be sure to find out before you actually make a campfire. In most cases, a campfire will be okay, as long as there is not a tendency for a forest fire. When setting a campfire take the precautions to prevent it from getting out of control, which is a common cause of forest fires.

Rent A Log Cabin

Log cabins have undergone a major transformation over the past few years. Before, you could rent a cabin in a remote location, with very few amenities. Today, rental cabins are available with a wide array of goodies, including a hot tub, foosball tables, pool tables, kiddie parks, and beautiful scenic views. You will have the option of choosing a location that is extremely remote, so you can enjoy the outdoors without a lot of distractions. However, if you prefer a location that is near shopping malls, tourist destinations and other cabins, you will find plenty of them available as well.

Many people find a log cabin setting more suitable than a campground. Log cabins offer an easier type of living, plus you can choose one that is located in proximity of popular tourist destinations.

Biking Vacations

If your children are old enough to ride a bicycle without assistance, you may want to take them on a biking vacation this summer. This form of vacation offers easy grid trails that are perfect for families. You will have the option of bringing your own bikes or renting them from the venue. Escape the busy city and head out to some of the most remote locations in the world. If you decide a biking vacation is exactly what your family needs, be sure to invest in a picnic basket and umbrella, so you can enjoy a day of picnicking and stunning scenery just off the biking trail.

Dude Ranches

If you want to experience the outdoors and a bit of animal interaction, you may want to consider visiting a dude ranch. It is important to note that a dude ranch focuses primarily on horses. So, if you are not interested in horseback riding, you may want to choose another location. You and your family will be guided along trails and parks with beautiful scenery and possibly a campfire at night. You must be prepared to handle the outdoor environment for several hours or days, which is something that many people are not willing to commit to.

Mountain Family Resort

If you want to enjoy the outdoors in a more relaxed manner, you should consider visiting a mountain family resort. The resort will be nestled in the woods or forest, where visitors can get a whiff of fresh air and enjoy biking and walking trails. Some resorts also offer horseback riding and fishing opportunities, along with canoes and paddleboats. Most of these venues also feature indoor and outdoor swimming pools and saunas for the entire family.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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