Wouldn't it be wonderful to find a single area that has all the ingredients for a great RV vacation? Good news! Greater Raleigh has everything a lively family requires for an unforgettable vacation. Great camping, unlimited outdoor recreation and lots of interesting local history; this scenic North Carolina city has it all.

Celebrating the Outdoors in the Raleigh Area

As we mentioned, Greater Raleigh has great RV camping venues waiting to play host to your family. William B. Umstead State Park, for example, is a wonderland of hardwood forests and pristine fishing waters. Plan to spend time in a canoe or on one of the picturesque hiking trails during your stay.

Falls Lake State Recreation Area presents RV campers with more than twenty-thousand acres of hiking, wildlife viewing and mountain biking possibilities. Take your pick from three comfortable RV campgrounds and take the time to explore this fascinating recreation area.

Even More to Do in the Raleigh Area

RV camping families will enjoy Greater Raleigh's wide variety of art, science and children's museums. Roll down to Marbles Kids Museum for a day of fun and exploration. Spend the afternoon walking the trails and admiring the art in the North Carolina Museum of Art's Museum Park. Older kids will especially love the exhibits and activities at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, one of the largest in the region. No matter what your family's passion, there's a museum in Greater Raleigh to learn from and enjoy on your RV vacation.

Once you've explored Raleigh's museums, head for Moore Square District in downtown Raleigh for a fascinating collection of dining and shopping possibilities. And don't even think about leaving Raleigh without sampling legendary North Carolina whole-hog barbecue at The Pit!

Are you already beginning to envision the things you'll do on your Raleigh area RV vacation? This gracious Southern city is worthy of a lengthy stay! Camp in the beauty of North Carolina's rolling hills and hit the streets of Raleigh for a captivating excursion into the people, art and science that have helped to shape the Tar Heel State.

About the Author
Joe Laing is the Marketing Director for El Monte RV Rentals. For other great RV camping vacation ideas see Monty's Musings RV Camping Blog or the new Monty's RV Vacation Photo/Picture Gallery.