Top 5 RV Winter Road Trip Destinations
Christmas Tree Capital: Portland to Mount Hood to Oregon City
This loop starts in one of the most popular cities in the Pacific Northwest, Portland. At 137 miles round trip, with plenty of opportunities to get out and explore, this short 3 to 4 day road trip is just what RV travelers need to get their feet wet for the winter season.
And what better way to do that than to take a trip to "The Christmas Tree Capital of the World?" From Portland use the Mount Hood Scenic Byway to explore Mount Hood, the states massive 11,254 foot volcano. Here you'll find ski lodges, snowy peaks, winter tubing and more. On your way back to Portland be sure to loop through historic Oregon City for a trip along the "Christmas Fantasy Trail" for lights, music and everything Christmas.
New York Winter: Manhattan to Bradford
This 348 mile trip can be completed in about 7 to 10 days and takes travelers along the beautiful and expansive Norman Rockwell countryside, not often seen by those who live in the city.
Leave the city behind by taking I-80 northwest and enjoy the beautiful Norman Rockwell countryside from the comfort of your RV. With thrilling views and plenty of destinations along your route including the Holiday Valley ski resort and Allegany State Park, you and your loved ones will find plenty of excuses to get out and enjoy the winter weather. Finally, head south on US-219 to finish the trip amongst the beautiful, snow covered evergreens.
Pacific Coast Highway: California 1
Not every road trip needs to be full of snowy white views. The Pacific Coast Highway begins in Oregon and continues all the way down to sunny, southern California. At an impressive 550 miles, there's no shortage of awesome destinations along the way for you and your family to enjoy.
Take a detour to the great Mammoth Mountain ski area in northern California or keep it simple by taking your pick in beautiful beaches all along the California coast until you reach your final destination. RV travelers can visit wine country, Hollywood, San Diego and more on this warm, sunny and tropical winter road trip.
Ice Caves: Minnesota and Wisconsin
Take a trip through the icy winter wonderland that is Minnesota and Wisconsin in the cold season. Travel from Duluth to Hayward on this 240 mile round trip expedition through one of the coldest and most beautiful parts of the US during the winter time.
Beginning in Duluth cross over into Wisconsin via State Route 13 and get ready for an otherworldly experience in the famous ice caves at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore that sit along Lake Superior. From there head south on US-63 into Hayward and test out your Nordic skiing skills along the American Birkebeiner trail system.
Winter Getaway: Florida Paradise Loop
Discover everything that southern Florida has to offer by making your way from Orlando down through the Keys and back again, on a loop that will take you from coast to coast. With a number of exciting and beautiful destinations along the way, this is a trip that RV travelers could complete in as little as 2 weeks or as long as 2 months. From Orlando, head west via I-4 towards Tampa, then down along I-75 south into the beautiful Ft. Myers area.
Stop off at the Cypress Trail RV Luxury Resort for a few nights while you explore Sanibel and Captiva Island. Round out your trip with a visit to the famous Florida Keys, making a pit stop in beautiful Key West. Lastly, make a final stop off in the hotspots of all winter hotspot destinations, Miami. Hit the beach, enjoy the world famous shopping and take your pick of exotic night life destinations in Miami before completing your loop back in sunny Orlando.