The RV is a remarkable vehicle, one you can use to embark on tours to a variety of exciting destinations across the United States.
The wonderful thing about an RV tour is that it allows you to see the great beyond, including national parks and other wilderness areas, while still enjoying some of the comforts of home. An RV can also make a great base camp, one which can complement other pursuits, including motorcycle camping.
One very important pro-tip: it’s a good idea to get an RV warranty. If you get an extended warranty from a provider like Good Sam RV warranties, your accommodations and meals will be covered if your vehicle breaks down and you are laid up at a hotel.
Without further ado, here are 6 of the best RV destinations in the United States.
Destination 1): Zion National Park, Utah
Located in southwestern Utah, near Springdale, Zion National Park is a picturesque landscape of desert, forests, valley, and mountains. It’s also located right next to Zion River Resort, arguably one of the best RV resorts in the whole country.
Zion National Park is one of those places that has to be seen to be believed: the beauty of the geology of the land is incredible, the result of vastly ancient complex processes of weathering and erosion that have produced memorable canyons.
As an RV resort, Zion River Resort offers a winning combination of free wi-fi, luxury pool and hot tub, and full hook-ups on the RV lots. There are also any number of things to do, including horseback riding, river rafting, and yes, off-roading with ATVs.
Destination 2): Grand Canyon, Arizona
There’s no way a list of top RV destinations would be complete without the Grand Canyon. Over 200 miles long (277, to be more precise), the scenic beauty of this immense geological wonder has to be seen and experienced to be believed.
The Grand Canyon itself is an awe-inspiring sight, but as with Zion National Park, there are also numerous attractions. Rim to rim hiking is popular, as are mule rides and whitewater rafting.
For the wildlife enthusiasts, the Grand Canyon offers a special bonus: it is one of the very few places in the country where one has a chance of glimpsing the majestic, critically endangered California Condor in the wild.
Destination 3): Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Located two hours’ drive from Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park is yet another magnificent Southwestern wilderness setting. When the snow recedes, usually around late spring, Rocky Mountain National Park becomes prime RV tour grounds.
Tourist pastimes at Rocky Mountain National Park include hikes and wildlife spotting. There’s a thriving population of elk here, and they’re a major tourist draw. There are also bighorn sheep, and nearly three hundred different species of birds.
The RV accommodations in the area are quite generous, and include campgrounds both in Estes Park and in Lyons, Colorado, both nearby.
Destination 4): Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
Crater Lake was formed when the volcano Mount Mazama destroyed itself in a major eruption roughly seven thousand years ago. The result is a stunningly blue lake that formed in the volcanic crater, producing a major tourist attraction. Old growth forests surround the lake, and there are numerous trails.
Crater Lake itself has RV grounds with hookups at Mazama Campground. There are also a number of other RV parks in the area.
Destination 5): Acadia National Park, Maine
The New England states may not be known for their great national parks as a rule, but Acadia deserves to be known as the exception. A beautiful, scenic coastal park on the shores of Maine, Acadia is a paradise for birdwatchers and offers numerous other outdoor activities.
The best time to visit Acadia is in summer, when the coastal New England weather is much warmer than it is in the spring and fall. The park has a lack of RV hookups, but there are parks nearby, notably in the Bar Harbor area.
Destination 6): The Gulf Coast, Mississippi – Alabama – Florida
For people who want to do RV tours with families, the Gulf Coast offers numerous opportunities, all in sufficiently close proximity to allow a family to see a number of them on a single decent-length tour.
Three parks in particular warrant mention as great summertime destinations: Cajun RV Park in Biloxi, Mississippi; Sugar Sands RV Resort in Mobile, Alabama, and Henderson Beach State Park in Destin, Florida.
The beauty of the Gulf Coast RV experience is that it offers a variety of attractions, from local nightlife and gambling to the beautiful sugar-sand beaches. Don’t miss this RV experience.