Spending your summer on the road is an exciting adventure. But if you hope to get the most out of every stop, you’ll need to understand how to plan an unforgettable trip!
Luckily, we’ve put together a brief guide to walk you through the essential steps of coordinating an excellent RV summer adventure. Read on to learn more.
Make Sure You’re Prepared
Picking your destinations and coordinating routes are, without a doubt, crucial elements in planning an unforgettable RV adventure—and we’ll discuss those things eventually. But first, we need to ensure you’re adequately prepared for an exciting summer on the road.
After all, you’ll be living in your camper, which means stocking it with the things you’ll need to stay comfy and safe. Specifically, your packing checklist should include at least the following items:
- Clothing and toiletries
- Food, water, and other beverages
- Dishes, pillows, and bedding
- Books, outdoor chairs, and sunscreen
- First aid kits, personal paperwork, and licensure
Of course, if you require any special accommodations, you’ll need to account for those, too. For instance, if you plan on traveling with your pet, you’ll need to pack for them accordingly.
Once you know how to prepare for your adventurous summer of fun, you can start looking into specific destinations and routes.
Pick the Perfect Destinations
As promised, the next box to check off on your list is choosing the destinations you plan to visit on your unforgettable RV adventure! But with so many exciting locales to choose from, it’s challenging to narrow down your list. That’s why we suggest closing your eyes and picturing your perfect campground experience.
Are you having coffee lakeside with a formidable mountain range as the backdrop? Are you hiking in the middle of a gorgeous wood or spending the day suntanning on the beach? Or are you experiencing a combination of all three? Once you see the perfect campground in your mind, you can start trying to match your visualization with real-life places.
From there, you can select your favorite destinations and start planning your trip accordingly. If you need some specific locations to shake some inspiration loose, here are a couple of our favorites:
- Florida Keys, FL
- Redwood National and State Parks, CA
- Troutdale, OR
- Fayetteville, West Virginia
Of course, this list doesn’t begin to cover all the potential places you could visit. But each of these locations offers something unique and gorgeous to RVers, so they’re worth looking into.
Find the Best Local Attractions
Once you figure out where you’re headed, the next thing to do is find all the best local attractions in the locales you’ll be passing through. Check out the most popular restaurants, bars, and summer activities. See if there are any shows, festivals, or concerts you’d be interested in.
And if you’re the type who likes to keep things lowkey, do a deep dive and see if you can find any hidden gems that aren’t overcrowded with tourists. Doing so will ensure you get the absolute most out of every excursion on your trip.
In any case, planning an incredible RV trip for the summer is easy as long as you’re well-prepared, know where you’re heading, and take the time to coordinate some exciting activities. Hopefully, we provided some valuable insight into how you can go about doing those things so that your summer adventure is one to remember!