Five Summer RV Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss

Derrek Sigler
by Derrek Sigler

Now that we’re past Independence Day, it’s time to consider where you should go for your next RV adventure during the remainder of the summer. There are many great places you should visit that offer fun, relaxation and something special you can only find in an RV. While we could spend all day talking about different spots to go, here are five you should definitely not miss.

Alaskan Highway

If you’ve ever wanted to drive your RV to Alaska, why not go now? The 1,387-mile Alaskan highway is open all year and fully paved. The best part – you wind up in Alaska, arguably the most beautiful state in the U.S. and certainly the wildest. Make sure your RV is tuned up and ready to go. Pack along a spare tire or two, as there’s not always places to stop for help along the way, and they won’t be cheap if you do find them. The best reason to go now is to avoid the massive crowds. Alaska gets a ton of RV traffic each year, with the bulk coming around the 4th of July. If you head up a little later, the days may start growing a bit shorter, but the crowds are smaller, the leaves are changing and there’s plenty of good fishing and adventure still to be found. Click here for more information.

Outer Banks, North Carolina

Who doesn’t want to head to the beach for the summer? North Carolina’s Outer Banks offer miles of uncrowded beaches, friendly people and rich history. This is the area that the first settlers to the New World tried to inhabit first. There is much to do and many places to stay with your RV, making the Outer Banks a must-see location for your summer adventures. Click here for more information.

Coastal Maine

If the beach is not your thing, but the ocean still calls to you, visit beautiful Maine. All we should really have to say is “fresh lobster” to get you packing the RV and headed down the road, right? Coastal Maine is a beautiful part of the country and should definitely be on everyone’s list of places to visit. One thing you’ll find are scenic lighthouses dotting the coast that should be seen to be believed. And did we mention the lobster? Click here for more information.

Gulf Shores, Alabama

Still looking to find your way to the beach? Gulf Shores, Alabama should be on your list. Right on the Gulf of Mexico, the area boasts pristine white-sand beaches, excellent fishing and plenty of relaxation. During the summer months, the breeze off the gulf keeps the temperatures moderate and with many campsites available, this is a great destination for the RVer. Click here for more information.

Ozarks Region, Missouri

Head on down to Springfield, Missouri for a little summer vacation and you’ll find something for everyone. The gateway to the Ozarks, Springfield has plenty of outdoor recreation for the RVer with camping, hiking, fishing and more. For entertainment, there’s the world-famous Branson area right down the road. And a trip to Springfield would not be complete without a stop at the Bass Pro Shops “granddaddy” store. The museums and displays alone are worth the stop. Click here for more information.