Family Reunions...Jellystone Park Style

September 3, 2011

Family reunions are a great way to spend your family vacation. Family reunions are a time for cousins, grandparents, in-laws and distant relations to come together and spend days and evenings retelling the tales of years gone. Reunions are also a time for rebuilding friendships and bonds that have gone neglected over the years. Family reunions also give you a chance to meet all the new family members who have joined in recent years and more than anything they are a time for fun and relaxation.

Family Reunion Activities - Volleyball

Have Your Reunion at a Jellystone Park

One of the best locations for hosting a family reunion is at a Jellystone Park Campground. Family members are often scattered all over and so selecting a centrally located Jellystone Campground can be perfect, that way no one has to travel overly far. Additionally, Jellystone Parks are prepared to accommodate the lodging needs of anyone, with tent spaces, RV sites, and cabin rentals.

Here are some other reasons why choosing a Jellystone Park Campground for your family reunion is a good idea:

  • Age appropriate – One of the neatest things about a family reunion is the age range. There seems to be someone of every age at a family reunion – teens, middle-agers, seniors, toddlers, babies, young adults and everything in between. Jellystone Parks offers fun activities for nearly every age. The kids can have plenty of fun in the pool and game room while the adults enjoy soaking up the sun or talking around the campfire. The whole family can enjoy a game of volleyball or basketball or the grandparents can take the grandchildren on a walk on a nature path. At Jellystone Park no one should feel left out because of their age.
  • Reservations – If you are planning a family reunion at Jellystone Park, you can be sure that the staff will work with you to make the reunion a memorable event. Everything from finding close campsites or RV sites, to reserving a covered pavilion can be handled with ease. At Jellystone you can be sure of getting the help you need to make your event go smoothly.
  • Location – Not only is there many different Jellystone Park locations, but most are close to other attractions. So while the park provides many fun activities, you can, as a family, spend a day or two exploring the local area. All sorts of activities may be at your disposal, everything from visiting a natural history museum to seeing the site of an old fort. Most Jellystone campgrounds are close to one or two interesting attractions and several hiking options.
  • Price Camping at a Jellystone Campground will be less expensive than staying in a hotel and you will have more opportunities for family interaction.

So find a Jellystone Park that is convenient for everyone and make your reservation. We are certain that your family will have a great time.

Ready for Vacation, Despite High Gas Prices

June 11, 2011

After a long winter, we’re all ready for a little fun in the sun. And although high gas prices stink, there are other ways to cut back without completely cutting out your family vacation.  According to a USA Today/Gallup poll, six out of 10 Americans say it’s important to get away from home this year.

From the USA Today article:

A trip to Europe may be out of the question, with airline ticket prices rising and a weak U.S. dollar that limits Americans’ spending power. However, the desire to get away from home and work often is trumping rising prices when it comes to traveling within the USA, many in the nation’s travel industry say.

“I think the ‘staycation’ is dead. People are sick of it,” says Anne Banas, executive editor of the website SmarterTravel. She says the desire to get away from home began to pick up during the holidays at the end of last year. “People who may have put off vacation during the deepest part of the recession … decided to go, so we saw an uptick. And I think we’re going to see that for summer travel as well, even though prices are on (an) upward trend.”

High pump prices aren’t necessarily a vacation-breaker, many travel watchers say. The USA TODAY poll taken April 30-May 1 of 816 adults who normally take vacations shows they expect to pay more to get to their destinations this year.”We’ve seen … that some people may decide not to travel because of gas prices,” AAA spokeswoman Heather Hunter says. “But many others will cut back in other areas, perhaps taking a trip that’s a shorter distance away or staying in a hotel that’s a little cheaper. Or looking for a promotion like free breakfast to help (offset) a larger portion of the travel budget going to gas prices.”

Some tourist destinations may even thrive because of higher prices at the pump. “When gas prices go up, our visitation goes up, because it’s a good, cheap vacation you can take the family to,” says Kari Cobb, spokeswoman for Yosemite National Park, who adds that, based on recent trends, the park could see more visitors this year than in 2010.

Jellystone Parks are already a wallet-friendly vacation. Most amenities are included in your stay – from swimming pools to wagon rides – plus you can save by cooking your own meals in an RV or cabin. Plus, check out your favorite Jellystone Park destination for any deals they offer. Some offers are posted on our blog too, under Vacation Deals & Specials.