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Where to Travel With Your Pet in 2021

Traveling With Pets This Year? Try "Glamping" With an RV

RV camping with a pet

Some dogs are born to run. Their instincts drive them to speed through the grass and between trees, and discover everything along the way. Border collies, greyhounds and other 'game' dog breeds commonly exhibit these characteristics, and if you have one of these dogs, you know how much energy they have.

Other dogs seem better suited to shuffling along in first gear, no matter how motivated they are.

However, if you're someone who enjoys the outdoors, there's no reason you shouldn't take your pet with you if you can. After a stressful and difficult past year, we all deserve to enjoy the outdoors this summer. If you're looking to take an exciting cross-country journey with your pets—canine or otherwise—here are some tips on how to travel with them in 2021.

It's officially summer and the perfect time to go on an adventure. That said, pandemic-related rules and restrictions are still in place in several states, making it hard to develop a solid game plan.

You could jump in your car or truck and hit the open road, but that might not be comfortable or spacious enough for you or your pets. Air travel is often stressful for pets, so that might not be the best idea, either.

Unfortunately, most cruise lines don't allow pets unless they are service dogs. And if they do, the dog has to stay in your private cabin in a kennel. Or you could take a train: Amtrak does allow some pets and service animals on select trains. Still, this doesn't give you a lot of options when it comes to pet-friendly travel.

Dog laying by RV

So what should you do instead? Opt for an RV from RVshare. Hit the open road in an RV and visit some of the most beautiful national parks this country has to offer. RVs are perfect for social distancing, give you the freedom to choose where you go, and your four-legged friends will love the journey, too.

Top RV Destinations Worth Seeing With Your Pet

There are several amazing destinations to visit throughout the United States. Here are a few of the best parks to visit with your pets so you both can get some fresh air and soak up the sunshine. Some parks are currently being impacted by the threat of smoke and fire. Be sure to check the park's website before making your travel plans, and often while you travel. Some national parks, including Yellowstone National Park, have been omitted due to current fire risks.

1. Blue Ridge Parkway National Park

Blue Ridge Parkway National Park

Located between North Carolina and Virginia, the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park is one of the most breathtaking places you'll see. It's a gorgeous 469-mile drive with RV parks and campgrounds all over, so you'll surely have a beautiful place to stay the night.

The views are incredible, animals and wildlife are spotted everywhere, and music festivals or other events happen along the parkway throughout the year. It's a journey you don't want to miss.

2. Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park, in Oregon, is another amazing place that should be on your list. According to the National Park Service, it's home to the deepest lake in the country and one of the deepest in the world. The park features two main campgrounds, which are open from June to September and mid-July to October, respectively. Its lake formed when Mount Mazama violently erupted nearly 8,000 years ago and collapsed.

3. Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon

Known as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon, in Arizona, is truly breathtaking. You can visit the North and South Rims, both of which are open to campers, but 90 percent of visitors make their way to the South Rim for the attractions and accessibility. Each rim of the Grand Canyon is at a different elevation, allowing access to a variety of views and microclimates with ease. Visit them both in an RV this summer.

4. South Higgins Lake State Park

South Higgins Lake State Park, Michigan

South Higgins Lake State Park, in Michigan, is an excellent destination if you want to pull up an RV right on the waterfront. Enjoy stunning waterfront sunrises, and let the dogs discover the shoreline with you. South Higgins Lake is expansive and boasts one of the largest state park campgrounds in Michigan.

5. Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Zion National Park, in southern Utah, has gorgeous views and many different attractions. There are multiple campgrounds in and around the park that are perfect for an RV. You could explore the nearby scenery and enjoy activities like biking, hiking up the Narrows or Angels Landing, bird-watching or just enjoying the sweeping natural vistas at your front door.

6. Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is a vast 1,583 square mile wilderness area in Montana full of fun things to do. The park has beautiful landscapes, museums and more than 700 miles of hiking trails for the avid outdoorsy types. Plus, you'll want to visit Hidden Lake, with views that are definitely Instagram-worthy.

7. Canyonlands National Park

The Loop at Canyonlands NP

Located in southern Utah, Canyonlands is Utah's biggest national park, but it's often skipped over for Zion, or neighboring Arches National Park or the city of Moab. However, it's a place you don't want to miss. Canyonlands is full of wonderful views, including Grand View Point and the stunning Island in the Sky. Camping is first come first serve, but there are several spots for an RV.

Hit the Open Road with RVshare

Not only are all of the above destinations must-see attractions, but they're RV and pet-friendly, as well.

Buying an RV can be expensive, so a great option is to rent a pet-friendly RV for your getaway. Travel the U.S. with an RV from RVshare—the first and largest marketplace for RV rentals online. RVshare has over 100,000 listings to choose from across all 50 states.

Choose an Affordable or Luxury Pet-Friendly RV


With an RV from RVshare, you can choose to pick up the RV yourself or have it delivered right to your front door. That latter option is ideal for those with older pets who would like to load up their gear and pets from their home right into a luxury RV.

RVshare makes it easy to quickly book an affordable, clean and reliable home on wheels that will accommodate your family and pets. Once you register, you simply pick your location, the number of guests the RV needs to house, the dates you'd like to travel and click "Go." The website will let you filter your search by RV size, pricing, entertainment features like an outdoor TV, or even find one with a bathtub if you prefer.

So bring some chairs, open that remote-controlled awning, put on some music, and enjoy the wild outdoors with friends, family, or just you and man's best friend.

Jump into your next adventure with the whole family and pets when you book an RV rental with RVshare! Start searching right here.

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