10 Top Travel Trailer Destinations To Visit Summer 2018
The weather is getting warmer, school is winding down, and summer is just around the corner. With sunny skies on the horizon, there’s no better time to hit the open road and take all your amenities with you in a jazzed-up vintage trailer. But where to go? No matter if you’re a family of four or a couple on their first road trip, there are so many fantastic travel trailer destinations in the United States. We’ve listed just 10 of our favorites below.
For National Park Aficionados…
Zion National Park, UtahZion is one of our favorite national parks for trailer travel because driving in is an experience itself. You’ll descend into massive canyons with breathtaking views before arriving at your campground, where you’ll be surrounded at 360 degrees with gorgeous spiked red rock. Once you’re settled, most campgrounds at Zion are walking distance to a number of restaurants, gift shops, and hiking supplies rental shops. Be sure to take advantage of the hiking – Zion offers a number of beautiful hikes. Put on some water shoes and wade through the Narrows, a rocky stream at the bottom of Narrow Canyon, or confront your fear of heights on Angel’s Landing, one of the most dangerous hikes offered in the country. It’s a 5.4-mile trek with an elevation gain of 1500 feet, but at the top is a once-in-a-lifetime spectacular view.
Yellowstone National Park, MontanaYou can’t mention National Parks without mentioning Yellowstone. At Yellowstone, you’ll be able to see gorgeous geysers, mountains and hot springs along with plentiful wildlife such as black bear, grizzly bear, elk and bison. If you’re looking to bring a trailer out here, we recommend Grizzly RV Park, a beautiful camping destination flanked on either side by Gallatin National Forest for a real nature feel. If you have time, drive over Beartooth Pass, a road 14,000 feet in the air that provides gorgeous views of the Grand Tetons. Yellowstone is a pricier national park to visit, but you can be sure every penny you spend will be worth it.
Shady Cove, OregonIf you’re looking to make a national park part of your trip but not the complete destination, consider Shady Cove, Oregon, a quiet camping ground that feels deep in the wilderness but is a short 52-mile drive to legendary Crater Lake National Park. We recommend checking Rogue River RV Park for this trip, which has (you guessed it) Rogue River flowing directly adjacent to it so you can enjoy salmon and steelhead fishing from your doorstep.
For Families Looking To Get Away…
Walt Disney World – FloridaIf you feel ready to brave the heat, the crowds and the lines, you’re in for a treat. Walt Disney World truly is the most magical place on Earth, and it offers tons of RV camping to make your trip affordable and enjoyable. All Disney RV parks are located within Disney World grounds and include full access to Disney transportation, Disney restaurants, and a large swimming pool that’s great for kids. Plus, the RV parks are pet-friendly, so you don’t have to worry about leaving Fido at home while your family spends time with Mickey and the gang.
Ronks, PANever heard of it? We’re not surprised. While Ronks is lesser known than the other destinations on this list, it is no less special. Located near historic Amish Country, Ronks is a travel trailer trip to take for families that are looking to disconnect to connect. The Pennsylvania countryside is a Little House on the Prairie fantasy with beautiful rolling meadows straight from a fairytale. Flory’s Cottage & Camping is directly adjacent to Amish Country, so you’ll have your pick of Amish butter, pies and more sold at the amazing Farmer’s Markets. Flory’s offers a large laundry room, clean bathrooms, a playground and old-school game room for kids, plus Amish buggy rides for the whole family!
Destin, FLEveryone has fond childhood memories of beach vacations. Bring your travel trailer to Camping On The Gulf in sunny Destin, FL, and start building those memories for your family. Camping On The Gulf is one of the most expensive spots on our list, but it’s also one of the few campgrounds in the U.S. that’s literally on the beach, just steps from the ocean. Camping On The Gulf offers all the necessary amenities for a family trip – a laundry room, “ULTRA-CLEAN” bathrooms, a small grocery store, gift shop and ice cream store. Plus, the campground offers inexpensive rentals of golf carts, beach carts, Segways, yolo boards, wagons and pedal carts that you and your kids can play on all day.
For History Buffs…
Black Hills, South DakotaHistory meets the Wild Wild West in the Black Hills of South Dakota, home to world-famous Mount Rushmore. While Mount Rushmore is definitely a must-see, there is so much more to do in the Black Hills: if you’re interested in Native American culture, visit the Sioux Museum and journey to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where if you’re lucky, you can attend a real Native American Pow Wow. Be sure to take advantage of Custer State Park as well – the park is full of hiking trailers, history, lakes, museums and so much more. We recommend checking out Horse Thief Campground & RV Park, which is close to beautiful Horse Thief Lake and includes a pool, bathhouse, playground, picnic areas and a general store. This part of the U.S. is rich in history just waiting to be discovered!
Washington, D.C.D.C. is a fantastic destination for groups large and small at any time of year. With museums and monuments galore, there is so much to see and do in this dynamic city. Stay in Cherry Hill Park just north of D.C. in College Park, MD. This lovely trailer destination complete with a swimming pool has a bus stop with access to the nearest Metro station – only a 30-minute trip into the heart of D.C. You’ll be taking the metro and walking everywhere you go, so make sure you bring comfortable shoes. The Smithsonian Museum is a must-see, but between the White House, the Washington Monument, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Lincoln Memorial, you’ll have your pick of sights and activities – and never get bored.
If You Want To Cut Loose…
Biloxi, MississippiIf Disney World is too crowded for you, head West on the I-10 to cut across Florida’s panhandle and into Mississippi. Another less well-known destination on our list, Biloxi is a gem of the South where Vegas and Nola meet the beach – big casinos with great buffets, shrimp boats, fantastic antique shops, top-quality seafood and miles of soft white sand beaches. Biloxi is a military town, and if you’re lucky enough to be there on the 4th of July, you’ll experience one of the best Independence Day celebrations the U.S. has to offer. If that sounds like your dream destination, look into Gulf Island National Seashore – a travel trailer spot five miles from the casino that’s very affordable, especially if you have a National Park pass.
Las Vegas, NVHow could we leave it out? For the brave of heart and liver, Las Vegas is an amazing travel trailer destination. Vegas is surprisingly affordable once you get there if you play your cards right. You can find lots of deals on food and buffets online and remember that there are always a ton of free shows and attractions to attend. Once you’re done forgetting your troubles on the strip (and this might happen faster than you think), be sure to cruise by the Hoover Dam and Red Rock Canyon. Vegas is in the center of a beautiful desert that few people take the time to see – but it’s definitely worth the time!
To take an amazing trip that you’ll remember for years to come, you don’t need to buy a pricey plane ticket and travel across the globe. The United States has a huge variety of beautiful landscapes and fascinating cities you can check out with just your car and a vintage trailer.