For many RVers, Spring is a very exciting time of year, as it marks the beginning of RVing season! The snow is melting (hopefully), and the roads are open for exploration. The question is, where to first? Whether you’re a full-timer, or just taking the family on a spring break trip, here are some recommendations for an unforgettable spring adventure:
For an authentic southwest experience, head to Moab in southern Utah. The small town and surrounding areas have a number of campgrounds to choose from, providing a home base close to the incredible Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. At Arches National Park, take one of many scenic trails up to the arches, or drive the 36 mile scenic route around the park to hit all major viewpoints. Keep in mind that RV parking is limited, so beat the crowds by arriving early, or consider taking your toad. Then, go further into Canyon Country and experience Canyonlands, to get spectacular views from the Island in the Sky, a 1500 foot mesa with breathtaking scenery.
A popular spring break destination on the west coast is none other than Wholesale Warranties’ hometown of San Diego. The city is perfect for both family and couple vacations, with attractions like the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, and romantic beach settings. Visitors can choose to experience San Diego urban life by taking part in the growing craft beer scene and “foodie”-approved restaurants in the city, or enjoy the coastal life by visiting the different beach communities. Best of all, San Diego is very RV friendly, with gorgeous ocean front camping spots to take in all that America’s Finest City has to offer.
Southern New Mexico
There is much to see in the Land of Enchantment, and for spring RVers, heading south is the way to go. Comfortably warm temperatures and a few photo-worthy national parks are sure to impress. First, make a stop in Southeastern New Mexico and stay in the desert town of Carlsbad. Just 18 miles outside of the city sits Carlsbad Caverns National Park, a highly visited destination where visitors can enter the caves by guided or self-tours with accessible walkways. If you’re feeling nomadic, extend your spring trip west and see with your own eyes the incredible White Sands National Monument: a great photo spot and road trip stop. While there are no camping accommodations at the park, there are great nearby spots to stay and enjoy the New Mexico desert scenery.
If you’re not yet ready to part from the winter snow, head to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and visit Lake Tahoe. The California destination is highly popular in the winter for skiing and in the summer for water and camping activities, leaving spring a little less crowded. Visitors can take advantage of these smaller crowds and enjoy soft snow skiing, and cheaper off-season rates. Make sure to plan your camp spots ahead of time or take a break from the RV and relax at one of the many lodges and resorts!
Gulf Coast, Northwest Florida
It’s common knowledge that the Sunshine State is an RV paradise, with pristine weather year-round and gorgeous views. Snowbirds and tourists alike flock to this tropical destination, taking advantage of the many great options for beach camping. Popular RV spots include the Keys, Atlantic Coast, and Gulf Coast, each with something different to offer. Check out some amazing photos from our affiliates at RV-Dreams, who have recently enjoyed much of what Florida has to offer RVers. For a scenic and also calmer camping experience, we recommend RVing on the Gulf Coast in northwest Florida. The Pensacola area has a number of stunning state parks to enjoy with beach front camping, as well as privately owned RV resorts, all while having minimal crowds. Make sure to book your sites in advance and read this article to learn more about Florida beach camping.
We hope you enjoyed our Spring Break RV Destinations blog and have some ideas for your spring travels. Have any tips for fellow RVers on where to camp or already have a destination picked out for spring 2015? Post to our Facebook or comment below!