Seniors love to travel. Many Seniors are now buying recreational vehicles (also known as RVs) to explore the country. This is a great way to travel. There are many RV enthusiasts. You should take a look at RV travel as a retirement option if you haven’t already.
Why Travel in an RV?
A lot of Seniors find that renting an RV is a better option than traditional ways of traveling, such as by flying, renting a car, staying at hotels, and eating out. While this might work for a vacation or short trip, it is not the best way to travel. It can also be expensive and time-consuming. RVs are becoming increasingly popular. You can cook your meals at home, use solar power and live at a slower pace.
The iconic travel vacation is not what Seniors want. Retirees today are more active and prefer travel packages that focus on activities and things to see. They love to travel to the cities, beaches, towns and small towns. Nearly anywhere you want to go, there is an RV park. You can always stay connected and find something to do anywhere there is internet access. Many Seniors have decided to sell their homes in order to live without borders, property taxes, repairs, or neighbors.
Where do Seniors go?
In a recent study, TogoRV surveyed 18,000 RVers to find out where they like to go. It’s not surprising that Arizona, California, Utah, Colorado and Texas were the most visited states. These are just a few of these destinations that TogoRV lists as must-see locations.
1. Acadia National Park in Maine
Acadia National Park is regarded by many as one of the most beautiful parks within the country. This park hosts up to 3.5million visitors annually, so if you want to get away from it all, it might not be the right place for you.
Acadia offers many RV accommodation options that are close to some of the most stunning views. RVers love to explore the many charming New England towns scattered throughout the region.
2. Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee
The Great Smoky Mountains are famous for their fog, which gives them a magical and enchanting feel. Appalachian culture is concentrated here, so you will have many unique experiences that you won’t find anywhere else. Although the landscapes are stunning, it is the people who make this area one the most visited in the country. The area offers a variety of animal life and plant life that will delight even the most experienced traveler. For the most iconic Appalachian Mountain views, you will need to make a Blue Ridge Parkway trip.
3. Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming
Yellowstone National Park is the most well-known and famous national park. It has geysers such as Old Faithful, and offers wildlife viewing opportunities like bison, bears, and grizzly bears.
It is huge and covers large swathes of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming. There is much to see and do. You should book early as sites can fill quickly.
4. Joshua Tree National Park, California
Joshua Tree National Park is a popular California destination due to its unusual features. The park’s name is after the Joshua Tree tree, but the most striking features of the park are its spectacular rock formations as well as stunning panoramic views. Joshua Tree is a popular spot for rock climbing, horseback riding and other activities.
Pioneertown is a must-see if you are in the area. It is only 10 miles from Joshua Tree, and well worth the side trip. A group of Hollywood investors built the town as a film set, which included western stars Roy Rogers (and Gene Autry). In the 1940s and 1950s, there were over 50 films and TV shows shot in this town. The museum houses the history of western movies and television.
5. Grand Canyon National Park
It still draws millions of visitors every year. It is a must-see for everyone. Traveling by RV is great because you can avoid the crowds and plan your trip off-season. You might be able get some discounts if you visit the canyon after the kids return to school.
You can travel by RV and experience the world in a different way than you could with a traditional vacation. You can enjoy life slower and not feel pressured to see everything in one go. You’ll also find other people with similar interests. It is a great way to make new friends and share stories, experiences, and stories around a campfire. These are just a few reasons that many Seniors have become full-time or part-time RVers. The lifestyle can be enjoyed for only a few months or you can completely abandon the traditional lifestyle. You have the option to choose. Isn’t that the best thing about retirement?