Road Trip Destinations in the United States
Whether you enjoy hitting the open road for summer vacation or it’s your full-time lifestyle, nothing beats the freedom and comfort of planning road trip destinations and traveling the country in an RV or Airstream. Want to live by a beach in July, cool down in the mountains in August, and hit the desert in September? With an RV or Airstream, the possibilities are endless! Plus, if you don’t like the “neighborhood,” you can just pack up and go.
Our team at BuffPro thought it would be fun to compile a list of the Top 5 RV road trip destinations and parks in the United States. We soon found out that there are so many amazing options, it was difficult to narrow it down. After much deliberation, we finally came up with 5 categories to get you started on your next adventure: East Coast Beaches, Midwest Great Lakes, Southwest Desert, Western Mountains, and California Wine Country.
East Coast Beach RV Vacation
From Maine to Florida, there are so many incredible beach parks, it’s difficult to choose just one. However, we chose the Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for several reasons. It’s the largest beach campground on the East Coast and offers over 800 sites across 310 spectacular oceanfront acres.
Each site is large and offers full hookups. In addition, it’s family friendly and even has a water park for the kid in all of us, as well as a golf course, and plenty of nearby restaurants. Myrtle Beach is also home to the famous 200-foot Skywheel, the tallest Ferris wheel on the eastern shore. If you love history, beautiful Charleston is only about 2-hour drive and makes a great day trip.
Great Lakes RV Getaway
If you’ve never been to the shores of Lake Michigan you are in for a treat! The mild weather, sandy beaches, and stunningly blue freshwater lake are a wonderful alternative to an ocean vacation. We chose Grand Haven State Park as our RV home-away-from-home. The park is bordered not only by the pristine lake but also the mouth of the Grand River. You’ll enjoy swimming, snorkeling, canoeing, kayaking, and a fishing pier and lighthouse, as well a boardwalk that allows you to walk or bike along the river for over a mile.
In addition to the amenities that Grand Haven has to offer, there are several other quaint beach towns that are all just a short drive away including Holland, South Haven, and Saugatuck. Each little town has its own unique flavor so there is something for everyone including boutique shopping, live music, art galleries, local breweries, wineries, gastro-dining, farmers markets, the blueberry festival, and nightly light shows. The campground includes 174 paved sites and tends to book up quickly, so it’s recommended that you reserve your spot in advance.
Southwest Desert RV Excursion
Nothing beats the breathtaking scenery that is unique to the desert Southwest. You may even feel like you’re driving in a picture as you make your way to Spanish Trail RV park in Moab, Utah. This is a great destination for those who love roughing it in the outdoors. The camp is close to two very popular parks with incredible views: Arches National Park and Canyonland National Park. You can spend hours or even days hiking and biking the trails of these beautiful parks.
Enjoy whitewater rafting on the Colorado River while relishing the view of the La Sal Mountains. If hiking and rafting are a little too much for you, take a scenic drive around the park and area. After a long day of exploring Moab, head back to camp and enjoy all the creature comforts that you expect, including full utility hookups, free cable TV, and Wi-Fi. Spanish Trail is also known for sparkling clean bathrooms and showers. Other amenities include a dog park, laundromat, and a convenience store.
Mountain Park RV Adventure
Buffalo Crossing RV Park is our 2019 mountain RV road trip destinations. This newer RV park offers generously proportioned sites to allow easy pull-through or back-in of even the largest of Class-A coaches. It’s located just steps away from Yellowstone, the oldest national park in the United States. Yellowstone offers nearly 3500-square miles of wilderness recreation atop a volcanic hot spot. In fact, the park is so large that if spans Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho! It features dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and gushing geysers, including the most famous of all, Old Faithful. It’s home to hundreds of animal species including bears, wolves, bison, elk, and antelope. It is truly a place everyone should experience once in their lives.
California Wine Country RV Retreat
We chose the Wine Country Resort as our top pick when visiting California wine country. Each RV site comes with its own picnic table, offers full hookups, and can handle rigs up to 70 feet. This all-ages family-friendly resort in the Paso Robles wine region offers boundless activities. Enjoy live music, entertainment, dancing, wine tasting, and outdoor movies in the beautiful wine garden. All the comforts of home are available including cable TV and free Wi-Fi, as well as a pool and a hot tub.
The park is centrally located within walking distance of the Raven Water Park and just a short drive to the famous Hearst Castle in San Simeon. There’s so much to do in the area you’ll enjoy every minute whether you’re hiking, biking, wine tasting, boutique shopping, fine dining, championship golfing, or visiting the local craft breweries.
Exceptional RV Care with BuffPro
Since your RV/Airstream is your vacation home or maybe even your permanent residence, it’s important to treat it with the same care as you would any house. The wear-and-tear of the open road and different climates and environments can be hard on the exterior.
With the unique BuffPro® buffing system, you can show pride of ownership in about half the time it takes to buff and polish your RV using traditional methods. Pulling a boat or ATV? You can keep those in ship-shape too! In just minutes, BuffPro eliminates scratches, oxidation, holograms, and swirl marks (even old ones) and restores a high-gloss shine. It’s safe to use on all surfaces including aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, stone, polished concrete, fiberglass, resins, gel-coating, and plastic (works great to restore headlights).
Our electric drum-style buffer is easy to take along and requires very few pads and compounds, so you can maintain your RV, Airstream, boat, ATV, or motorbike from the road. Wondering if BuffPro really works as well as we say it does? Don’t just take our word for it, watch our quick how-to videos and see for yourself. Contact us or call 1-800-699-4160 with any questions or to order your RV Restoration Kit today and get free shipping anywhere in the continental United States!