Best West Coast RV Destinations for Summer
It’s time to plan ahead
Why are we talking about summer destinations while snow still lingers on the ground? Because now is the time to plan! The West Coast is one of the most beautiful places to travel by RV come summer, which means reservations at the ideal campsites will fill up fast. There is truly no better way to see all that the West Coast has to offer than by RV. When you travel by RV, you never have to worry about where you’ll lay your head each night. After all, even if it’s just a roadside turnout, you know exactly where your bed is!
The scenic west coast is best seen at a leisurely pace with lots of opportunities to stop and explore. There are miles upon miles of intriguing bends in the coastline just waiting to be explored. RV travel allows you to enjoy the scenery at your own pace, with ample room to stretch your legs and bring all the gear you need. Check out some of our favorite summer West Coast destinations below.
Olympic National Park, Washington
Here you’ll find glacier-capped mountains and old-growth, temperate rain forests – and everything in between. Boasting nearly a million acres, the park contains a vast wilderness and several distinctly different ecosystems. You will find yourself inspired by glacier-capped peaks, valleys of forests, hot springs, and the rugged Pacific coastline. Just make sure you give yourself plenty of time for exploration!
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
Crater Lake boasts an awe-inspiring vista with a water of hue difficult to describe. It was formed 7,700 years ago from a volcanic eruption that collapsed a tall peak. It is the deepest lake in the US, and one of the most pristine in the world. Make sure you have your camera along for this one!
Nehalem Bay State Park, Oregon
California isn’t the only state to boast of great beaches. Nehalem features not only four miles of pristine sandy beach, but also beaches just over the hills where you can hunt for agates. This State Park also provides two miles of forested bike path for those who like to explore by two wheels as well as four.
San Luis Obispo, California
San Luis Obispo is a great destination for that quintessential California beach experience. It’s got the quirk, the craft beer, the wine tasting and the art galleries – not to mention the miles of beautiful coastline. If you’d like a fun city to explore, this may be the perfect stop for you.
This town is small, and often foggy, but a worthwhile stop in your RV. This northern part of California is unique – and a far different experience than the southern coastline. The coast is stunning, as are the elegant Victorian homes in the city’s famous Old Town District. There’s even a zoo for the family to enjoy!
Redwoods National and State Parks, California
A trip to California just isn’t complete without a trip to see the Redwoods. Walking through these majestic northern redwoods, you will feel dwarfed by their size. This is certainly an enchanted forest – and a popular one during the summer months. Get your reservations fast!
Yosemite National Park
With nearly 1,200 miles of high Sierra wilderness to discover at Yosemite, there’s plenty to see and do for RVers of all fitness and experience levels. Enjoy waterfalls, astounding cliffs, and wildlife including bighorn sheep, deer and bobcats (beware of bears as well!). There are ten campgrounds that allow RVs, but reservations are needed in the busy summer months.Information found on rvshare.com.