The Top 3 Road Trip Destinations to See Spring Bloom


Warmer temperatures and sunny skies are proving that spring is finally in full swing. This time of the year is one of the best for admiring our country’s great botanical gardens, wildflowers, flower festivals and more. Fire up your RV and cruise across the country to these three must-visit places to watch the flowers bloom.

Arizona-Sonora Desert — Arizona

Arizona’s desert environment may make you think that flower sightings are scares. However, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, located just outside of Tucson, is home to a stunning cactus garden that features local wildflowers, a butterfly garden and more. The flowers peak in April and early fall, but at any time of year, this uncharacteristically lush garden in the desert is a place you don’t want to miss on your spring adventures.

Crested Butte, Colorado 

You don’t have to visit a well-kept garden to enjoy the spring flowers in bloom. In fact, you can simply hike up into the West Elk mountains of Crested Butte to see thousands of wildflowers of varying colors in the spring and summer months. The area’s week-long Wildflower Festival takes place in July, but you’ll find gorgeous pinks, golds and oranges long before then. At the highest elevations, visitors can find the rare alpine sunflowers, which only bloom once in their lives.

Great Smoky Mountains Nationa Park, North Carolina and Tennessee

North Carolina and Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to roughly 1,500 different kinds of flowering plants. Nicknamed “Wildflower National Park,” Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees an abundance of flowers at lower elevations in mid- to late-april and even more at higher elevations throughout summer. Keep your eyes peeled for lady slipper orchids, violets, bleeding hearts and crested dwarf irises on your spring visit.

Be sure to stop and see us at Leisure Time RV in Oklahoma City for all of your spring RV travel needs. Our lot is overflowing with the latest and greatest RVs for the 2016 summer camping season.

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