There is nothing like a night of ghost stories and s'mores around the campfire to top off a summer of family fun. Pack the tent, sleeping bags and flashlights and head to a nearby state or national park for a sleepover. Don't want to make a drive? Head to the back yard with your gear. Contact: camping.com Above, campers relax at Illinois Beach State Park in Zion.
Charles Osgood, Chicago Tribune