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The best places to go on a motorhome holiday

Hayes and Jarvis Blog Team October 30, 2013

Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park

Motorhome holidays give you the chance to see what you want to see, when you want to see it. From stunning sights to diverse wildlife to natural splendours, motorhome holidays take you to some of North America’s best places.

Grand Canyon
Carved by the Colorado River, the magnificent Grand Canyon National Park has well earned its place on the list of the seven natural wonders of the world. Depending on when and where you are, you will see a blaze of oranges, blues, and pinks as the sun lights up the multi-hued rock. Offering jaw-dropping beauty, motorhome holidays here are arguably one of the most popular in North America.

Yellowstone National Park
There is nothing quite like seeing 5,000 gallons of boiling water shoot up to 67 metres in the air. See dramatic Old Faithful Geyser erupt in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, as well as various other geysers, hot springs, and mudpots, Yellowstone Lake, and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.

New England
If you are on America’s stunning East Coast, make sure and explore New England on your motorhome holiday. Pass white steepled churches, clapboard Colonial houses, expansive farms, and red barns. Head for the coast to see 150 lighthouses dotted along the craggy cliffs and beaches of Maine, Massachusetts, Cape Cod, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

California Coast
From north to south, the coast of California is sheer, heart-stopping beauty. Explore more than 1,000 miles of palm-tree lined beaches, craggy cliffs, and mountain peaks of the coastline and some of the world’s most famous cities, including San Francisco and Los Angeles. Make sure and drive through Redwood National Park to see some of the world’s tallest trees, then head for beaches like Pismo Beach and Newport Beach for the sun, sea, sand combination California is famous for.

Sky Island Scenic Byway
This scenic drive takes you from desert landscapes to mountain scenery in just 27 miles. The drive begins in the arid desert near Tucson, Arizona past spectacular rock formations presided over by prickly saguaro cacti to a verdant conifer forest surrounding the village of Summerhaven, passing through the biological diversity equivalent of driving between Mexico and Canada.

Banff National Park
Canada’s oldest national park, Banff National Park is also packed full of spectacular sights and adventurous activities, making it ideal for a motorhome holiday. Drive through the snow-capped peaks of the six mountain ranges, climb Sulphur Mountain, or explore Banff town. Soak in your surroundings on a hike around Bow River or stop and take a dip in Banff Upper Hot Springs.

Pacific Rim National Park
Make sure and bring a spare set of batteries with you to British Columbia’s Pacific Rim National Park. The unrivalled beauty is so stunningly majestic it will have you snapping photo after photo. Perched on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, you can stop off to hike the moss-cloaked, waterfall-dotted West Coast Trail or picnic on the soft sands of Long Beach.

Algonquin Park
With over 2,400 lakes, 1,200 rivers and streams, and a variety of trails to explore, Algonquin Park, Ontario, is one of the top motorhome holidays in Canada. The park is one and a half times the size of Prince Edward Island, so you are certain to not run out of things to do and sights to see. Keep your eyes peeled for the moose and black bear that make their home here.