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10 Best RV Trips You Should Consider

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Today, in our pursuit of all things RV, we will review 10 destinations that you should consider for your next RV trip.

  1. About Gatlinburg, Tennessee

You might want to look into Gatlinburg when planning your next RV trip.  It’s located near the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The famous Dollywood in Pigeon Forge is also nearby. Should you slip over to Pigeon Forge, be sure to eat at The Old Mill restaurant. The food is great and the service is over the top!  Back in the town of Gatlinburg, you will find so many attractions, restaurants and activities to enjoy.  On top of that, Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a beautiful town. We would advise planning to stay at least a few days  in order to experience everything this area has to offer.

  1. About Yellowstone National Park In Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park is probably one of the most popular and well-known places in the U.S. For RV owners, it’s one of the very best for camping, it’s scenery is absolutely gorgeous due to the geysers and mountain terrain.  You will discover so many things to do, it will make your stay well worth your time.

  1. Acadia National Park In Maine

Acadia sits on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and should be seriously considered for your next RV trip.  It’s absolutely beautiful and offers visitors excellent hiking through the mountains and even relax on the beach for a little TLC. Keep in mind, you should book well in advance as the RV parks are limited and fill up quickly. RV parks are located around the area including Bar Harbor which is quite close by.

  1. Durango In Colorado

If you have never been to Durango, you are in for a real treat.  This town is so beautiful, it’s located near the San Juan National Forest, and very close to Mesa Verde National Park.  This park offers many activities for visitors including viewing the ancient ruins of cave-dwelling civilizations.  Downtown offers many shops and dining options that are a must! For your convenience, there are several RV parks located very close to the city limits.

  1. About Marquette, Michigan

Marquette is considered one of the very best locations sitting in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Originally, Marquette was a mining town on the shores of Lake Superior.  As Superior is the largest of the Great lakes, visitors will enjoy the expansive views and hills flushed with trees throughout the entire area. You will have many choices to fill your day including museums, beaches, dining, shopping, and many outdoor recreational activities.  Marquette has something for everyone. Their tourist park is the perfect campground inside the city limits and the perfect location for planning your next day’s RV Trip.

  1. Moab, Utah

Moab is a small town surrounded by breathtaking red rocks in Eastern Utah.  As an RV owner, there are several RV resorts to choose from and many activities to enjoy all day long.  Moab is famous for its mountain hiking, ATV trails, its famous world-class hiking trails, and is nearby to the spectacular Arches and Canyonlands National Park. This is a place you should consider, you will be blown away by the spectacular views.

  1. Outer Banks, North Carolina (OBX)

Looking for a beach atmosphere? You cannot find a better place than the Outer Banks. Whether you like the waves of the Atlantic Ocean or the calmness of the Pamlico Sound you will be sure to find some pleasant water for recreation. There are 18 campgrounds located from Kitty Hawk, home of the Wright Brother’s first airplane flight, down to Cape Hatteras, home of some of the best sport fishing in the world. In addition to fun and sun in the sand and ocean, you can engage in water sports through equipment rentals, take a ferry ride to Ocracoke Island, visit the historic lighthouses, visit the aquarium, charter a deep sea fishing trip, check out the wild ponies, go hang gliding or spend time watching birds and other wildlife at the Pea Island Preserve.

If you want to stay up north then check out the OBX Campground or Kitty Hawk RV Park. Most of the 18 campgrounds are located below Nags Head. We have stayed at the Ocean Waves campground, which is a smaller, family owned campground by the ocean with all concrete sites. KOA also has a location there which is open year round as is the Camp Hatteras RV Resort (FMCA, AAA and Good Sam discounts offered).

  1. Olympic National Park In Washington

Whether you would like to camp on a beach or in the mountains, Olympic National Park will give you both. The park is located on the Olympic Peninsula, enclosed by the Olympic Mountains and the Hoh Rainforest which is considered one of the largest rainforests in the U.S.  This RV-friendly national park is a great place to look for rocks in the Pacific Ocean or change course and walk through the ancient Spruce trees in the rainforest all in one day.  Olympic National Park offers 16 campgrounds that do not have reservations, it’s first-come-first-served.

  1. Blue Ridge Parkway From North Carolina To Virginia

This incredible 469 mile parkway offers a really lovely scenic drive for an RV trip. From the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina all the way to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.  Enjoy the mountain views as you drive along and discover the many RV camping sites, open seasonally, that you can choose from to call it quits for a short or even longer stay. You should know that the parkway has eight campgrounds that were built a long time ago so the do not have RV hookups. Most of the campgrounds will at least have a few sites that will have room for sizeable recreational vehicles. You can also use one of the many private campgrounds that are just off the access roads to the Parkway. These may have full hookups, many amenities and some are open year-round.

If you’re going then consider downloading the Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Planner  app. It was created in cooperation with the National Park Service. Available since 2012, you can count on it reliably guiding you on your Parkway trip(s). The app is a free download and  it provides off-line maps in such areas where cell service is unavailable. Interestingly, there are of 26 tunnels on the Parkway. The lowest clearance is at Milepost 469 which is on the South End near the terminus at Cherokee, NC. That clearance is 10’6”.

  1. About Sedona In Arizona

If the undercurrent of a city’s life is on the top of your list, you must visit Sedona! This wonderful town offers visitors fabulous vistas, shopping, dining, and hiking.  There is something for everyone! Sedona is very proud of its large rock formations known as vortexes which are believed to emit energy.  Make sure to go up to the airport and check out the view at the nearby overlooks. There are several RV parks to choose from and nearby Coconino National Forest covers 1.856 million acres in northern Arizona near Flagstaff. Not only is the scenery breathtaking, but it’s also well worth your time to check it out!

Wrap Up

Thankfully, there are many, many options for your next RV trip. Choose one from above and start planning today! You cannot go wrong. You also may be interested in our 9 Must Have Apps for RVers out on the road.

Note: For more ideas on travel destinations, you might be interested in this book 50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do from National Geographic.

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KC

What started out as a passion for RV’s and the RV lifestyle has turned into a mission to share my knowledge with as many people as possible. Come back frequently to see more news, reviews, tips and information about all things RV.

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