Iconic United States locations that you don’t want to miss! Here are just a few locations that are all American vacation destinations! Start planning your reservations now if you want to see these locations this year! After reviewing one campground I can see they are already booking well into peak times for 2022.
You better reserve soon!
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With a new year here you might find yourself planning what you want to do this year. Many of us are feeling the wanderlust after being locked down for so long. Nothing says freedom like a Road Trip, so we have searched high and low for the best areas to travel in the USA! Whether traveling full-time RV or are just planning the next vacation you simply must review this top 5 places you will want to see in the US!
You may be wondering, what is the best time of year to visit the Grand Canyon? According to this article travel US news. The best times to visit are “March through May and September through November.” This is the best time to visit weather and crowd-wise. Check out the average weather picture.
If you visit during peak summertime you will have trouble finding parking and finding accommodations. So if you are going via RV or needing a motel make sure you reserve ahead of time!
Please know that if you are bringing along your pets, dogs are allowed at campgrounds in Grand Canyon, however, they are not allowed on shuttles. Nor are they allowed on trails below the rim. There is a kennel near the south rim that operates from 7:30-5 daily if you need a pet sitter.
For more information on pet travel in this area, see this link.
FYI-I just checked one RV park and they are already quite booked! If you want to book for next fall, I would start planning now!
Grand Canyon, AZ
The Grand Canyon is known far and wide, carving out a vast canyon exposing layers of red rock that tell the stories of millions of years. This stunning destination has so much potential for amazing Instagram-worthy photos. Get a bird’s eye view with a helicopter tour, where you can admire the extensive reach the canyon has. Adventurous types will be excited to learn of the many hikes you can explore, including a sacred Lagoon, with the stunning 100 foot Havasu Falls. Be sure to receive proper permits if you plan to do backpack hiking.
Just think of the beautiful content you could have for your full-time RV travel blogs here! Of course, the Grand Canyon has to be included in your list of 5 places you will want to see in the US!
Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse, SD
An iconic American destination, Mount Rushmore is surely a sight to see! This masterpiece on a mountain is breathtaking to see in person, and the opportunity to learn more about history is interesting, to say the least. What some people do not know is there is a second mountain carving in the works, named Crazy Horse. This monument is just 30 minutes away and is worth the trip. Complete with a museum, and even offering evening light shows for viewers to learn the story of Crazy Horse.
What’s not to love about this vast and beautiful national park we are blessed to have in our backyard. Home to handfuls of unique features of nature such as the predictable Old Faithful geyser, to the bubbling mud pots. Those interested in geology or the Earth will be fascinated as they explore the many volcanic activities in the area. Mark this one for a multiple-day adventure, as the Park is so vast it will be impossible to enjoy it all in just a day or two.
Glacier National Park, MT
Sometimes, it’s nice to get away from everything and go deep into the forest. If this sounds like your thing, then Glacier National Park needs to be on your bucket list! This stunning park is situated in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and offers stunning backdrops no matter where you look. The crystal clear Lake Macdonald needs to be your first stop being the largest lake in the park at over 10 miles long! There are endless trails to explore, and lakes and waterfalls to take in while here. Although I would not suggest getting this close to a moose!
This stunning force of nature has been protected since 1864 and offers nearly 1,200 square miles of rocky peaks and valleys, stunning waterfalls, and towering sequoias in a vast wilderness. There are many sights to see here, with the Valley being the most popular. Millions of tourists visit here from April-October, so plan your visit outside of peak hours (9 am-5 pm) to make the most of your trip!
Time to hit the road
This is just the tip of the iceberg, be sure to plan your destination and look for other fun things in the area. Have fun and be safe. I plan on traveling in my RV full-time next year and I can’t wait to visit these places! Please read my article on safety as well.
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Check out Vitaliy Gershfeld’s article on redwood and sequoia’s! It’s a must read if you plan a trip to these parks!