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What better way to travel and see the U.S. than by going RVing? An RV road trip allows you to fully experience all the amazing sights along the way instead of flying right over them straight to your destination.
The U.S. has seemingly endless places to visit from coast to coast, and they all offer something different every season. The following 10 destinations are just a few of the most popular locations across the US, but this is by no means a complete bucket list!
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Best Destinations for RV in the US
Florida’s beautiful, white sandy beaches have long drawn RV campers for good reason. The weather is nice and sunny almost year-round and the beaches are as picturesque as it gets. Snowbirds flock to the Florida Keys while RVing families can find endless entertainment surrounding Orlando.
Head to St. Augustine, the oldest city in the US, along the Atlantic Coast, or travel down the Florida Gulf Coast to find dozens of campgrounds like Fort De Soto. Whatever Florida beach you choose, there is likely an RV-friendly campground within a short drive.
2. Texas Gulf Coast
The Texas Gulf Coast is another popular RV snowbird destination. Several barrier islands, such as Galveston Island, Mustang Island, and South Padre Island, branch off the mainland and provide the perfect locations for RV camping year-round. Cities like Corpus Christi and Houston also have plenty of accommodations within a short drive of the Gulf Coast beaches.
3. Upper Peninsula, Michigan
The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is on many RVers’ bucket lists. In fact, we have even mapped out this perfect route on the U.P. using RV Trip Wizard. There are several state parks with RV campgrounds, hiking trails, and serene views overlooking Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.
4. Utah’s National Parks
Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks—including Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Zion, and Bryce Canyon—are all within a relatively short drive of one another. Each park has RV-friendly campgrounds (some are closed in the winter) as well as other accommodations nearby.
5. Oregon Coast
We have traveled the entire length of the Oregon Coast and can assure you that every mile is just spectacular. The Northern Coast features the popular town of Cannon Beach as well as
Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria. The Central Coast is full of dramatic ocean views and has several state parks with RV-friendly campgrounds.
As you make your way to the Southern Coast, there are massive sand dunes with plenty of opportunities to rent an ATV. You’ll also find several small coastal towns with attractions like whale watching tours, and countless viewpoints that are easy to reach off the main highway.
6. Cape Cod
RVers love Cape Cod for its beautiful ocean beaches and fresh seafood. The Cape has several RV accommodations to choose from including a KOA, a camping resort with cabins, a Thousand Trails campground, and a military RV park, among others.
During your stay, take some time to explore the Cape Cod National Seashore or go for a bike ride on the 25-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail.
7. Olympic Peninsula
Western Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is largely made up of Olympic National Park. Not only does it have a variety of landscapes—from mountains to old-growth forest, rainforests, and a
long stretch of the Washington Coast—but there are plenty of campgrounds and RV parks that make the perfect home base.
Take a trip to the northwesternmost point of the contiguous U.S., Cape Flattery, or visit the famous La Push beaches along the coast. You may also opt to go hiking to a waterfall near a hot springs resort, or take a hike through the mossy Hoh Rainforest or Quinault Rainforest.
Every winter, the Arizona desert becomes the perfect haven for RV snowbirds. The millions of acres of BLM land provide plenty of room for RV boondockers looking to camp off-the-grid.
There is much to see across the state, even aside from the iconic Grand Canyon, from Tucson to Flagstaff in the mountains. Head to Lake Havasu City for activities like biking and fishing, or visit one of the RV resorts near Phoenix for a luxurious winter retreat.
9. Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone is the first established national park in the US, and it also happens to be one of the most iconic. The national park has four different types of thermal features, including hot springs, geysers, fumaroles, and mudpots. There are also miles of hiking trails, incredible waterfalls, and
12 campgrounds with over 2,000 campsites.
Mammoth Campground is the only campground that stays open year-round and can accommodate rigs up to 30 feet long. There are also several privately operated campgrounds in and around the park for those who prefer campsites with full hookups.
10. Yosemite National Park
Yosemite is another one of the most popular national parks for RVers, thanks to its sweeping views, dramatic waterfalls, and RV-friendly campgrounds. Park your RV at the year-round Upper Pines Campground and head out to marvel over the views of Yosemite Valley.
Don’t miss the famous viewpoint, Tunnel View, which overlooks El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, and Half Dome.
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You can find more campgrounds with a quick search on Campground Reviews. Plan your route with the RV LIFE Pro tools, including RV Trip Wizard and the RV LIFE App, for RV-safe GPS directions and more campground information.
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