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Summer may be winding down, but that does not mean the fun has to end — especially for adventurous RVers who long to enjoy the warmer weather for as long as possible. This is why some may still be planning that last big trip that includes their children or even grandchildren.

Although this may be complicated due to conflicting schedules or the possibility of poor weather, it is still worth the effort — especially before the school year truly kicks into high gear.

With that in mind, let us take a look at some of the best destinations for family RV trips:

The Black Hills of South Dakota

While this destination may seem as though it is out in the middle of nowhere, it offers an excellent learning experience, as the area has a rich history. With its breathtaking scenery and proximity to several museums, exhibits, and national landmarks, the Black Hills will keep adults and children occupied and engaged throughout the duration of the trip.

Plus, if you set up camp in Custer State Park, you will not only have access to lower parking rates, but the area’s ten campgrounds, six hiking trails, four lakes for boating and fishing, and more.

Washington, DC

Even if you have visited the nation’s capital before, the area is so large that it is likely you have not seen all it has to offer. Set up camp in a nearby campground and purchase a metro pass for the family to travel back and forth. That way you will get a healthy balance of the great outdoors and the hustle and bustle of one of our nation’s most historic cities.

If you choose to visit Washington, DC, be sure to purchase the passes to the museums and other attractions you intend to visit well in advance, as many schools could be taking their annual field trips at this time.


If you intend to travel down south, ensure you do so later in the year, as the area’s heat and humidity will not be as pervasive during that time. By journeying to Florida, you will also be able to expose your children and grandchildren to a broad range of scenery and attractions — from the swampy Everglades and its native alligators to metropolitan areas and even theme parks like Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando.

Regardless of where you choose to go, ensure you keep the focus on having fun and making memories, as those factors should have been the driving forces behind your trip to begin with.