Spring break is a time of year we all love to hate. There is nothing worse than battling crowds on a RV vacation. We want your 2019 spring break to be relaxing so we’re going to suggest you skip these spots during March and early April and instead check them out come late-April and early May. You’ll still get the sunny weather and experiences, just without overpriced food, parking and full RV campgrounds. These spring break destinations will be sans-tourist when you visit a few weeks later and they’re well worth it. Check out the list below.
Key West, Florida
This island city is so much more than a party destination. The Florida Keys are rich in culture. From Earnest Hemmingway to Tennessee Williams, Shel Silverstein and Robert Frost, dozens of famous writers spent their careers creating their great American novels on this island. There are also numerous RV parks throughout and miles of beach for you to explore and settle in on while basking in the tropical climate. If your recreational activities include a love for diving, Key West’s coral reef extends 150 miles and is the largest in North America making it the ideal post-spring break destination for you this year.
Miami Beach, Florida
If you’re an RVer who loves delicious food, culture, parks, sunshine and the beach, all we can say is, “Welcome to Miami!” Most people might not realize, but Miami is the only U.S. city surrounded by two national parks, the Biscayne and Everglades. This makes it the perfect late spring destination for RVers who want to get outside. From kayaking to hiking, biking, swimming, fishing and more, Miami is a great location to explore. Are you a city lover? If so, you can enjoy the night life, cuisines from around the world and street art all in one place.
Coined as “The Fun Coast,” Daytona is a hot spring break destination. Let us assure you though, it’s not just for young people. If you’re a NASCAR fan, this spot is for you. Daytona is the headquarters for the brand and holds the famous International Speedway every year. This quaint beachside town is also known for allowing vehicles on the beach! Who doesn’t want to cruise down the Florida coast in their Class B while the sun is setting behind them? While you’re in Florida, swing by any one of our three La Mesa RV stores! We’re located in Ft. Myers, Port St. Lucie, and Orlando.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Looking for an RV paradise? Come to Myrtle Beach. This oasis sits along 60 miles of coastline known as The Grand Strand. With over 100 championship golf courses, Myrtle Beach is also often referred to as the Golf Capital of the World. If you want the simple, retire experience, run, don’t walk, to this South Carolina paradise. There are over 1,500 restaurants covering dozens of cuisines and tons of RV parks. What’s not to love?
New Orleans, Louisiana
The “Big Easy” is known for Mardi Gras, debauchery on Bourbon Street and being the birthplace of Jazz. But did you know that just beyond city limits there is a natural world waiting to be explored? From Barataria Preserve, a 23,000 acre preserve filled with marshes, swamps and hardwood forests to Kisatchie National Forest, a swampland full of longleaf mine and red-cockaded woodpeckers, there is truly something for everyone in the RV when you make your way to this southern swamp town.
South Padre, Texas
South Padre Island is the world’s largest barrier island, boasting over 200 square miles. The subtropical hub is a hot spring break destination and can be a nightmare to navigate during spring break and the summer seasons. Full-time RVers should make their way in between the busy seasons to avoid the headache crowds and experience what the island really has to offer like South Padre’s ecotourism. Sea Turtle Inc. is a hub for sea turtle rescue where you can participate in a number of support activities. If you’re a light house enthusiast, check out the historical and picturesque lighthouse in Port Isabel. If you enjoy the happy hour/sunset combo, this anytime-but-during-spring-break destination is for you.
Arizona’s capital gets busy during the spring break season. Circle back when the crowds have died down to explore the city who has named the bola tie their official state neckwear. There are endless activities waiting for you in Phoenix. From exploring the stunning Desert Botanical Garden to hiking South Mountain Preserve and even summiting Piestewa Peak, RVers of all ages will enjoy the Valley of the Sun. Check out our Arizona Road Trip Guide when you come and be sure to stop by our La Mesa RV Phoenix store to say hello!
While you wait out the spring break crowd, we recommend you check out these Top Free and Budget Friendly Activities To Do This Spring. Leave us a comment in the section below telling us where your rig is taking you this season.