5 RV Destinations to Check Out this Christmas
Some people enjoy being home with the extended family on holidays… and others want to hit the road running! If you are itching to get out of the house and have a Christmas adventure in your RV, these destinations are worth checking out.
1. Florida Panhandle
The Florida panhandle has beautiful places to visit all year long, but the Christmas season adds a special touch. There plenty of RV campgrounds that you can choose to stay at along the Emerald Coast where you’ll find beautiful white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. But, that’s not all.
You can enjoy natural Florida at it’s best. There are plenty of places for hiking and exploring in nature. And, there are plenty of places where you can enjoy Christmas activities.
Defuniak Springs is a town that is built around a perfectly circular spring in the center of town. Every year during December they host Christmas Reflections around the lake where you can take in spectacular Christmas lights and decorations.
You will also find what seems like an endless supply of boat light parades and the decorated streets that look like they could be straight out of the movies.
2. Santa Claus, Indiana
What better town to visit during the Christmas season than Santa Claus, Indiana? The entire town is named after and themed after Christmas. While it stays like this all year round, you can bet that they enjoy the holiday season more than your ordinary town. They have loads of activities that you can check out leading up to the big day. And, make sure you swing into Santa’s Candy Castle for some hot chocolate and goodies on your way through.
3. Mammoth Lakes, California
If you enjoy winter activities like snowmobiling and skiing, or even just enjoying the sight of all the snow, Mammoth Mountain RV Park is a great destination.
Outside of the outdoor activities, the surrounding area has everything from shopping and spas to craft breweries and dining. And, if you just want to get out of the cold and enjoy some downtime, the RV park has an indoor heated pool and spa as well as partial and full hook-up sites.
4. Stone Mountain Georgia
While Stone Mountain is busy with activity during every season, it transforms during the holiday season for Stone Mountain Christmas. They have everything from lights and festive music to train rides and giant tubes for sledding. You get to experience the full feel of a wintery Christmas without having the freezing cold temperatures to go with it. The mountain even makes their own snow to ensure there is plenty for your winter fun.
5. Family’s house
One of the best advantages to having an RV is you have your own space anywhere you go. That means you can still go spend Christmas with the family but you have the advantage of not staying in their house. This gives them a little space and then you get a break as well, which can be helpful when spending extended time with extended family. You can find an RV campground near your family’s house or you can just park in their driveway. Although we don’t recommend that you do it Cousin Eddie style from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
Prepare for the cold
Don’t forget that if you are getting ready to head to a colder climate for the Christmas holiday in your RV, then you are going to need to be prepared. You can learn more about how to prepare for RVing in the cold here. And, having the right RV can go a long way in keeping you warm in cold climates.
The Keystone Montana is the perfect example. It was manufactured in Indiana and tested by those that know the cold weather because they are more than a little familiar with below freezing temperatures throughout the winter months. If you are looking to do more cold weather camping this is something that is well worth the consideration.
And, just remember that over holidays campgrounds can have limited vacancies, so make sure you have a plan before you leave. There are some campgrounds that are on a first-come-first-serve basis and there are other places that you can enjoy boondocking without needing to worry about a reservation.