13 Most American Things You Can Do In An RV

Because celebrating America’s birthday involves more than drinking Bud Lite, we’ve compiled a list of the most American things you can do in an RV. From visiting the Grand Canyon and shopping Walmart to driving Route 66, here are 13 of the most American things you can possibly do in an RV. Happy Birthday USA!

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Visit the Grand Canyon © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

1. Visit the Grand Canyon

Drive through the desert, get there, enjoy its beauty for five minutes, spend another five minutes there because you feel bad, then figure out what to do with the rest of your day.

2. Go to Walmart

You’ll be equal parts intrigued and repulsed, and wonder why anyone in their right mind would ever…wow, a two-pound bag of Cheetos for $1.82?!?! Hey, grab me a cart…

3. Spend a day at Disney World

This is the place where dreams come true. Assuming your dreams include waiting three hours under a scorching sun in a line with screaming children, all for a ride that’s shorter than a hockey penalty.

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Spend a day at Disney World © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

4. Attend an SEC football game

If football is America’s religion, then the SEC is an alternative universe. Fair warning though, if you’ve never seen a grown man cry because an 18-year old kid he’s never met dropped a football, it might be a little intense for you.

5. Go to a NASCAR race

Why is watching cars make left turns in a circle for four hours infinitely more popular in America than soccer? Clearly you don’t appreciate the value of premature hearing loss.

6. Take a mass-eating food challenge…in Texas

As you’re no doubt aware, everything’s bigger in Texas; so there’s no better place to test your gastric limits than with the 72 ounce steak challenge at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo. Eat the full meal in one hour, and it’s free.

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Eat barbecue © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

7. Eat barbecue

Barbecue, barbeque, bar-b-q, BBQ: there are almost as many spellings as there are kinds of barbecue. An American cuisine, barbecue began in the South and that’s where it continues to evolve. We don’t “barbecue” meat. We smoke it, cook it, and even grill it. But we eat barbecue.

8. Get Your Kicks on Route 66

The Mother Road. Route 66. Main Street of America. Will Rogers Highway. The quintessential American Road Trip! The romance of Route 66 continues to captivate people around the world. If you’re looking for great displays of neon signs, mom-and-pop motels in the middle of nowhere, or kitschy Americana, do as the song says and “get your kicks on Route 66.”

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Get Your Kicks on Route 66 © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

9. Go to a baseball game

It’s not called America’s National Pastime for nothing. If there’s one thing Americans like better than drinking beer, eating hotdogs, and yelling at the umpire during a baseball game, it’s treating the home team like one of their own. As for the visiting team, everyone loves the Cubs.

10. Take in Mardi Gras

Smoke rises from huge pots of gumbo and chili. Purple, green, and gold flags flap in the wind. Authentic Cajun music blares from the nearest speaker. It’s Carnivale season and RVers join the revelers in RV parks along the Gulf Coast. And don’t forget the King Cake!

As American as apple pie © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

As American as apple pie © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

11. As American as apple pie

When we reflect on American heritage, images of baseball, the Grand Canyon, bald eagles, and apple pie, immediately come to mind. By 1860, the phrase “as American as apple pie” was already in use. And there’s no better place for apple pies than the 1870s gold rush town, Julian, a small burg in southern California cradled in the mountains, surrounded by apple orchards.

12. American history alive in stone at Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore sits in the middle of South Dakota’s Black Hills, a region full of spectacular mountains and scenic drives. Mount Rushmore symbolizes the ideals of freedom, democracy, and the American dream in the 60-foot granite faces of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

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Enjoy country music © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

13. Enjoy country music

Country (or country and western) is a musical genre that originated in the southern U. S. in the early 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as Appalachian folk music and blues.

Worth Pondering…

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