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Most RV-Friendly Vacation Destinations in the U.S.

Ready to pack your bags and go RVing? Whether you’re planning a solo camping adventure, retirement road trip, family vacation, or adopting a full-time RV lifestyle, there are several RV-friendly cities throughout the U.S. with plenty of outdoor amenities and fun things to do. Here are the nine best cities for RV travel in the United States!

Denver, CO

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  • Average Annual High Temperature: 65°F
  • Average Annual Low Temperature: 36°F

A trendy city near the Rocky Mountains, Denver is full of hidden gems that help make it one of the most popular RV destinations! Not only are there great RV camping spots in the two state parks in Denver—Cherry Creek State Park and Chatfield State Park—but the Mile High City also offers RV-specific parks like Clear Creek RV Park and Bear Creek Lake Park, so travelers will be spoiled for choice. Plus, Denver is one of the best U.S. cities for dogs, so it’s a great place to go RVing with your furry friend! Outside of the many city parks in Denver, you’ll find a variety of other world-class outdoor recreation opportunities in the green spaces of Rocky Mountain National Park. You can also enjoy year-round fun in Summit County areas like Silverthorne, Breckenridge, and Keystone—otherwise known as the “Rockies Playground.” If you’re RVing in the winter, be sure to spend part of your trip skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and tubing at nearby areas like Keystone Resort, Breckenridge Resort, Copper Mountain, and Vail Ski Resort. Or explore another side of Denver by embarking on a Delicious Denver Food Tour—where you can sample cocktails and beers, as well as foodie-approved small bites!

Galveston, TX

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  • Average Annual High Temperature: 77°F
  • Average Annual Low Temperature: 66°F

An island city in the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston is not only an affordable place to live in Texas—but also an exciting and budget-friendly RV vacation destination! A wide variety of RV sites with easy access to 32 miles of beach means you’re in for plenty of fun in the sun, which is especially great for RVing with kids. You’ll also find lots of exciting things to do in Galveston parks like the 2,000-acre Galveston Island State Park, home to a wide range of protected bird species, pristine beaches, and opportunities for gulf fishing. One of the best times to visit is during the two-weekend Galveston Mardi Gras celebration—the third largest in the country, featuring parades and plenty of entertainment! But there are dozens of attractions in Galveston to enjoy year-round, as well. Tour the Coral Reef Lab in the Aquarium Pyramid, see parrots and bats in the Rainforest Pyramid, or check out the Planet Earth: Deep Sea Adventures exhibit in the Discovery Museum at Moody Gardens. Enjoy rides and food at the iconic Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, which is full of fun things to do with kids in Galveston. Or sample some of the best restaurants in Galveston like Gaido’s Seafood and Bronco Burritos.

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Key West, FL

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  • Average Annual High Temperature: 82°F
  • Average Annual Low Temperature: 73°F

Part of the Florida Keys archipelago, Key West is one of the best places to RV for all ages! Key West RV parks are sure to have whatever you’re looking for—whether you take advantage of the wide variety of RV camping options at the spacious Big Pine Key Resort, convenient amenities like Coin-op Laundry and the General Store at Boyd’s Key West Campground, or enjoy the luxury and serenity of Bluewater Key RV Resort. Even the road trip down to Key West is a unique experience on the scenic Overseas Highway, a 113-mile roadway surrounded by the ocean. Year-round warmth also makes Key West one of the best cities for winter vacations, and there are plenty of things to do on the water—from lounging on the beach at Fort Zachary Taylor Park to going on chartered dolphin-watching tours and snorkeling around North America’s only living coral reef. In addition, you can try your hand at inshore, reef, and wreck fishing with fishing tour services in Key West through Live Action Sportfishing. But fun in the surf and sand is only part of what makes this oceanside city one of the best RV vacation spots in the country! Check out the former home of Ernest Hemingway at The Hemingway Home & Museum. Or chow down some fresh seafood and authentic Cuban cuisine at delicious local Key West restaurants!

Las Vegas, NV

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  • Average Annual High Temperature: 80°F
  • Average Annual Low Temperature: 59°F

Though famous for the never-ending Las Vegas nightlife, Sin City is also one of the best RV destinations. Some of the coolest RV parks and campgrounds and best places for RV travel are in and around Vegas—including “casino camping” spots like the RV Park at Circus Circus, created for RV travelers seeking the best of both worlds. Sin City is also one of the best places for summer vacations, with temperate weather that’s perfect for your RV trip! Whether you’re RVing with kids or going on a solo camping trip, you can find great outdoor activities near Las Vegas like Lake Mead National Recreation Area—America’s first and largest national recreation area, where you can go boating, hiking, or swimming at Boulder Beach. Head to Clark County Wetlands Park to walk marshy trails and learn about local plants and animals at the Nature Center. Find preserved dinosaur tracks alongside geographic marvels like the Aztec Sandstone cliffs at the stunning Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, or hike even more red sandstone trails at Valley of Fire State Park. And discover some of Las Vegas’ hidden gems while you’re strolling the Las Vegas Strip or checking out some of the best Las Vegas restaurants—like Carson Kitchen and Esther’s Kitchen.

