Mobile, Alabama is a city that sits along the Gulf Coast. Located in the southern half of Alabama, Mobile is a great place to start a road trip if you are starting from south to north. Especially when the northern terminus of your road trip is in Baltimore, Maryland. From one city near the water to another, this road trip can be done in a span of seven days with your RV of choice, yourself, and your family aboard. At the start, you’ll probably be eating crawfish. But by the time you are finished, you might want to try out those Maryland crab cakes.
With that said, let’s buckle up and get started on this road trip.
As you inch closer to Baltimore, you’ll be closing in on the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C. If you want to begin your tour of Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area, you might want to start at the Arlington National Cemetery. This is the place where thousands of America’s sailors, airmen, and Marines are laid to rest. Most of them were killed during America’s wars. It is also here where you can find the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. What you’ll notice is a lone guard patrolling the tomb. The ceremony of the guard change is worth checking out. Every guard change happens every hour on the hour (except in the summer where it’s every half hour).
There are no RV parks or campgrounds nearby, so you can soldier on towards Baltimore since it’s literally a mere one hour drive away from your final destination.
After driving through most of North Carolina, you’ll go through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and merge onto Interstate 95. Soon, you’ll come across Richmond, the capital city of Virginia. The American Civil War Museum is located in the downtown section of the city. During the Civil War, Richmond was the capital of the Confederate States of America. Learn the history of the war that lasted four years between the South and the North and view artifacts from both sides of the fight.
Once you’ve finished touring the museum and spent the day in Richmond, you can head north to the Americamps RV resort where you can settle in and recharge. Plus, you get plenty of amenities like free WiFi so you can keep your friends and family up to date with what’s going on with your road trip.
If you are a fan of race car driving, then the NASCAR Hall of Fame might be a place worth checking out. You’ll learn about the history and heritage of NASCAR and learn of the legends that have made their mark on the stock car racing world. This is located in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina where you can do so many other activities.
Before heading out, you can stay the night at some of the campgrounds and RV parks outside of the city. One RV park that’s been a mainstay in Charlotte for many years is the Elmore RV Park. You get plenty of hookups with the 40+ spaces available for RVs. Not only that, you get free WiFi. And it also has a bus stop nearby that will give you easy access to the city.
What you might notice in the southern United States is that a lot of architecture is based on Greek-style buildings. This unusual place is one of them. This Greek Revival building is painted in a pink color, thus making it eye-catching. Inside, you’ll notice all sorts of random objects lying around. This includes golf clubs, toys, and so much more. It’s weird as to why people would leave this stuff here. And what’s with the chicken sitting on the top of the steps? Well, that’s probably how this building got its name.
There are some RV parks that are located on the outskirts of Greenville. Some of them might be out of the way, but it might be worth logging in the extra miles to find a good one so you can spend the night and wake up ready to take on the road again.
After driving through Interstate 85 through Alabama and well into Georgia, you’ll come through the city of Atlanta. If you are looking for a family-friendly place to check out, the Georgia Aquarium will never steer you wrong. This aquarium contains 10 million gallons of fresh and saltwater. And it’s home to scores upon scores of marine wildlife. It’s definitely worth taking plenty of pictures when you are up close and personal with some exotic creatures.
As for where you want to stay, there are all sorts of RV parks. Most of them are outside of Atlanta. However, there is one just south of the city. While it might be a bit out of the way, the Atlanta South RV Resort might be a great place to crash for a night. You get plenty of amenities and the kids and enjoy swimming in the pool while you rest and relax for the next day.
This is America’s smallest national forest. But its well over 10,000 acres of land is still plenty of ground to cover. Especially when you want to hike, walk, and do plenty of outdoor activities. No matter what time of year it is, there’s always something to do here at the Tuskegee National Forest.
There are plenty of campgrounds that are on the grounds of the national forest. Plus, you get plenty of space for an RV to set up. No matter what size your rig is, you can always set yourself up and spend the night there. Alternatively, you can go farther up the road near Auburn and spend the night at the Leisure Time Campgrounds just off of interstate 85.
Ever read the famous book “The Great Gatsby”? If you have, then you might want to check out the museum that is dedicated to F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda. Both were writers in their own right and at one point called the capital city of Alabama their home. In fact, Zelda was born there. At one point, this old home that belonged to the Fitzgeralds was threatened to be torn down back in the 1980s. However, thanks to local activists, it stands here today as a museum dedicated to one of America’s greatest novelists and his wife, who was a writer as well as an artist.
There’s a handful of RV parks and campgrounds that are mostly located outside of Montgomery. But don’t confuse them for the mobile home parks that are located in the area. Find an RV park that gives you plenty of space and hookups. One of them is The Woods RV Park, located right off Interstate 65.
To start off, you might want to visit the USS Alabama Museum and Memorial. This was a World War II-era warship that was used to defend British and Soviet Union ships in the Atlantic theater. Later on, it began to fight in naval battles with the Japanese in the Pacific Theater. The ship was later decommissioned in 1947 and was later docked in Mobile after two decades. If you are a history buff that loves to learn the history of our military, then this museum might be just the place to check out.
If you want to stay somewhere before you head farther north, then we highly suggest that you stay at the Shady Acres Campground. You’ll get plenty of hookups and amenities to tide you over while you stay. You will not be far from Interstate 65, which will be the road you’ll travel on most of the time on your way to Baltimore.
You have finally made it to Baltimore! Now, you can set up shop at some of the campgrounds near the city. One of them we recommend is the Hollofield Campground, which is west of the city of Baltimore. While you are in the city, check out the Inner Harbor or Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles play. Catch a game if baseball season is in full swing. No matter what you do in Baltimore, celebrate the completion of your road trip that began in the Deep South and ended in the middle of the Eastern Seaboard.