The Top 5 One Way USA RV Routes
Have you ever wanted to drive across the USA without having to go back to where you started? If so, than a one-way RV hire is the solution. One-way drives are very popular and are a great way to zip across the country, along a coast, into the mountains or through the desert. You will not have to back track, giving you more time to enjoy the scenery, the cities and the natural beauty of the USA.
An RV is a fantastic way to take a one-way route in the USA, though there are so many options as to which way to drive. Before heading on the road it is important to decide which route to take. To help you out, here is a list of the top 5 one way USA RV routes.
1. Route 66
This 2448 miles historical highway starts in Chicago and passes though Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona; ending in Santa Monica, California. It is one of the most famous routes in the country as well as being one of its most memorable drives.
The entire drive can be done in less than 10 days or you can take as much time as you would like, as there are numerous things to see and do along the way, with a plethora of camping sites to stop and rest in. A few suggested stops include the Mounds State Historic Site in Illinois, the Cadillac Ranch, the Palo Duro Canyon State Park and the Amarillo Museum of Art in Amarillo, Texas and of course the Grand Canyon National Park.
2. Northeast Coast
From New York to New England visiting big cites, seeing beautiful natural scenery and resting on lovely beaches. Pick up your RV in New York City and drive north along the coast through Connecticut, Rhode Island and Cad Cod, Massachusetts. Continue along the coast to Boston and explore the city before heading to New Hampshire and the White Mountain National Forest. Finish the journey off by driving east across Maine to the Acadia National Park.
3. Columbia River Highway, Oregon
As the name suggests, this scenic drive runs along the Columbia River on the very northern edge of Oregon. Hire an RV in Portland and drive east along this scenic highway through the Willamette Valley and the Cascade Mountains finishing off at the Columbia Gorge. This is a spectacular drive with some magnificent scenery to take in while winding through the mountains, valleys and gorge.
This is not a popular drive, but an impressive one, so you may find that it is quite easy to find some top notch campgrounds to rest in. This route is also great for activities, such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and even ice climbing. You can also go fishing, swimming, windsurfing and cliff jumping. It is the ideal RV route for adventure seeking honeymooners.
4. Rocky Mountains
The Rocky Mountains stretch from the northern edge of New Mexico north to bordering Canada. Denver, Colorado is the best starting point for exploring the magnificent mountain range and it is also not too far from the Rocky Mountain National Park. This is the first stop on this scenic drive, with other famous destinations including the Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and the Glacier National Park. This magnificent exploration is extremely rural and great for adventurists and nature lovers. There are plenty of campgrounds throughout the Rocky Mountains region as well as much to see and do. You can snap photos of glaciers, towering mountains, lakes and geysers, and enjoy hiking, fishing, canoeing, biking and horseback riding.
5. East Coast
From New York City all the way to Miami, this route will introduce you do the different cultures and accents in the country. Try your luck in Atlantic City, wander around Philadelphia’s historic quarter and explore the museums in Baltimore all before visiting the capital of the USA; Washington DC.
Continue south through Virginia and North Carolina along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs between the Shenandoah National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Then head west to Charlotte and southeast to the seaside city of Myrtle Beach before driving south along the coast to the historical city of Charleston. Continue south to the charming city of Savannah, Georgia and the Cumberland Island National Park before entering Florida.
Florida has much to see and do, with everything from historical college towns to famous theme parks sitting along the east coast of the state. Drive along the Palm Coast, through Central Florida and south down the Treasure Coast. Discover Amelia Island, spend a few days in Orlando’s theme parks and relax on a quiet beach before continuing along the glitzy Florida Gold Coast to Miami.
The possibility of one-way USA RV routes is endless. These are just a few examples of the plethora of routes that you can take to discover the country. There are depots in all big cities and at all major airports, making it easy to pick-up an RV in one location and drop it off in another.