Planning an RV camping trip to Miami? Good idea! Fill your days with sun, sand and fascinating history on a short or extended motorhome camping trip to Miami. Need some ideas to get started planning? Here are five favorite Miami area attractions for RV campers.
Biscayne National Park – Imagine, more than two hundred thousand acres of underwater adventure waiting to thrill your family. Biscayne Bay National Park is just minutes from central Miami, making it the perfect first stop on your Miami RV camping vacation.
Take a trip in a glass bottom boat, find a panoramic view of the Florida coast from the lighthouse on Boca Chita Key, or learn more about the park’s tropical reef at the visitor center at Convoy Point. If you like to explore nature first hand on vacation, rent a sea kayak or take a guided snorkeling tour. Shipwrecks, enchanted islands and abundant aquatic life come together to create a national park like no other.
Coral Gables—Hoping to see “Old Florida” while on vacation? Coral Gables, a lovely city just south of Miami, offers the kind of attractions that are timeless. Take the family for a dip in the Venetian Pool, a picturesque, spring fed public pool created in the 1920s. Celebrate the beauty of South Florida at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Take the trolley down Ponce de Leon Boulevard to visit Coral Gables’ thriving arts district. This beautifully tropical town is a must-do for Miami area visitors.
Everglades National Park, the enormous subtropical forest surrounding Miami, is home to a wide variety of outdoor activities. More than just alligators and airboat rides, although those are two star attractions for Miami RV travelers, the Everglades are also the perfect place to bike, hike, paddle and fish to your heart’s content. You can also park your RV at one of the front-country campgrounds to stay close to Everglades action.
Florida Keys and Key West Don’t miss the chance, while RV camping in Miami, to visit the laid back pleasures of the Florida Keys and Key West. All along Hwy 1, the Overseas Highway connecting the Keys, you’ll find beaches, wildlife habitats and fun-loving seaside towns to enjoy. Here are just a few highlights of the Keys for RV campers to discover:
• John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is America’s oldest undersea park, located on beautiful Key Largo. Hike the trails, scuba or snorkel the reef or visit the enormous aquarium to learn why visitors have loved this state park for half a century.
• Islamorada, a cluster of six small islands, is world-famous for its sport fishing. Charter a fishing boat or roam through villages with casual charm while at Islamorada.
• The Beaches of Marathon are a favorite with Miami area visitors. Surrounded by the quaint appeal of Marathon, Bahia Honda Beach, Sombrero Beach and Coco Plum Beach are the best of Florida Keys beach life.
• Key West is home base to boating, fishing and cultural excursions of all kinds. Charter a boat to Dry Tortugas National Park or stroll the streets of Old Town to photograph dozens of historic buildings. You might even want to take one of Key West’s famous ghost tours after dark! Arts, culture and outdoor fun are always on hand at Key West.
South Beach is the classic, Art Deco district of Miami made famous by television and movies. It’s also the center of sizzling night life and a first-class stretch of beach. Whether you want to sunbathe in a glamorous setting or shop, dance and dine with the rich and famous, Miami’s South Beach is the place to go.
Maximize your vacation to Miami by enjoying the convenience and affordability of RV camping. With so many things to see and do, it’s a trip you’ll be making again and again.
About the Author
Joe Laing is the Marketing Director for El Monte RV Rentals. Be sure to check out their Monty’s Musings RV Travel Blog for more wonderful RV vacation ideas. Also, if you need an RV rental in the Miami area, visit their Miami RV Rentals