If you’re taking to the open road this holiday season and are ready to soak in every ounce of Christmas cheer, there are numerous destinations and RV parks to put on your list. With Christmas only two weeks away, there’s no time to waste! We’ve compiled a round-up of the most holiday-friendly and focused RV spots for you and your loved ones this holiday season. Each campground listed has Covid-19 precautions as well as health and safety measures in place to ensure you have the best possible experience during your 2020 holidays. If you’re really festive, check out our guide on Budget Friendly Ways to Decorate Your RV this Holiday Season and click here to learn how you can enter to win great prizes with our Instagram holiday photo contest!
ESTES PARK, COLORADO
RV Campground: Manor RV Park – Estes Park
Address: 815 Riverside Drive | Estes Park, Colorado 80517
RV Amenities: 110 full hook-up sites, each site includes a patio and picnic table, pet-friendly, doggie path, laundry facilities, playground, fire pits, clubhouse, complimentary Saturday breakfast, free cable TV, and Wi-Fi, and a five-minute drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Holiday Features: Visiting Estes Park during the holiday season is like walking into a real-life snow globe. The entire town is filled with Christmas cheer. Walk through the decorated streets, check out amazing local shops, and don’t forget to ride the mountain! Estes Park is known for Yuletide Lights, a beautiful, drive-through attraction that features thousands of Christmas lights on local businesses and residential houses. The spectacle is a driving self-guided tour that runs now through January 4, 2021.
DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA
RV Campground: The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness
Address: 4510 North Fort Wilderness Trail | Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
RV Amenities: Disney water transportation to all parks, laundry and dry cleaning services, over 800 RV full hook-up sites, mail services, pet-friendly, and babysitting/childcare services.
Holiday Features: What is more festive than spending the holidays at Disney World? Each park has their very own holiday celebration so you can come for the week and transport your family to the ultimate winter season celebration! Enjoy the Tree of Life Awakening at Animal Kingdom, celebrate winter with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, ring in the holiday season with food, music, and traditions from across the globe at Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays, and finish the week with a bang at Disney’s Hollywood Studios For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration.
SANTA CLAUSE, INDIANA
RV Campground: Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort
Address: 78 North Holiday Blvd | Santa Claus, Indiana
RV Amenities: The campground features three options for RV sites – standard, super-30, and deluxe, pet-friendly, golf cart rentals, two playgrounds, two basketball courts, nature trails, mini-golf, and multiple game rooms.
Holiday Features: This is the most happening Christmas campground on our list. Lake Rudolph Campground is known for its holiday cheer. Come enjoy numerous holiday themed attractions from Santa’s Christmas Store, Land of Lights, to the Santa Claus Museum and Santa’s Stables, you can have it all! Lake Rudolph Campground has a fabulous reputation. The RV park was named the best RV Park in Indiana, one of the most family-friendly campgrounds by U.S. News and World Report, and one of the top ten best campgrounds for families by the Travel Channel. If you want to have a Christmas blowout, Santa Claus, Indiana is the place for you this holiday season!
FREEDOM, NEW HAMPSHIRE
RV Campground: The Bluffs RV Resort
Address: 196 Shawtown Road | Freedom, New Hampshire 03836
RV Amenities: Over 200 sites (24 of those are pull-through), pet-friendly, snowmobiling, King Pine Ski Resort, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and King Pine’s tubing.
Holiday Features: The Bluffs RV Resort is the ideal home away from home this Christmas. Tucked away in the mountains of New England – Freedom, New Hampshire is the quintessential holiday camping trip getaway. Enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Washington Valley and a quaint downtown experience. Come for the memorable Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting Ceremony and stay for the most scenic Christmas you’ll ever experience. Christmas in Freedom is like stepping into a snow globe that you never want to leave!
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA
RV Campground: Yosemite Lakes RV Resort
Address: 31191 Hardin Flat Road | Groveland, California 95321
RV Amenities: Five miles from the west gate of the park entrance, 523 RV sites, hiking, holiday movies, campfire, playground, picnic area, and gas station.
Holiday Features: Make your way to this national treasure during the 2020 holiday season. Yosemite’s iconic landscapes are blanketed with snow, making it the go-to destination for adventure RVers. Try your hand at skiing on Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area, ice skate at Curry Village (which gives you unbelievable views of Half Dome), snowshoe through epic trails and explore all this National Park has to offer during Christmas. Santa will love making a stop to visit you in this snowy, picturesque village.
RV Campground: Yellow Creek Campground
Address: 9679 US-422 | Penn Run, Pennsylvania
RV Amenities: 34 RV sites with 50 and 30 amp service, 1.5 miles from Yellow Creek State Park, camp store, and private island.
Holiday Features: Did you know that this quiet town is the Christmas tree capital of the world? This area is well adapted to the growth of various species of evergreen trees that are popular during the holiday season, with over 1 million trees harvested per year in Indiana County alone! With tree farms open to the public, you can rummage through the famous Gregg Van Horn’s Christmas Tree farm to find your very own RV tree (or Christmas wreath if you’re interested in saving RV space.) Indiana is also the birthplace of Jimmy Stewart, the star of the Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life. The town has a dedicated museum just for this legend and from now through the holiday season, they throw the epic It’s A Wonderful Life Festival.
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