Scenic Destinations that are Amazing to See in the Spring

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Springtime is one of the best seasons  for RV travel. With scenic destinations from coast to coast and mild temperatures, spring is the perfect time of year to hit the open road and explore somewhere new. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just getting started, this list features some of the most beautiful places in America. From snow-capped mountains to rugged coastlines, there’s something here for everyone no matter where you live. So roll up your windows and set out on a scenic adventure with RVT’s list of the best places to visit in your RV this spring!

1. Galveston, Texas

Picture of Galveston Island's historic Pleasure Pier on the Gulf of Mexico coast in Texas
Galveston, TX Pleasure Pier and beach

Galveston, Texas is a great springtime destination for RVers. With miles of breathtaking beachfront and plenty of attractions, you’ll find a lot to explore here. From spring break festivals to relaxing on the beach, there’s something here for every type of camper. For outdoorsy types, take advantage of fishing spots, seafood shacks, and paddle boarding opportunities. For those looking for an urban experience, take advantage of the many restaurants, art galleries, and shopping spots on the island. No matter what type of springtime adventure you’re after, Galveston is the perfect getaway.

2. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

Picture of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan is a springtime RV paradise. With miles of rugged coastline and towering sandstone cliffs, this gorgeous destination offers some of the most stunning views in the United States. You can explore Pictured Rocks from several different vantage points, including kayaking trips, lakeside boat tours, and breathtaking hikes along the shoreline. Spring weather in Michigan can still be quite chilly, but for the rugged Midwestern adventurer, it’s the perfect time for outdoor exploration.

3. White Sands National Park, New Mexico

Picture of sand dunes at White Sands National Park, NM
Sand dunes at White Sands National Park, NM

White Sands National Park in New Mexico is another great springtime choice for RVers. With miles of pristine sand dunes and plenty of outdoor activities, this national park is ideal for those who love nature. Be sure to take advantage of the park’s extensive hiking trails, as well as opportunities for stargazing and dune sledding. The weather here is actually best in the spring, as it can be very windy in the winter and too hot in the summer.

4. Lake Ozark, Missouri

Lake of the Ozarks Castle Ruins, MO

If you’re looking for action-packed activities or a peaceful and relaxing getaway, Lake Ozark in Missouri is a great springtime destination. Enjoy lake cruises, boating and fishing on the lake, golfing at nearby courses, and springtime festivals and events. With spring temperatures in the high 50s and low 60s, it’s the perfect time for a weekend getaway or an extended trip in your fifth wheel, travel trailer or other RV.

5. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Picture of Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Sunny springtime is also a great time to visit Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. With stunning views of hoodoos, spires and canyons, you won’t find a more breathtaking outdoor destination. Take advantage of the spring weather by exploring the park’s many hiking trails and observing its unique wildlife. Go on an organized tour and learn about the park’s ancient history, or rent a bike and explore on your own. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed spring break adventure or just some peace and quiet in nature, Bryce Canyon is the perfect place!

6. Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Aerial view of Chincoteague Island, Virginia
Chincoteague Island, VA

Another great spring destination is Chincoteague Island in Virginia. With miles of bright sandy beaches and plenty of outdoor activities, this destination is the perfect place for an RV getaway. Take advantage of mild weather by exploring the island’s many beaches, shopping in the quaint downtown area, or observing the wild horses of Chincoteague Island. For those looking for a more active experience, take advantage of the many boat tours, bird watching spots, and fishing opportunities on the island. With spring temperatures ranging from mid-50s to low 70s, Chincoteague Island is a great choice for a peaceful trip in your diesel pusher or other RV.

7. Yakima Valley, Washington

Picture of vineyards, Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail, Yakima Valley, WA
Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail, Yakima Valley, WA

Another great option for springtime travel is the beautiful Yakima Valley of Washington. This region of the Pacific Northwest is known for its sprawling vineyards and orchards, making it a great destination for wine-lovers and foodies alike. Take advantage of spring weather by exploring nearby hiking trails and small towns, as well as sampling local wines in quaint tasting rooms. With spring temperatures in the low to mid 60s, Yakima Valley is the perfect place to spend an outdoor getaway this season!

8. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California

Picture of purple sand verbena carpets the floor of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
Purple sand verbena carpets the floor of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA

Last but not least, springtime is a great time to visit Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Located in Southern California, this park is best known for its massive super bloom of wildflowers that paints the desert landscape with brilliantly-colored blooms. Enjoy the spring weather by exploring the park’s many trails and camping spots, as well as observing local wildlife such as roadrunners, kit foxes, and bighorn sheep. With warm temperatures and an abundance of outdoor activities, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is a great RV destination for springtime!

No matter where you choose to travel this spring in your RV, there are plenty of amazing destinations to explore. With so much to see and do this season, there’s no better time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors! 

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By Sam Moon