STORY BY LINDSAY MCKENZIE // DECEMBER 18, 2017
Summer isn’t the only time of year that’s great for RV trips! Who doesn’t need a good vacation after the busy holiday season? If you’re looking for a great winter RV getaway, we have the perfect destinations for you. Whether you’re looking for warmer weather or want to enjoy ski season, there is something for everyone. So, head on over and find an RV rental then choose one of the following great winter RV destinations.
Warm Weather Spots
Arizona as a whole is a great place to RV in the winter. You can drive all over the state and enjoy a variety of winter activities. You can head to Flagstaff for great skiing and see the Grand Canyon covered in snow, then head to the desert to thaw out. We especially loved the Tucson area and the desert vibes and beautiful sunsets at Picacho Peak State Park. The average daily temperature there in January is 66 degrees! The park offers beautiful hikes and is conveniently located about 30 minutes from Tucson. Tucson has a charming downtown to explore and you can also take a drive through beautiful Saguaro National Park. Head there in February to enjoy Spring Training and witness the beautiful wildflower season and see the flowers on the saguaros bloom!
If you love good music and food, you’ll love Austin. This vibrant and eclectic city is booming right now. Average daily temperatures stay in the 60s all winter making it a great warm weather spot. Plus, there is SO much more to do than just eat, drink, and dance. Lake Travis and Lady Bird Lake offer various water activities, McKinney Falls State Park has great campsites and hiking trails. Or take a day trip to Texas wine country and visit the beautiful vineyards of Fredericksburg, TX.
Winter RV Wonderlands
Jackson Hole, WY
The majestic Teton Range combined with some of the best skiing in the nation make Jackson Hole the perfect winter wonderland destination. Jackson Hole Campground offers year-round camping and is only 5 minutes from the ski resort. If you’re not a skier, then perhaps you’d enjoy dog sledding tours, snowmobiling, snow tubing, gondola rides, or snowshoeing. Jackson Hole also offers a variety of dining and shopping options, as well as many spas. And don’t forget about the nearby national parks: Grand Teton and Yellowstone! Sounds like the perfect vacation to me.
Finding an RV park near one of the nation’s most well known ski resorts is rare! But Tiger Run RV Resort makes Breckenridge an incredible winter RV destination. Aside from the skiing, Breckenridge is one of Colorado’s most popular mountain towns because of its charming downtown, beautiful scenery, and wide array of outdoor activities. Breckenridge is also a short drive from Vail, Keystone, and Copper – other popular Colorado ski towns. Do you hear that? The mountains are calling and you better go!
Okay, this one is a given. The keys have always been the ultimate snow bird destination. But if you’d rather be sitting on white sandy beaches and watching beautiful sunsets than skiing or snowshoeing, then head to the Florida Keys this winter! There are tons of state parks that offer beach-front camping and also many RV resorts that have all the amenities you’d want for a relaxing vacation. Be sure to visit each key, as they all offer their own unique subcultures.
The Fiesta Key RV Resort has 28 acres of ocean views, full-hookup sites, and it’s centrally located. From this resort you can take a day trip to Miami, explore Everglades National Park, or even head further south to the other keys. There’s also plenty of hiking, snorkeling, and swimming to do right next door in Long Key State Park.
There’s a reason California has the highest population in the U.S. The winters are mild and the beaches are beautiful and accessible all year long. Nearly every stop along the coast between San Diego and Los Angeles is a great RV destination. We loved Dana Point and parking our RV steps from the beach at Doheney State Beach. There is also great whale watching in the winter off the coast of Southern California!
Everglades National Park
Mild temperatures, less humidity, and far fewer crowds and mosquitos make the Everglades a great national park to visit in the winter. The everglades offer optimal wildlife viewing and you’re sure to see crocodiles and alligators along with the white-tailed deer that love the winter because of the lower water levels.
Big Bend National Park
Big Bend is perhaps most appealing in winter when temperatures stay in the 60s. This weather is perfect for hiking and biking the 200 miles of trails. Big Bend offers both mountain and desert terrain and with the Rio Grande River bordering the park, canoe floats are available year-round.
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