The 5 Best July RV Travel Destinations

By Jeff Bogle

Jul 12, 2023

 Discover the best 5 July RV travel destinations for fishing, hiking, and boating, as well as for strolling shops, restaurants, and historic sights.

When you have your own RV or 5th Wheel or are looking at July RV rental options for an epic family summer vacation, you want to fuel up and head off for one of the best RV trips in July. Here are five incredible July RV travel destinations to consider this year, each of which includes amazing opportunities to spend quality time in nature camping, fishing, hiking, and boating, while also strolling quaint small-town shops, dining out at terrific restaurants, playing in theme parks, and seeing historic sites in and around thriving downtowns.


1. Glacier National Park

What makes Glacier National Park one of the best RV trips in July is not only that it might just be the most spectacular National Park in America, but that July is one of only two months you can be sure of being able to enter it, see every corner of it, and drive its most famous stretch. Experiencing Going-to-the-Sun-Road is one of the top July RV vacation ideas because it’s the most stunning 50 miles of asphalt in the continental U.S. What’s better is that from the West Glacier KOA and beyond, there are superb July RV camping spots to park, relax, fish in a National Park, and unwind with family and friends this summer.

2. Blue Ridge Parkway

The scenic Blue Ridge Parkway is considered one of the best July RV travel destinations because there’s just so much of it to explore. This means that you can practically have your very own portion of the 469-mile road that winds its way through the Appalachian Mountains, past dramatic waterfalls, goes into and out of forests, and touches both the Shenandoah and Smoky Mountain National Parks. While there are great hiking, fishing, and July RV camping spots, some of the best summer RV travel tips for things to see in this region include the luxurious Biltmore Estate, Jefferson’s Monticello, and the ‘Paris of the South’ in Asheville, NC.

3. Door County, Wisconsin

This peninsula in Wisconsin is an American vacationland throwback with a Scandinavian twist, making it one of the great off-the-beaten-path July RV camping spots. Imagine sleeping under the stars, telling stories to friends and family around a roaring campfire, and reconnecting with nature through cave kayaking, hiking, fishing, boat tours, and other water sports, while eating delicious regional food like the famous Door County fish boils and slices of sweet cherry pie with a dollop of locally made ice cream. From remote campsites in the woods to spacious campgrounds with RV parking, this Midwest destination is one of the best cheap RV trips in July.

4. Disney World

Disney World is one of the best RV road trips in July for families because of the on-site Fort Wilderness campground with full hook-ups available along with lots of amenities including pools, hiking trails, campfire activities, the chance to fish at Disney, and most importantly, shuttle buses to all of the world-famous theme parks and two water parks. Disney World is easily one of the most family-friendly RV trips in July!

5. Niagara Falls

Whether you choose the KOA on Grand Island to park your RV or Fifth Wheel, or one of the other area RV camping spots, Niagara Falls should be one of your July RV travel destinations because of the breathtaking scenery and memorable fun that awaits on both the Canada and U.S. sides. There’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not and the beloved Maid of the Mist boat tours that get you and your family up close and personal (and wet) with the famous waterfalls, plus so much more to see and do during RV trips in July to Niagara Falls.


Now that you know where to go, check out the key ingredients that will help you have the ultimate family RV road trips in July!

Jeff Bogle
Jeff Bogle
Jeff is a dad of teen daughters, avid traveler, photographer, and freelance writer. He’s penned stories on family travel, outdoor recreation, the environment, parenting, and more for Fodor’s, Reader’s Digest, Parents Magazine, Good Housekeeping, PBS, and Esquire, among other publications. Find him on his blog, and on Instagram @OWTK. Jeff is also the publisher of the quarterly literary zine, Stanchion