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RV Rental Road Trip: Washington to Oregon

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Seattle Washington RV Rental Road Trip:

Once you rent a great RV rental for us then you are ready to start your Washington to Oregon loop road trip.

You’ve rented your RV but you can’t start your RV rental road trip in Seattle without a great cup of coffee. Here’s a list of some of the best coffee shops in Seattle.

Seattle has so many incredible things to see and do

  1. Space Needle. From the observation wheel you can see the Cascade Mountains and even Mt. Rainier.
  2. Seattle Great Wheel. Get a view of the city from the 175 ft ferris wheel at Pier 57.

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  3. Museum of Pop Culture. This museum includes item from icons like Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan
  4. Pike Place Market. This iconic market features 200+ vendors and street performers.
  5. Seattle Aquarium. Watch the sea otters play and touch sea anemones.
  6. Museum of Flight. An air and space museum with a NASA flight simulator.
  7. Discovery Park. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city at Seattle’s largest public park. Follow miles of hiking trails through forests, meadows, and beaches to views of the Sound.

Mt Rainier National Park RV Rental Road Trip:

The first stop on our RV rental road trip is Mt Rainier National Park. Mt Rainier is the highest mountain in the Cascade Mountain Range and has the most glaciated area in the continental United States making it a must-see. From Seattle you can take WA-161, which will joins WA-7 and then, turn onto US-12 E.

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This area has too many wonderful RV campsites to choose from both outside and inside the park. A few notable options ideal for RV’s are The Arboretum, where you can have the unique experience of camping on a christmas tree farm or for another remote and quiet option Bumps & Bruzas Riverfront is a very simple property on the Carbon River with no hook up and only 7 sites making it the perfect place to relax and unplug (Max 40 ft RVs).

Mt St. Helens RV Rental Road Trip:

Mt. St. Helens erupted in 1980 and devastated the landscape, but almost 40 years later it has been a true testament of nature’s resilience. Today you will experience a vibrant thriving  ecosystem.

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Spend the night at Seaquest State Park, a 505 acre park that is connected to the Mount St. Helens Visitors Centre by a pedestrians tunnel. The visitors centre is an attraction of its own where you can learn about the historical significance of the landscape and the resilience of surrounding ecosystems through talks, exhibits, and films. The campsite also has a boardwalk around the wetlands where you can enjoy stunning volcano views.

There are a variety of different hikes to enjoy here for all skill levels. Here is a link to 16 of the best trails to explore. If you are especially ambitious and organized you can buy a permit to hike to the summit which go on sale each February. It can be a challenging hike with some scree, bouldering, ash, and possible snow, so come prepared for the weather.

Mt Hood RV Rental Road Trip:

Next stop of our RV rental road trip is Mt Hood. Stay at Trillium Lake Campground, located at the base of Mt Hood, in the beautiful Mount Hood National Forest. This campground offers unparalleled views of the summit. There is a very friendly atmosphere and it is a great spot for swimming, hiking, biking, or non-motorized boating.

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The Trillium Lake loop trail circles the alpine lake and presents astounding views of the mountain.

Things to do around Mount Hood Territory-

  1. Lake Oswego Farmers Market. Every Saturday during the summer months you will find approximately 80 different vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, jewellery, coffee, ect, alongside live music.
  2. Blue Sky Rafting. Get your thrills rafting a half day down the East Fork of Hood River.
  3. Timberline Lodge. This National Historic Landmark is the hub of activity for hikers and skiers
  4. Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum. Exhibits include the evolution of skiing on Mt. Hood, and early pioneers and the exploration of Mt. Hood.
  5. Mt Hood Skibowl Adventure Park and Alpine Slide. The main attraction sends you flying down the mountain side twisting and turning through mountain meadows.

Take the northern section of Mount Hood Scenic Loop, a spectacular drive that connects Mt Hood, Hood River, and Portland through quiet villages and some amazing waterfalls. This route will take you past The Bridge of the Gods and Multnomah Falls, a 611-ft roaring waterfall.

Trade in your hiking shoes for a little taste of city life when you drive south-west for 1.5 hours into Portland Oregon.

