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Hipcamp Lists Top Trending Summer RV Destinations

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Campsite booking platform Hipcamp listed the most popular RV camping destinations for summer 2024 according to its search data, many of which are set near beaches, national parks or other scenic regions.

Here are some of Hipcamp’s top choices:

  1. Cape San Blas, Florida — The most popular destination for RV camping this summer is along Florida’s Panhandle near Port Saint Joe and about an hour away from Panama City. The beaches are the star of the show here with emerald waters and opportunities for kayaking, snorkeling, diving, and even scalloping in the summer months. Set up camp at a beachfront campground and head to one of the area’s public parks like Salinas Park, St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, and T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.
  2. Ocean Shores, Washington — This small coastal destination is set right along the Pacific Ocean, on the opposite side of Westport, Washington. For campers looking for a moody Pacific Northwest location to visit this summer, there are RV sites with ocean and bay views here, plus it’s only one hour from Olympic National Park. In Ocean Shores though, campers have plenty of opportunities to see the local landscape, including at the Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area and on the pet-friendly Weatherwax Trail.
  3. Homestead, Florida — Thanks to its location near two of the state’s national parks — Everglades and Biscayne — as well as its status as a convenient access point to the Florida Keys, it’s no wonder that Homestead is a trending RV destination for travelers wanting action-packed, weeks-long summer RV trips. It’s also possible to stay local at a Homestead RV park to visit the Southern Glades Wildlife and Environmental Area or John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.
  4. Central Florida — Despite its inland location and lack of beaches, Central Florida — including the cities of Dunnellon, Homosassa Springs and Clermont — offers other ways to cool off at springs and lakes surrounded by tropical landscapes. RVers can hike or take a wildlife boat tour at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park; swim at Rainbow Springs State Park or tube down the Rainbow River near Dunnellon; or paddle or rent a boat at one of the many lakes around Clermont, including at the RV-friendly Lake Louisa State Park.
  5. Haleiwa, Hawaii — RVers and campers in Hawaii will enjoy towns like Haleiwa, on Oahu’s quieter North Shore. There’s no shortage of beaches, waterfalls and mountain trails in the area, with camping options at farms, on the beach, and along rivers. It’s recommended to rent a camper van or car camp, as traditional RV camping is harder to come by in Hawaii. Plus, it’ll be easier to navigate the area’s scenic roadways.
  6. Scottsdale, Arizona — Scottsdale and neighboring Mesa, Arizona, have a lot to offer RVers, like hiking at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Usery Mountain Regional Park and Pinnacle Peak Park. But extreme heat can be an issue come summer, so campers may want to camp near the water in areas like Lake Pleasant Regional Park and the Salt River. Make sure to check out the area’s local farms — Hipcamp recommends Schnepf Farms, to pick up seasonal produce.

To see Hipcamp’s full list of the top 20 summer RV destinations, click here.

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