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The All American RV: Florida Road Trip

  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 29 April 2015
  • Revised 17 March 2016
The All American RV: Florida Road Trip
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 29 April 2015
  • Revised 17 March 2016
The All American RV: Florida Road Trip
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 29 April 2015
  • Revised 17 March 2016

With miles of stunning beaches, huge national parks and a whole host of attractions to explore, Florida is the perfect place for that all American-style road trip. Hire your very own RV, set up camp in the many sites across the state and enjoy total freedom with friends or family. With no schedule to abide by and your own means of transport, your trusty RV will ensure you have comfortable accommodation even if your plans change at the last minute.

We’ve teamed up with Cruise America to provide you with some of the highest standard recreational vehicles in the entire US. Available in three different sizes, we offer RVs to hold groups of up to seven people. Each RV is fully equipped with a fridge/freezer, cooking facilities and bathroom amenities, so you’ll find everything you need to keep your family rested, well fed and refreshed for the day ahead.

There are countless campsites across Florida and each one differs from the next. ‘High Class Resorts’ usually offer full hook-up to the water supply, electricity and waste disposal while National Park Campgrounds provide the most idyllic spots to settle down for the night.

The beauty of an RV means you can plan a route that suits you perfectly, but for a real taste of Florida, hit the road and take on the Miami loop with highlights such as the Florida Keys and the Everglades.

Day 1Dolphin - GrassyPick up your RV in Miami and head south to the Grassy Key RV Park. Here you can visit the nearby Dolphin Research Centre where you can learn all about marine life, interact with the animals or splash about in the Sprayground.

 Day 2Seven Mile BridgeCross the Seven Mile Bridge and hop over the many islands that make up the Florida Keys as you head towards Key West. Stay overnight at Boyd’s Key West Campground where you can find a whole host of entertaining activities such as craft classes, movie nights and ice cream socials.

Day 3John PennekampTake a trip to the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park where you can explore the stunning coral reef from a glass-bottom boat, or get even closer with a snorkel or scuba diving session. With 178 nautical square miles of waters to discover, you can spend hours kayaking your way over seagrass beds and through mangrove swamps. The John Pennekamp Park offers camping facilities for RVs and also provides onsite barbeques for some alfresco grilling at the end of the day.

Day 4EvergladesBeing Florida’s most famous National Park, your road trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Everglades. Park your RV in the Flamingo Campground and set out for a day exploring this subtropical landscape on foot, by boat or even via tram. Keep your eyes peeled for those American crocodiles and the elusive Florida panther.

Day 5sanibel 1Drive north towards Sanibel Island where the Periwinkle Park & Campground will provide a perfect stopover. With an abundance of wildlife, water sports, bike trails and beautiful beaches, it’s easy to spend a whole day on Sanibel Island.

Day 6fort desotoSet off early and spend a few hours behind the wheel as you make your way further north to Fort DeSoto Country Park. Made up of five interconnected islands, and with a beach which has been voted America’s best, DeSoto is ideal for lazing on the sand and dipping in the sea.

Day 7DisneyAfter a day relaxing on the beaches of Fort DeSoto you’ll be fully refreshed for a magical day at Disney World. Not only does Disney World’s Wilderness Resort provide a convenient spot to park your RV, but you can guarantee the whole family will be entertained with archery, horse riding and campfire sing-a-longs with your favourite Disney characters.

Day 8Kennedy Space CenterBack on the east coast you’ll find Cape Canaveral where you can visit NASA’s launch headquarters, the world famous Kennedy Space Centre. This is a fantastic attraction for people of all ages. Spend the day touring launch pads, feasting your eyes on giant rockets or seeing what it’s like to be a real astronaut in the spaceflight simulator.

If you’re heading to Cape Canaveral between May and August, be sure not to miss the Loggerhead Marine Life Centre where you can take a closer look at sea turtles during their nesting season.

Day 9Palm BeachIt’s time to splash out on the last day of your Florida road trip and there’s no better place to do it than Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue shopping region. Known as the ‘Rodeo Drive of the East’, spend some time wandering through the mansion-lined streets before heading to Dania Beach for your last night of RV living.

For more information on Cruise America RVs and suggested itineraries click here

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