15 Vacation Spots to Visit With an RV and Save
For many out-of-town vacationers, especially large families driving to their destination, lodging can be the single largest expense, with food running a close second. Camping in a recreational vehicle is an excellent way to reduce these outlays. Nightly rates at RV campgrounds are almost always cheaper than hotels, and a fully equipped (though small) kitchen means far fewer restaurant meals. These 15 popular tourist destinations have RV campgrounds nearby and, with one exception, the nightly rate is no more than $60. Some even boast on-site attractions of their own.
This year’s unprecedented presidential campaign, not to mention congressional gridlock, has no doubt elevated Washington, D.C. to a must-see vacation spot. The Capitol building, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the National Zoo, the Botanic Garden, and museums of all stripes are some of the many attractions. Cherry Hill Park in College Park, Maryland, is the closest RV campground to the District. A city bus stops at the site every hour to ferry visitors to a nearby Metro station for a subway ride into the capital, and a private tour bus comes by twice daily. RV rates for two people start at $68 a night for back-in sites and $73 for pull-in spots, plus $5 nightly for each extra person (starting at age 5); premium sites cost $10 more. Amenities include electric hookups at every site, restrooms with showers, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi and cable TV, playgrounds, a hot tub and sauna, and two outdoor pools.
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