Updated: Sep 9
We have rounded up the top 10 most stunning destinations in America where women can enjoy their campervan vacations in safe, relaxing, and rejuvenating environments. They are listed in order, outlining a cross-country road trip, in case you’re ready to take the ultimate plunge!
1. Acadia National Park
This picturesque wonderland is full of indigenous and colonial history and bursting with opportunities to connect with nature. Acadia’s Cadillac Mountain is the highest point on our eastern seaboard and offers incredible views over the glaciated coastal and island terrain. Bring your morning coffee or tea to the summit and witness a magical sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean. Bicycle your way around to avoid the crowds and discover all of Acadia’s hidden gems. Have a picnic at Echo Lake while admiring the loons. Hike one of their many trails and bring binoculars to help spot any of their 338 bird species. No matter where you find yourself or what you find yourself doing, you will surely feel at peace in Acadia National Park. Having your custom campervan to come home to every night after days spent breathing in the fresh air and untamed scenery? Unparalleled bliss!
2. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Whether you park your campervan in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge or somewhere more remote, your senses will be elated that you have arrived here. The Great Smoky Mountains offer a variety of activities to keep you engaged (hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding) as well as endless viewpoints from where you can soak up all its natural beauty. This is a great place to see wildflowers, black bears, elk, white tailed deer, and Yellow Warblers. Up for a challenge? Climb Rocky Top for the best view in the park! Laying in bed staring out of your window or relaxing in a chair outside of your campervan, allow the seemingly endless forests enrapture you in their warm mystery.
3. Rocky Mountain National Park
Chock-full of hiking trails, scenic drives, and picnic spots, Rocky Mountain National Park is a goldmine of mountainous beauty. If you’re looking to take a day off from bathing in the relaxing and rejuvenating pursuits, take a short trip to the Stanley Hotel - Stephen King’s inspiration for The Shining - and have a drink at the eerily similar bar. Once you’ve had your spine-chilling fix, head back to the comfort of your Drifter Van and snuggle up with some light reading to get back into your ultimate retreat mode.
4. New Mexico
New Mexico has rightly earned the title of the “Land of Enchantment”. With a vibrant mix of Native American, European American and Mexican influence, New Mexico offers a culture unlike any other. In addition to their magnificent historical and natural attractions (Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, White Sands National Park, Bandelier National Monument, Petroglyph National Monument) this state offers unique possibilities for focusing on rejuvenating the mind, body and spirit. In Taos, Native Roots offers classes and retreats centered around traditional healing and herbal medicines. Jemez Springs has primitive hot springs that can heal inside and out - the minerals decrease levels of stress in the body and also help soothe the skin. Sound bath healing is offered in Rio Arriba County for the open-minded woman. A day in the Santa Fe Salt Cave reduces inflammation in the body, naturally detoxifies and improves respiratory health. Spoil yourself with the self-care treatment options New Mexico has to offer, all while camping out in your luxury home-on-wheels!
While the Grand Canyon National Park speaks for itself, the area surrounding Sedona and Flagstaff are equally enthralling. Get lost down the Red Rock Scenic Highway, explore Boynton Canyon and Subway Cave, experience energy shifting in the vortex sites of Airport Mesa, Bell Rock or Cathedral Rock. Depending on how long you plan on staying, we recommend parking your campervan in the Grand Canyon National Park for the majority of your visit. The views just cannot be beat! The North Rim campground is more secluded and wild than other options. If you follow our route, start with Sedona and Flagstaff and end your Arizona tour in the park.
Home to National Parks collectively known as “The Mighty 5”, Utah is the perfect place for some peace and quiet - there are no words to describe the unbelievable sights that exist here. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself speechless! To experience them all, follow our guide: From the Grand Canyon, head up to Arches, then head to Canyonlands, on to Capitol Reef, down to Bryce Canyon and last but most certainly not least, to Zion. Arches National Park boasts over 2000 natural stone arches, 100’s of soaring pinnacles, massive rock fins and giant balanced rocks. Canyonlands National Park is home to canyons and buttes cascaded throughout a primitive desert atmosphere. Capitol Reef National Park is a 100 mile long geologic wrinkle on our planet where you can gaze at awe-inspiring cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges. Bryce Canyon National Park hosts the largest concentration of irregular rock columns on Earth. Zion National Park is a rugged masterpiece with sandstone cliffs painted different shades of cream, pink and red. There is no better way to traverse this raw, captivating landscape than in your own personal home on wheels. Leave your worries behind and freefall into Utah’s feral spirit.
7. Yosemite National Park
Loaded with waterfalls, deep valleys, ancient sequoias, grand meadows, granite cliffs and a vast wilderness area, Yosemite has something for everyone and for every mood. Covering over a 1000 square miles, you could spend months discovering all that it has to offer. As one of the more popular National Parks, camping at Lower Pines will remove you from the bulk of the crowds but Upper Pines will immerse you in them and provide better views. With 13