National Parks offer some of the best views in the United States, if not the entire world. They are world-famous for a reason, and for those who are lucky enough to see them up close and personal, they are unforgettable and honestly awe-inspiring. You will never forget looking up at the mountains in Yosemite. You will never be able to beat the view of a burning red sunset over Bryce Canyon.
National Parks are special, but you don’t need to get down into the dirt to enjoy them. Glamping is an option, and it’s easy to do so long as you follow this easy how-to guide:
Rent an RV
Though there are some glamping tent options, you will never be able to beat the luxuries of a modern RV. From having a shower and a proper bed to sleep on to being able to cook rain or shine, the conveniences are unbeatable if you want the camping experience.
There are many options when it comes to renting an RV as well. You can opt for one that hooks up to the back of your own vehicle, or have a fully drivable mobile home. Look online to see what options are available in the area.
You will typically be either able to rent through an agency or through an online portal that will connect you to RV owners in the area looking to rent out their vehicles for the weekend.
Other Accommodation Options
If an RV or campervan isn’t your thing, then there are other options when it comes to camping in Bryce Canyon and similar national parks. For one, the park itself usually operates a few lodges and suites so you can stay close to the action and enjoy all the amenities of a hotel. Alternatively, you could head on outside of the park and enjoy other established hotels and lodges where you can rest your head for the night.
Edit Down What You Bring
No matter how luxurious the rented RV you bring is or the size of your room in the lodge is, space is still severely limited to what you will be used to at home. To keep it feeling luxurious – even if you are with your family – you will need to edit down what you bring.
Instead of packing all your summer clothes “just in case,” bring a small travel wardrobe where all the items match together so that you can re-wear what you have brought.
For toiletries, look for zero waste options that work wonders and take up so much less space because you aren’t carrying around air.
Food should also be zero waste, and generally speaking, you might want to look into how to prep food in advance for a week (if road tripping), so you have as little waste as possible.
Don’t Forget the Creature Comforts
Finally, bring your favourite pillow from home, your nice sheets, and other creature comforts from the luxuries of your own home and put them to work in your RV. You won’t get a better experience, and you will immediately be able to make it into your home away from home.