Can’t quite convince the family that a long-distance trip for Thanksgiving will be fun? Making the trek to holiday festivities in the minivan is probably not on anyone’s list of favorite things. But what if you could ‘wow’ the whole clan with a comfortable home away from home to take you there? There are three reasons making holiday trips by RV is a win all the way around.

Win #1: No Hotels or Restaurant Meals Necessary

Let’s suppose you’re making the trip from your home in Boston to Grandma’s house in Denver. That’s just under two thousand miles, an average of twenty nine hours on the road. Sounds grueling in the average family vehicle, with squirming, crowded kiddos and stops to load and unload the gang at restaurants and hotels.

What if, instead, you could travel in RV comfort to campsites along the way in beautiful settings? When you’re done exploring your surroundings, you can cook a healthy family meal in your RV kitchen and sleep in comfort, away from the crowds. Sounds like a win, doesn’t it? 

Win #2: No Missed Flights and Long Lines at Airports

Except in the movies, most families don’t make it through airline travel unscathed over the holidays. Lost luggage, missed flights, long security check lines and trying to keep the kids amused through long flights and airport layovers. Not a stellar way to begin and end a holiday.

But if the kids could read, watch television and spread out in the comfort of a motorhome, wouldn’t that be a holiday tradition you’d like to start this year? With today’s motorhomes, equipped with seatbelts to keep the kids safe on the road, you can travel with confidence while the youngsters have enough room to avoid sibling squabbles. Win-win!

Win #3: RV Rental Specials Make Holiday Travel Affordable

Here’s the major win for holiday-traveling families—holiday RV rental specials help keep your travel budget intact. If you don’t own your own RV, be sure to check out these specials to save your family big money.

And that’s just the first part of the holiday savings win. Research year-round campgrounds along your route to learn which ones offer reduced rates over the holidays. You might just be pleasantly surprised to find that the cost of renting an RV, taking food along to cook at the campgrounds and camping in memorable settings could be much less than airline tickets or hotel rooms and restaurant meals. Win-win-win!

Traveling for the holidays doesn’t have to be a dreaded family tradition. Why not surprise your crew with an affordable, luxurious RV to make the trip? You may just find it’s the first of many family RV expeditions.

You already know when you come RV camping to Las Vegas that you’ll find the casinos, the shows and the architecture like nowhere else in America. Easy access to the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam make those two wonders natural side trips while visiting, as well.

But did you know this desert city is surrounded by thousands of acres of wilderness, just waiting to be explored? If you’ve never seen Vegas beyond the lights, it’s time to find the best spots to hike, bike and  photograph just a short drive from the city limits.

Las Vegas Day Trip #1: Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire State Park

Don’t miss the stunning red rock formations in this enormous park just west of Lake Mead and an hour northeast of Las Vegas on I-15. Stop by the visitor center first to get a feel for just how special Valley of Fire State Park really is, then choose a trail or scenic drive and get closer.

The stunning beauty of gigantic shapes formed by wind and water will capture the attention of everyone in your group. From Mouse’s Tank to the White Domes and Elephant Rock, there’s a trail that will get you there, if you’re willing to venture off the road. There’s even a full-service campground on-site, if you decide to stay another day in the Valley of Fire. 

Las Vegas Day Trip #2: Mt Charleston (Spring Mountains National Recreation Area)

About an hour northwest of Las Vegas, with a scenic drive across Red Rock Canyon, RV travelers will find Mt Charleston, the highest point in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. The mountains rise up from the Mojave and offer a startling contrast to surrounding desert life.

A nicely-planned visitor gateway informs and educates about the wildlife, waterways and geological formations you’ll encounter. Hike through pine forests for views that encompass three states. Take a rocky, streamside trail on a mountain bike. Follow a scenic drive through canyons and forests, in the shadow of limestone bluffs. There are campgrounds, as well, for those who choose to stay outside Vegas an extra day. 

Las Vegas Day Trip #3: Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area

Imagine this: peace and quiet just a short drive south of Vegas, in the form of a pristine wilderness area. Sloan Canyon is an undeveloped dream of a place, where hikers can set out in search of mountain trails, desert flora and fauna and hundreds of petroglyphs waiting to be photographed.

Access the trails from the north by way of the Anthem trailhead in Henderson, NV. Bring what you need! This will be an authentic high desert, wilderness experience.

Las Vegas Day Trip #4: Lake Mead

It’s a quick forty minute drive southeast from Vegas to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, where hiking, biking, boating, fishing, swimming and taking scenic drives are just a few of the ways to spend a day trip.

The redrock landscape surrounding this waterway on the Arizona/Nevada border is full of secret canyons, rocky trails and Mojave Desert wildlife. Take the bikes along and follow marked trails past windy coves and wilderness landscapes. Drive a scenic loop along some of the lake’s more than eight hundred miles of shoreline. Or put on those hiking boots you’ve meant to use and discover why Lake Mead draws visitors year-round.

And when it’s time to rest, the lake itself beckons paddlers and boaters to explore the bright blue waters set against a brilliant landscape. It’s like no other lake you’ll visit on your US RV travels. 

Las Vegas Day Trip #5: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Those brilliant red cliffs you can see from your Las Vegas campground are waiting to be explored! Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, less than an hour west of the city, offers dozens of trails, excellent wildlife watching and a blazing palette of colors for photographers.

Follow trails through sandstone canyons, along the base of towering cliffs and through diverse landscapes teeming with plant and wildlife. Keep an eye out for bighorn sheep, fossils, petroglyphs and hidden pools. With so many trails to choose from, you may decide to plan several day trips to Red Rock Canyon, with Vegas as an easy base camp.

