Many people love camping, but not in the “roughing it” sense of the word. Instead of a tent or pop-up, they prefer the “hotel” feel. For them, camping in style requires an RV and choosing the right camping destinations can be a lot of fun.
Owning an RV is a lot of fun. The family can leave at any time and take as little or as much time as they want. There is no worry about booking a hotel. They can stop and view all the sights along the way.
The only thing they have to worry about is, “What are some top RV camping sites and what’s the first RV camping destination they should visit?”
Camping Destinations For 2019
We have compiled a short list of favorite camping destinations for 2019 to answer those questions. You can also check out our hints on picking the perfect RV campgrounds.
1. Blue Ridge Parkway
If you want a beautiful scenic drive, this national parkway is the place to visit. The parkway is 461 miles long and is one of the longest in the United States. It is part of both the Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
Skyline Drive is part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah and takes about three hours to travel the whole length. You can pull over along the parkway in your RV and visit the many shops and restaurants. Stop on a whim and jump out for pictures or a picnic. If you get tired, choose an RV campsite along the parkway and camp out. Wake up in the morning refreshed, and be on your way.
2. Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone is located in parts of three different states: Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. It is a top RV camping destination in the country. There are numerous RV campgrounds available that include full hook-ups, pools, and hot tubs, dump stations, playgrounds, free Wi-Fi, cable and gift shops. You can enjoy the beautiful views, visit Old Faithful and the many hot springs, go river rafting and maybe even see a bear or other wild animals roaming the park.
3. Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona’s huge Grand Canyon NP has dozens of RV campgrounds to choose from. Wake up to breathtaking sunrises peeking out over the canyon and enjoy the gorgeous sunsets in the evenings.
You can participate in the many activities at the RV site or you can spend an entire day viewing the Grand Canyon. Take a ride on the Grand Canyon Railway or even ride a mule into the canyon. If peace and quiet is what you’re looking for, choose one of the remote RV camping areas. For more action, pick an RV park in the Phoenix metro area.
4. Redwood National Park
Drive along the Northern California Coastline and enjoying the amazing scenery. When you’re ready to settle in for the night, pull into an RV campground surrounded by giant redwood tree.
Set up camp right in the midst of these centuries-old trees which are the tallest in the world. Hike the many trails and enjoy the true camping experience, minus the comfy RV you’re staying in.
5. Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake, Oregon is the home of this national park. It is known for having the deepest lake in the United States and the seventh deepest in the world.
Riding through the park in tour RV is the greatest way to see the beautiful scenery in this region. You can choose from a few different RV campgrounds that include hookups, electric, Wi-Fi, hot showers, playgrounds, etc. Take a swim in the Upper Rogue River, go white water rafting, hike or go biking on the many trails in the park.
6. Mount Rushmore National Park
Mount Rushmore is a very popular RV camping destination and one of our country’s favorite national parks. Enjoy the scenic drive on the way to this historical monument located in the city of Keystone. It is a gem nestled in the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota.
There are a few RV campsites to choose from, where you can enjoy the outdoors, hike the numerous trails in the pine forests and make use of the amenities available to you.
7. Colonial Williamsburg
Located in Virginia, this historical city has a ton to do and see. The people who live and work in Williamsburg bring the stories in history textbooks to life. There are carriage rides and tradespeople demonstrating techniques and tools from the eighteenth century. Historical taverns and entertainment make for a great RV camping experience.
You can park your RV in one of the many campsites near Williamsburg. Spend the evening doing arts and crafts or playing volleyball or mini golf. Enjoy dancing, children’s and other planned activities. There is never a lack of things to do in this historic city.
8. Rapid City, South Dakota
There is no shortage of RV campgrounds in this area because of the many places you can visit in and around Rapid City. The Badlands, Mount Rushmore, the Black Hill and Crazy Horse Monument are just a few. Drive around at your leisure before deciding what campsite you want to call home. This allows you to truly enjoy your RV camping experience.
You can also choose a location close to downtown Rapid City. There are many restaurants and shopping places for your enjoyment.
9. Fall Foliage Tour
The Fall Foliage Tour covers various regions of the United States with the most popular being the New England or Great Lakes tour. The best way to participate in these tours is to cruise along in your RV. It will quickly become one of your favorite camping destinations of 2019.
Drive at your own pace and enjoy the beautiful foliage. Stop and jump out of your RV at any time for pictures along the way. Travel through the New England States from September to late October or November. Cruise through New York or along the highways of Michigan and numerous cherry trees and their rich scarlet color.
10. Arches National Park
Located in eastern Utah’s Moab, the park is close to the Colorado River. Made up of over 76,000 acres of high desert, you will be able to explore up to 2000 of the highest density natural sandstone arches in the world. Delicate Arch is a “must see.” In the evenings, you’ll enjoy the breathtaking sunsets reflecting on the arches.
These top camping destinations for 2019 are just some of the many that are available around America. Enjoy traveling in the comfort and convenience of an RV and learn about the many reasons you should own one.