There is nothing that compares to “hitting the open road” in an RV (Recreational Vehicle) with your spouse and kids in tow or, if you’re already retired, with your spouse and, perhaps, your loyal and loving pets.
It’s a big, big part of “the American Experience.” Millions of people love to travel in the RV they own or have rented … and see America. The sights are wonderful … the people you meet are great – the experience is memorable. It lasts a lifetime.
Now, it needs to be said that when you and your loved ones opt to travel America’s roads in an RV, you are electing to “live in your RV” at night … a time when other travelers relax in a comfortable hotel or motel. No matter. The United States has facilities everywhere to accommodate RV travelers.
These facilities are called, of course, RV Parks. And if you’re roaming freely on the country’s highways in your very own “hotel on wheels,” you’ll need to know where to find – and how to select – the very best RV Parks, especially if you’re traveling with children.
To begin, RV parks are literally everywhere you may travel in the United States – in and around beach resorts … near mountain lakes … conveniently located in virtually all big cities … in small towns and out-of-the-way quaint hamlets, as well. Yes … they are everywhere.
But … all RV Parks are not alike. And that’s why you need to conduct effective research well in advance of the start of your trip. What you discover can save you money, perhaps lots of it and help you avoid needless risks or dangers, too.
Take This One Very Important Step To Find the RV Parks That Best Suit Your Needs
As I already mentioned, all RV Parks are not the same. Some are more costly than others. You need to conduct a little bit of research to make the right decisions for your RV trip.
To start, access the Internet. That is where you will quickly find enlightening information about RV Parks in the various locations you plan to visit. You will learn – almost instantly – that some RV Parks charge less than others. And that Park A, for example, may have more kid-friendly facilities than Park B. These factors should be used to help you choose the right RV Park.
For example, if your trip is going to take you hundreds of miles from home, it seems obvious that you will be staying at some RV Parks not just overnight, but for a few, or even several, days. In that case, price is definitely a factor. Your online research will tell you which RV Park in a particular location offers long term rates that are favorable to you. And, if all other factors are equal, that is the RV Park you should choose.
But … you need to concern yourself with features, too … especially if you plan to travel with young children and with pets. If that is the case:
- Determine if the RV Park you like has a Swimming Pool. Why … your kids are “bundles of energy” and swimming pools allow them to burn off some of that excess energy and have a great time.
- Avoid a RV Park that places you “lakeside” … this is especially important if your kids are still young. It’s virtually impossible for you to watch your youngsters “every second of every day” when you are in the RV Park. And a nearby lake can pose a real danger if your kids go swimming while you are not nearby to supervise them.
- Select a RV Park with a kid-friendly playground … because it allows you to watch your kids while you actually relax and they have a great time.
And, if you’re traveling with pets, you must make absolutely certain that the RV Parks you choose allow pets on the grounds.
That should complete your online research and virtually assure that every stop you make on your trip will be pleasant and free from unnecessary problems.
So, if you are planning a RV Vacation this year, start your online research now. Find the right parks at the best prices … then have a great time.