4 Great American Road Trips For The Kids This Summer

4 Great American Road Trips For The Kids This Summer
on Jul 25, 2017

Take the kids on a motorhome road trip of a lifetime this summer

How many of your favourite childhood memories were made during the summer holidays? That ‘school’s out’ feeling, those cold ice creams in the hot sun, those late nights up in the cool of the summer evening. Summer vacation is the perfect time to create memories with your kids that will stay with them for years to come. This year, pile them into a motorhome and hit the road for the best summer holiday yet.

Taking your kids on a motorhome road trip is a great way to entertain, educate and inspire them throughout the summer. And, it’s affordable. Having transportation and accommodation taken care of in one go, plus the option of cooking all of your meals, saves you money in all areas of holidaying. You will also have more space to bring all your gear and don’t have to worry about packing and unpacking at various hotels. 

Of course, we know that good planning is the key to success for any vacation with children so we have put together 4 kid-friendly USA summer road trips to get your started. Chop and change according to your own personal preferences, timeframe and budget. 


Utah’s Bonneville salt flats are truly a sight to behold.

Salt Lake City to San Francisco

From the desert to the coast, this is a fantastic road trip for the kids to experience incredibly diverse landscapes and learn a lot about the environment while having fun. Pick up a motorhome in Salt Lake City and hit the road. 


  • St George Dinosaur Discovery Site: Walk where dinosaurs walked in the state of Utah. The kids will love discovering dinosaur bones and learning about these giants of the past. 
  • The Grand Canyon: If you really want to wow your kids, you can’t lose with one of the most spectacular views in America. The Grand Canyon lives up to the hype. 
  • Discovery Children's Museum: The Discovery Children’s Museum in Las Vegas is a wonderful day’s outing. Take a break from your campervan road trip and stretch your legs. 

Bonus: Universal Studios in Los Angeles, and Monterey Bay Aquarium in San Francisco


There are theme parks for the kids and gorgeous scenic opportunities along the way for the grown ups.

New York to Miami Beach

Summer on the east coast couldn’t be more beautiful. Cruise the coastline in your campervan from New York south to Miami Beach, indulging in seaside delights all along the way.


  • Splashes Oceanfront Water Park: There’s nothing quite like splashing around in swimming pools and flying down waterslides in the height of summer. 
  • Magnolia Plantation and Gardens: Take a break from driving and admire summer blooms as you meander through fresh gardens. 
  • Disney World: Indulge the kids’ greatest fantasies and spend a few days in the happiest place on earth.

Bonus: Alligator Farm in St Augustine and Kennedy Space Center in Orlando.


The wonders and oddities of Hearst Castle will intrigue young and old alike.


Seattle to San Diego

Become a family of beach bums when you spend the summer road tripping up the west coast of the US from Seattle to San Diego - or vice versa! The beaches alone will be entertainment enough, but should the kids tire of splashing in waves and building sandcastles, check out the following attractions: 

  • Hearst Castle: Step into history in this San Simeon museum. Let the kids discover hidden treasures of the past in the halls of this beautiful building. 
  • Sacramento Zoo: Introduce the kids to exotic species from around the world in this ‘little zoo in the park’ in Sacramento. Get up and close and personal with the fluffy animals and colourful creatures, or take a ride on the zoo train. 
  • Sea Lion Caves: Continue on the animal-spotting adventure and experience these incredible sea mammals close up in America’s largest sea cave. 

Bonus: Avenue of the Giants near Phillipsville and Disneyland in Anaheim. 


Give the kids a country music education when you visit Nashville, Tennessee.

New Orleans to Savannah

There’s nothing quite like southern hospitality. Introduce the kids to old country rockers, square dancing and true blue BBQ on a road trip throughout the southern states. 

Bonus: Old State Capitol in Louisiana and World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta.
Schedule some wholesome family summer road trip fun when you book with Motorhome Republic today.