7 Best Destinations for RV’ers on Spring Break

Every year around March and April, schools let out to let the students take a break and enjoy the spring, spring break. Many other people see this period of time as a great excuse for getting the RV back out on the road as well. Let’s look at seven great Spring Break destinations for RVers, why you should go there, and where to say.

South Padre Island, TX

Why You Should Go

South Padre Island is a great place to go if you’re looking to relive or continue your glory days and get rowdy. While not the ideal location for kid-friendly activities or family travels, South Padre is full of fun of sun. Take a walk down the sparkling white beaches or splash around in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Try your hand at kiteboarding or if you’re looking to get away from the crowds try some deep water fishing or dolphin tours.

Where to Stay

Our best recommendation for proximity and facilities goes to the South Padre Island KOA. This site is right next to all the action and has everything you’ve learn to love at a KOA campsite.Make sure to book well in advance of Spring Break as these sites go quickly.

Steamboat Springs, CO

Why You Should Go

If you’re more of a ski bum than beach bum than Steamboat Springs is the ideal place to spend your spring break. The number one activity is of course skiing and snowboarding, Steamboat Springs has literal miles of trails to choose from ranging from beginner bunny hills to backcountry black diamond extreme skiing. The town of Steamboat Springs itself is quite a gem in itself offering many casual and formal dining options and many boutique shopping choices.

Where to Stay

Our best option is to stay at Steamboat Campgroundwhich is located just out of town but offers a free shuttle directly into the heart of Steamboat. Steamboat Campground offers full utility hookups, cable TVpropane fill up and even firewood.

Myrtle Beach, SC

Where You Should Go

Myrtle Beach is perfect for people in the eastern US who want to see the beach but aren’t looking to drive all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Myrtle Beach has been a prime spring break destination for decades and it’s still just as fun today as it was in the 1950s. Relax on the beach and enjoy the coastline, dine on some excellent seafood or trying golfing on one of the many golf courses in the area. If you want to try something different try the NASCAR driving experience. For something totally different, head to Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament to chow on a turkey leg and watch nights joust.

Where to Stay

Myrtle Beach State Park has all of the accommodations and features you need in a park, plus you know you’re help funding to help keep Myrtle Beach beautiful. The state park also gives a little respite to the rowdy kids and action that comes to Myrtle Beach every spring break.

Hollywood, FL

Where You Should Go

Fort Lauderdale may be one of the prime Spring Break destinations for the college crowd but if you’re looking for a little more rest and relaxation simply head a few minutes out of town to Hollywood. You still get the beautiful beaches and views without worrying about being convinced to do a keg stand. Hollywood also offers world class dining, shopping and other unique things to do. Take the kids to the Anne Kolb Nature Center or take a kayak into inter-coastal waters.

Where to Stay

My choice is Topeekeegee Yugnee park, a mouthful to say but a pleasure to stay at. TY offers 61 paved sites with full utility hookups, grill and a picnic table. The park also has large family and children play zones, jogging and biking trails, fishing, watercraft rental and much more.

New Orleans, LA

Why You Should Go

Whether you want to absorb the culture, relax on the lake, eat some of the best food in the US or party like there’s no tomorrow, New Orleans has it. The weather is warm but not overtly hot during spring break making it an excellent time to visit New Orleans. Mosey around the French Quarter for some excellent shrimp n grits, watch the street performers or just relax with a hurricane and live zydeco music.

Where to Stay

Ponchartrain Landing is an excellent spot for you to relax and an easy way to get into the heart of New Orleans. The park itself is nestled right on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. They offer full utilities, laundry facilities, free cable and Internet, 24 hour security and even have their own dockside bar and grill. Ponchartrain also offers a shuttle into the French Quarter and downtown New Orleans seven days a week.

Grand Canyon National Park

Why You Should Go

The Grand Canyon is arguably the most spectacular sight in the lower 48 states and a prime destination for RVers. But why go on Spring Break? Spring is an ideal time to head to the Grand Canyon because you won’t need to deal with the heat and crowds that come with peak season. Take advantage of the weather and smaller crowds to get a good exploration of the canyon. Instead of just hiking to the rim, ride a donkey down to the bottom, kayak down the Colorado or get a great vantage point on one of the many towers.

Where to Stay

Trailer Village is the only facility within the interior the National Park that has full utility hookups for all of your creature comforts as well as grills, picnic tables and cable TV. Trailer Village is only half a mile from the Canyon rim, making it an excellent facility

Lake Quinalt, WA

Why You Should Go

Lake Quinalt is a great option if you’re looking to get away from the crowds and beaches and back into the heart of the wilderness. Lake Quinalt is at the back door of the old growth rain forests of Olympic National Park, you can spend days hiking and biking the trails, take in the many waterfalls or land a lunker of a salmon. Make sure you check out the Valley of the Giants.

Where to Stay

There are a few different RV options to stay right at the shores of Lake Quinalt. This way you can wake up and head straight out into the options of Olympic National Park. Be careful in your selection as some sites offer hookups while others are more primitive. I do suggest dry camping as the true way to experience Quinalt and the Olympic wilderness.

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Originally written By Stuart Webb, RV Travel Contributing Writer for RVTravel.com

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