In our last post, we covered the benefits and excitement of owning an Airstream. Let’s explore where to travel once you’re an Airstreamer! Here are five of our top ten places in the United States to visit in your Airstream.
Las Vegas to Arizona
We’ve all heard the expression: What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas. But you don’t have to stay in Vegas when you have an Airstream! Las Vegas is a great choice as a destination, not only for its fun but also its proximity to other great sites.
- In Las Vegas, check out the glitz and glamour of the casinos. Enjoy a show or see how much you can eat at the world-renowned buffets. Vegas is a place where you can catch the game and go luxury shopping on the same block. Where you can enjoy a gondola ride in Venice and then have lunch under the Eiffel Tower five minutes later. Once you’ve soaked in all Vegas has to offer (well, maybe not all-this is a family blog!), head east approximately 38 miles to the Hoover Dam.
- Hoover Dam. This piece of engineering history was named one of the “Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders” in 1955 by the American Society of Civil Engineers. There are a few considerations when going to the Hoover Dam with an Airstream. There are steep grades so you should be comfortable navigating your Airstream. You’ll want to go early (before 9 am) to beat the heavy traffic. Please be advised that there is a security check and all vehicles are subject to inspection.
- If you continue 250 miles east, you’ll find yourself in the most beautiful scene of red rocks and 1.8 million acres of national forest land. Sedona has a vibrant art scene, trails for hiking and biking, wellness centers and spas, and hot air balloon rides! Let’s continue our journey 100 miles north to our final destination: Grand Canyon National Park.
Visiting the second largest state in the U.S. should be at the top of your Airstream travel list. BBQ, rodeos, cowboy boots…we’re talking about Texas!
- Houston. If you dreamt of being an astronaut as a kid, this is your chance to visit the official visitor’s center of NASA: Space Center Houston. Sports fans love Minute Maid Park and Toyota Center. For some culture, check out Historic Houston and the Houston Grand Opera.
- Pack up and continue 200 miles west to see The Alamo and the famous River Walk in San Antonio.
- The Texas state capitol, Austin, is 80 miles northeast of San Antonio. Be sure to see The Texas State Capitol building, go boating on one of the numerous lakes, and listen to some live music! (You can even try a line dancing class if that suits your fancy.)
- Our final spot is 200 miles north. Dallas is a busy hub full of shopping, sports, and art.
The vast charm and beauty of the Pacific Northwest make it a breathtaking road trip in your Airstream.
- Oregon Coast. The drive between Battle Rock Park and Astoria will delight you with miles of public beaches and quaint towns, like Bandon. Note: in Oregon, self-service at gas stations was banned in 1951. Please don’t forget to have the attendant pump your fuel.
- Washington. Head north to bustling Seattle. You’ll also want to check out the surrounding areas and see the towns of Sequim and Port Angeles. Continue into Olympic National Park. At Lake Crescent, you can hike the trail (1.5 miles) to Marymere Falls. Then, stop by Sol Duc Hot Springs, and soak in the 104-degree pool.
Ah, New England. Where it all began. For history buffs and nature lovers alike, there is a never-ending list of things to see and do. Whether you’d prefer to explore New England in the fall to see the foliage or in the summer for the quaint beaches, we’ve got you covered.
- Maine. Begin at Acadia National Park. Once you’ve really soaked in its beauty and checked out Bar Harbor, head south to Portland where you can see the Victorian homes, try out a local brewery, and eat by the waterfront. Further south, Kennebunkport and Ogunquit are prime examples of why Maine is called Vacationland. York is a fun and quaint spot right before you hit the New Hampshire border (be sure to pick up some salt water taffy at The Goldenrod).
- After Portland, you can take a detour west to New Hampshire’s White Mountains. If you’re traveling with the kiddos, there are many family theme parks. Take a ride in a vintage train car with The Hobo Railroad or go ziplining high above the forest floor! On your way back to Maine, stop at Lake Winnipesaukee and rent a boat or hang at the beach. Then continue to Massachusetts.
- It wouldn’t be a trip to Massachusetts without experiencing Cape Cod before or after seeing Boston. Boston is the home of the Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall, Newbury Street, and much more. History enthusiasts should head west to Lexington to see where the Battles of Lexington and Concord took place back in 1775. Locals actually have a reenactment there every April!
- Round out your trip with Newport, Rhode Island to see the mansions, walk the Cliff Walk, drive down Ocean Drive, and pop over to Bowen’s Wharf.
Montana to Wyoming
Nothing reminds you of the great outdoors quite like the western prairies and mountains. Take your Airstream to the open plains and to some of our best national parks.
- This trip commences at Glacier National Park in Montana’s Rocky Mountains. Explore its hiking trails and Hidden Lake. Then, drive south to Yellowstone National Park.
- Yellowstone offers amazing views of majestic canyons, alpine rivers, and dense forests. The hot springs and geysers are not to be missed, especially the famous, Old Faithful.
- Continue 80 miles south to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Jackson Hole is the home of Grand Teton National Park and where many adventures await you. Ride on a tram, try out fly fishing, or go horseback riding.
Now that you have plenty of itineraries to choose from, you’ll want to be sure you have the coverage you need before leaving town. Contact us or call 1-844-727-7207 today for a quote on protecting your Airstream during your explorations!