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10 Best Places to Camp to See the Perseid Meteor Shower 2018

If you’re interested in camping out to watch the Perseids this year, we put together a list of 9 awesome Hipcamps where conditions will be perfect for meteor-gazing. The Perseids will be most prevalent on August 11, 12, and 13, so be sure to book quickly!

Perseid’s Meteor Shower Campout II

California

Photo by Mackenzie O

This Hipcamp is the perfect place to stay if the main goal of your trip is to view the Perseids. With a no-tent policy and an on-site astronomer and telescope, this community style event is sure to be spectacular.

Unique Camping For Unique Campers!

Arizona

Photo by Katie Slater

About an hour outside of the Grand Canyon, this Hipcamp has an observatory loft, and a whole lot of wide open space, perfect for checking out the Perseids.

Space Magic

California

Photo by Brie Watson

A three minute drive from the Integratron, Space Magic Camp has darker skies than most of Joshua Tree and vortex energy we’re all about.

Someplace Else Camp

Michigan

Photo by Rebecca Anderson

If you’ve got a cabin in mind for your meteor campout, Someplace Else has the cutest little A-frame with a wide-open view of the skies.

Star Filled Skies

Colorado

Photo by Travis Darnell

The name pretty much says it all. The main boasts of this Hipcamp are dark skies, and seclusion, the perfect elements for a successful meteor shower viewing.

The Star Bed

California

Photo by Katherine Van Hengel

This Hipcamp is exactly what it sounds like. A bed on a giant platform, for the ultimate “Sleep under the stars” getaway, only made better with the presence of the Perseids.

Lazy SY Acres

South Dakota

Photo by Gg Brewer

This perfect for RV-ers Hipcamp offers 160 acres of wide-open sky. For under $20.

Amazing Stargazing Capsule

Arizona

Photo by Kathy Saephanh

In this bubble capsule, you can literally fall asleep looking at the meteor shower.

Hotel Luna Mystica

New Mexico

Photo by John Jurgens

A collection of vintage trailers in a dark-skies region of New Mexico, great for seeing the shower. These beautifully curated interiors are perfect for adding a touch of luxury into your campout.

Clear Skies @ Lakeside Vineyard

Texas

Photo by Rachel Veale

Few things sound better than lakeside camping on a vineyard. Add in a meteor shower, you’re bound to have an amazing time.


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