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Dec 02, 2019
The Best Winter RV Trips You Should Consider
Although we don’t understand why anyone wouldn’t love living amidst slush, frozen windshields, and a place where the air hurts your face, we…
Um… wait a minute. You mean there are places where you can go on an RV trip to AVOID the dregs of winter? Oh. Then that’s where we are going.
You may feel the same way. Apparently, if you feel this way, you are called a “snowbird.” Birds migrate, after all, to warmer places. If you’re looking for more ideas to avoid winter, we have a few places and RV parks you can visit.
- Orlando, Florida — This one seems pretty obvious. Walt Disney World, Universal, and Legoland are here, for one thing. But, there are also lots of wonderful RV campgrounds, parks, and resorts. The public transportation is pretty good (and it’s not on a broom or the back of Dumbo). Yes, it’ll be a little expensive because this is an obvious place, but it’s a great place, too. Maybe we should move on to places you may not have thought of…
- Greenville, South Carolina — One of the hottest cities in the country (and we’re talking popularity, although it gets pretty warm in the summer) features waterfall views downtown, lots of culture, a zoo, the amazing Swamp Rabbit Trail, and nearby beaches.
- Galveston, Texas — You’ve probably heard of Dallas (on TV tonight at 8 p.m.!) or Austin, but this city is still a sort-of secret for snowbirds. That confuses us given that there are 32 miles of beaches, historic homes, fresh seafood, boutiques and boardwalks, and live jazz.
- South Padre Island, Texas — This popular vacation spot for spring breakers is also, believe it or not, a great place for snowbirds. Spring break is usually in the spring, so it’s possible you can leave by the time those darn kids arrive. There are no privately-owned beaches in Texas, so even you can visit them. There’s also some wonderful wildlife - no, not the spring breakers - and fishing and golf.
- Brunswick, Georgia — This place has several terrific RV resorts, including the famous Coastal Georgia, and mild weather. There’s fishing, paddle boating, and relaxing at several RV sites on waterfronts.
- Williston, Florida — Welcome to Williston, a little less obvious place than Orlando, situated between Gainesville and Ocala. There’s a nice RV resort here, and the tiny town offers lots of golfing, horseback riding, cave diving, and boating - in addition to walking trails and campsites. There are many, many places in Florida, and we could do a whole blog of places to go there, but we won’t do that.
- Flagstaff, Arizona — Arizona is another popular state for snowbirds, and it’s about time we present you with one of the better cities in the state. This city is well-known for the Grand Canyon, but it’s also a college town with a lot of fun to offer. Flagstaff also isn’t super warm in the winter, so it’ll still feel like Jingle Bells, without all that annoying slush. Plus, this place is used to RVs, given the Grand Canyon, so there should be plenty of places to pick.
- Las Vegas, Nevada — No, really. We’re putting this here because you probably haven’t thought of Vegas as a snowbird destination. But Red Rock Canyon is nearby – a beautiful camping destination away from the bright lights and big jackpots of Vegas. And, hey, if you want a night on the Strip, it’s not that far.
- Albuquerque, New Mexico — Albuquerque, like many places in New Mexico, offers food, culture, and lots of chances for wildlife watching and hiking.
There are also places in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana or the Gulf Coast, or even California. Wherever you go, enjoy your winter. May it feel like an extension of summer.
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