I'm wondering what the accepted - if there is one - definition of destination park may be. I ask because I just read a review of a park in which I'd stayed for 2+ months this summer described as not being one. Yet, the reviewer gave a very good rating of 8. Hmmm. The rater has had 18 other reviews, so I respect his opinion, but.... To me, a destination park is one in which, regardless of amenities, I'd be happy to spend at least two weeks continuously and be able to enjoy both the park, which I'd use as a base, and the surrounding area. This particular park has constantly received high ratings and is located in a high volumn tourist area, the Oregon coast.
I realize that it's different strokes for different folks and was wondering how others might feel about the topic. If I'm willing to stay at a park for only one or two nights, that's not a destination park for me, that's an overnighter. To me, there's a big difference.