Update your RV travel bucket list with these unique trips, byways, and roadside attractions!
As an RV owner, the open road is constantly calling. With so much to see, and old favorites tugging at your heart strings, it can be tough to narrow down destinations for your next road trip.
Suffering from RV trip planning overload? We’ve got the antidote!
We’ve compiled 5 of the most scenic, unique and awe-inspiring sites to add to your next RV road trip. Check out our eclectic picks to see if they make the shortlist for your next vacation:
RV Destination #1: Arkansas Highway 7 Scenic Byway
290 miles of gorgeous national forest views AND Southern hospitality? Sign us up!
The Highway 7 Scenic Byway is often overlooked, but is one of the most gorgeous drives available to RVers in the US. The Byway will take you through a variety of terrains, including hardwood forests, gorgeous lakes, and quaint small towns packed with history and charm. Add this stretch of road to your list in the fall, and you’ll be greeted by the reds and oranges of autumn leaves.
Click here to learn more about the Highway 7 Scenic Byway.
RV Destination #2: Galleta Meadows in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego, the largest state park in California, offers unbelievable desert landscapes, great opportunities for stargazing, and beautiful hiking trails. The nearly empty desert is also littered with giant creatures like serpents, dragons, and dinosaurs.
…yes, you read that correctly! One of the more unique roadside attractions you’ll find while traveling the US can be found scattered across the deserts of Anza-Borrego. Just outside of the small town of Borrego Springs, you’ll find Galleta Meadows, a 3000 acre stretch of land that is home to over 130 large metal sculptures. The sculptures are the work of a local artist, and feature towering depictions of prehistoric creatures and desert dwellers ranging from scorpions to bighorn sheep, and even a dragon.
The Anza-Borrego Desert State park is worth a trip for anyone RVing through the area, and Galleta Meadows is a unique bonus you won’t want to miss.
RV Destination #3: St. Augustine, FL
Florida is a hotspot for RVers, but have you checked out the historic gem that is St. Augustine? This Floridian town is the oldest continually occupied European-established settlement in the US, making it a unique destination with a ton of culture.
While in St. Augustine, you won’t want to miss its variety of museums and living history exhibits. Spots like Fort Matanzas or the Fountain of Youth give visitors a firsthand look into the town’s storied past.
Once fully educated on the history of St. Augustine, you’ll want to take advantage of its many oceanic adventures. Whatever your style, there’s a cruise, speedboat or pirate ship to suit your needs!
Learn more about everything St. Augustine has to offer RV visitors.
RV Destination #4: Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
Talk about a photo op! The views at Bonneville Salt Flats are unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Located near the Utah-Nevada border, the Bonneville Salt Flats offer unreal scenes of barren desert covered in a thick layer of white soil. These stretches of white, cracked earth look eerily like snow even in the heat of summer. It’s a must-see spot in a state with so many natural attractions. From the Salt Flats to Moab, the Arches to Zion Canyon, Utah should be on every RVer’s bucket list.
When visiting the Salt Falts, be sure to stay on designated roads and plan around the weather: triple digits in the summer and below 0 in winter. Learn more about this unique destination here.
RV Destination #5: Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas
If you’re interested in classic cars, art, or simply seeing something you haven’t seen before, make sure to add Cadillac Ranch to your Texas destination list. Located in the Texas Panhandle town of Amarillo, Cadillac Ranch features an array of heavily painted classic Cadillacs set deep into the muddy earth. Over time, the cars have become a public art installation, welcoming visitors to exercise their creativity via spray paint!
This quick stop makes for an interesting place to stretch your legs while traveling along I-40. A quick detour to the south will bring you to one of the highest rated state parks in the country, Palo Duro Canyon, which boasts hiking and biking trails, as well as interesting wildlife. Amarillo proper also offers a zoo, botanical gardens, and historical museums.
There you have it: five uniquely interesting and scenic locations to add to your RV travel bucket list.
Did we miss your favorite quirky destination? Share in the comments section below!
Bill Gaddy says
Badlands National Park in South Dakota. It’s like arriving on a new planet. Beautiful rock formations and wildlife at every turn. KOA is 6 miles inside the park. Great views from the campground. We were going to stay 2 days but stayed a week instead .
Wholesale Warranties says
Couldn’t agree more, Bill! Badlands National Park is a sight to behold. You know it’s a great RV destination when you have to change your plans just to spend more time there.
Thank you for sharing!
Bob Parish says
Where did you stay in The Badlands Nat’l Park? We are planning a trip next July to that area. We drive a 38′ Class A, so will need to find out if they have a site to accommodate us.
Craig Snellings says
We went there, what a place ! It is truly like another planet. We were just about ready to pass it up, glad we didn’t. You could just imagine being a cowboy or Indian having to live in or cross that region. No wonder they called it the Badlands …. We did 28 states and saw a lot of great things. This was definitely 1 of them. Glad we passed through.
Jim Harteis says
WE would be interested in trips that concentrate on certain areas. like one trip of one or two months in one area, then a couple months in another area planned to see the max with the least travel miles !