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Top 25 Popular RV Trips in California and Surrounding States Based on Best Time To Visit

Are you looking for the perfect RV road trip destination not too far from home?


Whether you're looking for a summer getaway filled with scenic drives and outdoor adventures, or a winter wonderland of ski resorts and snow-covered landscapes, we've got you covered.


In this blog, we've rounded up some of the best destinations in California and beyond, including iconic locations such as the Pacific Coast Highway and Yosemite National Park, as well as lesser-known gems like Lake Powell and Joshua Tree National Park.


So pack your bags, grab a map, and get ready for an unforgettable RV adventure!


(Model V in Yosemite NP in the summer)



Spring:

  1. Napa Valley, California - This famous wine region is surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards, and scenic countryside, offering opportunities for wine tasting, dining, and exploring.

  2. The Sierras, California - This scenic mountain range offers breathtaking views, scenic drives, and opportunities for hiking, camping, and skiing.

  3. The California Wine Country - This region includes the famous Napa Valley and Sonoma County and is known for its beautiful scenery, wineries, and opportunities for wine tasting and exploring.

Summer:

  1. The Pacific Coast Highway, California - This iconic road trip along the California coastline offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, rolling hills, and picturesque seaside towns.

  2. Yosemite National Park, California - This world-famous park is home to majestic mountains, thundering waterfalls, and ancient giant sequoias, offering opportunities for hiking, camping, and exploring.

  3. Big Sur, California - This scenic stretch of coastline is known for its rugged beauty, towering cliffs, and scenic drives.

  4. Lake Powell, Arizona and Utah - This stunning lake is surrounded by red rock formations and offers opportunities for boating, fishing, and exploring the surrounding canyons and deserts.

  5. The Grand Canyon, Arizona - This world-famous canyon is a breathtaking spectacle, offering opportunities for hiking, camping, and scenic drives.

  6. Zion National Park, Utah - This scenic park is home to towering cliffs, narrow canyons, and scenic valleys, offering opportunities for hiking, camping, and exploring.

  7. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - This unique park is home to a series of colorful hoodoos and offers opportunities for hiking, camping, and exploring the surrounding forests and deserts.

  8. Monument Valley, Arizona - This iconic valley is home to towering red rock formations and is a popular destination for scenic drives, photography, and exploring the surrounding Navajo Nation.

  9. Sedona, Arizona - This scenic town is surrounded by red rock formations and offers opportunities for hiking, exploring, and visiting local art galleries and shops.

  10. Joshua Tree National Park, California - This unique park is home to towering Joshua trees and unique rock formations, offering opportunities for hiking, camping, and exploring the surrounding deserts.

  11. The Pacific Northwest - This scenic region includes the states of Washington and Oregon and is known for its rugged coastline, lush forests, and beautiful mountains.

  12. The Oregon Coast - This scenic drive along the Pacific Ocean offers breathtaking views, quaint seaside towns, and opportunities for hiking, fishing, and wildlife watching.

  13. Mount Rainier National Park, Washington - This majestic park is home to the towering Mount Rainier and is known for its scenic beauty, hiking opportunities, and stunning wildflower displays.

Fall:

  1. The Columbia River Gorge, Oregon - This scenic gorge is surrounded by lush forests, rolling hills, and the Columbia River, offering opportunities for hiking, scenic drives, and exploring the surrounding waterfalls and vineyards.

  2. The Oregon Wine Country - This region includes the Willamette Valley and is known for its beautiful scenery, wineries, and opportunities for wine tasting and exploring.

  3. Lassen Volcanic National Park, California - This unique park is home to a series of volcanic features, including hot springs, fumaroles, and lava flows, offering opportunities for hiking, camping, and exploring.

  4. The Sierras, California - This scenic mountain range is beautiful in the fall, offering opportunities for scenic drives, hiking, and viewing the changing leaves.

Winter

  1. Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada - This stunning lake is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains and is a popular destination for skiing, snowboarding, and exploring the surrounding scenic towns.

  2. Mammoth Lakes, California - This scenic mountain town is home to several ski resorts and is known for its stunning scenery, skiing opportunities, and scenic drives.

  3. The Sierras, California - This scenic mountain range is a popular destination for skiing, snowboarding, and exploring the surrounding scenic towns.

  4. Mount Shasta, California - This majestic mountain is a popular destination for winter sports and scenic drives.

  5. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon - This unique park is home to the deepest lake in the United States and offers scenic drives, snowshoeing, and opportunities for winter sports.


We hope this list of incredible destinations has ignited your imagination and sparked inspiration for your next RV road trip. Remember, many of these spots are popular all year round, so even if your dream destination wasn't on the list for your desired travel time, don't let that hold you back!


Get ready to pack your bags, grab your map, and embark on a journey filled with adventure, breathtaking scenery, and unforgettable memories. Happy travels!


For those who are looking for ways to make their RV trips more affordable, be sure to check out our next blog on how to save money while RVing.



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