Remember camping as a kid? The experience seemed so magical, from the taste of charred hot dogs perfectly roasted over the campfire to the view of stars calmly twinkling in the silent nighttime sky.Read more
If your top priority is the sun & sand when choosing the right campground this is the list for you! We have updated our popular list from 2014 to 2017 of waterfront RV friendly campgrounds across the United States. Just having a beach didn’t get a spot on this list, each of these hand picked campgrounds offers something unique. Whether it’s the scenic views, awesome amenities or surrounding cities each of these campgrounds is sure to excite all of your senses. So here it is General RV Center’s list of the 50 best waterfront RV friendly campgrounds across the 50 states. View the list below!
America’s birthday is a holiday campers and RVers look forward to year round. It’s a time bursting with Patriotism, as smells of campfires and barbecue fill the air and fireworks light up the night sky for miles. It’s no surprise we LOVE the Fourth of July. Here are some fun facts about the holiday that you can spout off to your friends at the campground while sipping a cold beer (or water), eating a hot dog and talking about the best firework shows in town!
$3.6 Million: Amount of American Flag Imports
48 Million: Consumers Shopping for Red, White and Blue
10 QUICK FACTS
- According to author Kenneth C. Davis, July 2nd is the real day of Independence, but it’s celebrated on the fourth because that’s when congress accepted Jefferson’s declaration.
- Thomas Jefferson changed the wording of the Declaration of Independence from “the pursuit of property” to “the pursuit of happiness.”
- John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826.
- Only two men signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776 — John Hancock and Charles Thompson.
- Congress declared July 4th as an official holiday in 1870 as part of a bill to officially recognize other holidays, Christmas being one of them.
- The “Star Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key and was originally a poem stemming from his observations in 1814 concerning the British attack on Baltimore’s Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. It was later put to music, though not decreed the official national anthem until 1931.
- Including John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (mentioned earlier), a total of three US presidents have died on July 4th. James Monroe is the third president to share this fate.
- In 1776, about 2.5 million people lived in the United States verses 311.7 million people in 2011.
- 1 out of 8 signers of the Declaration of Independence were educated at Harvard (7 total).
- 87.5% ($2.8 million) of imported U.S. flags are from China.