4 Mini RV Road Trips to Take With Your Family in Florida

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The beauty of an RV road trip is enjoying the great outdoors with the conveniences of the great indoors. Florida is a great state to explore with an RV because it’s too big for day trips but not so big that you can’t fully enjoy its charms. Florida’s diverse habitats offer plenty of things to see and do, from south to north.

1. Ocala National Forest

Ocala National Forest offers a variety of camping possibilities and outdoor activities. It covers 385,000 acres of mostly forested land in northern central Florida. You could spend days in Ocala National Forest hiking or biking the nature trails, admiring the wildlife and vegetation, or swimming, canoeing, kayaking, or snorkeling in over 600 of the Forest’s crystalline springs, lakes, and rivers. The best way to visit all the award-winning state parks in Ocala National Forest is in your RV.

2. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Camp amid the magic of the great outdoors at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort in Orlando, offering family friendly and pet-friendly RV camping. If you’re on a road trip to Florida, you can’t miss the Disney theme parks, and RV camping is the most affordable way to do it all. You’ll have easy access to the Magic Kingdom. You can even see the fireworks right from the campground! Inside the Resort’s 750 acres, you’ll find a plethora of wildlife, charming trails, a pristine beach, pool areas, and entertainment. At this picturesque retreat, you will feel the timeless beauty of the American frontier with the luxury of your own RV.

3. Turtle Beach Campground

There’s nothing like beachfront camping on the Gulf of Mexico. Pull your RV into one of the campground’s 40 RV and tent sites and live beachfront for a while, enjoying sunsets over a tree-lined beach. Enjoy fishing, kayaking, a playground, volleyball, and shaded picnic areas at Turtle Beach Campground. This Sarasota campground is close to Siesta Key Beach, voted the #1 beach in America by TripAdvisor in 2015; at the beach, enjoy shopping, dining, and entertainment.

4. Bahia Honda State Park

Venture down to the Florida Keys to get a spot at an island paradise. On Big Pine Key at mile marker 37, Bahia Honda State Park is one of the most popular campgrounds in the country. It features an award-winning beach and an off-shore island for some of the best snorkeling and beachcombing in Florida. Though it’s no longer in working condition, you’ll also have a great view of the historic Bahia Honda Rail Bridge connecting Big Pine Key to Spanish Harbor Key. The park stretches over 500 acres for the perfect quiet, relaxing getaway for the entire family.

RV camping in Florida will bring you close to saltwater, springs, surfing, and sea life. With over 150 state parks and many national parks, there are plenty of options for an RV road trip in the Sunshine State. With an RV, you’ll never have to worry about hotels. You can visit the natural and artificial wonders of Florida on your own time and with your own amenities. Some campgrounds will even make you a beachfront resident while you’re in town!

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