Believe it or not, fall can be just as great, if not better, for camping and taking the RV out for an adventure! You and your family, friends, and significant others can enjoy a great variety of activities that are perfect for this season.
Maybe a romantic getaway could even be the ticket. A road trip can help relax, reset, and unplug while simultaneously having days to choose a fun activity to try to make memories with your choice of company. We have the top 15 fall RV travel activities for you to consider, whichever type of trip you are looking for!
Camp at the Area’s Top Campgrounds
You may have wanted to stay at your vacation area’s best or top-rated campgrounds but experienced a sense of overcrowding since the summer months are most popular. Now’s the time to visit some of the best RV campgrounds to see fall foliage. Stay a while to enjoy colors, quiet and less people.
There is nothing like being able to keep your RV’s windows open at night and feel nature’s breeze circulating through. Don’t forget to pack extra blankets and your cozy flannels!
Smores and More
When you think of camping, a campfire is usually at the top of the list. It is even more fun to get cozied up close to the fire for warmth. Why not add some fun with cooking to the mix? Smores are a camping staple.
Send the kids out to find firewood and roasting sticks, roast your marshmallow to your liking, and make a smores! The usual suspects are graham crackers and chocolate. Maybe branch out and add banana slices and Reese’s cups too! The possibilities are endless! Cast iron pies, hot dogs, and much more can also be made!
Play in the Great Outdoors
Explore your location by adding these fun activities to your agenda! Biking, hiking, and walking can create a sense of being one with nature and be enjoyable without the intense summer heat. Pack your RV up with your best-hiking boots, bikes, and all the other gear needed, so you will be able to try out the different trails! Geocaching is another great activity, especially for the kids! With the foliage shedding during this time, the treasures you can find within the leaves are endless!
Not only can a campfire bring light to the campsite, but try out the flashlight games for the kids! There is a flashlight tag and sardine hide-and-seek, and you can make your scavenger hunt! The adults can give the kids or each group a list of certain things to find around the site and surrounding woods.
Competitions are always a fun way to get everyone involved! Another idea is to have a glow stick party. Packs of glow sticks are affordable and can be made into necklaces, glasses, bracelets, and can just be hung around the campgrounds to create a rave-type vibe on one of the nights!
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Here is one of the most popular ideas, whether traveling with family or for a romantic excursion. Pumpkins alone are the symbol of fall. Take a day to visit a nearby pumpkin patch! The atmosphere will give you maximum fall vibes.
Pick out your favorite pumpkin and take a hayride while sipping on your hot cocoa or warm apple cider. The pumpkins aren’t just for decorations and cooking. Make it a competition and show off your carving skills!
No matter the time of year, spooky stories are a must when camping. Fall makes it even better, with Halloween being just around the corner. Gather everyone around the campfire and create the best story possible while being mindful of the younger kids!
The tale can be scary and funny and include some campers’ names or characters resembling one to make it even more intriguing or spooky!
Since you are camping in the fall, it just makes sense to have some Halloween fun! Already mentioned above are the ideas of spooky storytelling and pumpkin carving. To add to the Halloween fun, check with your campgrounds association and Google to see if there are any local themed activities.
There may be trunk or treating, costume contests, and competitions, including costumes and decorated RVs.
An RV road trip can offer up some time to relax and recharge. Escape reality and get away to have quality and quiet time with your partner, friends, or maybe just on your own. Appreciate the nature surrounding you.
Use your five senses on this trip and embrace the fresh air to relieve the world’s stresses. Since it is fall, the holidays will quickly sneak up on you. Use this time to unplug and recharge before that time hits!
Football season is a favorite season for many. Take a quick trip to your favorite campus, alma mater, or away game, and tailgate from your RV! Homecoming is a great game to try at, so you can reconnect with old classmates and friends to reminisce on the past college days.
Not only is there a kitchen and private bathroom to change up the football game experience, but you may also bring your game gear, favorite drinks, and yard games. Create your football watch party while being near the stadium and hearing the roars from the entire campus!
Try the Fruits of the Season
Get a taste of fall by really and truly giving it a taste! A fun way to enjoy the season is to visit vineyards, breweries, and cider mills. After a day’s worth of tasting, stock up on whatever is a favorite for you to take back home to enjoy yourself or to have others try out your incredible find. Make sure also to visit farmers’ markets and orchards to find the best seasonal fruits and veggies to add a fresh taste to your mills.
Hunting and Fishing
Whether you are both into these hobbies or maybe just the gents, an RV will offer you the comforts of your home to enjoy. Pack up all the fishing and hunting essentials and head to the best lakes or rivers to make camp.
Enjoy this hobby together or simply be able to learn more about your significant other’s liking of the sport while still being able to be “home” and enjoying the views. After a long day’s fishing and hunting, you will still enjoy each other’s company while cozying up to discuss a successful or unsuccessful day.
Local Fall Festivities
Check out your travel spots for fall festivities. Oktoberfest is a favorite, and there may be harvest festivals, haunted houses, tours, and Halloween-themed parties.
Especially when it comes to drinking events like Oktoberfest, having your RV can help if one becomes intoxicated or exhausted. There won’t be a worry about getting home after a long day of fun. Get your friends and head out to your fall event of choice!
Check online to see where there are the best areas of foliage to take a road trip to see. The Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains are known for having amazing views of the season-changing nature. Hop in your RV, turn on your favorite music or podcast, grab all the snacks, and take a drive to find the colorful canopies. Don’t forget to take pics!
Take your partner on a romantic getaway! Cozy up together in the comfort of your RV to enjoy the colder fall weather.
The atmosphere of being in an RV alone and together can create a time of romance and getting to know each other even more. Revisit meaningful places and find more places to make memories to last a lifetime.
This activity may be for the RV regulars or those interested in learning more. Even if upgrading or purchasing isn’t the goal, touring new models and checking out the different RV gear and accessories can be a great time! These shows and rallies can offer a time to connect with other RV people, trade hacks, travel tips, and travel location ideas.
Here is an excellent list by RV Miles of upcoming RV shows across the country.
No matter what fall RV activity you choose for you and your company, you are sure to find out that the fall is an amazing time to take that road trip.
Enjoy your family, friends, and partners with unplugging and resetting. Always remember to appreciate, participate, and be present to make the most of the season.
The fresh air, views, and sounds are sure to please. Get your RV packed, bring your blankets and sweaters, and make the most of your fall seasonal trip!