Moab, UT

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  • Average Annual High Temperature: 72°F
  • Average Annual Low Temperature: 42°F

With clear desert skies overhead and red rock structures all around, Moab is one of the most beautiful RV camping destinations in the country! This town is an extremely RV-friendly destination, with several dump and fill stations and a variety of RV campsites that range from dispersed camping options to resorts with top amenities. It’s also a great place for overnight RV parking, offering a variety of privately-owned campsites you can reserve in advance. Plus, Moab is filled with archaeological and geographic wonders to explore! Arches National Park is an incredible road trip destination as part of the Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway and a great place for hiking, while Canyonlands National Park offers landmarks like Island in the Sky and the ancient petroglyphs of Newspaper Rock. For more awe-inspiring views, take a short RV trip to Dead Horse Point State Park, which is home to multiple filming locations from Thelma & Louise. View the desert landscape another way with a bike ride down Slickrock Trail. Or grab a bite to eat at some of the best restaurants and food trucks in Moab and wind down at the Moab Brewery after a long day of roaming the desert!

Orlando, FL

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  • Average Annual High Temperature: 82°F
  • Average Annual Low Temperature: 64°F

As the Theme Park Capital of the World, Orlando is a fantastic RV destination for a family vacation! There are plenty of RV sites near Orlando theme parks like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando, but you can find RV campgrounds in more secluded spots, as well. Beyond theme parks, there are multiple Florida state parks less than an hour from the heart of Downtown Orlando to explore. Swim in the natural springs and take on the trails on foot or on horseback at Wekiwa Springs State Park. Hike the Pine Island Trail, go birdwatching, and observe “sea cows”—the gentle giants otherwise known as manatees—at Blue Spring State Park. You can also take advantage of the city’s year-round warm weather by enjoying a host of water-related activities! Walk through the 360-degree ocean tunnel and touch a real sea anemone in the Coastal Rockpool at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium. Get a little more extreme with wakeboarding and water skiing, or try the Aquapark floating obstacle course at Orlando Watersports Complex. Or check out unique Orlando restaurants like Bombay Street Kitchen—a Michelin Bib Gourmand winner—or local favorite, Bites & Bubbles!

Phoenix, AZ

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  • Average Annual High Temperature: 87°F
  • Average Annual Low Temperature: 63°F

Phoenix is a desert city surrounded by great hikes and plenty of nature, making it a top RV destination. You’ll find RV campgrounds near Phoenix that cater to whatever kind of RV camping you like best—from a luxury experience with great amenities like that of Desert Shadows RV Resort, to a more remote setting such as Estrella Mountain Regional Park. If you’ve got the time for a day trip, it’s worth making the three-hour drive out to see one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World at Grand Canyon National Park. However, keep in mind there’s still plenty to do in and around the city! Check out Arizona state parks closer to the Greater Phoenix area, including Lost Dutchman State Park or McFarland State Historic Park. Additionally, parks like the 16,000-acre South Mountain Park & Preserve and 9,600-acre Sonoran Preserve are collectively home to nearly 100 miles of hiking trails and multiple desert peaks to climb for sweeping views of the Valley of the Sun. You can also head to Papago Park, which not only boasts even more outdoor recreation opportunities, but is also home to the famed Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Garden! Or make your way into the city to try top Phoenix restaurants like Fry Bread House and El Caprichoso Sonoran Hot Dogs.

Washington, DC

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  • Average Annual High Temperature: 65°F
  • Average Annual Low Temperature: 47°F

If you’re searching for a versatile RV destination that’s popular in winter, spring, summer, and fall, look to Washington, DC! There are plenty of RV parks near D.C. to choose from, including the scenic Cherry Hill Park. You can also find dozens of natural attractions around the nation’s capital city, like the iconic Potomac River, as well as vast national parks like Great Falls Park. See thousands of aquatic plants, including lilies, lotuses, and more, at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Marvel at more than 100 unique historical monuments and memorials nestled among lush greenery in “America’s Front Yard,” The National Mall & Memorial Parks—or visit in the spring to take in the beauty during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Walk among breathtaking gardens with plant life from around the world at the U.S. National Arboretum. Get a break from the outdoors with a trip to any of the Smithsonian museums throughout the city, like the National Museum of American History and the National Portrait Gallery. Or treat yourself to great Washington, DC restaurants like Opal or Rooster & Owl.

Williamsburg, VA

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  • Average Annual High Temperature: 68°F
  • Average Annual Low Temperature: 49°F

Known for its quaint charm and historic roots, Williamsburg is one of the best cities for RV trips in the U.S. Williamsburg has many great RV campsites like Chickahominy Riverfront Campground and Anvil Campground, where you can park and refuel. Head to Colonial Williamsburg to get a snapshot of life in the 18th century—and be sure to stop by the Governor’s Palace to explore pre-Colonial architecture and art. If you’re on an RV road trip for a summer family vacation, park and spend the day riding rollercoasters and splashing in the waterpark at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Sweethaven Lavender Farm is another great place to enjoy Williamsburg’s mild New England weather, whether you’re wandering through fields of flowers or picking your own fresh lavender. To experience the local landscape in a more rugged way, you can hike or kayak at York River State Park. And don’t forget to try great Williamsburg restaurants like the award-winning Berret’s Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill—or check out Christiana Campbell’s Tavern, which was frequented by George Washington!


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