Which SUV will you take your family of four on your next vacation road trip? A Toyota 4Runner with a 4 L V6 engine is a definite possibility. Of course, you’re not going to be able to pack up everything and still travel in comfort. Therefore, a travel trailer with enough room for a family of four is your best option.
Ten great vacation spots in the US
1. Acadia National Park, Maine
Located on Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park is the Pine Tree State’s natural jewel. The park boasts nearly 50,000 acres of forests, 24 lakes and ponds, and 158 miles of hiking trails, offering a scenic backdrop for all your adventures. You’ll also find five campgrounds to set up your tent: Blackwoods, Seawall, Schoodic Woods, Duck Harbor and Wildwood Stables.
2. Ozark–St. Francis National Forests, Arkansas
Arkansas has loads of countryside that is often overlooked. In the Ozark–St. Francis National Forests, you'll find 1.2 million acres of recreation space, home to nine beaches, many lakes and streams, and more than 1,000 miles of hiking trails. Campers can choose between a number of developed campgrounds for RV and tent camping, some of which include Cove Lake, Redding, and the Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.
3. Glacier National Park, Montana
There are 13 developed campgrounds and more than 1,000 sites in Montana’s magnificent Glacier National Park. Hikers can also enjoy more than 700 miles of trails through forests, meadows, and mountains. Several Glacier National Park's campgrounds are available on a first come, first served basis, while others require advanced reservations.
4. Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Located just a 45-minute drive from Las Vegas within Valley of Fire State Park, the Arch Rock Campground is a quiet camping oasis surrounded by dramatic red sandstones. One of just two campgrounds inside the park, Arch Rock offers 29 sites that are open during the busier months (spring through fall), while the other, the Atlatl Rock Campground, has 44 sites and is open year-round.
5. Olympic National Park, Washington
There's nothing like camping next to this beautiful coastline, marked by several sea stacks. Olympic National Park has 14 different campgrounds, some next to the ocean and others in the rain forest, so you can enjoy a variety of landscapes. While most are first come, first served, you can reserve a spot ahead of time online during the summer.
6. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
Crater Lake National Park is home to the United States’ deepest lake and a sleeping volcano, so there are plenty of photo opportunities for nature lovers. Campers can choose between two campgrounds: Mazama, for RV and tent camping from June to late September, and Lost Creek.
7. Yosemite National Park, California
Nearly 95% of the Yosemite National Park is designated wilderness. And there are 13 popular campgrounds scattered throughout the park, as well as backcountry camping for people who really want to rough it.
8. Denali National Park, Alaska
If you've never been to Alaska, you're missing out. Denali National Park offers 6.1 million acres of land full of wildlife, beautiful trails, and plenty of plants, creeks, and mountains, including Mount McKinley, North America's tallest peak.
9. Enchanted Rock State Park, Texas
Springtime in Texas is a great time to head outdoors and reconnect with nature. One of the best places to spend a few nights is at Enchanted Rock State Park, home to one of the largest granite batholiths in the entire United States. Wander further into the backcountry and you'll not only leave the crowds behind but discover some remote and quiet campsites as well.
10. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Bryce Canyon is also a fantastic destination in the springtime. The breathtaking landscapes found within the park include towering rock spires carved from the reddish sandstone and miles of trails that interconnect throughout the canyon itself.
For camping, there are options for both tents and RVs, although for our money the backcountry sites are the best for those looking for some seclusion.
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