If you've recently made the decision to purchase an RV for family vacations, you're undoubtedly looking forward to exploring the open road by day and enjoying the comfort and privacy of your own living space by night. However, like many others, perhaps you've found that typical RV travel is a little too rustic for you and your family's taste at times and wish there were a way to get a wider range of amenities when adventuring in an RV. Fortunately, you actually can have the best of both worlds if you visit an RV resort. Following are just five of the amenities found in RV resorts that the average RV park doesn't have. 

Large Sites and Patio Areas

Most RV parks only have very small outdoor spaces for their guests, and these usually aren't paved equipped with amenities of any kind. RV resorts, on the other hand, offer paved patio areas complete with outdoor furniture, barbecues and grills, and fire pits.

On-Site Restaurants and Bars

Traditional RV vacations typically involved cooking meals in the unit rather than dining out. Although most RVs have adequate kitchens, many travelers prefer to have options other than preparing meals in their RV — it's a vacation, after all, and few people want to spend their entire vacation cooking. RV resorts typically have on-site food and beverage establishments where visitors can relax and let someone else do the work. 

Dog Parks

Road trips and dogs seem to be a natural combination, but the truth is that most RV parks aren't really the safest places for your furry friends, especially if they're located near wilderness areas. An RV with a fenced dog park provides dogs with off-leash exercise and a chance to socialize safely with other dogs. 

Community Activities

RV resorts also offer community activities for their guests to enjoy, including stargazing tours, movie nights, arts and crafts classes for children, swimming lessons, community picnics, and nature walks. Other activities might include live music, group tours to local points of interest, tennis matches, and cocktail parties.  

Wireless Internet and Cable TV

RV parks typically don't offer cable TV to their guests, and those that have internet usually offer spotty, weak signals. Although many people consider vacations a time to unplug, having access to good internet allows you to work from the road. And cable TV lets you and your family cozy up to a good movie on a rainy afternoon or evening. 

For more information, contact an RV resort near you.