Go RVing Like a Tourist in these Top Destinations

There has never been a better time to put your RV in drive and head down the open road with the wind in your hair and the radio tuned to your favorite station! Why? Well, gas prices are low (ka-ching!). You’re overdue for a fun getaway in your rig. And with this list, you don’t even need to think about the where—just pick one of these top RVing destinations and go! Toss some essentials in a bag, stock your pantry with your favorite snacks, and tell the neighbors you’re outta there! Adventure is calling and you’ve got the answer—a fun family road trip that you’ll be talking about for years to come

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

A collapsed, 1,900-foot deep volcano filled with impossibly blue water and boasting a sea vessel-shaped ancient rock formation rising up out of it? Yes, please! Where do I sign up for the tour? Fed only by rain and snow, Crater Lake is about as blue as blue can get. Visitors marvel at the gorgeous water as they drive the 33-mile rim around the lake. Other memorable sights include Wizards Island, a floating hemlock dubbed The Old Man of the Lake, and 50-foot tall Pinnacles that were formed by erosion. The park has two campgrounds, but only one, Mazama Campground, allows RVs. Swimming is allowed in Crater Lake at a few locations, but it’s COLD (not surprising since there’s snow on the ground from October to June!). The best way to enjoy the lake is probably by boat. Tours around the lake are available, and some even make a stop at Wizards Island so you can 800-year-old trees that grow on the island up close.

Acadia National Park, Maine

Where the rocky cliffs drop into the endless sea is where you’ll find gorgeous Acadia National Park. This great summer destination is one you’ll want to return to again and again. Cadillac Mountain is the highest point on the eastern seaboard, offering the first glimpse of the sunrise anywhere in the country! Pretty cool! You can spend hours walking the rugged coastline, digging for clams, hiking the beautiful trails, and gazing out at the seemingly endless lighthouses perched on tiny islands in the Atlantic. Take a day trip to the splendid bayside town of Bar Harbor and stock up on northeast souvenirs. And be sure to try a lobsta’ roll—Maine is famous for them!

Fort Wilderness, Disney World, Florida

A trip to Disney World is one that everyone should do at least once in their lifetime, and Fort Wilderness helps make it affordable. This 750-acre resort recreates the American frontier so you can feel like you’ve stepped back in time, even though you’re just around the corner from the Magic Kingdom. A great place to relax in when you need a break from the parks, here you’ll enjoy archery, horseback riding, a pool with a waterslide, and a whirlpool (for those aching feet!). Who knows, this campground may just bump The Wizarding World of Harry Potter down on your list of favorite Disney attractions.

Williamsburg, Virginia

Brush up on your American history with a trip to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia! Just like Disney, Williamsburg is another place that everybody should visit, not just so they can say they were there, but to experience centuries’-old history being reenacted right before your eyes. Step back to the time of the Revolutionary War and visit the Yorktown Battlefield where the British surrender took place. Travel America’s Historic Triangle: Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg. Stand in the very spot where the first permanent English settlement was established. Whether you’re a history buff or not, time spent in Williamsburg will be memorable and meaningful.

Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts

Magnificent lighthouses, quaint coastal towns, lobsta’ shacks, ocean views, and island ferries can be found in Cape Cod, MA. This hook-shaped island is dotted end to end with seaside towns that each have their own charm and personality—meaning you have to hit each one of them. From fun and frilly to prim and proper, you’ll find it all in Cape Cod. My personal favorite, Provincetown, is way at the tip of the hook, but is definitely worth the drive. You’ll be rewarded with a beautiful beach, pristine water to wade into, and even whale sightings (if you’re lucky!). Head up one side of the peninsula on the way out and come back down on the other side—then you can be certain you didn’t miss any of the harbors, cranberry bogs, or beautiful lighthouses.

Tybee Island, Georgia

Known as “Savannah’s Beach,” Tybee Island is a quaint little barrier island just off the Georgia coast. Just 20 miles from historic Savannah, Tybee is one of those beach destinations for everyone—the persistent fisherman, the avid sunbather, the tireless swimmer, and the inquisitive wildlife lover. This town is consistently named a U.S. top beach destination, so you can feel pretty good about planning an RV trip here. The island even has a great RV park with over 100 campsites with hookups.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Michigan

Right here in our home state of Michigan is one of the most beautiful state parks in the country! This 46,000-acre is located over the Mackinaw Bridge and into the Upper Peninsula, or the “U.P.” as we Michiganders call it. It’s famous for its spectacular falls: the Upper and Lower Falls. The Upper Falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi (over 50,000 gallons of water per second has been recorded flowing over it!). The more tranquil Lower Falls a few miles downriver includes five smaller waterfalls. The area is rich in Native American and lumber baron history. While here, make sure you allow time to head west about an hour-and-a-half to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, a magnificent destination right on the Lake Superior shoreline.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Bison, bison, bison. If you are chomping at the bit to see a bison, head to Yellowstone. There are a few living in the park. And by “a few” I mean thousands! Four to five thousand of these 2,000-lb. beasts to be exact (you’re guaranteed to get a picture of one)! Everything in Yellowstone is huge—the bison, the mountains, the sheer size of the park. This 3,500-square mile park will blow your mind! Give yourself plenty of days to see all that it has to offer, including the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Old Faithful, Devil’s Tower National Monument, Yellowstone Lake, and more. And a trip to Yellowstone isn’t complete without visiting nearby Custer State Park, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Jackson Hole, and the Grand Tetons.

There are literally thousands of wonderful RV destinations spread throughout North America! This is just a sampling of the types of fun your family can have when you hit the open road with a cooler full of snacks and a tank full of gas. The world is your oyster when you have an RV, so get out there and find your adventure! And if you happen to take our advice and visit any of these great destinations, post pictures on our Facebook or Instagram pages!

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