As the year goes by, we realize that summer is slipping away faster than we thought! To make the most of these remaining summer weeks and warm RVing weather, we have a few RV adventure ideas for you to try on your own travel route!
Sierra Nevada Adventure
For RVers looking to channel their inner John Muir and their adventurous side, heading through the Sierra Nevada mountain range in eastern California is a great RVing option. Starting in the southern section, Sequoia National Park is a great spot for RVers to stop and camp, and be in complete awe of the giant Sequoia trees. Further north you will find the magnificent Yosemite National Park, which boasts impressive granite landscapes, streaming waterfalls, and even glaciers. At the North section of the Sierra Nevada you will find Lake Tahoe, a place so beautiful you may want to park your RV for a while. In the warmer months visitors flock to the Lake for water and beach activities and in the winter months the area is known widely for its skiing.
East Coast Adventure
If you’re in the mood for fresh seafood and cute coastal towns, finish your summer with an East Coast adventure. Starting in Maine, stop at Acadia National Park, an Atlantic coast retreat with rocky beaches, plentiful wildlife, and opportunities for outdoor activities. As you make your way down the coast, you will come across quaint towns with ports, lighthouses, and delicious local cuisine. Make a stop in Boston to soak in American history and catch a ballgame at Fenway Park. Click here for local camping resources. Heading south you can RV through Rhode Island, Connecticut, and even to New York City if you’re up for it!
A South Dakota Adventure
The beauty of RVing rests in the freedom of exploring America’s landscapes, so consider driving through the gorgeous prairie lands of South Dakota. In the southwest corner of the state, you will find Badlands National Park, a favorite destination for many RVers. This landscape is like no other, with deep canyons and incredible fossil beds. Spend a few days in the park camping and plan your outdoor adventures early in the morning, as summertime temps can reach 100 degrees. Once you move west, you will discover Mt. Rushmore, a staple of American tourism. Here are some camping resources in the Mt. Rushmore surrounding areas.
Gulf Coast Adventure
If you’re in the mood for crystal clear waters and delicious eats, head to the Gulf Coast in the southern U.S. At the Gulf Shores in Alabama, you can enjoy beach front camping with amazing views. As you make your way into Mississippi, stop in Biloxi for some gambling and head west to New Orleans, where you are guaranteed to need 3 days or more to explore. The French Quarter, World War II Museum, and swamp boat tours are just some of the ways to spend your time down south. Enjoy authentic Cajun foods as you head along the coast with many great options for camping.
We hope you enjoyed our end-of-summer “RV Bucketlist” and that one of these RV adventures will tie into your current RV routes. Have any RV destinations you would like to share? Leave your recommendations in the comments below. Happy RVing!