Portland Oregon RV Rental Road Trip:

Ranking among the top restaurants per capita in the US, you will find no shortages of places to eat in Portland. Here is a fantastic list of the 38 essential restaurants in Portland ranging from fine dining to food trucks and street food.

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Some notable activities in Portland for your RV rental road trip-

  1. Visit Washington State Park. In the 410-acre park you can visit an arboretum, Japanese gardens, a children’s museum and a zoo.
  2. Explore an Urban Forest Reserve. West of downtown Portland is one of the largest urban forest reserves in the U.S. This park has 70 miles of walking trails and overlooks the scenic Willamette River.
  3. Visit the “Portland Penny”. The coin from the historic coin toss that decided Portlands name is on display at the Oregon Historical Museum.
  4. Take a trip to The World Forestry Center. Change the way you look at trees and learn about environmental sustainability. Take a virtual tour of Brazil, Russia, China, and South Africa to learn how people are dependant on their forests all over the world.
  5. Experience the Portland Art Museum. This museum is the seventh oldest in the country and its collections include Native American artifacts and English silver.
  6. Visit The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. Learn the lessons of the Holocaust and visit the Memorial to pay homage to those who lost their lives during that period.
  7. Explore the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This museum offers more than 200 interactive exhibits including a chance to tour a submarine that was in active service between 1959 and 1990.

Pacific Coast:

No RV rental road trip would be complete without a drive up the Pacific Coast. From Portland, drive west until Tillamook where you can connect to highway 101. From here follow highway 101 north and enjoy the scenic highway and all the picturesque coastal views.

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As you continue north you will pass through some great winding roads in Oswald State Park.

  1. Why not learn to surf on your RV rental road trip. You will pass by some great beaches to learn to surf on your way up the coast. Indian Beach at Ecola State Park. Leave highway 101 and enter Cannon Beach at the north exit. You will see signs for Ecola State Park. When you get to the park, you will see signs for Indian Beach.  Cannon Beach is an easy place to get to surfing spots for all skill levels. Leave Highway 101 and enter the town of Cannon Beach from the north or south exit

Here is some more information about where to take lessons or find more advanced waves.

  1. Long Beach. Stop by in July to watch SandSations, the annual Long Beach sand sculpting  competition.
  2. Stretch your legs at Lewis & Clark National Park in Naselle where you can learn about the heritage of America’s first peoples and the exciting stories of the European explorers.

In Raymond Washington the road turns northwest and the coastal views end and you begin to drive through beautiful pine groves. Continue northwest until Tacoma and finally north to Seattle where your Washington-Oregon Loop RV rental road trip is complete.

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Washington Hot Springs Guide: in an RV Rental

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

Travel Washington Hot Springs Guide in an RV Rental

Why not take advantage of the low RV rental prices in the fall and winter and take the opportunity to visit the Hot Springs in Washington. Hot Springs are one of my favorite things. No one is ever in a rush and everyone is relaxed with no place to go. The healing powers of hot springs have been used for thousands of years. Hot springs boost circulation, reduce stress, promote sleep, reduce pain and heal common skin ailments. Rent an RV and go on a road trip and stay at each of these hot springs or plant roots and spend your trip at only one.

Olympic Hot Springs

Olympic Hot Springs is a 5 miles round trip hike, so this is a good trip to do with the family. The path is wide and a gentle slope to the hot tubs. These are natural tubs, no man made pools here. Pick a trail and find the pool that is perfect for you. The pools range from 85-105 degrees. Be forewarned that nudity is common, if you are uncomfortable just move to another pool.

Bonneville Hot Springs

Bonneville Hot Springs has a great restaurant, with a nice hot spring fed pool. There is also a spa on location if you really want to pamper yourself. This is a big public pool with all the amenities, stay for a couple of days and enjoy. 

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Goldmyer Hot Springs

Goldmyer Hot Springs is a hidden gem in the Northwest, located about 3 hour drive from Seattle. For this spring you will need a high clearance vehicle as the road can be a little rough. It is also a 4.5 mile hike into the springs. But once you get there it is like a little piece of heaven. This natural hot springs is located on private property and reservations are required as only 20 people a day are allowed into the springs. There is a caretakers cabin for you to check in at. 

