As the mercury drops, many RVers start chasing 70. The beauty of a home on wheels is the ability to create the environment you want around your rig. Even though four-season campers can take the cold, it’s usually a good deal more fun to roll to sun-soaked locales for the colder months.
That’s why we put together this post featuring the best destinations to beat the cold this winter. We’ll stay focused on spots in the Southwest, Florida, and Texas because these tend to be the favorite winter spots for our RVing folk. Let’s jump in and get you on the road before the ice sets in.
Best Winter RVing Destinations: The Southwest
What The Southwest might lack in beaches, it makes up for with gorgeous mountains, epic canyons, and towering red rocks. Here are our favorite winter RV destinations in this part of the country.
St. George Utah
St. George clocks in over 300 days of sunshine every year and features average January/February highs in the 60s (Fahrenheit). This spot in southwest Utah also puts you in a prime location for a Mighty Five road trip where you can explore majestic national parks like Zion and Arches.
Best RV park in St. George? Our favorite is the St. George Hurricane KOA. We also put together this list of some other top RV parks in the St. George area.
RVs for rent near St. George? This rad campervan with a pop-up top could be your national park adventure vehicle.
Or, check out this cool Class C featuring extra space for the whole family.
Northern Arizona is a fun alternative to the ‘typical’ winter RV destinations around Phoenix and Tucson. While it might get slightly colder up there, the winters are still very enjoyable with plenty of sunshine and high temps in the 60s/70s.
Our favorite zone is the Cottonwood/Sedona area where you can live among things like beautiful red rocks, the Coconino National Forest, and hip mountain towns like Jerome, AZ.
Best RV park in Cottonwood/Sedona? Our favorite winter destination RV park in this area is the Verde Valley RV and Camping Resort. Part of the Thousand Trails network, this campground has a winery in its backyard, features a meandering creek, and provides easy access to area sites.
Check out more of our favorite RV parks in Northern Arizona.
RVs for rent near Cottonwood/Sedona? This off-grid marauder will help you boondock for free at the many national forest and BLM (Bureau of Land Management) campsites in the area.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
You really can’t beat this town’s name. You also can’t beat its winter climate because it’s nestled in southern New Mexico. And any cold vibes that might come your way here can be easily cured at one of the town’s many hot springs.
Best RV park in Truth or Consequences? Check out The Glamp Camp for a lux throwback experience. Or, you can park your own rig at the Mountain Creek RV Park for good shade and close proximity to area Hot Springs.
RVs for rent near Truth or Consequences? This spacious travel trailer will keep you and the fam comfy for the winter season in southern New Mexico.
This Truth or Consequences Travel trailer features four bunks to keep the kiddos happy
Best Winter RVing Destinations: Florida
Who doesn’t want to RV to Florida? After all, didn’t you start RVing to chase 70? If you want to enjoy sun and beaches, Florida has you covered. With a winter climate that rivals Northern summers, Florida is one of the best places to escape Father Winter’s grip.
The Florida Keys
This coral cay archipelago is a top winter RV destination for most RVing folks because the whole place features 360-degree ocean views, warm waters, and warm weather. Be sure to check out Dry Tortugas National Park while you’re down there.
Best RV park in The Keys? The Coconut Cay RV Resort and Marina might be a tad spendy, but with private ocean access, spacious sites, and lux amenities, it really can’t be beat.
RVs for rent near The Florida Keys? Take in panoramic ocean views as you galavant along The Keys in this sweet class A.
The Florida Panhandle
If you want a taste of Southern charm combined with pristine Florida beaches, look no further than The Florida Panhandle. Places like Destin, Panama City Beach, and Seaside offer some of the best beachside RVing in the country.
Best RV park in The Florida Panhandle? The Grayton Beach State Park near Seaside, FL is our favorite spot in the area. But book early! Their RV sites book out fast — especially during winter months.
RVs for rent in The Florida Panhandle? Get this toy hauler fifth-wheel delivered to you so you can start wintering in style right away.
We feature this historic town in most Florida blog posts we write because it really has it all. As the oldest city in the U.S., its historic downtown is rich with sites for enjoying. It’s right on the water too, so you’ll have your pick of beaches to park by.
Best RV park in St. Augustine, FL? The St. Augustine Beach KOA Holiday is a family-friendly spot that’ll put you right by the water and the historic city center. Here are a few of our other favorite RV parks in the area.
RVs for rent near St. Augustine, Florida? Check out The Vandalorian for epic campervan adventures in this historic part of Florida.
Best Winter RVing Destinations: Texas
While North Texas can get chilly, South Texas is a splendid winter RVing destination because of its ample supply of beaches, cool towns, and spacious RV parks. Here are some of our favorite spots.
Texas Hill Country
This picturesque part of Texas features a warm winter climate and scenic locales for winter RVing. It’s also become known over the years as a premier wine-sipping destination.
Best RV park in Texas Hill Country? The Fredericksburg RV park is a family-friendly spot that’s become one of our favs over the years. Here are 12 more Texas RV parks we really love.
RVs for rent in Texas Hill Country? This fifth wheel can be delivered to you and features a deck where you can enjoy the scenery.
Not only is this the place of The Alamo, The Mission Trail, and terrific cuisine, San Antonio boasts a mild winter climate that’ll keep you comfy in your rig. Enjoy a walk through history around town before retiring to one of the area’s many RV parks.
Best RV parks in San Antonio? Hidden Valley RV Park is a family-run spot that’ll nestle you in the woods and keep you close to the action.
RVs for rent near San Antonio? Pop-up campers like this one can be towed by just about any standard-sized vehicle for easy camping all around San Antonio.
Texas Beach Country
If you’re RVing to Texas to beat the cold this winter, you should consider a beachside spot to park your RV. South Texas features some of the coolest beaches in the U.S. and area RV parks offer generally affordable rates to park your rig down there.
Places like Galveston, Corpus Christi, or South Padre Island are all some of the best destinations to beat the cold (and hang on the beach) this winter.
Best RV parks in Texas Beach Country? The Magnolia Beach RV Park, and Jamaica Beach RV Park are two of our favorites for their reasonable prices and proximity to the ocean.
Check out our 12 favorite Texas RV parks.
RVs for rent in Texas Beach Country? This travel trailer for rent features an outdoor kitchen where you can cook up dinner right alongside the water.
RVing gives you the chance to beat the cold this winter. Some of the best destinations to escape the mercury dropping are places that feature ample sun, cool culture, and (often) beaches with warm waters. Check out our RVs for rent so you can get about the business of beating Father Winter this year.
And, if you’re an RV owner looking to make some extra cash with your rig this winter, listing your RV for rent or consigning it to someone to rent it for you are two great ways to turn your RV into extra income this winter.