tim in wales
Nov 1 2009, 05:09 AM
Hi, I was on the forum last winter seeking advice. My plans for the following summer fell apart so I am now on a new mission.
My plan is to rent an RV at Washington DC and drive to Atlanta ?..wife and 2 teenage boys.
I have about 12 days for the trip and want to see as much as possible - any suggestions welcome.
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Nov 2 2009, 09:16 PM
No one is helping you. Could you give everyone some information on what type of parks you would like to stay in, what routes you plan to drive on, what do you like to tour as you travel? You have a number of ways to travel south, by mountains, coast line, or down I-85/I-95. I-85 is a great way to travel and see nothing. What size RV unit will you be in?
You can read all the reviews other RV people have wrote here. Look at map of USA, click on state, then city. This will give up a lot of parks to look at. You only have four states to travel across in a straight line.
Nov 2 2009, 11:21 PM
You should also let folks know when this trip will be taking place. I'm guessing you are make plans for next summer. If not, please let people know so that they will not be making recommendations which are not appropriate for a winter (which I doubt you are considering) or spring trip.
Good luck this time.
Nov 2 2009, 11:42 PM
You could actually spend the whole 12 days in DC and still not see everything. If you do plan to spend some time there, stay at Cherry Hill RV Park. It is by far the most convenient park for touring the DC area.
Then John is right about routes south; you can hug the coast or take a more interior route through the mountains. The coast will take you to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Kitty Hawk, the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Cape Hatteras, Myrtle Beach and you could even go as far south as Savanna, Georgia, and then back north to Atlanta. Stone Mountain just outside of Atlanta is interesting to see, and it has its own campground.
The mountains route will take you over the Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park which eventually becomes the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are many historical sites along this way including early American history and the Civil War sites. This way could also take you through Asheville, NC, location of the Biltmore Estate.
Start deciding what all you would like to see and I'm sure we can help you find parks along your route.
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