To be an RV driver in America is a lucky privilege, as the United States offers some of the world’s most scenic and adventurous locations, not to mention well-kept highways and countless RV camping sites. Whether you’re from New York or Philly and planning a long-term road trip across the country, or you’re already a West Coaster planning a weekend excursion, these are a few of the must-see locations that span from the edge of Canada south to the valleys and deserts of Arizona.
# 5 – Giant Sequoia National Monument, Porterville, California
This often overlooked monument is one of the most breathtaking locations in California. The famed giant Sequoia tree rivals even the Redwoods, with a few of the elder trees ranking among the world’s biggest living creatures, including the great General Sherman which is actually the largest tree in the world. The place gets busy during camping season, so try to book in advance at one of the many nearby RV parks.
# 4 – Yosemite National Park, California
Another beautiful California location is this famous national park. You can take your motorhome to the Yosemite Pines RV Park located 22 miles from the entrance of the territory. From here, visitors can explore one of the world’s most pristine locations, including Yosemite Falls, which is one of the biggest waterfalls in the world. This is one of the nation’s top locations for nature enthusiasts, photographers, and hikers.
# 3- Mt. St. Helens, Skamania County, Washington
The 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens was 400 times greater than the nuclear bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. What’s left is the incredible devastation of the forest that surrounds the mountain, which makes for an excellent, exciting location for you and your family to explore. There are plenty of RV sites surrounding the area so you shouldn’t have a hard time finding a place to station from.
# 2 – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
The landmark of Wyoming is Yellowstone National Park, a huge expanse of land that is notorious as a hotbed of volcanic activity. Although some remain concerned about the possibility of a future eruption, the region is currently quite stable. The park features beautiful canyons, waterfalls, and active geysers that shoot high velocity jets of water into the air.
# 1 – Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
One of the world’s most famous and beautiful geological locations is a destination that tourists across the planet travel thousands of miles to experience. Many families establish their RV base-camp in Flagstaff and take a bus-guided day-trip into the Canyon. Bring your wide-angle photography gear and your hiking shoes and prepare to experience one of the most incredible locations on the globe.
Although these are among the most marvelous destinations in the region, don’t forget that every single West Coast state is a hotbed of beautiful, scenic locations that are just waiting to be discovered by you and your family. From the lovely beaches of La Jolla, CA to the Painted Desert of the four corners area, there are so many interesting places on the West Coast it would take multiple lifetimes to experience all of it.
Jay Allen writes for Lazydays, a RV Superstore which offers recreational vehicle enthusiasts a place to search motorhomes for sale, stay at a campground, or service their RV.