Top 5 Scenic Campervan Routes in USA
It is often believed that one cannot really see ‘real’ America and all of its natural stunning scenery with self-driving and an RV holiday is a popular way to do this. Road trips are quite easy to do in the USA, as there are more than enough campervan parks to stop in and road conditions are top notch. For the ultimate experience, opt for one of these top 5 scenic campervan routes in USA. For more information on campervan parks please refer to the following travel channel article.
Pacific Coast Highway – This 332 mile stretch of road runs along the Pacific Ocean from San Diego to the northern tip of the state of California. The road can be shaky at times but the gorgeous views make it well worth it. Stop and rest on some stunning beaches and lovely seaside villages, snap photos of monuments and drive over the famous Golden Gate Bridge. Drive along the picturesque cliffs of Big Sur, past the scenic Point Reyes National Seashore and through the magnificent Redwood National Park.
Blue Ridge Parkway – This is an ideal drive for those wishing to see mountains, woodland and wildlife. It is an extremely scenic 469 mile stretch that curves through Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park to North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The parkway is a designated National Scenic Byway that is famous for its scenic beauty. While on this drive it is easy to stop and enjoy hiking, rock climbing and fishing, and there are a plethora of places to stop ad snap photographs along this stunning route.
Overseas Highway – From Miami to Key West, this stunning 127.5 mile highway runs along the Atlantic Ocean with the Florida Bay to one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. Parts of the road were built on the Overseas Railroad that was damaged in the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane. It is not a long drive but it is a truly beautiful one that boasts phenomenal views of the deep blue waters below. The highway ends in Key West, which has much to see and do and is a great place to spend a few days before driving back along this scenic route to Miami.
Hana Highway – Hawaii’s Hana Highway is a scenic 38 mile beautiful stretch that joins Maui’s Pauwela and Hana. It is not a long drive but it is an absolutely stunning one that passes through the jungle and along the Pacific coastline, finishing at the Haleakalā National Park. There are a number of waterfalls, bridges and hairpin turns along the way, while the entire journey offers stunning views of the island and the sea.
Northern Arizona – From Phoenix through the Tonto National Forest, the picturesque Red Rock Hills and the famous Grand Canyon National Park. Northern Arizona is one of the most visited areas of the USA due to its incredible scenery that is unlike any other state in the country. Those with more time on their hands can also drive around the incredible Monument Valley.
Kancamagus Scenic Highway – Also known as New Hampshire Route 112, this scenic highway passes right through the beautiful White Mountains in New Hampshire. The highway takes drivers to the top of Mount Kancamagus and is noted for its spectacular views, particularly in the fall. The 35 mile highway runs from Lincoln to Conway, with plenty of places to stop along the way, including the Rocky Gorge Scenic Area and Thompson’s Falls.
Get a feel for driving along the Kancamagus Highway.