A Marathon motorcoach is a top-of-the-line, luxury style RV that contains everything you need to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing vacation on the road. These roomy and spacious motorcoaches include all the comforts of home with the added convenience of allowing you to take to the open road whenever you please.
Continue reading and find Goss RV’s top five recommended RV destinations for the fall:
RV Destination #1: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Take a drive with the family down the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway in the Great Smoky Mountains. Leaves start to explode with color throughout October. This makes fall the best time to plan a trip. Depending on what part of the park you visit, day trips to Asheville, Nashville, Charlotte and Knoxville are nearby and packed with festivals and events in the fall.
Recommended RV Resorts:
Recommended Goss RV for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Country Coach Magna
RV Destination #2: Gettysburg, Pa.
Gettysburg is the perfect combination of national history and stunning fall scenery for a family trip. You will never be at a loss for what to do in Gettysburg with several Civil War museums and a visit to the historical battlefield. Also, experience autumn in Gettysburg on horseback or explore the city on a bike tour.
Recommended RV Resorts:
Recommended Goss RV for Gettysburg, Pa.: American Eagle
RV Destination #3: Pensacola, Fla.
For those who are seeking an escape to warmer weather, Pensacola stays in the low 80s throughout most of October. Pensacola allows RVers to enjoy hiking, beach activities and Fort Pickens. This Florida panhandle destination is sure to be a family favorite with its beautiful scenery and temperate weather in the fall.
Recommended RV Resorts:
Recommended Goss RV for Pensacola, Fla.: Forest River Charleston
RV Destination #4: Columbia River, Ore.
The Columbia River winds through Canada, Washington and Oregon, and the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon is a great site to visit by RV. Park your RV on the banks of the river and enjoy the views, hiking, kayaking and much more nearby. Located not too far from Portland, this popular camping area is even more beautiful in the fall.
Recommended RV Resorts:
Recommended Goss RV for Columbia River, Ore.: Monaco Beaver
RV Destination #5: Aspen, Colo.
The mountainous landscape of Aspen, Colo., illuminates with bright colors in the fall, making it a must-visit destination this season. Aspen offers some of the best hiking, climbing, biking and skiing opportunities. Plus, you will see the breath-taking Maroon Bells, which are some of the most frequently photographed mountains in North America.
Recommended RV Resorts:
Recommended Goss RV for Aspen, Colo.: Prevost Marathon
We think it is safe to say that you need a chance to unwind this fall. Before the entire family arrives for the holidays, take a relaxing RV vacation with your family. There is a limited time to enjoy the colors, temperatures and beauty that fall brings.
We hope you have a great fall!
The Goss Family
Looking for the best places to travel in winter cold? Winter in Washington, D.C. brings seasonal magic for all ages. With lights and greenery lining city streets and adorning stately buildings, the holiday spirit fills the air. The season officially begins with National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 1 on the ellipse in front of the White House. The tree stays illuminated the rest of the month and free concerts take place every night.
Holiday Festivities Near the National Mall:
- U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony—a 50-year tradition of celebration with an 80-foot fir tree from Idaho
- The U.S. Botanic Garden’s “Season’s Greenings” display
- Union Station’s Norwegian-themed electric train display, complete with frozen mountains and ice-covered fjords.
- The Lighting of the National Menorah on the ellipse of the White House the first night of Hanukkah.
Holiday Fun around D.C.:
- Zoolights, a nightly holiday lights display at the Smithsonian National Zoo with musical performances, a train ride, snow-less tubing, and a carousel.
- Scottish Christmas Walk in Old Town Alexandria on the first Saturday in December, a parade complete with bagpipes, kilts, tartans, Scottish dancers, and Scotty dogs.
- Bethesday’s Winter Wonderland in early December at Veterans Park: live ice sculpting, choral performances, and Santa himself!
See a Show!
No holiday season in Washington is complete without The Nutcracker at the Warner Theatre (with George Washington as the Nutcracker!), Handel’s Messiah at the Kennedy Center, or A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre.
Ring in the New Year in Washington, D.C.
Several neighborhoods and cities throughout the Washington, D.C. area host First Night events. Most popular is the fireworks display over Old Town Alexandria, which can also be enjoyed from the National Harbor across the Potomac River.
The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink offers the romance of skating below Capitol Hill. Alternately, the National Harbor Ice Rink affords skaters views of the Potomac River. Both rinks stay open from December through March.
January and February in Washington, D.C.
