Places to Visit this Winter:
Today we’re highlighting one of the most well-known groups of RVers, Snowbirds, who flee the cold weather each year in their home on wheels to chase the sun in the southern most regions of the United States. Because our sunlit San Diego office rarely has to deal with cold weather we consider ourselves experts on how to spend a winter in the warmth. This helped us to compile a list of our top Snowbird destinations, each of which boast sunshine and an array of different activities to please any traveler.
If you chase the sun down to Corpus Christi during the cold months you will be affectionately dubbed a Winter Texan. This location has an average temperature of a comfortable 76 degrees, and an affordable cost of living that draws thousands of Snowbirds each year. Corpus Christi offers pristine beaches for tanning, a variety of museums and playhouses to satisfy your creative side, and tons of RV parks ranging from the basic, to the grandiose. With fishing, hunting, and bird watching all falling into the category of local pastime, there should never be a dull moment during your winter in the South. And don’t forget that Texas is also home to the square dancing capital of the world, so pack your dancing shoes!
All personal biases aside, San Diego is truly one of the best places in the world to spend the winter months. As the second largest city in California, San Diego offers every kind of atmosphere or activity an RV-er could ask for. From the rustic, natural feel of RV parks near Julian, to the modern and amenity-filled parks near the water, there is no bad place to stay in San Diego. The weather is moderate, even during the winter months, and while the Pacific Ocean does turn a bit chilly the beaches do not lose any of their beauty. December and January offer great opportunities for whale watching–both on the sea and off–and there is never a shortage of places to see or things to do. The museums at Balboa Park, the hiking in Torrey Pines, and the view of the city skyline from Coronado Island all top our list of reasons to chase the sun to Southern California this winter.
This small town, which sits just 17 miles from the California/Arizona border, plays host to one of the largest RV conventions in the country at the beginning of each year. The convention draws over 150,000 visitors, and offers free admission, large indoor exhibits, and live entertainment. Your favorite warranty specialists will be in attendance this year, so if you plan to ditch the cold weather and head out to Quartzsite be sure to stop by the Wholesale Warranties booth and say hello! The convention runs from January 22nd to the 30th, 2011, and is followed by a large craft and gem event during the first week of February. Quartzsite holds historical significance as well, so you may want to visit the local graveyard and nearby ghost towns during your trip. Hikers and powersports enthusiasts will find the wide open desert surrounding the city an active playground, and anyone ready to escape the freezing temperatures will embrace the plentiful, and invigorating sunshine.