By Judy Koutsky (excerpts from her Forbes article)
This summer is all about road trips, and the beaches in Delaware on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean are pretty hard to beat. This destination is great for families—there’s plenty to do, great places to stay, and plenty of restaurants that serve up fresh fish and other summer treats.
Here’s what you need to know before you plan your trip.
Where to Stay
It’s important to pick the right accommodations for your family. A good option for families looking for campground fun, but for those who don’t want to deal with the grunt work of pitching a tent and sleeping on the ground, try booking a cottage at Massey’s Landing, an RV resort. The beachfront cottages not only have amazing views, but also contain all the modern conveniences of a vacation rental—full kitchens and bathrooms, screened porches, outdoor living spaces with a grill and firepit, and sleep arrangements for up to seven people. Pets are always welcome.
Staying at a cottage is a great way to have the luxury of a real bed, a real bathroom, and a kitchen, but still have all the perks of campground life including campfires, outdoor pools, and the camaraderie that campgrounds are known for. (It’s one of the easiest places to make friends.) It’s camping fun without the work.
According to Go RVing, these cottages (which are actually park model RVs) are ideal for families who want to experience camping but don’t have all the gear for tent camping or access to an RV. It’s a great way for families to see if RV vacations are for them. Basically, these cottages are stationary RVs designed to look like a home with bedrooms, a bathroom, and a living-room area, but they need to hook up to electricity, sewer, and water like normal RVs. (Don’t worry, guests don’t have to deal with the hookups—that’s all handled by the campground.) Extra features like a front porch, grill, and other amenities make these accommodations some of the most requested in the campground.
For families new to camping, picking a campground resort like Massey’s Landing is ideal because it offers so much right on property. There are two outdoor pools, one with a pool bar; daily activities for kids; watersport rentals including kayaks and SUP; and a customer-service center for all your planning needs and to answer any questions. Many families like to rent a golf cart during their stay—not only is it tons of fun to drive around in, but it’s a quick and easy way to get around the campground. Don’t feel like cooking your meals? No worries, the Tiki Bar, located right on the water, has a full menu. Plus, you can order food at the pool bar (and what kid doesn’t love that).
See Judy's full article on Forbes.com.