What better way to celebrate summer than with a road trip or campout? We’re looking for the best campgrounds, roadside motels, RV parks and more. Vote for your favorites in each category once per day until voting closes on Monday, July 19 at noon ET.
Click on each category below to vote:
Camping allows us to return to a simpler way of life (Photo: Aramark)
Campgrounds offer a place to rest up and recharge in the great outdoors, but some campgrounds offer a more memorable experience than others. These campgrounds, chosen by a panel of outdoor adventure and road trip experts along with the 10Best editors, have been chosen as some of the best in the country.
Help us select the 10 best by voting for your favorite.
Best Gas Station Brand
On December 1, 1913, America’s first drive-in gas station opened in Pennsylvania. Instead of hauling gasoline cans from pharmacies, motorists could now pull up, refuel and keep on driving. As more and more families owned cars (and lived further and further from city centers), fueling stations began popping up along highways across America.
Today, we measure a gas station experience by much more than just the fuel. How clean are the bathrooms? How fresh is the coffee? What snack options are available? Can I get a hot meal? These 20 brands cater to the needs of drivers in all of these ways.
Best Glamping Spot
(Photo: Douglas Merriam )
Glamping (also known as “glamorous camping”) has been getting lots of attention in recent years. This form of campground lodging combines the minimalistic nature of camping with modern amenities and creature comforts.
These glamping spots offer some of the best locations and amenities in the United States. Vote for your favorite glamping resort once per day.
Best Luxury RV Resort
(Photo: Mandy Lea Photo)
These luxury RV resorts offer much more than a simple place to park your rig. Beyond full hookups and swimming pools, these parks offer perks that include tennis courts, full-service spas, movie theaters and much more!
Best Roadside Motel
(Photo: Nick Simonite / Austin Motel)
During the early years of the 20th century, Americans took to the nation’s brand new highways, and roadside motels (a portmanteau of “motor hotel”) popped up to accommodate these travelers. Many of these historic properties have gotten retro-chic makeovers, blending their vintage charm with modern amenities.
Best RV Park
(Photo: Normandy Farms)
These RV parks and campgrounds, nominated as the best in the U.S., offer basic facilities, beautiful scenery and access to some of the country’s most interesting places. Vote for your favorite once per day until polls close on Monday, July 19.
Best State Park for RVers
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The United States is home to more than 10,000 state park units, attracting some 739 million annual visitors. As more and more travelers seek the open road and open spaces, those numbers have continued to grow. More and more of these parks are catering to RV travelers, with campgrounds, hookups and other amenities.
Best Vintage Trailer Hotel
(Photo: Camp LeConte)
You don’t have to own an RV to enjoy the trailer camping experience. These vintage trailer park resorts transform restored Airstreams and vintage trailers into unique hotel rooms, set amid some of the nation’s prettiest scenery.
Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10Best.com on Friday, July 30.
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