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5 Must-Do U.S. Road Trips

The open road never disappoints.

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Spring is in full effect, warmer temperatures and longer days are ahead, and road trip season is here! Whether you're hitting up a few national parks, cruising down the coast, or chasing waterfalls, it's time to pack up the car and hit the road. 

Folks on The Outbound are constantly driving all over the country and sharing the best of their adventures with us. Weekend-warrior style, week-long road trips, or full-time vanlife; the open road never disappoints! Check out some of the road trips our community has shared, discover a few new adventures en route, and find the perfect place to camp along the way. 

Story by Will Cebron

KOA Campgrounds in Utah.

Story by Jess Fischer

KOA Campgrounds in Tennessee.

Story by Meghan Young

KOA Campgrounds in California.

Story by Jack Tumen

KOA Campgrounds in Virginia.

Story by The Outbound

Explore all U.S. KOA Campgrounds!

Cover photo by Josh Packer

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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