Here are some domestic summer trip ideas that cater well to RVing with the whole family, but don't attract the crowds like other destinations.
Now is about the time most American families are completing their summer trip ideas and locking in their plans for the 2021 travel season. Since the last year has been anything but normal, a close-to-home, domestic trip is in the itinerary for most of us.
That means hitting the road, and an RV is the obvious choice for the majority of adventure seekers.
Even if you don't rank among the country's RV owners, there's a smart, secure way to get in on the fun using RVshare and their sophisticated online rental marketplace.
Luckily, there's still time to map out your own family's summer trip and find, book, and confirm an RV rental through RVshare to make the experience even better.
With help from the travel experts at RVshare, we've come up with some cool places to go RVing in the U.S. that are family-friendly, relatively easy to get to, and far less visited than some of the busier National Parks and popular outdoor recreation areas the country has to offer.
Here's to a safe and satisfying summer road trip!
1. Assateague Island National Seashore
A 37-mile stretch of Maryland and Virginia's coastland comprises the Assateague Island National Seashore, and it's the sort of place that RV travelers will truly cherish.
Kayaking, horseback riding (not the wild ones, obviously, but they're worth looking out for!), and traversing a variety of paved and unpaved hiking trails are just a few of the fun activities you and your family can enjoy. It's pretty close to D.C. metro area and an easy drive from Philadelphia or Virginia Beach, so newer RV renters can get the hang of things without traveling far into the wilderness.
2. San Rafael Swell
Between Moab, Utah and the Manti-La Sal National Forest lies a real hidden gem: the geologic upheaval known as the San Rafael Swell. It's essentially a giant dome of rock eroded and carved by wind and water into a series of spectacular buttes, canyons, pinnacles and mesas. It's been nicknamed "Utah's Little Grand Canyon" for good reason, and some say it rivals the views and attractions that Utah's more popular National Parks are famous for.
There's plenty of great RV camping in and around the area, and it's relatively easy to access the BLM-managed land for sightseeing or more active adventures like rock climbing, ATV riding, and whitewater rafting. There are, however, some areas that require serious 4x4 off-road driving capability, so you'll want to stick to the main roads with a rented RV.
No matter what you and your family are in to, you'll find something while camping at the San Rafael Swell.
3. Crater Lake National Park
Located in Oregon, Crater Lake offers up some of the best but lesser-known scenic drives west of the Rockies, making it an ideal spot for RV campers looking for a great family getaway.
The Park offers boat tours, unique scavenger hunts (great for younger kids!), and, of course, some stellar fishing opportunities.
It's worth it to check on road closures and conditions as the seasons transition from the snowy months into the spring and summer before you go.
If you and your family are ready to embark on a seriously great summer trip, an RV rental and a destination like one of these three is a fantastic way to do it. RVshare makes it easy to search for, find, and learn about the variety of rentals available across the country, and their platform is a safe, simple method of making it happen.
When the time comes to finalize your plans, know that RVshare is ready and able to make your trip the best it can be. To get started, visit RVshare.com.