18 must see destinations on our list!

Here is a list of our must see destinations. We have had the best time with our kids, looking up where we want go! We take off on this journey on February 12!

antelope canyon

Antelope Canyon, Arizona


alabama hills

Alabama Hills, California


Skagit Valley Tulip Fields, Washington

mt rushmore

Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota

grand canyon

Grand Canyon, Arizona

gorge gorge 1

Oneonta Gorge, Oregon

yosemite valley ca

Zion National Park, Utah

elk mountains

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado


Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

whitaker piont arkansas

Whitaker Point, Arkansas

pool texas

Hamilton Pool, Texas

horseshoe bend utah

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

bryce canyon utah

Bryce Canyon, Utah

sequaia national parl

Sequoia National Park, California

badlands nd

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

glacier park washington

Glacier National Park, Montana

devils tower

Devil’s Tower, Wyoming


Redwoods National Park, California

We can not wait till we are taking photos of our family at these beautiful destinations! Are your favorite locations to visit on the list? If not, please share! Thank you!


A friend suggested this destination below for our family to travel to! Thank you, looks like a must to me!

crater lake

Crater Lake, Oregon


28 thoughts on “18 must see destinations on our list!

  1. Donnie andI have been to Glacier National Park, Crater Lake, and Redwoods in CA. Absolutely loved them all. You just have to check the time of year they allow people in, due to weather. Have a great time!

    • That is so cool! We can hardly wait to visit them! Yes I definitely need to check with each place and make sure our timing matches up to when they are open!

  2. I love that you have places on your list that I haven’t heard of! We’re leaving on our adventure in June. Other places in our list: the other national parks in southern Utah, Yosemite, and the Florida Keys.

    You may want to check out Death Valley, the Olympic Peninsula, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Natchez Trace Parkway.

  3. Yes, you really should go to arches national park and canuon lands which is right close to Moab, and near by is hole in the rock, which is a fun day trip. Natural bridges is also relatively close and really cool. And if you are going to zions and Bryce anyway, I would totally suggest going to goblin valley state park and then driving through capitol reef national park on the way.

    • Thank you for these great suggestions Jenni!! We looked them up and they look awesome! We are definitely adding them to our list 🙂

  4. I grew up in Skagit County, Washington. The tulip fields are amazing, but just be sure you time your trip just right, otherwise they are just plain fields. Also be prepared for crazy insane crowds and traffic! I have been to several locations on your list and they are all great!! We are getting ready to go on the road full time with our 5 kids and are super excited to begin exploring!! Let me suggest Gulf Shores, AL if you like beaches…white sand for miles and beautiful water!!

    • Thank you Katie for the tip on visiting the Tulip fields! Hope to meet your family on the road one day! Let’s stay in touch!

  5. I grew up in Leesburg and have lived in Chicago since I got out of college. One of the best summers of my life was spent traveling out west (New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California) in my grandparents motor home. God bless! This will be an adventure of a life time.
    Should you ever come my way, there will be a nice home cooked meal, hot showers and laundry facilities waiting for you all.

  6. A great history lesson would be Philadelphia, Pa. I’m sure that sounds obvious, but I went there years ago, and it was great. The Liberty bell, of course, but so many interesting things about our history are there. Have safe travels, have fun, and God bless you all on this amazing trip! I so envy you!

  7. I don’t know if this was already mentioned but are you headed towards the northeast? One of my bucket list items is to see civil war battlegrounds and items such as the Liberty Bell. 🙂 While traveling to see family, we saw an exit to visit Lincoln’s home in Illinois, so we took a side road to see that on our way. There’s so much out there!

  8. We traveled for 7 years in our 37 Ft. RV & enjoyed every place we went. One I thought of is Mitchell SD. They have a corn palace that is decorated on the outside using all corn products with a show inside also. I think we were there in July or August. Also any small town has interesting things to do & see. On 4th of July we were in a small town for their celebration with a parade & cherry pit spitting contest. It was great fun & the cherry sausage was delicious. Sorry at the moment I can’t remember the down but it was in the middle of the US somewhere. Have a great time & stop to smell the roses along the way.

  9. I was excited to read about this. Last summer my kids (ages 21 and 8) and I went on a 30 day road trip. We drove a lot of Route 66 out west and saw some amazing things. When in California drive the Pacific Coast Highway, beautiful drive. Yosemite National Park beautiful. Check into America the Beautiful park pass, even gives discounts on camping. This is an adventure of a lifetime and something worth doing for kids and yourself. In our journey we saw some awesome places and met some great people. I hope yours is the same. Wishing you a happy and safe adventure.

  10. Acadia National Park in the fall in Maine, Amish Country in Pennsylvania, and the many historical plantations in the South.

  11. Don’t miss the wild horse herds of T. Roosevelt National Park in N.D. I think there are also herds in Arizona, Utah and Nevada. Also Grand Teton is beautiful in September with lots of wild life viewing.

  12. If you haven’t already been all of the monuments up in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. area such as the white house, the Washington monument, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington, and the list could go on. Another beautiful place to see is Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.

  13. Northern Michigan is lovely…Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City, Sault Ste Marie and the Soo Locks, Taquamenon Falls (can hike between lower and upper falls) and Sleeping Bear Dunes. Lots of beautiful and educational things to see and do!

  14. God Bless Your Family on this fabulous journey. When I was young, my Mom took my sister and I on a railroad trip across America. I will never forget it and it probably had a lot to do with my still child like adventurous spirit. You will never regret taking this time in your life to spend time with your family. We are old a long time……they are young for only a moment. I’ll be following you on fb.


  15. I could very easily be wrong but is the photo you have listed as “Zion National Park, Utah” actually Yosemite? The rock in the upper right hand corner looks like Half Dome.

  16. Your picture of Zion is actually a photo of Yosemite. I’d say it’s a must see. It’s one of my favorite places to be. Best time of year to visit in an RV is summer so you can enjoy the entire park. Plan on at least 2 weeks to really explore from the entrance on CA395 to the entrance on CA41 to the entrance on CA120.

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