Visitors can still find plenty to do during the post-holiday season, from Wizards basketball and Capitols ice hockey, to Martin Luther King Day events and Chinese New Year celebrations. Plus, D.C.’s mild winter climate keeps most area attractions open—but less crowded!
Great Neighborhoods to Visit in Washington, D.C.:
- Capitol Hill / National Mall
- Chevy Chase
- Foggy Bottom
- Dupont Circle
5 Educational Things to Enjoy in Washington, D.C.:
- Smithsonian Institution: Impressive—and free—museums line the National Mall. The National Gallery is an incredible collection of art. The Natural History Museum features gigantic dinosaur skeletons. And don’t forget the American History Museum, the Museum of the American Indian, or the incredible Air and Space Museum. These are highlights of a Washington, D.C. experience.
- National Zoo: Also operated by the Smithsonian Institution, the zoo is most famous for its giant pandas. The zoo’s beautiful, walkable, park-like environment will keep visitors busy all day, enjoying lions, orangutans, zebras, and more!
- Library of Congress: Enter a world of art, history, and…books! With vaulted ceilings covered in classical murals and quotations from famous thinkers, this library is an American homage to Renaissance humanism. Look in on the famous reading room, and make sure to see Thomas Jefferson’s library.
- The Capitol: : An underground tunnel connects the Library of Congress to the Capitol, where both chambers of Congress meet. Make sure to book a tour well in advance, as it is one of the most popular destinations in Washington, D.C.
- Memorials: From the classical beauty of the Lincoln Memorial to the austere silence of the Vietnam War Memorial, Washington is home to many poignant reminders of this nation’s history. Most are located along the National Mall.
Major Convention Centers:
- Walter E. Washington Convention Center: With 2.3 million square feet of space, it’s gigantic; as host of numerous presidential inaugural balls, it’s glamorous. The connected Washington Marriott Marquis provides perfect accommodations.
National Park Services
24 national parks and 565 listings on the National Register of Historic Places
- Theodore Roosevelt Island: The founder of the National Parks has an entire island dedicated to preserving his conservationist legacy. Visit his memorial, hike through woodlands and swamps, and rent a canoe or kayak to explore the surrounding Potomac River.
- Potomac Heritage Trail: This expansive network with 710 miles of trails passes from Virginia to Pennsylvania, offering some of the best urban hiking and trail biking experiences in its D.C. sections.
- Exotic Car Drive, Washington D.C.: While D.C. does not have any race tracks, racing fans should check out Exotic Car Drive. Just over the border in Waldorf, MD, visitors get behind the wheel of real race cars and experience the thrill of navigating an autocross course.
Are you planning a trip to see Washington D.C.? Contact Goss Motorcoach Sales to see how a luxury RV experience could make your trip incredibly memorable.
Nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, lies a special gem of art, culture, and southern hospitality: Asheville. Rated time and again as one of America’s best small cities, it is one of those places you simply have to see for yourself.
Asheville Combines Southern Charm with Art
When you think of the South, you might envision lazy days spent sipping tea, rocking gently in a chair on a wide, white veranda. If this is the experience you seek, you can find it amongst the quaint bed and breakfast’s sprinkled throughout the Asheville region, but the area is so much more than that. Infused with an electric energy, Asheville is undoubtedly in the South, but it has the independent and artsy feeling of an urban center you’d expect to find elsewhere in America.
Downtown is a central point of interest in Asheville. The dining options are endless, whether you’re looking for southern-inspired cuisine, the ultimate in Carolina BBQ, or a trendy ethnic eatery. There are dozens of locally-owned restaurants that will leave you more than satisfied. Asheville also has an incredible amount of craft breweries, many right downtown, where you can taste beer to delight the taste buds. In between sampling the flavors of the region, stop in to the many art galleries, museums, craft shops, and more throughout downtown.
Things to do in Asheville
A visit is incomplete without a stop at the resplendent Biltmore Estate. The largest private home in the United States, the Vanderbilt-owned mansion will have you dreaming of eras gone by.
But perhaps more than anything else, Asheville is known as a mountain retreat. It boasts a prime location just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of America’s iconic drives that winds through the mountains and offers incredible views from North Carolina to Virginia. Particularly spectacular in the autumn, the Blue Ridge Parkway is THE destination for hiking, exploring waterfalls, spotting wildlife, and grabbing spectacular photographs.
Ready to plan your visit to beautiful Asheville, North Carolina? An idyllic RV park just 10 minutes north of Asheville, Campfire Lodgings is a great option, and with a nature-oriented area like this one, there are plenty of excellent spots to park, camp, and enjoy the world around you.