America, the land of the automobile, is easily the top candidate for a road trip because it’s a country that was laid out with automotive transportation in mind, plus the diversity it boasts makes it the perfect destination for a road tripping holiday in an RV.
Here are ten of the best ‘stopovers’ for campervan trips in the US, though as these spots are so appealing, ‘stopover’ might not be the most apt term one could apply to them.
Five of the best beachside camping sites in the US
The US boasts an amazingly diverse coastline and holidaymakers can access a wealth of amazing campsites along the entire US seaboard.
- Big Pine Key, Florida
There’s more to the Florida Keys than fishing alone, though if you’re a fishing enthusiast you’re in for a treat.
The Keys are best visited during the spring or winter and the Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina is one of the best campsites in the area.
- South Padre Island, Texas
Although many associate Texas with oil, steers and not much else, this massive state boasts a wealth of diversity.
South Padre Island is in ‘tropical Texas’ and boasts some of the most amazing beaches in the country.
- Cape Cod, Massachusetts
May to October is the best time to visit Cape Cod and there are a few outstanding RV campsites to be found at this popular holiday destination.
Ocean View Cape Cod is the only oceanfront RV resort in Cape Cod and offers holidaymakers 600 feet of private beach.
- Shelter Cove, California
No list of US beachside campsites would be complete without at least one from California.
Shelter Cove is located in Northern California between Eureka and Fort Bragg and is aptly known as ‘The Lost Coast’.
- Depoe Bay, Oregon
The ocean views along the Pacific Coast, and especially spots like Depoe Bay, are nothing shy of amazing and for many it’s this part of the country – the coastline from Washington State through Oregon and into Northern California – they find the most amazing.
Five of the best national parks in the US
Making inroads into the American heartland should be made compulsory – according to prevailing opinions on the subject – and for many people, this is where the true America is found.
- Yosemite, California
Yosemite Falls are the largest in North America but there’s so much more to this national park than the falls alone.
Holidaymakers driving from Las Vegas to Los Angeles or San Francisco can easily stopover in Yosemite on the way.
Yellowstone, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho
If you’re to stopover for a few days at any national park in the US make it Yellowstone – you won’t regret it.
- Grand Canyon, Arizona
There are many wonderful places to stopover in the state of Arizona, though the Grand Canyon should be your number one destination.
- Glacier, Montana
Glacier National Park is also known as ‘the Backbone of the World’ and with its stunning views and over 700 miles of trails it’s nothing shy of extraordinary.
To put it simply, this national park is far too amazing for a stopover – you’ll want to spend some time here.
- Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee and North Carolina
Located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains and split between Tennessee and North Carolina, the Great Smoky Mountains makes for a wonderful stopover for holidaymakers in affordable RV rentals for a few days, though longer would naturally be better.
The US is the perfect destination for a road tripping holiday in an RV – these ten ‘stopovers’ are just a taste of what’s awaiting you.