Summertime, and the living is easy—especially if you’re spending June in your RV at one of these amazing destinations. June is one of the best months of the year to take a holiday. The scorching heat of July and August has yet to arrive.
There’s much to celebrate this month, not least of all the end of another school year. As such, destinations kick into high gear as crowds young and old seek out the best places to spend their long-awaited summer vacation.
Blame it on the heat, the sunshine, or the fact that picnic-in-the-park season is in full swing, but summer, for many, the month of June exudes an air of romance.
Boston is a crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re looking to catch a ball game at Fenway Park, take in some history by the harbor, or shop to your heart’s content on Newbury Street, Beantown offers something for every age and interest.
Whether you seeking the sun—and the crowds—or looking to escape them, these are the places to go to ring in the summer season.
So, where to go? National parks are calling RV campers particularly in Utah.
Summer in Boston is a magical time, when one of America’s greatest walking cities comes alive. Residents and visitors fall into step as they peruse Faneuil Hall, shop family-owned boutiques along Newbury Street, browse the bookstores of Cambridge, stroll along the harbor, cheer on the Red Sox at Fenway Park, and take in the history of one of the country’s oldest towns. If you visit near the end of June, consider staying for Independence Day—when the Boston Pops serenades the crowds that line the Charles River in preparation for the fireworks spectacular.
The Black Hills have long been a favorite of RVers. Located in the western edge of SoDak, the Black Hills is full of scenery, rich history, and tons of family fun. Nestled among the prairies of the upper-Midwest, you’ll find majestic granite spires, pine covered peaks, and unique rock outcroppings. The Black Hills are home to some of the most majestic scenery you can imagine, from the winding Spearfish Canyon to the mountain lakes that surround Rushmore—rivers, mountains, caves, and more make it ideal for hikers and climbers and everybody in between.
Arches National Park is a red, arid desert, peppered with oddly eroded sandstone formations such as fins, pinnacles, spires, balanced rocks, and arches. The 18-mile Scenic Drive climbs a steep cliff from the visitors center and winds along the arid terrain providing amazing glimpses of red rock features. The road passes the Park Avenue area, Courthouse Towers, the rolling landscape of Petrified Dunes, Balanced Rock, ends at Devil’s Garden area, site of the park’s campground.
This, one of the most stunning roads in the world, runs from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park. The route goes for 124 miles at significant altitudes (9,000 feet) and goes through forested mountains to the amazing bald mountains in Boulder. From there the road begins following a narrow ridge along the red canyons of Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bryce Canyon National Parks.
The former territorial capital of Arizona, Prescott is one of those little out-the-way places that are one third resort town, one third hipster getaway, and one third small town Americana. Prescott offers coffee shops and eateries, arts and crafts, and abundant nature you might not expect in Arizona. The desert atmosphere remains, but things are green and growing. Modern Prescott has the advantage of not really being very modern. Banners proclaim Prescott as “Everyone’s Home Town.”
With mountains all around, miles of hiking and biking trails, and a river running through it, Redding is an outdoor paradise for all ages. Cradled by Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen, Redding has 300+ sunny days per year. Redding is also home to the famous Sundial Bridge, world-class fishing, and 200 miles of hiking /and biking trails for all abilities. Head out on a day-trip to see the bubbling mud pots and boiling lakes in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Our wish to you is this: drive a little slower, take the backroads sometimes, and stay a little longer. Enjoy, learn, relax, and then…plan your next RV journey.