Family Travel Five: Summer Destinations That Offer Adventure and Memories

Where will you RV this summer? Here are five destinations that promise to deliver family adventure and magical memories

If you travel in an RV, you have far more freedom than other travelers.

You can take any road you want, go as fast or slow as you want (within legal limits of course), spend the night just about anywhere you want and more. This freedom allows you to go and see virtually everything but deciding what to see can be a challenge.

Here is a list of five awesome destinations that you and other RVers can go see this summer.

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

Wolfeboro © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

The oldest resort town in America happens to sit on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Families return to this New England community year after year to escape the heat. Chefs are setting up shop, Lone Wolfe Brewing Company opened its doors, and bakeries like Stellaloona are whipping up a blueberry tart that alone makes the drive worth it.

Wolfeboro © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

While the lake is the main attraction, Wolfeboro also sees its share of festivals, farmers markets, and free concerts. The best day of the summer? Lobster Day at Hunter’s IGA Foodstore. A massive truck pulls up filled with lobsters and stays until it is empty. The price per pound can’t be beat—it’s pretty much a local holiday.

Mount Robson, British Columbia

Mount Robson © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

For the best views of Mount Robson, drive east on Yellowhead Highway 16 toward Jasper National Park. The towering mountain, which is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, is often shrouded in clouds. You may have to wait for hours to see its peak emerge as the surrounding clouds dissipate.

Mount Robson © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

The mountain sits within the Mount Robson Provincial Park, which is the second oldest provincial park in British Columbia, and is home to everything from glaciers and lakes to waterfalls, canyons, and limestone caves. Camping sites are available.

Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

Cedar Breaks © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

At an elevation of over 10,000 feet, Cedar Breaks National Monument looks down into a majestic geologic amphitheater, a three-mile long cirque of eroding limestone, shale, and sandstone. Like a naturally formed coliseum, the Amphitheater plunges 2,000 feet taking your eyes for a colorful ride through arches, towers, hoodoos, and canyons.

Cedar Breaks © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

The colorful wildflower bloom is generally at its peak during the first two weeks of July, which coincides with the annual Cedar Breaks Wildflower Festival, a wonderful reason to visit the park.

Route 66

Historic Route 66 © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Established in 1926, Route 66 was one of the original highways in the U.S., stretching southwestward from Chicago out to California’s coastal city of Santa Monica.

Historic Route 66 in Williams, Arizona © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in America, originally ran from Illinois through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona to California, covering a total of 2,448 miles. Whether you are motivated by an interest in history or feel a nostalgic yearning for the “good old days”, Route 66 offers an unforgettable journey into America.

Beautiful BC Wine Country

Okanagan Wine Country in Penticton overlooking Skaha Lake © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

If you like wine, come to the beautiful Okanagan to discover amazing local wineries. Make the South Okanagan your base and discover local wineries, including the brand new Time Winery, which recently opened up in Downtown Penticton. You can also go wine tasting at the wineries along the Naramata Bench, Okanagan Falls, Oliver and Osoyoos, Summerland, and the beautiful Similkameen Valley.

Penticton River Channel © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

The Okanagan Valley is flush with nature and all the activities that come with it, no matter the season and no matter the weather. It’s Canada’s only ‘desert’ region, and the endless sunny days of summer will beg you to step beyond the patio. You can climb the Skaha Bluffs, kayak in Okanagan Lake, and sneak in some whitewater rafting in between tastings. Or head down to Penticton, grab a tube and a cooler that won’t sink, and spend an afternoon floating your way along the Penticton River Channel that connects Okanagan Lake with Skaha Lake.

Okanagan Wine Country on Black Sage Road near Oliver © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Worth Pondering…

We often live for those unusual landmarks and off-the-beaten-path places that make RVing so extraordinary. And we all know that sometimes getting there is all the fun.