Ken Burns’ recent eight-part documentary of country music brings to light the historical significance of this singularly American art form. Though the musical roots of country spread across the Nation’s many regions, Tennessee shines as one of its great placeholders. As the US opens up this summer, get in tune with this heritage in a motorhome rented from a top Miami RV Rental Company for an enriching travel experience. A family or group of friends could cross the state in six hours, stopping at prime campgrounds or parks along the way. The following are three destinations accessible via a vehicle from Camp USA’s RV Rental Company in Miami.
Entering Eastern Tennessee, your first stop must be Pigeon Forge to visit Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s country music inspired theme park. In addition to enjoying music-focused attractions and shops you can enjoy thrilling rides and water-park slides, setting the stage for a whole-family entertainment package. Then, after a long day, settle into your Miami RV Rental Company motor home in one of the local campgrounds situated at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Musical Beacon, Nashville
Central Tennessee holds Nashville, country music’s center-stage city, where you will find far-ranging opportunities to explore American music. Start by touring the Ryman Auditorium, famous former home to the Grand Ole Oprey, then visit the Oprey’s current home, while taking in scheduled performances. Consider also taking in the historic Bluebird Cafe for more intimate performances.
Finally, make a pilgrimage west to Graceland in Memphis, the late Elvis Presley’s stunning home. Bask in the aura of this musical and cultural icon while exploring the mansion in small group tours. For convenience, Graceland provides onsite RV camping.
A Miami RV Rental Company motor home offers a family-friendly means to explore Tennessee’s musical legacy. Contact Camp USA at (954) 520-0075 or fill out the online contact form for more information.
Festivals take place year-round all over the country, in urban as well as rural settings. Though they celebrate different things, they all serve to bring people together around a shared interest and foster a sense of community, something most people crave. One great way to take in the many festivals around the country is in a recreational vehicle, but if you don’t happen to own one, you can still take a trip in a rented vehicle from a Miami RV rental company. Here are some of the top festivals from coast-to-coast.
Whether it’s a particular entrée or an eclectic sampling of local
delicacies, many festivals in the U.S. center around food. Here are some of the
top food festivals to take in on your trip, as well as when they occur:
- Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland Maine during
the first week in August
- Taste of Chicago, featuring the best dishes in
Chicago, Illinois, during the first week of July
- Alabama Blueberry Festival in Brewton, Alabama,
home of the original blueberry ice cream, on June 15th
There are festivals devoted to every type of music, so it
should be a simple matter to find one you like. Here are some places to start
- Sasquatch! Music Festival, featuring rock and
hip-hop during the last weekend of May in Quincy, Washington
- American Folk Festival, featuring music and
dance during the last week in August in Bangor, Maine
- Austin City Limits, featuring indie groups
during two weekends in October in Austin, Texas
Some festivals cater to a particular hobby or niche interest.
If you’re ready to explore something a bit quirky and off the beaten path,
check out the following festivals:
- Minnesota Renaissance Festival: Weekends during
September, with some in August and October, in Shakopee, Minnesota
- Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: First full week of
August in Sturgis, South Dakota
- CatCon: Last weekend in June in Pasadena,
A recreational vehicle from a Miami RV rental company can take you to see the top festivals on your bucket list. Call CAMP USA today at (954) 520-0075 or contact us through our online form.