Have you considered where to go this year for your summer vacation? Many are thinking to postpone their international vacation and this year explore the USA. They want to take their family somewhere that isn’t wall to wall people, offers lots of open space, provides time to spend together, and perhaps enjoy an activity or two.
Have you thought about taking an RV and getting out on the road? Same bed every night, you are the only ones using the bathroom, and it is just you and your family sharing the same space.
Picture sitting around an open campfire, roasting hot dogs and then marshmallows for smores.
The Coronavirus is a concern for many travelers. Many websites including the World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control offer helpful suggestions regarding ways to stay safe.
While it is important to take the necessary precautions to stay safe, we believe RVing is still an option that can be enjoyed by all.
Are you ready to move forward? We’ve got a few ideas to help you get excited about this year’s vacation:
Have you considered visiting the National Parks? There are 62 National Parks in the USA.
Want to see as many national parks as you can in one trip without a lot of driving? Consider departing from Las Vegas or Phoenix and visit 7 National Park (Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, and Zion), not too far from these amazing National Parks are Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon North Rim, and Mesa Verde National Park.
Each National Park offers something unique but they all share beautiful scenery, wildlife viewing, Ranger Programs and Junior Ranger Programs (for kids) along with plenty of outdoor activities for all ages.
Visit Coastal towns along the West Coast – California, Oregon, Washington.
There’s nothing like visiting a small town near a big beach under the summer sun. Take time to play in the ocean, walk along the sandy shore, build a sandcastle, fly a kite, enjoy small town shops that aren’t part of a big chain. Many of these towns still have ice cream parlors and no stoplights! Some coastal towns also offer the opportunity to take a dune buggy ride or go horseback riding on the sandy beach.
Visit the New England Area.
This area is known for its Colonial past. Take time to walk along the Atlantic coastline. There are many historical sites to explore.
Boston, pre-dates the American Revolution and its Freedom Trail passes sites that were critical to the nation’s founding. Mystic, Connecticut – a charming fishing village. Visit the Aquarium where beautiful white beluga whales will welcome you upon your arrival. Just beyond them you will find a touch tank full of rays.
The kids won’t get enough of sticking their hands in the water and feeling the rubbery skin of the rays. Another great stop is the Seaport where you will meander through the dusty streets of this 18th century whaling village replica. Learn how to tie knots as the sailors did. Visit the printing press and see why we say phrases such as “make a good impression” and “coin a phrase”. See how the blacksmith forges steel into hooks for whaling.
Visit East Coast – Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New York
This area is also full of history and as you travel up the coast, enjoy all the sites and don’t forget the freshest fish you will ever taste.
- Plymouth, a place where the past and the present meet and have so much to offer. Walk in the footsteps of the Native Americans and the Pilgrims or chart your own course.
- Portsmouth – Ditch the car and get the lay of the land as a pedestrian. Portsmouth’s historic core of brick and clapboard buildings radiates from Market Square, the city’s ground zero, along Congress, State, Daniel, Pleasant, Bow and Penhallow Streets.
- Kennebunkport – take time to enjoy this small, picturesque coastal town where time seems to stand still and the chaos of daily life quickly fades to a distant memory. The slow pace of this beach town allows you to completely relax and unwind without being totally off the grid. If the name of the town seems familiar to you, maybe it’s because it’s where the Bush family spends their summers. The Bush family compound is located at Walker’s Point, a beautiful bluff extending out into the ocean. A few hours in town and you’ll understand why they chose Kennebunkport to return year after year.
- Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park – a small seaside resort on the northeastern side of Mount Desert Island and serves as the gateway to Acadia National Park. Towering over the park, Cadillac Mountain has trails and views of the town, the bay and the Cranberry Islands. Sand Beach is ringed by mountains. From the town pier, the Shore Path winds along the bay overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Porcupine Islands.
- White Mountains – The scenery is gorgeous, and you can see it everywhere. Enjoy healthy, outdoor sports, hike a significant portion of the famous Appalachian Trail that stretches from Georgia to Maine. Climb to the top of New England’s highest peak on the world’s first mountain-climbing Cog Railway, known as “The railway to the Moon”. The view doesn’t seem that impressive until you step out of the train. No trees, just glacial rock and the highest wind speed ever recorded by man. The views from Mt Washington are impressive and it is an amazing experience to be on its summit.
- Lake George – There’s a plethora of outdoor activities such as boat rentals, cruises, parasailing, or one of many other water sports and activities available. If you want to keep it simple, take a walk around the quaint village or just relax at one of the area’s public beaches or pools. Explore Ausable Chasm, High Falls George, and Lake Placid. There’s always something to do.
- Niagara Falls – Magnificent, powerful, beautiful, awesome, stunning, surreal, and hypnotic. Any of these adjectives could describe Niagara Falls. There’s much more to do than going on the walks alongside the Niagara River and by each of the falls. These activities let you experience the grand waterfalls in different and exciting ways. Other tours and excursions let you experience other aspects of the Niagara River and Gorge area.
Isn’t this exciting, so many places to explore that you may not have thought about. Take a few minutes to think about where you and your family want to go. Not sure you know what works best with the time you have? Don’t worry, we’ve got lots of ideas, just give us a call and let’s get you out on the road.