Around here, we don’t just dream of spring – we live for it! And while you’re hopefully some of the adventurous few who continue to use their RV all winter long, for many people, spring is time for uncovering the rig and getting it prepped for warmer months, sunnier skies and drier roads. First item up for discussion: where to spend spring break! After a long winter and long hours at school and work, your family is ready for some adventure. If you’ve got an RV, all you need is the perfect locale – and we’ve got a few ideas.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Spring is something to look forward to, but spring at THE BEACH is a pretty much heaven on earth. You’ve heard of Myrtle Beach, but did you know it has a lot to offer the entire family? The coastline is jam-packed with eclectic restaurants, shops and even shows and amusement parks. For kids looking for a little local fun, the Ripley’s Aquarium and Alligator Adventure at Barefoot Landing are a must-see. Of course, there’s no need to plan too much. Between relaxing at the campground and spreading out on a sandy beach, you’ll never utter the words, “I’m bored!” Try Ocean Lakes Family Campground or Myrtle Beach State Park for an awesome place to hook up.
Kids might be out of school, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to end. After so much recent news about our government, why not take your kids to see where all this actually happens? Of course, there’s no shortage of activities, from visiting the Washington Mall, the White House, the Capitol Building, Smithsonian and Library of Congress – so be sure you’re staying someplace you can get a good night’s sleep. Try out Cherry Hill Park, which puts you close to D.C.’s sites.
Tell the kids you’ll be going to Orlando and you’re bound to hear some all-out cheers. The obvious draw is, of course, Disney World, where spring break will take on a life of its own. And while you may have never considered this an RV trip, maybe you should (after all, you’ll be putting down some cash at the happiest place on earth – why not save on the lodging?). You can drive your trailer or fifth wheel right into the Orlando/Kissimmee KOA, or try the Periwinkle Park and Campground and take in some in-between nature activities.
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
If you’ve got the spirit of adventure, the long road to Arizona will greet you with open arms. Spring is the perfect time to visit this majestic site, as temperatures will be warm but not unbearable. For early in the season, plan to hook up on the South Rim, where services are usually open all year long (the North Rim’s facilities usually open in May). Plan on lots of hiking and exploring in this breathtaking park, and prepare to make memories to last a lifetime. Check out Grand Canyon Railway RV Park or Grand Canyon Lodges Trailer Village to reserve your spot.
Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio
If this is all feeling too “on” the beaten path – and too long to drive – check out a unique find closer to home. Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio gives you the feel of old Appalachia, with waterfalls, wildflowers, canyons and trails all ready for exploration. Ride horses through spectacular valleys or rent an ATV to explore the park. Plan to hook up at Hocking Hills State Park Campground or Hocking River RV Park.
Heading out this spring break? Tell us where!