There’s a lot that goes into the planning of a wedding –– from the venue to the cake to whom to invite (and who to leave off the guest list). As for after the wedding, it can be pretty difficult to make a decision about where to go on your honeymoon. One wants to do Paris; the other wants to do Puerto Rico. One wants to visit museums; the other wants to lounge on a beach.
In an effort to make this decision easier for the both of you, allow another option to be presented: A road trip to one of this great country’s national parks, in a top-of-the-line recreational vehicle. Yes, an RV road trip for a honeymoon sounds a bit unconventional, but it’s the 21st century. The times are changing, and honeymoon ideas must change with them!
Why Go on a National Park Honeymoon?
Admittedly, a national park honeymoon RV road trip will be a bit more involved than your average honeymoon; you’ll be behind the wheel, rather than based in a hotel. As a result, your expectations about amenities will need to be adjusted: Instead of room service, you may need roadside service. Instead of a dip in a heated pool, you may end up wading into a lake.
The differences from the traditional honeymoon template are well worth it. Wherever you go and whatever you do for your honeymoon, once it’s done you’ll have to go back to your normal, routine life. Rather than do what everyone else does, you can make your newlywed experience totally unique and memorable with a national park honeymoon adventure!
The Best National Parks for Honeymoon Memories
There are literally hundreds of national park sites in the USA (over 400, if you really wanted to know), but not all of them are well-suited for a national park honeymoon –– at least, not in every season and not for every couple. What will end up being your choice for the best national park for a honeymoon experience is totally up to you, so what follows will be a few choices to help you get ideas.
Yellowstone National Park & Grand Teton National Park
Yes, there are two national parks in Wyoming listed here together, but they’ve been thrown together for a good reason: They’re in very close proximity to each other. If you’re going to visit the one on a national park honeymoon, you owe it to yourself to visit the other. It just makes sense!
Now, which of these two national parks you choose to visit first is up to you, but checking out Yellowstone National Park first will give you the chance to see the famous Old Faithful geyser in person, which can get your honeymoon started off with quite a blast. Afterwards, take in the majesty of the 24-mile-long Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, or venture on over to the Mammoth Hot Spring Terraces and Hayden Valley.
As for Grand Teton National Park, you lovebirds can see all kinds of actual birds, along with so many other kinds of wildlife (admittedly, Yellowstone is a wildlife treasure trove as well). Grand Teton will get you out of your RV and onto trails, and if you visit at the right time of year, many of them may be snow-covered (even into late spring). Of course, the peaks of the Teton Range are a highlight, and you’ll rarely lack opportunities or inspiration for photography.
RV Parks Nearby: Gros Ventre Campground, Yellowstone Park/West Gate KOA Holiday, and Bridge Bay RV Park
Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon is something everyone should see at least once in their life, and there may be no better time to do it than on your honeymoon! A Grand Canyon National Park honeymoon will surely end up being an awe-inspiring experience. There are dozens of viewpoints scattered across the North and South Rims, which you could spend several days driving along with your new spouse. The sunsets are spectacular, and the opportunities for hiking are superb.
Plus, you’ll be relatively close to Las Vegas. So, if you feel the need to fit some slots into your newlywed bliss, the Grand Canyon is possibly the best national park for honeymoon traveling to make that experience happen.
RV Parks Nearby: Grand Canyon Railway RV Park and Trailer Village RV Park
Go on a National Park Honeymoon in a Cruise America RV
The three national parks mentioned above are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to national park honeymoon options; there are literally too many to mention here. Your best bet is to consider the information above as an introductory guide to the idea of going on a national park honeymoon RV road trip, which is hopefully an idea you find appealing.
Assuming you do find it appealing (and your soon-to-be spouse is on board with it), the next step is to get in touch with Cruise America to start planning your national park honeymoon road trip. Cruise America has a selection of RV rentals that can’t be beat, and with locations all over the country, you’re bound to find a Cruise America location near a national park you want to see.
Before those wedding bells ring, contact Cruise America today to book an RV for what will surely be the most memorable national park honeymoon ever!