Summer’s here, and the time is right for family vacations! While there are many ways to spend the warm and carefree months with your loved ones, camping has always been one of the most popular choices for Americans. In 2011, American families spent a combined 534.9 million days camping!
To be honest, though, backwoods camping that involves hauling lots of gear — food, tents, sleeping bags, and first aid — is not for everyone, perhaps especially parents with young children. But when you still crave a rustic outdoor adventure, cabin camping is a great alternative for family vacations. About 82% of cabin campers still get to spend one to two nights living “outside” from the comfort of their shelters.
Cabin camping is a popular activity across both the United States and Canada, which means there’s no shortage of places to choose from. Campers tend to travel, on average, 186.7 miles for their trips. But near or far, you’ll be sure to find the perfect place for all your family’s needs.
Here are just a few of our favorite and most diverse destinations:
Cabin Camping in Louisiana
Explore the rich cultural history of the deep south and boogie down on the bayou with camping locations in Louisiana. Take advantage of the warm climate, but remember to bring bug spray! You can also visit the beautiful natural areas of Cane River or Atchafalaya.
Cabin Camping in Nova Scotia
If the humidity doesn’t suit you, head northeast instead to the beautiful Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Find serenity in the woods of Porters Lake Provincial Park or take a night to explore downtown Halifax and gorge on fresh lobster.
Cabin Camping in Colorado
When it comes to being humbled by nature, few states have a more definitive advantage than Colorado. Snow-capped mountains, sparse deserts, dense forests, raging rivers — this state has it all. You could spend a lifetime camping in different places throughout Colorado and still only scratch the surface!
Make family vacations fun, safe, and educational with a quiet retreat to a cabin camping site. You’ll get all the benefits of the outdoors with all the comforts of a shelter, too — giving you more time and energy to explore the beauty of the world around you with the people you hold most dear.