Campsites Are Easier To Find
Campsites Are Cheaper
The average cost of a decent hotel room in the U.S. is nearly $125/night. If you plan to see lots of colleges, or stay more than one day, that’s a pretty hefty bill for just a place to sleep and shower. Depending on what type of campsite you book, you can stay at a primitive site for as low as $5/night, some being free. That’s a huge savings! Not to mention that you can cook your own meals at a campsite, saving you a ton per meal as opposed to ordering room service or heading to a restaurant.
Your RV Is More Comfortable
Recreation Time With Family
When you stay at a campsite there are generally more recreational opportunities for your family to spend quality time together than with staying in a hotel. Usually campsites will have trails to wander, lakes or rivers nearby to hit with a boat, and many have clubhouses where you can get together and just play a board game. Campgrounds are usually located near parks and other outdoor recreational opportunities as well so you can generally find something great to do just a hop, skip, and a jump away.
Leave the Baggage Home
The Great Getaway
When you have an RV and you don’t like your surroundings it’s much easier to just up and leave. Due to the lower prices of campgrounds, it’s also more economical to bail on a campsite you’ve paid for that you don’t like than a hotel that has run you over $100. If you get to the college and absolutely hate it, or maybe you hate the entire town, you can just get out as soon as you want, and go to another campground in a different area and escape. Use that time to relax rather than being stuck somewhere you don’t want to be.
Staying On Campus Opens Up Tons Of Possibilities
Turns Visits Into a Family Vacation
Whether you’re seeing one or five colleges, when you head out on that trip with your RV you can turn the whole thing into a family vacation. Plan your routes to hit all the things you want to see, stay at those great campgrounds you’ve heard of in between visits, and just relax rather than rush from one place to another and deal with the college towns they’re most likely located within. RVing to college visits makes it a much more enjoyable trip all the way around. It saves cash, reduces stress, and offers up more activities along the way. So start planning where you’ll park your RV when you take your kid to check them out.