Nine cool places to visit in your RV
Traveling in your RV opens up our beautiful country in an entirely new way. Of course, you have to find places that welcome and are accessible for large vehicles. We’ve taken some of the work out it for you by compiling a list of nine RV-friendly destinations.
If you want to see fall foliage
There’s nothing quite like autumn leaves in all their glory. The riot of colors is something everyone should see at least once. Some people make annual trips to see the fall foliage. Here are a few premier destinations.
1. Smoky Mountains – North Carolina and Tennessee. From mid-October until well into November, you can see amazing displays of fall foliage in the Smoky Mountains. By the way, these areas are just as beautiful in the spring and summer.
Where to stay: Smoky Mountain Premier RV Resort– Cosby, Tennessee.
2. Green Mountain National Forest – Vermont. Vermont is one of the most beautiful states in any season, but in the fall, it really puts on an amazing show. The Green Mountain National Forest was established in 1932, andit is perfect for hiking tosee all of nature’s autumn glory.
Where to stay: Greenwood Lodge and Campsites– Bennington, Vermont.
3. Aspen, Colorado. Aspen may be known for its ski resorts, but the Maroon Mountains, in the White River National Forest, are ideal for viewing fall foliage, too. There are plenty of opportunities for scenic drives, hiking and bike rides so you can see the leaves from all angles.
Where to stay: Glenwood Canyon Resort– Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
If you want family-friendly destinations
Traveling with your family in an RV can create memories to last a lifetime. However, anyone who has ever vacationed with kids knows you have to choose wisely to avoid endless complaints of “I’m bored!” These destinations fit that bill perfectly.
4. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort – Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Not everyone is aware
that Disney World has a campground. Your family will enjoy the picturesque grounds, and you will literally be right in the middle of the most magical place on earth. Disney runs free shuttle buses to the parks constantly, so it’s easy to hop on one. The campground also includes a private pool, archery, horseback riding, canoeing and more.
Where to stay: Fort Wilderness Resort.
5. Kampgrounds of America (KOA) – North America. KOA isn’t a specific destination so much as a chain of campgrounds around the country. “Expect pools, spas, playgrounds, private ponds, mini golf, dog parks, arcades, horseshoes, basketball courts and plenty more. You can pick any popular destination and chances are that a KOA is right down the road,” according to TripSavvy.
If you’re interested in history
6. Colonial Williamsburg – Virginia. If you’re a history buff, you will love this destination that affords a peek at an 18th-centurycity. There is plenty to explore, with historic houses, public buildings, museums, andunique restaurants.
Where to stay: American Heritage RV Park.
7. Boston, Massachusetts. This New England destination is one of the most exciting and historic cities in the country. Here you can visit the site of the Boston Tea Party and the first battle of the Revolutionary War, as well as The Freedom Trail, Old City Hall, Beacon Hill, Paul Revere’s house, and more.
Where to stay: Boston/Cape Cod KOA.
8. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This city is literally where our nation was born. Along with the iconic Liberty Bell, you can visit Independence Hall, the site of the First Continental Congress where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both debated. You can also see the homes of founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson andBenjamin Franklin.
Where to stay: Fort Washington State Park.
9. Route 66 – Chicago to California. This isn’t a single destination, but a glimpse at an almost forgotten way of American life. Established in 1926, Route 66 was one of the first major highways in the U.S. At one time it stretched nearly 2,500 miles from Chicago, Illinois through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Arizona, ending in Santa Monica, California.
Where to stay: Route-66 Campgrounds.
Traveling in your RV will open up new experiences that you will never forget. Use these suggestions to start and then let us know of other worthy RV-friendly destinations. Become an RV Advisor Member today for more helpful tips.