An RV camping trip to Las Vegas offers gaming, entertainment, fine dining and an amazing range of outdoor adventures. Book your Vegas RV rental now and start making plans to discover a different side of Vegas on your next vacation.

If you picture RV travelers as mostly senior citizens, think again! Millennials, the generation born between 1980 and 2000 (especially in the 25-35 year old range) are a growing segment of RV travel. Here’s why:

Millennials Value Outdoor Recreation

Spending time in outdoor pursuits is big on the list of things Millennials hold dear. That’s why visiting state and national parks, lakes and forests, mountains and beaches all over America by RV is a no-brainer.

There’s nothing quite like being out in nature to feed the soul, and these adventurers are hitting the road to find our country’s most beautiful places, one campsite at a time. The more biking, hiking, rock climbing and other activities the better—they’re making it a life priority to get outside and play!

Millennials Expect Amenities

Comfortable accommodations with access to technology are at the top of list for Millennial travelers, one more reason to travel to a national park, a beach where the waves are epic or a music festival by RV. Amenities common in modern recreational vehicles include flat screen televisions, generators, plenty of electrical outlets, memory foam beds and fully-equipped kitchens.

Many RV campgrounds offer cable television hookups and wireless internet, as well. If you enjoy a home-away-from-home experience as you travel, younger travelers need look no farther than today’s RVs.

Millennials Enjoy Traveling with Friends

RV travel with a group of friends makes sense! Splitting the costs of an RV rental, fuel and food helps everyone budget for the trip, and the memories made while on the road are priceless. The wide range of floorplans and accommodations make traveling by motorhome flexible enough to fit most groups of traveling buddies.

Millennials Enjoy Combining Work with Travel

This up and coming generation of professionals values working outside the office. What better way for freedom-loving Millennials to contribute than from the road?

Picture this—you pull your motorhome or travel trailer into one of the many campgrounds that offer free wi-fi. Nearby are hiking or biking trails, or perhaps a lake to paddle board on your lunch break. In the comfort of your fully-equipped RV, you brew a little coffee, fire up the laptop and finish the reports the boss is waiting for. The internet makes telecommuting simple and RV travel to well, just about anywhere in America, makes it a pleasure!

If you’re a part of the Millennial generation and you’re wondering whether RV travel is for you, why not take a trip to one of our rental locations? We’ve got trained staff on hand to help you learn your options, whether it’s for telecommuting from a national park or enjoying the great outdoors with a group of friends.

It’s time to hit the road, Millennials! RV travel can take you where you want to go, on your own terms and with the flexibility and amenities you value most.

Beaches, wildlife and one magnificent sunset after another—that’s what you can expect to find while RV camping along the scenic byways of Florida’s Panhandle. We’ve picked three itineraries to help you discover the area’s diverse beauty.

RV Camping on Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway

Follow Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway to discover mysterious legends, small town charm and the highest bluffs on the Florida coast. Follow US-90 in Pensacola north along Pensacola Bay and get ready to fall under the spell of these fascinating places:

  • Magnolia Bluff – incomparable views of Escambia Bay
  • Emanuel Point – where shipwrecks wait to be discovered offshore
  • Bayou Texar – take the drive across the bridge for a one-of-a-kind experience
  • Gaberonne Swamp – discover the plants and animals of native swampland, with a touch of Spanish history tossed in for good measure
  • East Pensacola Heights – quaint shopping and residential district with old Florida charm

Search our directory of Florida campgrounds in the Pensacola area, and take your time to enjoy its dramatic beauty.

Scenic Highway 30A by RV

It’s less than thirty miles long, but this stretch of highway through Florida’s South Walton area encompasses the very best of the state. With more than a dozen distinct beach communities offering almost unlimited attractions, the question will be, “What should we enjoy first?”

Plan time to take in the sights, sounds and flavors along South Walton’s white sand beaches. From the architectural wonders of Seaside to the towering dunes of Blue Mountain Beach, there’s something for everyone to love along this byway. You’ll also want to add a trip to the area’s two state parks, Grayton Beach and Topsail Hill Preserve, to round out your enjoyment of South Walton. Bonus: both state parks boast full-service RV campgrounds!

Big Bend Scenic Byway

As this combination of highways winds between Tallahassee and Apalachicola, the Florida Panhandle RV traveler is treated to an amazing array of natural and cultural wonders. Use this detailed guide to the Big Bend Scenic Byway to map your route along the Coastal Trail spurs, the Forest Trail or the all-encompassing Two-Day Loop Trail. Everywhere you turn, you’re going to find something memorable on this Byway.

Big Bend Scenic Byway, Florida

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Here are just a few of the sights you can see along the way:

  • George Island State Park—unspoiled beauty, sea turtles and plenty of specimens for your shell collection
  • Wakulla Springs State Park—home to one of the world’s deepest freshwater springs
  • Marks—a vintage coastal town where two rivers meet, with easy access to a wide range of hiking and biking trails
  • Ochlockonee River State Park—come watch for manatee and other coastal wildlife in this lush preserve
  • St Marks National Wildlife Refuge and Lighthouse—seventy thousand acres of wetlands and marshes plus a well-preserved lighthouse make this a stop you’ll want to make.

As you travel through Florida’s sun-drenched Panhandle, you’ll find fascinating wildlife, beautiful beaches and history reaching back to the first Spanish explorers. Get in touch with us for a Florida RV rental and start planning your own epic journey along a Florida Panhandle Scenic Byway.

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