If you’re a family of new RVers and you’re wondering the best spots to visit that are fun and rewarding for both adults and grown-ups, look no further than this list of the best RVing destinations to go with kids. These locations are fun, educational, and some even offer the most breathtaking views everyone in the family should experience.
Like any good parent you want to make sure your young ones grow up to be responsible, educated, and cultured adults. At the same time, however, like any loving parent, you want to make sure the kids are happy, having fun, and doing something meaningful. These are some of the best places to visit if you’re looking for the best of both worlds.
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Best Educational Destinations
Located in the donated land between both Virginia and Maryland, our nation’s capital, Washington DC is definitely a bucket list destination for both kids and adults alike. All three of the nation’s branches of government are located here, so it’s the perfect place to learn about how the US government works.
An important stop for parents of future presidents, judges, and other leaders, DC is home to monuments and museums that tell the thrilling story of our nation. The best part – most attractions and sites are 100% free. Don’t forget to check out the National Zoological Park, one of the oldest zoos in the US. It houses thousands of animals, including Panda bears.
For the parents, Washington DC also has an exciting nightlife, beautiful historical architecture, and rich food and wine experiences.
Consider checking out Cherry Hill Park Campground It’s the closest RV park and campground to Washington, D.C. and is the perfect place to stay while exploring our nation’s capital.
The humongous Museum of Science in Boston was founded way back in 1830 by “a collection of men who wished to share scientific interests.” Partnered with Microsoft, their mission is to “play a leading role in transforming the nation’s relationship with science and technology.” The Museum of Science is one of the world’s largest science centers and New England’s highest attended cultural institution.
The award-winning center has over 700 attractions including a planetarium, 3D digital Cinema, and live presentations every day. You can explore everything from engineering and tech to dinosaurs and space exploration.
Entry is $20 for children 11 and under and $25 for adults for a day pass. If you absolutely love it, memberships start at $90 which provides unlimited access to the museum for you and another guest. All very reasonably priced for the hours of entertainment and education you can receive here.
Located in Connecticut, the Mystic Seaport: the Museum of America and the Sea, is the largest maritime museum in the country. It has an impressive collection of sailing ships and boats that will fuel the imaginations of the whole family. Explore what it was like to be 19th century voyagers and fishermen.
Mystic Seaport also consists of more than 60 restored historic buildings. Activities at the seaport include a navigations quest, toy boat building, a discovery barn, and more! Tickets are $17 for kids under 18 and $26 for adults.
Seaport RV Resort is a great choice and is only 12 minutes from the museum!
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Best Destinations for Family Experiences
These destinations offer views and experiences that are just too incredible to miss. Families who want to make memories that will last a lifetime while screaming on thrill rides or taking in some of the most beautiful sites in the country will love these destinations.
Walt Disney World Resort
Nestled inside 40 square miles in central Florida, Disney is a must go destination for families who want to experience the magic that’s bonded kids and parents for years. Disney World is a place like no other. The area has four theme parks including Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios. It’s also home to two water parks, and a retail and entertainment plaza, Disney Springs.
The best part for RVers is the fact that they’ve even got an RV park and campground on site, called Disney Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. It’s 750 acres of American Frontier beauty, with charming trails, multiple pools, and tons of entertainment, including horse and pony rides for the kids. Rates start at $130 per night for a comfy campsite that includes full hookups and other amenities. There’s also a boat ride that takes you from the campground to the Magic Kingdom.
Opened in 1870 in Ohio, Cedar Point is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the US. This 362-acre thrilling amusement park contains 16 roller coasters, with five that are over 200 feet tall. Their flagship coaster is Valravn, the tallest, fastest, and longest dive coaster in the world!
Cedar Point also has an RV campground right on the property called Lighthouse Campground. They have cottages, cabins, and of course, RV campgrounds. Campgrounds are available with full hookups, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
You probably already guessed that the Grand Canyon would make the list. This picture perfect world wonder has been Arizona’s pride and joy since the very beginning and even sooner, as nearly two billion years of earth’s geological history have been exposed in this formation. The Grand Canyon is over 270 miles long and up to 18 miles wide!
There are plenty of places to stay in the area, including multiple RV parks just minutes away. They provide free shuttle rides to the area and you can even camp out at the Grand Canyon with a backcountry permit.
Getting To your Destination
These are just some of the amazing, fun, educational, and breathtaking destinations RVers love to go to with their kids. No doubt, this list has something for everyone, whether you enjoy history and museums, thrill rides, awe-inspiring views, and more.
But as great as these places are, how do you find an RV that’s as unique as your experience will be? Well, RVshare is the world’s largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace with literally thousands of choices of high-quality RVs all around the country. Whether you want to pick up a rig at the nation’s capital, find one by Disney, or you just want to pick up a unit right in your backyard, with rates starting at $10 per night, RVshare is sure to have a great option for your family!
All in all, with the perfect balance of a high-quality, comfortable RV at a great price and visiting some of the most sought after places in the country, you and the kids are sure to have an epic experience!
Guest Post by: Gaby Cuda, from RVShare.com