Why the Perfect RV Road Trip this Fall is to Washington

The Pacific Northwest has long been a favorite destination of RVers who really love getting back to nature. With its stunning ocean roads, breathtaking mountain ranges, and picturesque towns, a Washington road trip is the stuff of dreams and movies. While many RVers scratch Washington State off the map outside of the summer season, October is one of the best times of the year to visit – not only do prices drop, but fall arrives turning the scenery from calming tones of blues and greens to vivid reds and yellows. If you’re thinking “just one more trip” before storing your RV for winter, there’s no better way to round off the year.

In a recent blog post, we looked at the practicalities of RVing in Washington. In this post, we showcase a handful of routes that make Washington State one of the most popular – and spectacular – RV destinations during fall.

The Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park

Let’s start with one of the best, the Washington road trip that made it into Forbes’ “Top Ten American Road Trips:” The Olympic Peninsula. This stunning drive is a 330-mile loop that takes in a number of Washington’s most iconic landscapes, including Olympic Mountain peaks, waterfalls, and even rainforests.

Some of the must-stop-and-sees along the way include:

  • The calm, clear waters of Lake Cushman
  • The towering rock formations at Ruby Beach
  • The world’s largest temperate rainforest, the Hoh Rainforest
  • Picture-perfect Lake Crescent & Mount Storm King Hike
  • The dramatic views at Hurricane Ridge

Other stop-offs along the way include Kurt Cobain’s memorial in Aberdeen, the beautiful Victorian houses of Port Townsend, and if you packed your passport, a ferry ride to British Columbia!

Panorama Land

Washington is famed for its sumptuous fruit and vegetables which grow right across the state. Although peach and strawberry season will be over, if you love fresh produce, you’ll find plenty to satiate your appetite in Panorama Land. This 200-mile trip follows the Colombia River and takes you through orchards of fruit trees and fields of cantaloupe, corn, and cucumber, to name just a few – you may even catch the end of huckleberry season! Stop off at the dozens of road stands that line the route and fill up on fresh produce.

This route leaves from Spokane, but don’t leave without dining out first; Spokane was recently listed as a Top US Foodie Destination by thediscoverer.com.

Chinook Pass

Back to breathtaking scenery and the Chinook Scenic Byway, “The Premier Driving Tour of Washington State.” You’ll quickly understand how it earned this title when you find yourself overwhelmed by the immensity and drama of Mount Rainier and its surrounding landscape: glacier-fed valleys, river canyons, lush forests, lakes and waterfalls are all towered over by mountain peaks to make this trip a truly memorable experience.

Friday Harbor 

How about a little island-hopping while you’re in the Seattle area? If you feel like parking up the RV and just enjoying being out in nature, the San Juan Islands make a great retreat. A ferry ride from Seattle, Friday Harbor is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts offering kayaking, cycling, fishing, boating – even whale watching!

Unwind from all the day’s excitement by strolling around its quaint shops, galleries, and open-air markets, and enjoy the delicious food on offer.

Cars aren’t needed in San Juan, but you can take your RV on the ferry by making a reservation with the Washington Department of Transportation.


And now for something completely different! Leavenworth, the Bavarian-style village that’s straight from a postcard. No matter when you visit, Leavenworth delights both the eyes and stomach! Its restaurants serve the best Bavarian and German food in the US (think Bratwurst, currywurst, pork knuckle… need we continue?)

Of course, the best time of year to visit is October when the town stages its very own Oktoberfest! Taking place on the first three weekends of October, the event this year will focus on creating a “Street Fair Vibe” by hosting 100 local vendors, artists, and crafters, and of course, lots of traditional Bavarian food and beer! Is there anywhere else you’d rather be?

Just because the summer season has come to an end doesn’t mean that you need to stop exploring. But when it is time for your RV to put its wheels up, LuxeLocker Richland, Washington is there to provide first-class storage facilities for any size or value of RV, especially 5th wheelers and Class A RVs. Your RV really couldn’t be more at home than at LuxeLocker.

For more information, go to: https://luxelocker.com/storage-richland-washington/