5 Scenic West Coast Viewpoints Worth Stopping At

Traveling the coast in an RV can provide you with opportunities to see beautiful things that you wouldn’t get to see if you were traveling any other way. Your RV allows you to take your time as you drive through states. The west coast is filled with overlooks and viewpoints that provide you with places to view some of the most incredible natural and man-made destinations. Here are 5 that are definitely worth stopping to look at:


1. Castle Rock Viewpoint

The Castle Rock Viewpoint is a can’t-miss-stop along the already beautiful Highway 1. From the viewpoint, you will have stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Bixby Bridge. Bixby Creek runs through the middle of a rocky canyon and pours into the ocean. The Bixby Bridge was built over the creek and is one of the most photographed locations in all of California. From Castle Rock, you will get some of the best views of the bridge. Time your stop for sunset to make it extra special. The parking has room for several large RVs and cars but be careful when driving there because of the sharp curves. It makes for the perfect place to pull over, taken in the views, while you stretch your legs.


2. Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center

Photo Credit: Don Graham

The Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center is more than just a simple stop. One of the big draws of this stop is being able to see Mt. Whitney. In the lower 48 states, it’s the highest peak that you will see. You can find out everything you could want to know about the area by a quick stop at the visitor center. You’ll also want to plan some time to go to the Discovery Bookstore which is operated by the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA), a nonprofit organization.

3. Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive Center

Seeing the Redwoods is something that makes most people’s bucket list. There are plenty of places where you can pull over to take it all in and capture amazing photos. However, with an RV your best bet is to stop at Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive center. You will find easy RV parking so you don’ have to worry about being on the side of a tight road. You can also spend time in the museum.



4. Green Valley Ranch

If you want to take in a little more activity than just sightseeing, the Green Valley Ranch Resort parking ramp is the place you want to be. It might not be the first place you think of when you think of “viewpoints”, but it has an endless view of the Las Vegas Strip. This “viewpoint” also comes with built-in parking, including spaces that will work for your RV. Once you enjoy the cityscape you can enjoy live music, gambling, dinner, or relax at a spa.


5. Cloudcap Overlook

Cloudcap Overlook isn’t just any overlook. It’s the highest overlook that you can reach from a vehicle in Crater Lake National Park. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.  From your location, you will be able to see both the volcanic cone Mt. Scott and Wizard Island. It provides you with stunning sunsets and is even pretty to see when it’s covered in snow.

There’s no better way to see this beautiful country than with a road trip in your RV. If you are ready to purchase your first RV, or you’re interested in upgrading your current RV, give us a call today!

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