Weekend trips can allow you to catch your breath after a long work week, reconnect with loved ones, and take a mini vacation without having to invest too much time or money. Even better, when you’ve got your own RV, your options for a fun weekend getaway are nearly endless.
Why the Grey Wolf Camper is a Great Weekend Camping Companion
The Grey Wolf camper is an ideal fit for weekend warriors who want the flexibility of being able to easily unhook and explore any area. You’ll find ample sleeping room for family and friends and a long list of features that will make your quick journey feel like a resort vacation — even if you’re just a few hours from home.
The attractive Grey Wolf travel trailer line features 14 floor plans, with space to accommodate 4 to 10 sleepers, so you’re sure to find a plan fit for your needs.
You’ll find quality standard features, like a double entry doorway and access to the bathroom from outside the unit. Several floor plans include double bed bunks with ladders to allow for extra sleeping room for kids or any extra guests.
This line is also known for its well-equipped modern kitchens, which include optional oversized full pantries and family-sized u-shaped dinettes with full-length drawers for the precious extra storage space bigger families need. The Grey Wolf provides a wealth of outdoor features, too, including camp kitchens, exterior speakers, and brackets for outdoor TVs.
With all these standards and optional features, your regular home might face some major competition from your snazzy weekend accommodations.
RV Weekend Getaways You’ll Love
Once you’ve picked out your travel trailer, you can start planning out the fun part: Where to go first?
Here are a few weekend trip ideas around the U.S. to help inspire your next weekend RV adventure. These highways and byways feature some of America’s most beautiful scenery and offer easy access to RV-friendly campsites.
The Florida Overseas Highway (Florida Keys)
There are few places in the U.S. where you can enjoy a quick trip to a truly tropical locale, but the Florida Overseas Highway is one of them. This stretch of road runs from Key Largo to Key West, just off the coast of Florida. Like most parts of the Sunshine State, this route offers many places for RV camping.
Along the way, you’ll pass over 42 bridges connecting islands that contain state parks, museums, and countless memorable water views. While the whole trip only clocks in at around 100 miles, you’ll likely have a hard time driving straight through without stopping to snorkel, swim with dolphins, or hike across a gorgeous seaside trail.
The Pacific Coast Highway (Coastal California)
The “PCH” is famous for good reason. Often cited as one of the best road trips in the world, this journey is one you’ll never forget, whether you have time to drive the whole length or simply capture a piece of the iconic coastal highway.
The PCH extends from Los Angeles, California, to Olympia, Washington, and there’s plenty of majesty to see in between. Along the way, you’ll find dozens of choices for RV camping, making this an ideal road trip, no matter how far you want to go. If you’re near the West Coast, you won’t want to miss this breathtaking drive in your new RV.
The Blue Ridge Parkway (Appalachian Mountains)
The Blue Ridge Parkway is often overlooked by weekend campers. This stunning drive takes you from Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located on the border of Tennessee. Both parks are fantastic weekend destinations in their own right.
Conveniently, you can choose one of four segments for your weekend journey: Pisgah, Highlands, Ridge, or Plateau. Check out the Blue Ridge Parkway RV guide for detailed information about RV parks along each of these routes.
Amish Country Byway (Northeast Ohio)
Truly a hidden gem, the Amish Country Byway makes for a wonderful Midwest-based weekend RV trip. The entire byway is only 76 miles, but you’ll be surprised by the variations in Ohio’s timeless countryside as you wind through lush farmland, past Amish farms, markets, and authentic homestyle restaurants.
Find out about RV parks along the Amish Country Byway on the official Go-Ohio website.
Route 66 (Chicago to California)
No RV weekend road trip list would be complete without including Route 66. Some portion of this route is already accessible to the millions who live nearby it, and every stretch offers something worthwhile for travelers.
Before the Interstate Highway System was established, Route 66 was the most popular (and only) way to travel across the vast expanse of America’s heartland by car. Today, many portions of this roadway have been upgraded to accommodate higher speed traffic, but you’ll still find relics from the days when people couldn’t wait to “get their kicks on Route 66.”
You’ll find plenty of RV parks and plug-in spots all along Route 66, but don’t discount the idea of parking at an iconic Route 66 motel for one night. Many allow for overnight RV parking.
Acadia All-American Road (Maine)
Acadia is a great place to take a road trip if you don’t want to share your weekend RV adventure with crowds of people. It’s a little off the beaten path, and that’s part of its charm.
Known as the “crown jewel of the North Atlantic Coast,” Maine’s Acadia National Park offers must-see handcrafted stone bridges, the Atlantic Coast’s highest rocky headlands, and some of the clearest, crispest air you’ll find on the U.S. mainland. Inside the park, Acadia All-American Road boasts 40 miles of fir-lined, two-lane roads surrounded by pristine lakes and impressive granite mountains.
If you’re planning to travel to this area, be sure to plan ahead as many RV parks aren’t open during the icy winter months.
Beartooth Highway (Wyoming and Montana)
This trip is not for the faint of heart, but those willing to “bear” it are rewarded with some of the most scenic elevations in the Northern Rockies and an ending point at the iconic Yellowstone Park.
Like other national park areas, you’ll find a plethora of RV parks along the route, but they tend to fill up quickly. Browse the National Park Service site to reserve a spot well in advance.
Learn More About the Forest River Grey Wolf Camper
Ready to get away from it all for a weekend (or longer)? The Forest River Grey Wolf camper is the perfect home base for any family adventure. Learn more and schedule a tour at the Travelcamp site today.