The weather may be turning frigid in much of the country, but here in the Sunshine State, we’re starting to get the best weather we’ll have all year. Florida offers a great retreat for people looking for an escape from the snow, and a fun way to head down to our fine state is by RV. Instead of having to ship all the belongings you’ll need throughout the course of the winter, an RV will give you the chance to pack a lot of the fun gear you’ll want to take with you for your winter retreat.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in doing, we’ve got some suggestions for where to take your RV this winter.
Key West offers island living at the very southern tip of Florida. While it’s probably going to take you the longest amount of time to arrive at your final destination, it will be well worth it once you arrive. In addition to some great RV campgrounds in Key West that feature waterfront views and beaches on site, the islands are very scooter and bike friendly, allowing you to easily get around within town without needing a car. Plus, bikes and scooters can easily travel with you on your RV, making them great methods of transportation to bring with you. Just make sure you arrange a safe ride home after some hours spent at Margaritaville.
New Smryna Beach / Daytona Beach
New Smyrna, just south of Daytona, is an oceanfront destination with more than 8 miles of coastline. The town is unlike other populated tourist destinations so you won’t have to worry about fighting crowds all during your trip. New Smyrna also offers great fishing ventures, so make sure to pack your rods in the RV before you trek down.
If you are looking for a town with a little more excitement, consider Daytona Beach. The city offers surf and some well-known tourist destinations, so if you’re looking for a place that has plenty of activities around, consider spending some time over in Daytona.
Panama City Beach
While pictures of Spring Break might be the first thing that pops into your mind when thinking of this destination, Panama City Beach has RV destinations for beach lovers, the most popular being St. Andrews State Park. The park features 2 ½ miles of beaches that have been named some of the best in Florida. The park also features tours of the uninhabited Shell Island, which is home to one of the highest concentrations of bottle nosed dolphins in the world.
We think that these destinations would be a great place to spend your winter, but as Florida residents, we could be biased. Where are some of your favorite places to spend the winter?