Traveling across the country is one of the best experiences you’ll ever imagine. While many people fly or drive to their destination and rent a hotel or an Airbnb, there’s another option to save both time and money but still provide an intimate travel experience. Consider traveling in a campervan. This way, you don’t need to worry about lodging and can travel anywhere you want to go without schedule limitations. Here are some of the best places in the US to travel to in a campervan to get you started.
Yellowstone National Park, WY
Yellowstone National Park is one of the most scenic trips you’ll ever imagine. Located in northwest Wyoming and feeding into parts of Idaho and Montana, it is home to many notable animals and forests. Take a trip there, and you might see grizzly bears, bobcats, bison, moose, gray wolves, and mountain lions. Be cautious if you visit, as many of these are predators, and attacks may happen if you’re not careful. Still, you should have no worries about the safety of your camper van, and you may even have a chance to take some once-in-a-lifetime photographs documenting your journey.
If forests don’t suit you and you prefer a warmer climate, consider driving to Sedona, Arizona. The city has gained a notable reputation for its natural red sandstone formations. Within Sedona, you can find Cathedral Rock, a 4,967-foot rock formation known for its aesthetic beauty and the surrounding hiking trails. Interestingly, you can also find the one McDonald’s in the US that uses turquoise arches to avoid disturbing the natural scenery.
Lake Superior, MI
Of course, you can’t forget about the Midwest. While many people see the Midwest as nothing but rows of cornfields, remember it’s home to many of the nation’s Great Lakes. You can drive to Michigan to see Lake Superior. In fact, Michigan is one of the best places in the US to travel to in a campervan. You can even drive to the Upper Peninsula, the furthest point in northern MI. From there, find a campground and set up your lakeside getaway. Don’t forget to prep your campervan with accessories to make your camping trip memorable.
Finally, if you want to continue your journal along the east coast, you must stop at Newport, Rhode Island. Newport is located just 33 miles south of Providence, the state capital. It’s a gorgeous seaside city home to some of the most affluent homes in the country. Additionally, you’ll find a wide selection of fresh seafood and regional tastes at your disposal. Don’t be afraid to try a clam cake or coffee milk while you’re there.