Wompatuck State Park25 miles from Boston, Massachusetts 1 of 11
With Boston a half-hour away, it's easy to experience the best of Beantown. Once you've had your fill of history, walked through Faneuil Hall, and see the green monster, head back to the campground for fishing, boating and biking. Be sure to check out Mt. Blue Spring which is a rare source of fresh drinking water; you can help yourself for free.
Bolsa Chica9 miles from Long Beach, California 2 of 11
Located on the water, you're never far from the salty smell of beaches at this campground. But, don't let the easy life keep you from heading to Long Beach. Dust the sand off your feet, hang your suit on the line, and check out Long Beach Aquarium, which houses one of the largest collections of sea animals in the country. Learn about ocean exploration and the wonders of the pacific before heading back for an evening dip.
Willow River State Park28 miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota 3 of 11
With 380,000 residents, and plenty of tourist attractions,, ranging from sculpture gardens to museums, Minneapolis will keep you busy all day. But don't stay for too long; head back to the campsite to explore the rolling countryside, with unforgettable views of Willow Falls.
Kyle Canyon Campground39 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada 4 of 11
Slot machines, flashing lights and award-winning shows will reel you into Sin City, but the desert oasis of Kyle Canyon Campground will make it tough to leave. With more than 100 natural springs, rare butterflies and the oldest organism in the world, all within the park, you might be too busy for the wonders of the Vegas Strip.
East Fork Campground31 miles from Dallas, Texas 5 of 11
With more restaurants per capita than New York City, you'll enjoy more than enough delicious grub in Dallas. Once you've had your fill, head back to East Fork Campground, located on Lavon Lake. With swimming, equestrian trails and volleyball, you can work off each delicious bite you take.
Oleta River State Park16 miles from Miami, Florida 6 of 11
Located within close proximity to downtown Miami, this is city camping at its best. Park your car and take a bike to nearby restaurants and shops, and then head home for s'mores at the campsite. But don't forget to explore Oleta River State Park, where you can hike, bike, swim, or simply relax in the tranquility.
Lake Ahquabi State Park24 miles from Des Moines, Iowa 7 of 11
The largest city in Iowa has much to offer, including the Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden. Located in the heart of the city, this half block of beauty will make you forget that you're still surrounded by tall buildings and cement sidewalks. Head back to Lake Ahquabi, which literally translates to resting place, for beachside fun, hiking, boating and most importantly, some peaceful rest.
Lake Norman State Park30 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina 8 of 11
With the Queen City close by, you don't have to go city camping to see the sights. With a number of performance halls and theaters, be sure to catch a show before heading back to Lake Norman, otherwise known as the Inland Sea. With 13 miles of shoreline for boating, swimming and fishing, you won't miss the hustle of the city.
Camp Gateway10 miles from New York, New York 9 of 11
After exploring everything the Big Apple has to offer, enjoy the next best thing to city camping; a restful night at Camp Getaway. Located in Brooklyn, you can hike and bike, while the kids learn about nature in a ranger-led program. If you're interested in birding, head over to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, where you'll find more than 300 species of migratory birds.
Fort Harrison State Park14 miles from Indianapolis, Indiana 10 of 11
Only in Indiana can you mingle with Hoosiers, and attend two of the world's largest single-day sporting events: The Indy 500 and the Brickyard 400. If you're not into racing, check out the Indianapolis Zoo, where the whole family can explore and learn. When you've had enough of city life, set up camp at Fort Harrison State Park, where you can enjoy golfing, hiking and horseback riding at the Saddle Barns.