RVing Along Route 66
When it comes to road trips in the US, it’s hard to beat Route 66. This iconic, historic route spans from Chicago to Los Angeles, approximately 2,400 miles in length. Whether you travel the whole length of this route or just a section of it, there are plenty of things to see and do along the way, and it’s a great way to explore more of the country.
Things to see and do along Route 66
If you travel the entirety of Route 66, then you’ll either start or finish your journey at Chicago’s Grant Park. This attractive urban park has some interesting landmarks such as fountains and sculptures, as well as historic Route 66 signs. At the other end, you’ll find yourself at Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, where you can enjoy the famous beach and the boardwalk.
For the other 2,400 miles, here are some of the best attractions you can see:
- Route 66 Hall of Fame Museum (Pontiac, Illinois)
- The Gateway Arch (St Louis, Missouri)
- Meramec Caverns (Stanton, Missouri)
- The Milk Bottle Grocery (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
- Palo Duro Canyon State Park (Amarillo, Texas)
- Cadillac Ranch (Amarillo, Texas)
- Santa Fe (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
- The Painted Desert (Indian Wells, Arizona)
- Petrified Forest National Park (Holbrook, Arizona)
- Grand Canyon (Arizona)
- Mojave National Preserve (Baker, California)
Where to stay on Route 66
The best thing about RVing Route 66 is that you don’t have to worry about finding motels or hotels along the way, although there are some iconic places to stay along this route if you choose to. For RVers, there are plenty of campgrounds, RV parks, and boondocking sites where you can stay. This website can help you find Route 66 campgrounds and plan your trip in advance.
How long to plan for Route 66?
This will vary depending on what speed you want to travel at. Try to plan how many sights you want to see on the way and how long you want to stop in different places for. Generally, people tend to spend 2-4 weeks traveling Route 66. We’d recommend at least 3 weeks if you want to take your time and enjoy lots of sights.
If you’re planning for your Route 66 road trip, make sure your RV or motorhome is properly maintained and that you have all the necessary accessories you need. Contact Magne Shade for a quote or check out the range of RV shades we have available online.← back to news