Now that it’s summer, it’s time to start planning your vacation. If you’re not into crowded theme parks or beaches, visiting some of our nation’s amazing national parks could be a great option for you and your family. One of the best ways to experience the natural beauty that these parks have to offer is by traveling via RV. This means that you can camp on the grounds of the parks and spend even more time exploring the area. You’ll also get to see sunrises and sunsets in some of the nation’s most gorgeous locations and spend quality time with the family and friends you’re traveling with. America has 58 national parks, so you’re definitely spoiled for choice. To make choosing easier, here are some of the best options.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite has always been a popular attraction, but has gained even more popularity recently as two climbers achieved the first free ascent of the El Capitan’s Dawn Wall, considered the most challenging rock face in the world. The park will celebrate its 125th anniversary in October, so lots of special events have been planned for the occasion. This includes a free commemorative exhibit that details maps, artwork, and other historical documents from the 1800s.
Grand Canyon National Park
No RV road trip is complete without a stop at the Grand Canyon. The massive canyon is 5,200 feet deep, with the majestic Colorado River rolling through for 277 scenic miles. There are tons of hikes to go on and incredible sites to see, but camping nearby gives you the time to really see the canyon from up close. Get closer to one of the seven natural wonders of the world by taking part in a hike down to the bottom of the canyon or a whitewater rafting experience. The rafting experiences are open to anyone over 12, and no experience is needed!
Glacier National Park
If there’s one park you need to visit soon, it’s Glacier, as only 25 of its original 150 glaciers that existed in 1850 remain. You won’t need much convincing to take a trip because the area is gorgeous, boasting massive mountain peaks, crystal clear alpine lakes, and the aforementioned glaciers. You can go on hikes, but there are also boat tours that give you a fantastic tour of all the park’s natural beauty. You can even rent canoes, kayaks, and rowboats to go through on your own.
No matter which of these parks you choose to visit, staying on the grounds in an RV will enhance your experience. You won’t have to worry about driving back to your hotel or finding parking; you’ll already be there! More importantly, the togetherness of being in an RV means that you’ll get more dedicated family time than you would staying anywhere else. You’ll be able to form memories that will last a lifetime while you’re having fun enjoying nature.