Spring RV road trips are the perfect way to celebrate nature’s rebirth while pacifying your adventurous spirit. From brilliant blooms on Skyline Drive in Virginia to historic Antebellum plantations in Louisiana, pick from these six spring trips that will have you feeling grateful that you gassed up and gathered the family.
Spring RV Road Trips
- Going-to-the-Sun Road, Montana — This 50-mile road runs through Montana’s Glacier National Park, and was designed to blend in with the surrounding landscape to go relatively unnoticed. If you want to take a spring RV road trip that will give you plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities (bighorn sheep and mountain goats), Going-to-the-Sun Road won’t disappoint you. Visit the park’s website to check for travel advisories since the weather is known for being fickle, even during the late spring season.
- George Washington Memorial Parkway, Washington D.C. — Every spring, a colorful array of tulips ands cherry blossoms adorn the George Washington Memorial Parkway. While DC commuters may think of the parkway as a route to avoid, it can be a stunning drive on a spring weekend. Combine a spring weekend trip down the George Washington Memorial Parkway with a drive down the historic Georgetown Pike, and it will lead you to beautiful parks, historic landmarks, and scenic hiking opportunities along the Potomac River.
- Highway 290, Texas — Take a spring RV road trip through the small towns and rolling hills at the heart of the Lone Star State. Start west on Highway 290, while keeping an eye out for fields brimming with wild bluebonnets. You can stop to dine on beef brisket at Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood, listen to live music and sip on a beer at Pecan Street Brewing in Johnson City, and treat yourself to a merlot or malbec at Becker Vineyards in Fredericksburg.
- Skyline Drive, Virginia — Spend a day on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park to take in an amazing variety of spring wildflowers in bloom. You can see over 850 different types of wildflowers on a visit, including azaleas, trillium and black-eyed susans. As a bonus, the park keeps the roadsides unmowed so that you can take in the best views of the flowers. In fact, an entire weekend each year is dedicated to the wildflowers.
- Park Loop Road, Maine — In early spring, when Acadia National Park is ablaze with fresh blooms, the 27-mile Park Loop Road is one place where you can truly appreciate the magic of the season. Set aside a few hours to hike, snap photos at Otter Cliff and enjoy views from the park’s crowning jewel, Cadillac Mountain, the tallest mountain along the North Atlantic coast. When planning your trip, keep in mind that some sections of the road are closed through mid-April, so be sure to check the national park service’s website.
- Louisiana Great River Road National Scenic Byway, Louisiana — This 717-mile segment of the Great River Road takes you through rural towns, historic sites, Antebellum homes and plantations, the state capitol, and the famous French Quarter. This is your chance to experience Southern food, music, and all of the historic sights along the way.
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