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Doe Bay Hot Springs

Doe Bay Hot Springs is located on Orca Island and has a beautiful view of the bay while soaking is the man made hot springs. Clothing is optional so this may not be the right choice for you as there are only 3 pools available. In addition the Doe Bay Cafe and Doe Bay Garden Restaurant are getting a lot of attention from Foodies across the country as their reputation for fresh healthy cuisine gains more and more attention. 

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Sol Duc Hot Springs

Sol Duc Hot Springs located in Olympic National Park and has three man made hot pools of varying temperatures and one fresh water cold pool. There are two RV campgrounds within a 20 minute walk of the Hot Springs. 

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Scenic Hot Springs

Scenic Hot Springs is located on private land and requires written permission to access the springs. Permission can be received for a small fee and is limited to a maximum of 10 people per day. The trail leading up to the hot springs is about an hour hike and has a good incline the whole way up, so come prepared with good footwear and maybe even a pair of snowshoes depending on the weather.

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Carson Hot Springs

Carson Hot Springs isn’t a fancy spa retreat however it is a quiet get away from everyday life. For instance you could spend an hour getting a spa treatment with a soak or spend the weekend escaping the hustle of everyday life. Carson Hot Springs is the perfect getaway. This rustic hot springs offer simplicity surrounding the sulfur rich healing water. The hotel, that was completed in 1901 is still being used today along with the cabins and bath house. 

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This is the perfect time of year to rent an RV and take a tour of Washington hot springs. The weather is cold, the RV rental prices are low and the hot springs are hot. Visit our quote program now and start planning your next Washington hot springs RV rental trip.

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RVing Washington State National Parks

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

If you love the outdoors Washington State National Parks will be on your list of great places to rent an RV and spend some time. You can rent an RV in Seattle, Bellingham, Ferndale or Point Roberts and spend your days exploring all the glorious outdoors that Washington has to offer.

Olympic National Park

Encompassing almost one million acres Olympic National Park protects the diversity of this area. From the glacier capped mountains, then old growth rain forests and the miles of coastline, there is so much to explore in Olympic National Park. If you have rented an RV and would like full hookups stay at Sol Duc Hot Springs and relax in one of the mineral pools after a day of hiking one of Olympic National Parks many trails.

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Mount Rainer National Park

Mount Rainer National Park is located about an hour and a half drive south of Seattle. The highest mountain in Washington State is Mount Rainer and it is also an active volcano. There are lots of hiking trails for all skill levels available. If hiking is not your thing stay in your comfy RV rental and drive through Chinook Pass. Chinook Pass takes you from the town of Enumclaw to Naches.

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North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park is located along the Canadian border east of Bellingham. These vast mountains contain the most expansive glacial system in the continuous US. There are a couple of rustic RV campgrounds right in the park, a great place to stay if you want to take advantage of the undeveloped wilderness and hiking trails.

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Washington State is known as the Evergreen State for a good reason. So for your next RV rental vacation what not take the time and explore this great wilderness.

Here are some other great National Parks.

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If you are looking for other things to do in Washington State check these out.

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Road Trip: New York to LA

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Traveling from New York to LA or vice versa, it’s one of the trips that can lead to an epic adventure no matter which route you take. It’s 100% American. 100% Fun. But choosing which route to take really just depends on what type of adventure you want to take. Here are our favorite routes with our favorite adventures.

The Northern Route – If Mountains and Parks are your thing.

Road Trip: New York

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New York
New York boasts everything you would want in a city. From the Empire State Building to every kind of food you can possibly imagine. Stay a few days and explore.

Niagara Falls/Cedar Point
With 3 staggering waterfalls the views are epic. If you want to get a little closer try the ‘Maid of the Mist’ cruise taking you under the falls. If jaw dropping thrills are more you style, stop in at the Cedar Point adventure park.

Chicago
If cities aren’t your thing, check out the Shipshewana Amish Community.

Minnesota
visit the famous Jolly Green Giant Statue in the ‘City of Blue Earth’

Badlands National Park
The rugged beauty of the badlands will make you feel like you’re walking on the moon.

Mount Rushmore
The sculpture on Mount Rushmore features presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln at a staggering 18 metres (60 ft).

