Distance: 775 miles roundtrip
Estimated Duration: 1 week or more
Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States of America, as well as home to the country’s most amazing monuments and museums. If you’re visiting the U.S. from abroad, it’s the best place to experience this country, its people, and its history all in one stop.
While in D.C., one can visit all three branches of this country’s government: the White House where the President lives and works, the United States Supreme Court building, and the U.S. Capitol Building where both houses of Congress meet.
In the middle of the city is the National Mall, an open park from which visitors can walk to dozens of D.C. attractions. The Lincoln Memorial and its reflecting pool are at one end, from which the Washington Monument, National World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial are a short walk away. We also recommend buying tickets for a guided tour of the monuments; the city’s tour guides are some of this country’s best!
Many museums are also within walking distance of the National Mall; four Smithsonian museums are located directly adjacent (National Air and Space Museum, American Indian Museum, National History Museum and American History Museum). Also located close by are the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Newseum, which is devoted to the history and future of news journalism.
Venturing farther out one can even see more attractions that shouldn’t be missed. Arlington Cemetery is right across the Potomac River where the eternal flame honoring President John F. Kennedy stays lit amid thousands of military graves. The Pentagon is also a short drive away where visitors can experience the National 9/11 Memorial. And within the city itself is the infamous Ford’s Theater where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. The theater still hosts performances, as well as educates visitors with a museum located onsite.
Fortunately for travelers, the Washington D.C. area couldn’t be more accommodating for RVs; there are a number of campgrounds located as close as 12 miles away from the city, including Greenbelt Park campgrounds and Fairfax Park campgrounds. You can also rent a car on your way into town or take advantage of the city’s excellent public transportation to get around. Once you’ve set up camp, the city offers enough attractions to fill up your entire week and then some.
This city is known as The Sweetest Place on Earth for being home to The Hershey Company, makers of the world famous Hershey Chocolate Bar and Hershey Kisses. Visit Hershey’s Chocolate World for a fun factory tour, or stop over for a relaxing day at a spa or golf course.
Known as the “Black Forest,” this state park is well known for its old growth forest comprised of white pines and hemlocks. With full hook-up sites for RVs, it’s a great place to experience real camping on your way to Washington D.C.
The Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War was fought here. This battle between Union and Confederate forces produced the most casualties of the entire war, and was considered a turning point for the North. There are many historical tours available and museums to visit, as well as shops and fine dining.
The Washington D.C. package is all-inclusive and covers roundtrip mileage, rental nights and generator use. The package also includes early pick-up times and late drop-offs, transportation from and to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, RV insurance, permission for additional drivers, post-cleaning (interior, exterior and holding tanks), and final fuel and propane refills. An international license and passport are required for international travelers.
Estimated pricing begins at $2,300 and varies depending on trip duration, party size and options. Destinations are suggestions only and reservations are your own responsibility. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-282-5600 for a custom estimate.