You did it. You planned for retirement, worked, and saved, and now your very best years are yours. The first thing to do? Plan an RV vacation!
An RV vacation allows you to explore the countryside, relax, and see the United States up close and personal. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best places to see by way of RV travel. Here are some of our favorite places to explore so you can be sure you are “Retiring Right” and traveling in style.
RV Vacation Spot #1: Fort Wilderness
Take your RV to Orlando, and experience the magic of Disney World and the solitude of the great outdoors all in the same trip at Fort Wilderness. Disney World isn’t just for children anymore. See shows, take a behind-the scenes tour, relax with a trip to the spa, and enjoy some of the finest dining, all while returning to the comfort and tranquility of 750 acres of campground wilderness, complete with roaming deer, rabbits, ducks, and even armadillos.
Boat and water ski in beautiful Bay Lake or try your hand at archery. You can even take a segway tour on the Wilderness Back Trail Adventure when you aren’t exploring the theme park. Between close access to the parks and the amenities and perks of a fully equipped campground, Fort Wilderness will quickly become one of your favorite campgrounds to visit year after year.
RV Vacation Spot #2: Crater Lake
There’s a reason you will find Crater Lake on every list of top campgrounds for RV travel. With unparalleled amenities and spectacular views, it will quickly become a favorite spot for your next RV trip. Named for a water-filled crater and its surrounding national park and located in Oregon, Crater Lake National Park has one campground, Mazama. This park is specially made for RV vacationing. It’s chock full of amenities, including picnic tables and metal bear boxes at every site so you won’t have to share your meals with any local furry park inhabitants. Be sure to make a reservation for a campsite before you go.
The main reason to visit Crater Lake isn’t the picnic table at each campsite, though. It’s the absolutely breathtaking views of the clear deep blue water, the surrounding sheer cliffs, and the emerald green pines, all over 2,000 feet above sea level. The views can’t be beat. Better yet, you can bring a bike and ride the rim to get your blood pumping as you take in the majesty of Crater Lake up close and personal.
RV Vacation Spot #3: South Padre Island
Located along the southernmost part of Texas in the Gulf Shore, South Padre Island is a border island that’s perfect for RVing when you crave warmer climates, miles of beaches, and endless things to do. Visit a wildlife refuge, go deep sea fishing, take a trip to a spa, take an art class, or explore a local art gallery.
Isla Blanca Park has over 600 spots for RV vacationers to park their home-away-from-home— it’s very popular thanks to its great location. Or, you can visit the South Padre Island KOA for a quieter experience. With sand, surf, and sun, you’ll be coming back to South Padre Island time and time again, living the island life and enjoying RV travel and beach life all in one.
RV Vacation Spot #4: Horse Thief Lake
Have you always wanted to visit Mount Rushmore, South Dakota? Stay less than three miles from the park at Horse Thief Lake, with a very short drive to visit the four presidents. There is a limited number of campsites actually at Mount Rushmore, and staying at Horse Thief Lake opens the opportunities for your RV vacation to enjoy so many more destinations in the area.
Check out Jewel Cave (and even take a tour!), go on a 4-mile hike to Black Elk Peak, and explore the lush greenery of Black Hills National Forest. There’s so much to do in the area, you’ll find yourself extending your trip now that your presence is no longer required at an 8am Monday morning business meeting!
RV Vacation Spot #5: Colonial Williamsburg
Immerse yourself in the history of the founding of our great country with a trip to Colonial Williamsburg. Visit the historic shops and houses and walk the beautiful streets once walked by the founding fathers. Part restoration and part reenactment, you’ll feel like you stepped back in time when you walk through the 300 acres and more than 80 buildings restored on their original foundations.
Additionally, check out Jamestown, and the battleground at Yorktown for a full trip back in time to see firsthand how our country came to be. Another major attraction you can visit on your RV vacation is Busch Gardens! With rides for thrill seekers and music and dance shows for entertainment mavens, you’ll be sure to find plenty to do. Stay at the American Heritage RV Park, or Williamsburg KOA Campground for the perfect place for your RV.
Still on the lookout for your next great adventure? Perfectly plan the next step of your life’s journey with Retiring Right. Whether it’s planning an adventurous RV vacation, finding the right retirement community bustling with activity, or financing a new project, Retiring Right can help get you there. Contact us to see how we can make your next years, your very best years.