Wild Wyoming
If you’re passing through in from June to August be sure to check out an authentic Cody Rodeo.

Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone is America’s first national park complete with spouting geysers, waterfalls and mud pools.

Grand Teton National Park – Jackson
White water raft Snake River, or go for a hike and take in the beauty of jagged peaks and picture perfect lakes in Grand Teton.

Grand Basin Nevada – Lake Tahoe
Stop for a swim in the crystal clear Lake Tahoe.

Yosemite National Park
Follow the Sierra Mountains into Yosemite. Opt for some world class rock climbing, float down the Merced River or explore this extra ordinary park on foot.

San Francisco
San Francisco is home to hippy vibes, cafe culture, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Pier 39. You’re sure to have an experience.

California Coast to Santa Barbara and LA
Travel down the beautiful highway 1 to Santa Barbara and into LA.

The Southern Route – If cities and soul are your thing.

New York
New York boasts everything you would want in a city. From the Empire State Building to every kind of food you can possibly imagine. Stay a few days and explore.

Washington, DC
Check out the White House and the Smithsonian Museums. Finish the day off with a drink in Georgetown.

Asheville
A road trip just isn’t the same unless you see mountains. Take in the mountain vibes and epic views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Nashville
Visit the world-famous Grand Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of Fame as the home of country music takes you in.

Memphis
Memphis is the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. Need we say more? Head down Beale Street, visit Graceland and take in a tasty Memphis BBQ.

New Orleans
If you’re after some soul, New Orleans is the place for you. Check out a ‘Voodoo and Graveyard’ tour, ride a steamboat on the Mississippi River or fill your face with Cajun and Creole grub or some authentic gumbo.

Austin
If you haven’t had enough music on this trip, Austin is a must stop as they are the ‘live music capital of the world’ after all.

Amarillo
Everything just seems bigger in Texas. Stop at Cadillac Ranch to see all the classic cars you can handle and if you’re hungry along the ol’ route 66, try your hand at the Big Texan Steak Ranch and see if you can finish your dinner.

Santa Fe
The best Mexican food in the USA plus all the sunshine you can handle at 325 days a year. Who can say no to Santa Fe?

Monument Valley
The red rock vistas await on your trip to Monument Valley.

Grand Canyon and Las Vegas
The Grand Canyon and Las Vegas are a must stop. Both enormous in their own beauty

San Diego to LA
Leave the desert behind and head to the coast. Stop in San Diego for some sun and swim. Travel from to LA.

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Class C RV Rentals

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Class C RV’s are the most common type of RV. Class C RV’s are characterized by the large bed directly over the drivers cabin. Class C’s are available in many sizes. I have seen them as small as 22’ and as larger are 35’. These motorhomes tend to sleep more people than a similar sized Class A as you get that extra bed over the driver. Most Class C RV’s allow you to walk from the driver’s area into the cabin of the RV, but I have seen exceptions to this, so it is always good to ask before you rent the RV if this is important to you. This RV will tend to be a little easier to drive compared to a Class A motorhome because the wheelbase is much more similar to regular passenger vehicles. In the end this is the most popular type of RV simply because of the extra sleeping space that it provides. Class C RV’s can be rented from almost any major city across the US including, Phoenix (PHX), Los Angeles (LAX), Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO), Denver (DEN),Boston (BOS) Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO), Ft Lauderdale (FLL) Las Vegas (LAS), RENO (RNO), New York City (NYC), Dallas (DFW), Salt Lake City (SLC), and Seattle (SEA).

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Class A RV Rentals

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Class A RV’s are characterized by the large flat front, similar to a bus. While Class A RV’s tend to be the longest of the RV’s available they also tend to sleep fewer people as there is no bed over the driver’s area of the RV. Class A RV’s also tend to be the most luxurious RV’s available, having more high end features. These RV’s are usually over 28’ long and some can be as long as 45’. Driving a Class A RV will take a little practice as they drive a little differently than most vehicles. You will need to take corners wider than with most vehicles as a Class A handles more like a bus. Any Class A RV that you find available for rent on this site will only require a standard driver’s license. Class A’s can be rented from Phoenix (PHX), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Denver (DEN), Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO), Las Vegas (LAS), RENO (RNO), New York City (NYC), Dallas (DFW), Salt Lake City (SLC), and Seattle (SEA).

