GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted March
    3rd, 2014


    Big City Travel On A


    Happy Camper Blog



    Even if
    you’re an avid camper, there may be times when you feel that your only option
    is to find lodging at a hotel. Maybe you’re taking your family to a big city
    to visit a major theme park, or you’re flying across the country to attend a
    family reunion and can’t take your camping gear. Or maybe you’re simply
    traveling to another city on business. The next time you think “hotel,” you just
    may want to think again.

    The truth is that instead of
    booking a hotel room, you can very often get a much better value by checking
    out cabins and other options at the campgrounds and RV parks at your

    Let’s take the Dallas Metro area as an
    example. According to the biannual Hotel Price Index survey conducted by the
    online hotel booking company Hotels.com, the average hotel rate in the
    Dallas-Fort Worth metro area is $109 per night. By comparison, The
    Vineyards Campground and Cabins
    offers fully-furnished cabins with
    Wi-Fi and cable TV. Cabin rentals start at just $90 per night, and the rates
    are even lower if you’re a member of Best Parks in America or Good Sam RV
    Club. The cabins are located in a lakeside setting midway between Dallas and
    Fort Worth and the many attractions they offer.

    , which are also fully-furnished and include full kitchens,
    are another great option. They’re available for rent at many parks across the
    U.S. Just bring your bags and settle in! It’s important to remember that when
    you’re comparing hotel rates to rental rates for cabins or park models,
    you’re really not comparing apples to apples because these alternate lodging
    options often offer additional amenities. These amenities may include
    fully-stocked kitchens (which can help you save on meals), peace and quiet
    (which can help you save your sanity) and beautiful views (which sure beat
    looking at the hotel parking lot).

    Here’s another example.
    Let’s say you’re planning to take your family to SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo
    or other attractions in the San Diego area. One alternative to a hotel, the
    Diego Metro KOA
    , is located just 20 minutes from everything the
    city has to offer. They even offer discounted tickets to major attractions.
    The campground offers cabins that accommodate four to six people and include
    full kitchens. Some cabins even have a fun sleeping loft for the kids and
    others have a barbeque grill and fire ring. You won’t find that at a city

    It’s easy to find out what kinds of cabins, park
    models and other lodging options are available to you on our Find a
    page. Happy searching! Who knows, you may even forego the
    boring “box” of a hotel room for a yurt or a