When you are visiting the capital of the nation, you are going to have so much to see and do before your trip is over. A Washington, DC RV rental is a great way to get around and save some money during your travels. If you are looking for an RV to travel in, then you can consider a motorhome or a towable camper that fits your family’s needs. You will be able to find Class A, B, and C vehicles; travel trailers; and pop-up camper rentals in Washington, DC. For some of these options, you will be able to drive the RV, but other RV types will require you to have a vehicle that is big enough to tow the camper.
A Class A RV is great for a large group or those that want to travel in luxury. The second largest option for an RV rental is a Class C. They are a lot easier to drive than a Class A because they are on a truck chassis, but they have a lot of the same amenities. The smallest drivable option is a Class B, also known as a sleepervan. This RV is good if your group will be spending the majority of the trip outdoors.
If you are still trying to figure out which type of RV is going to be the best option for your needs, RVshare’s RV classes page can help.
Whether you travel in a motorhome or one of the camper rentals in Washington, DC, you are going to need to find a campground where you can stay. Good campgrounds will have full hook-up options available and amenities that will keep you entertained as well as be close to attractions in the area that you want to explore. Some of the campgrounds in the Washington, DC area that you are going to want to explore include Cherry Hill Park and Prince William Forest RV Campground.
The closest national park in the vicinity of Washington, DC is Shenandoah National Park. It is only a few hours away from Washington, DC, so it will not be hard to reach. Once you are in the park, there are plenty of trails to explore as well as beautiful views. You can go hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and more. There are even places in the mountains where you can try your hand at some rock climbing.
If you are planning on staying in the city or coming back multiple times to enjoy the area, then you may be interested in finding an RV storage facility that you can use. One of the options in the Washington, DC area that you can consider includes Extra Storage Space in the city itself. There are also storage facilities in nearby Capitol Heights and Cottage City, Maryland.
When you are camping, you are going to need to find a location where you can dump the sewage that is in your RV. In most situations, this can be done for free at the campground at which you are staying, but most campgrounds allow anyone to use their dumpstation for a small fee.
Waste Management - Northeast Transfer Station and Fort Totten Solid Waste Disposal Transfer Station are two places outside of campgrounds that you can go to dispose of your waste.
Since it is nearly the 4th of July, you are going to want to find something that your entire family will enjoy. In the Washington, DC area, there are plenty of historic museums and places to explore that are perfect for Independence Day. If you don’t know where to start planning your next trip, RVshare has a trip planner that can help.
If you are in Washington, DC, then you should make an effort to visit Capitol Hill, the Lincoln Memorial, and the White House. The National Air and Space Museum is also a great place to explore, especially if you are traveling with kids. There are also a number of other Smithsonian museums that offer something for everyone.
If you love beer, SAVOR is the perfect event to, well, savor some beer! Attendees at the Washington, D.C. event, taking place in the National Building Museum, can mingle with brewers from 90 small and independent breweries from across the country.
Washington, DC has a lot of sports teams that you can enjoy watching while you are in town. For baseball, you have the Washington Nationals. For football, Washington Football is worth considering. There are also two basketball teams in Washington, DC: the Washington Wizards and the Washington Mystics.
DC has plenty of shopping and dining options in addition to sporting events. A popular place to shop is Tyson's Corner, which is right outside of the city.
Since this is such a busy part of the country, there are several interstates that you can use to get around. I-295, I-395, I-495, and I-66 are all options that are easy to reach from the Washington, DC area. Route 1 and Route 50 are also nearby and relatively simple to reach. There are also several other highways and roads that you can take to travel, which includes the George Washington Memorial Parkway.
If you are considering a rental from RVshare, then you will need to be 25 years of age to be approved.
Just like any vehicle that you rent, with camper rentals in Washington, DC, you are going to need to have insurance that will cover the vehicle in the event that there is an accident. If you do not have insurance that you can use for the rental, then take a look at our insurance page for more information about your options.
When you rent an RV, it’s a good practice to bring the RV back with a full tank. At the same time, not all owners require it, so be sure to communicate with the RV owner before you rent so that you understand his or her refueling requirements.
One-way RV rentals in Washington, DC are available, but it is not always an option with every RV owner. It's important to ask the renter if a one-way rental is an option prior to renting your vehicle.