Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Camping Vacation This Summer

One of the best ways to have an exciting summer vacation, or just a weekend away, is with a camping trip, and if you are on a tight budget, a state park might be the perfect choice. I have spent the spring researching different destinations from the Grand Canyon to the Gulf Coast. The choices are endless. Many coastal states have parks right on the beach and offer activities such as snorkeling, beach combing, canoeing and kayaking, and even scuba diving. Landlocked parks offer a variety of adventures like rock climbing, backpacking, and the occasional mini golf course.

Another idea is to find a choice destination and search for a state park within driving distance. Our family has season passes to Six Flags good at all Six Flags locations. We are planning part of our trip around hitting one, and have found several great choices within an hour or two driving distance. This means we can spend several days playing at the lake and get to have a full day at a theme park for at least half the price it would cost for the same amount of time in a hotel.

The library has everything you need to plan your trip. Use the computers to figure out where you want to go and how to get there. You can also make most of your reservations online. Once you have decided what you want to do, use the library's Discovery tool or the catalog to find out what you will see when you are snorkeling, how to safely rock climb, or what supplies are best for a backpacking trip in the mountains.

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