Best RV Trips in the United States
Whether planning a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation, you don’t have to leave the country to enjoy a relaxing trip or have an exhilarating adventure. Everything that a person looks for and needs in a vacation can be enjoyed here in the U.S. Recreational vehicles, or RVs, are a fun and easy way to explore America, without purchasing a single airline ticket or reserving a hotel room. With an RV, people can enjoy America’s scenic open roads at their leisure. The key is to map out a route that holds the most interest for the entire family. Whether on the east coast, west coast, or in-between, there are many potential routes to take and sights to see. This article is provided as a public service by Action Donation Services® in the hope that it will be helpful in planning your next trip—Action is the premier facilitator of donated motorhomes and recreational vehicles to some of America’s best known and respected charities and non-profits.
When traveling along the west coast, there are many options for RV travelers. Also referred to as the Pacific Coast, the west coast of the U.S. includes California, Oregon, and Washington. These three states offer plenty of RV fun and adventure, from beaches to amusement parks. In California, Highway 1 is ideal for RV travel. This highway is approximately 380 miles and takes travelers from Leggett, in Northern California, to Mexico. Along the way potential stops include the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, The Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Ano Nuevo State Park Elephant Seal Rookery, and Hearst Castle. The drive will also take travelers to a number of beaches, such as Venice Beach in Santa Monica or the beautiful beaches in Malibu. In Washington, another RV road trip involves traveling along the Olympic Peninsula. The drive starts in Seattle, and includes potential stops at Dungeness Spit, Lake Crescent, Sul Duc Hot Springs, Hoh Rain Forest with its 300 foot tall spruce trees, and the Quinault Rain Forest. A must see, and often the primary reason to travel the Olympic Peninsula, is the Olympic National Park. In addition, there are a number of RV Parks that are a part of the Olympic Peninsula RV Park Association. If taking an RV road trip in Oregon, there are also numerous state parks to visit along the coast, as well as a number of interesting lighthouses.
- A Pacific Northwest Passage
- National Geographic: Road Trip: The Olympic Peninsula, Washington
- Sunset Magazine: California Coast RV Road Trip Route
- Travel and Leisure: Guide to California’s Highway 1
- Travel Channel: Malibu Beach RV Park
An RV vacation down the East Coast takes travelers along the shoreline states of the Atlantic. These states include Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. There are many attractions to keep families busy as they make their way down the east coast. Also known as the Atlantic Coast, there are numerous RV parks to accommodate recreational travelers no matter which state they stop in. Popular areas to travel include Vermont Green Mountain Highway, the Massachusetts Mohawk Trail, the South Carolina Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway, and the West Virginia Midland Trail, to name a few. For people who want to travel the east coast at a leisurely pace, traveling down Historic Route 1 is an option. Historic Route 1 travels approximately 2,450 miles starting in Maine and ending in Florida. For people more interested in spending quality time in the water and under the sun, Florida has a wide selection of beaches and beach RV parks.
East Coast RV Parks
- East Coast RV Parks
- RV Parks in Daytona Beach, Florida
- Historic Route 1: Discover a Legendary U.S. East Coast Road
- Reader’s Digest: Seven Road Trips to View Stunning Fall Foliage
Additional RV Trips Across the U.S.
In addition to the great RV trips of the east and west coast, there are many roads to travel and sights to see throughout the country. Campgrounds, RV parks, and RV resorts are located across the U.S. with amenities that will meet the most basic of needs and more. RV trips can take vacationers across the country’s many scenic byways and All-American Roads. In fact, there are more than 150 byways that are a part of the National Scenic Byway Program. America’s National Parks, such as Yellowstone National Park, are also ideal for RV vacations. Traveling from coast to coast also allows vacationers to take in the small towns, landscape, and quirks that make up the U.S.
- RV Driving Routes to Yellowstone National Park
- The Weather Channel: Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway, New Mexico
- Scenic Byway 12 – Itinerary Starting From Highway 89
- Go RVing: Cruise Along America’s Byways
When you no longer need your current RV or Motorhome consider donating your vehicle to a reputable charity or non-profit and receive the maximum legal tax deduction and possibly a partial cash payment. You can avoid the inconvenience and the cost of advertising your RV for sale and using your time to show and demonstrate your vehicle to a potential buyer when you donate your RV to charity.
We hope you enjoy many wonderful trips in your RV.