top of page

#NomadLife: Top 10 Places to Visit in the US in your Van or RV

Updated: Apr 4

Having your home on wheels is the best way to experience the United States and all of its treasures. Whether you’re in a van or RV it’ll make your life much easier when you don’t have to worry about leaving these cool destinations when it’s time for bed. Hotels are great, and so is camping, but rock-hard beds and the rock-hard ground aren’t great on your back. And without a decent RV mattress, you’ll have the same issues.

Since you travel with your bedroom, you don’t have to gamble on a suitable place to sleep—have a custom RV mattress made so you can stay comfy on the road! Having a custom mattress made for your van bed or RV bed might be the most important thing to check off on your prep list before you head out to your next adventures.

The United States has so much to offer, it’s hard to pick just 10 places you must-see because there are so many! However, there are some real gems you just can’t miss. So once you’re all prepped for your next RV or van trip, consider any of these amazing sites to see:

Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado

You can drive into the park very early in the morning to get a good spot and then make your breakfast and get ready. The Alpine Visitors Center is located at an elevation of 11,000 feet, and there is a hiking path up another 1,000 feet that offers the most breathtaking 360-degree views of the park. Plus, If you’re there during the elk mating season (end of September), you can see them everywhere and hear them bugling, which is the coolest!

Lake Lanier in Northern Georgia

One of America’s favorite lakes, 700 miles of shoreline and clear blue water provides for lots of swimming, camping, fishing, hiking, kayaking and boating. There are over 45 parks and 10 campgrounds around the lake, and many have RV hookups with picnic tables and BBQ pits. Visitors can also take a day trip to the North Georgia Mountains for a hike on the Appalachian Trail, or to enjoy a waterfall, or one of the North Georgia Mountain wineries.

Hocking Hills State Park in Southeastern Ohio

A true hidden gem loaded with beautiful hiking trails, gorgeous waterfalls, caves to explore and overall scenery. The Hocking Hills is the canopy tour capital of the Midwest. There are more than 60 ziplines that provide a bird's-eye view of breathtaking landscape as you fly from treetop to treetop. The Hocking Hills Campground has been voted #1 campground in the US by, and offers full hookups for your RV or primitive camping spots.

The Superstition Mountains in Arizona

The largest mountain range surrounding Phoenix and visible for miles, there are thousands of BLM acreage at the base and around the mountain range, which is free camping for your van or RV. The mountain range high point is 5,024 feet, the mountains characterized by sheer-sided, jagged, volcanic peaks and ridges separated by boulder-filled canyons, are covered by saguaro at low elevations, with other cacti and bushes higher up. The sunsets are stunning, and at night you can use a black light to search for scorpions. It is mainly boon-docking out there, so be sure your water tanks are filled, and you have everything you need to camp primitively (including that comfy custom RV mattress of yours!).

Fort Desoto Park in Saint Petersburg, Florida

This park covers 5 islands and 1,136 acres on the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. You can rent a canoe, kayak or bike to explore the park’s trails, fish from a pier, visit the historic fort, or simply lounge on the beach and enjoy the crystal-clear turquoise waters. There is a campground on the water with restrooms, a laundry facility, showers, a playground, store, dump station and hookups. It’s a real beach oasis for camping.

Yellowstone National Park in Western Wyoming

The oldest national park in the country, anyone doing nomad life has to go at least once. Whether a nearby small town with an RV park or in-park primitive camping, the sites and wildlife of Yellowstone simply can’t be missed. Buffalo, bears, moose, and some very friendly little chipmunk creatures are all over the park, not to mention the beautiful hydrothermal features all over the park, including Old Faithful and the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring.

The Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee

Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are perfect places to stay if you want the best the Smoky Mountains have to offer. Not only are there gorgeous hikes, prime fishing, rock climbing, and every other outdoor activity you could want, but there are breweries and fun tourist things like haunted houses, ski lifts to scenic views, and mountainside rollercoasters. Plus, the RV parks are really nice.

Gulf Shores in Alabama

A sleeper in the best-beaches-in-the-country game, Gulf Shores is known regionally for its scenic white sand beaches. It’s packed with things to do – outdoor and water activities, art, music, food festivals, and more. This area is a popular destination for birders and people who love shelling. And it’s also one of the best places to do some dolphin watching.

Upper Peninsula in Michigan

Best in the high summer months, going to the UP is perfect for RVers who want a truly unique experience. The UP has its own vibe, a mixture of East Coast small town culture with outdoor adventures, gorgeous stone beaches, and incredible views of the Northern Lights. A popular spot in the UP is Mackinac Island, where you can find a portal back to Victorian times in historic homes-turned-inns and roads spotted with horses and buggies. There are also a couple mines open to tourists for industrial history buffs.

Literally Any National Park Across Utah

Utah boasts what outdoor enthusiasts refer to as the Mighty 5 National Parks – Zion, Arches, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Bryce Canyon. Utah is filled with an array of geological wonders, making it a perfect spot for avid hikers. All 5 national parks are within driving distance, and you can find RV-friendly campgrounds at every one of them, plus cute little towns with any amenities you could want. These are best visited in the winter when all of the parks and mountain roads are open.

Sleep Well on the Adventure of Cross-Country RV Life on the Road

Traveling in a van or RV gives you the freedom to go wherever whenever with the conveniences of having your tiny home with you! With every place you go, you are able to enjoy it in a different way than just visiting for the day. You can almost “live” there, which gives you the ability to really soak it all in and enjoy the beauty around you.

But one thing that’s important for truly enjoying life on the road is the beds in your RV. Standard RV mattresses typically don’t provide the comfort you need for truly healthy sleep. And you can’t be exhausted on those long drives, or too tired to miss those mountain hikes! Replace your RV’s main bed with a custom short queen mattress with radius corners. Try a hinged mattress for your RV’s dinette conversion, and a custom sofa bed mattress for your RV’s couch.

We can also make bespoke beds for RV bunks and lofts; and no matter how weird the shape or dimensions of your custom RV mattresses, we can create made to measure custom bedding that will fit them perfectly. Think about switching out those sad RV mattresses for ergonomic, cooling memory foam beds, and have the best sleep on life’s biggest adventures.


bottom of page