The motorhome you choose is really a matter of preference, and how many people you need to accommodate in your rental.

Class B RV Rentals

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Class B RV rentals are compact vehicles set up to make your camping experience more comfortable. Class B RV’s or vans usually sleep 2 or 3 people. Many of these vans are set up with toilets and showers and small kitchens. The amenities in the Class B vans vary depending on where you rent them from so check the vehicle details to see which van is right for your trip. Class B vans can be rented from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Denver, Miami, New York, Salt Lake City and Seattle. Check the quote program for vehicle availability and pricing.

RV In Seattle : Top 5 Things To Do

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Seattle is known for its outdoor scenery, coffee, grunge music (Nirvana) and being the set for some famous TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy & Frasier. Here are the top 5 things to do in Seattle!

1) Visit Chihuly Garden & Glass

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Voted the #1 attraction in Seattle, the stunning exhibit will never let you look at a garden the same way again.

2) Shop at Pike Place Market

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The famous 9-acre permanent farmers market has all the local goodies you could want in one place! Including food, clothes, souvenirs, and gifts. This is the place in Seattle to munch on street food while shopping.

3) See the Space Needle From Sky View Observatory

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This is The Highest Public Observatory on the West Coast and is competitive with the Seattle Space Needle for best view of the city.

4) Adventure Around In Discovery Park

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Enjoy the wild outdoors right in Seattle! The city’s largest public park has 19 km of walking trails.

5) Check Out The EMP Museum

EMP museum

Behold music lovers! The Experience Music Project museum was inspired by Jimi Hendrix and it is known for the Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana exhibits but also boasts other contemporary pop culture displays.

Seattle is a beautiful city with attractions to suit any type of traveller, use our quote program at the top of this page to browse and compare prices on Seattle RV rentals and motorhomes. For one-way RV rental options, choose your ideal pick-up and drop-off locations from the drop down menus.

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Seattle – Local Attractions

Monday, August 12th, 2013

The most famous attraction in Seattle must be the Space Needle. Millions of people of have taken the elevator up the 605 feet since its opening in 1962. From the glistening waters of the Puget Sound, the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Rainer, the beautiful skyline of downtown Seattle the view from the Space Needle has it all. Stay and dine atop the Space Needle in the revolving Skycity Restaurant.

Seattle’s Public Market, where downtown Seattle meets the farm. Open since 1907 this year round market has bakeries, fish mongers, butcher shops, produce stands and specialties stores. There are over 80 restaurants and over 200 unique owner operated shops and services. Tours of the market are also available for those of you who want a little history with your shopping experience.

The Pacific Science Center, where the future is bright. Lay back and check out the Laser Dome, the 80 foot wide screen combines music and laser lights as artists create a different live show every night. The Imax has lots of movies for you to watch, there is a movie for everyone. View the planetarium and look at the ever changing exhibits, no to visit to the Pacific Science Center are ever the same.

The Center for Wooden Boats is dedicated to preserving the history of the Pacific Northwest, with its three campus’s and over 100 historically significant boats. Rent a boat, take a class or take in the exhibits,and connect this the history of this beautiful area.

The Hiram M Chittenden Locks are a complex set of locks the have three main purposes. The first is to maintain the water level of Lake Washington and Union Lake, the second is to prevent the mixing of fresh water with the sea water and the third is to move boats up and down between the lakes and the Puget Sound. This spot is also known as the Ballard Locks by the locals. Venture through the gardens or have a picnic on the lawn while you watch the boat go through, but make sure that you take time to cross one of the bridges so that you can see the salmon ladders.

 

World Rhythm Festival 2013 Seattle WA

Monday, April 1st, 2013

20th Annual World Rhythm Festival 2013 Seattle WA

  • When? 12 Apr to 14 Apr, 2013
  • Where? Seattle Center
  • What? Come enjoy the rhythm or sign up for a workshop. Three days packed with an amazing range of world music traditions, including African, Middle-Eastern, Latin, Indian, Brazilian, North American and more. Free Admission
  • Rent an RV

Official Website: World Rhythm Festival

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