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10 Family Camping Hotspots


Grab a tent and a backpack, and head west for some great camping.
Grab a tent and a backpack, and head west for some great camping.
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It's incredible, really. The United States is a land that's so vast and so wonderfully diverse, even its regional areas and states are distinctly different from neighboring ones. From rocky coastlines and arid deserts to beaches and woodlands, the topography that stretches thousands of miles from the Pacific to Atlantic is ripe for outdoor enthusiasts.

The West Coast is particularly notable for wide, open spaces and rugged terrain. If your family gets a thrill being out in nature (or if you just need a good excuse to unplug your household from its love of all things technology), you'll want to check out these incredible havens in the West for camping and outdoor recreation. This time, when you tell your kids to leave their cell phones and video games at home, they won't be upset. There are loads of adventures and spectacular sites waiting to be experienced in these amazing places.


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