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America’s Greatest Destinations for Traveling By RV
One of the best ways to experience the freedom to explore is traveling by RV.
In light of the COVID19 pandemic, a lot more travelers are looking into exploring the USA by RV. It’s a safer way to travel, while embodying that sense of freedom you can only get from hitting the open road. I think that is a win.
Doesn’t it feel great to hit the open road, looking for adventure? I’m always envious of the travelers who are free to roam and setup camp wherever their curiosity takes them. And that’s why RV travel is a great way for the family to reconnect and enjoy each other’s company, or at least try to, during your summer vacation.
Here are four RV destinations for your next family vacation. Each is right next door to rich history, national parks and outdoor activities that everyone in the family can enjoy.
* Be sure to continue to observe social distancing, and check with the campsites, parks and local government about COVID19 policies.*
Grand Canyon Railway RV Park, Williams, AZ
Every kid and some adults dream of visiting the Grand Canyon during their summer vacation. If you’re looking for something different, try the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park. Park your RV in their unique community with numerous creature comforts such as cable TV, gas grills, pet resort, fire pits, laundry room and shower facilities. You can either drive your RV or take the historic train from Williams into Grand Canyon National Park, about 65 miles away. You really can’t beat an RV adventure combined with a train journey through some of the most gorgeous scenery in the nation.
Yosemite Pines RV Park, Groveland, CA
There are several camping options inside Yosemite National Park, but you might want to try Yosemite Pines if you’d rather have modern conveniences such as cable hook-ups, wifi, swimming pool, convenience store, laundry room and mountain biking trails. The best feature is that the park is just 22 miles (30 minute drive) away from the western park entrance, so it makes for an excellent home base as you explore all the activities the area has to offer.
Zion River Resort, Virgin, Utah
When you think RV vacation, you dream about panoramic mountain scenery that stretches as far as the eye can see. Sweeping, panoramic mountain views is exactly what you will find surrounding your RV at Zion River Resort. Located just a few minutes from Zion National Park, the RV resort offers your family a beautiful camp HQ, and a close proximity for day trips to Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks National Monument and even the north rim of the Grand Canyon.
Horse Thief Lake Campground, Hill City, South Dakota
Horse Thief Lake offers a no-frills camping experience in the Black Hills right next door to South Dakotas many destinations such as Mount Rushmore (12 miles), Crazy Horse Monument, Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park and Needles Highway. The prices are right for almost any budget and your family will never run out of things to do, with nearby mines and caves, ghost towns along with biking, fishing, boating, swimming and rock climbing. Bring your camera to photograph the wildlife roaming through the area such as buffalo and wild mustang.
Have you taken a summer family RV vacation? Share your journey and tips in the comments.
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We purchased a used 31 ft RV when we retired, specifically so that my husband could ride his bicycle across the USA. I drove the RV and he rode his bike. We traveled from Astoria, OR to Yorktown, VA. My husband was on his bike for 63 days but the trip took us three months with a stop in Colorado because of an ill elderly parent. It was a fantastic experience! Our tour maps took us through rural America on less traveled roads. We met lots of wonderful people along the way!
I might suggest you do a full piece on Walt Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Campgrounds. I am a lifelong Disney fan and stayed in the cabins at the campgrounds about two years ago. I was blown away with the amount of amenities that were available, yet a real feeling of being secluded in nature. Despite the fact that you’re just minutes away from the rest of WDW’s parks and resorts. It might be a RV park/campground but there are luxury resort features available right there. Two restaurants and a saloon. Including the famous Hoop De Doo Revue dinner show. Two stores which feature light groceries. Two pools including one mammoth one with slides. A marina filled with rentable watercraft and miles and miles of rivers and paths to be explored on foot, bike, horseback, canoe and kayak. Easily one of the best RV destinations in the world.
Took a month-long RV trip throughout all New England States in the fall. Could not beat the gorgeous scenery everywhere, plus so many historical places & towns. I’m sure they would be nice in the summer, as well, but you wouldn’t get all the gorgeous color & crisp cool air as in the fall. Will go again!