Instead of a traditional holiday exchange, why not give the gift of adventure? By taking a campervan into the wild to explore and enjoy the outdoors, you’ll be making unforgettable memories. Need inspiration on where to go? Check out our favorite spots below.
Sequoia National Park
Located in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains in California, this otherworldly forest is the perfect place to park your campervan for the winter. The exceptionally high redwood trees covered in a canopy of snow make the atmosphere even more impressive. When you’re done taking in the view, you can easily find winter outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and snowshoeing.
There are many great locations to spend the holiday season in the Southwest as well. While the Grand Canyon is already one of the most iconic viewing spots in the country, seeing the red plateaus frosted with snow is a one-of-a-kind experience. You’re likely to catch an even better view now that the summer crowds have died down.
The Grand Canyon makes a magnificent spot to hike and take in the fresh air when you’re ready to explore. Just make sure you bring enough gear to handle the sunny days and icy evenings.
Crystal Mountain is one of the most popular ski resorts in Washington. With more than 2,600 acres sprawling the Cascade Mountains and 57 ski runs, you’ll never get bored. Here you’ll find beginner slopes and advanced peaks to explore, so every level is welcome.
One of the biggest perks of this park is that the Crystal Mountain RV lot is large enough to fit over 60 RVs and comes with all electrical hookups. Come early to snag a spot and park your campervan in a place with the most impressive view.
Big Bend National Park
If you’re an avid wildlife watcher, Big Bend is the ideal place to park for the winter. If you love the look of the desert with open fields and a sprawling sky, this is a great Midwestern spot to try. With over 450 species of birds in the area, you can spend time during your hikes or evening meals spotting as many as you can. If you get restless, simply hop on the ferry to Mexico to visit for an easy day trip.
To help your travel by campervan go smoothly as possible, it’s best to come prepared. Always pack adequate snow gear like snow chains and emergency equipment, and seek places with accessible roads in case of trouble.
While snow-covered destinations are an outstanding sight, try to seek more moderate-temperature holiday spots when traveling by campervan to avoid part malfunctions or excess cold. You’ll also want to guarantee that your camping site of choice has open winter parking and ensure if you need to make reservations in advance.
Choose the Best Campervan
The most important detail is to choose a high-quality camper you can rely on, even in tough temperatures. Fortunately, Grit Overland campervans come fully equipped with heat and hot water access for more comfortable winter travel. Not only that, but our unique configurations make holiday meals easier and with an unbeatable view.