The US is the perfect place for a motorhome holiday thanks to its size and the variety of places you can go. Hiring a vehicle gives you a great sense of freedom and the chance to explore as much as you want. There are countless iconic trips, renowned destinations and hidden gems to uncover on the American roads. Nature enthusiasts are particularly spoilt for choice with the number of National Parks to choose from and the beautiful backdrops you can enjoy during your trip.
If you are planning to visit a National Park here are some useful tips to help you have the best possible time.
The first thing to remember is that each Park is different and will have its own rules. You should do some research before you go to make sure you have the right information, particularly about entry costs, parking and whether you can stay overnight. Visiting the website of the park is essential and will hold a wealth of useful details.
Checking the website of the National Park Service (NPS) is also a good idea because you’ll be able to find information about weather. In parks roads can get closed, activities may get cancelled and the chance to see certain wildlife can diminish when the weather gets bad. If you want to avoid disappointment and potentially hazardous conditions you should check the forecast before you go.
Another important thing to consider before you go is whether you will be visiting more than one park. If you are then you could save money by purchasing a National Park Pass rather than paying the entry to each individual park. With a pass you get entry to all of the parks in the US.
If you are planning to stay overnight in a National Park, you’ll need to make sure you confirm the facilities they have. Many parks won’t have full hook-ups so you will have to plan for this. Some sites will have restrictions on the size of vehicles too. As well as this you need to consider wildlife and make sure the smells of your cooking or food waste don’t attract any unwarranted attention.
Motorhome hire in the US is extremely popular and countless people choose this kind of holiday every year. If you are planning a trip and want to arrange the perfect vehicle please take the time to browse our website. You can choose where you want to collect the motorhome, where you want to drop it off and the duration you want to hire it for with our search tool.