Traveling with an RV is great because you get to enjoy the scenery while on the road and once you’ve arrived at the destination, you can take your time to relax and explore the area. So if you have your mind set on discovering new amazing places, I have some suggestions to make, and you’ll have all the reasons to thank me.
If anyone asked me, the Golden State deserves a year-round RV trip, but we all know that’s not possible unless your business is leisure. But you should at least go visit the Big Basin Redwoods State Park, near Boulder Creek, in Santa Cruz County.
The park is the oldest in the state of California, with more than 100 years of history. Its surface increased over time, and now it covers about 18000 acres of land. It’s also part of an ecoregion thanks to the ancient coast redwoods that expands south of San Francisco.
Besides the wonderful redwoods that will make you feel like you just took a leap in time or dwarfed overnight, there are other mixed species of trees and wildflowers, a variety of birds and lizards, black-tailed deer, squirrels coyotes, and even bobcats. You’ll be safe from grizzlies though; they’ve gone extinct in the area.
81 miles of trails is enough to get acquainted with the Waddell Creek as well as the surprising climate. You’ll get from damp, foggy coastal regions to dry peaks if you have the energy to go through all of that.
I enjoyed this place a lot, it gave me a really good vibe and really charged my batteries. Hope to see it again soon.
Going to Florida Caverns State Park is another experience I recommend. The surroundings are truly wonderful, and the caverns (yes, caverns in Florida) are unique, so take a guided tour to find out more about it and be prepared for a hot, wet visit.
Don’t forget to make time for hiking the trails around; there are some really great views to wallow in. You’ve got some opportunities for fun if you’re into hiking, biking, swimming or even kayaking because you can do all of that at the park.
Also on my list is the Badlands National Park. The Badlands stretch south and west from South Dakota’s Badlands National Park and I honestly chose the place because of the Terrence Malik movie. It seems the choice was great.
The austere landscape that looks like a totally different planet hosts 37 million years old fossil beds, undisturbed prairies and a surprising range of wild animals, from prairie dogs to foxes, bighorn sheep, and bisons.
You’ll have boardwalk trails through juniper forests, ladders and peaks and you can enjoy some really nice sunsets. It’s pretty intense and dramatic, and I hope you’ll like it.