Soon fall will be in the rear-view mirror and while some might not consider the winter months to be optimal RV’ing time, here at Motor Home Finders, we’d like to recommend some ideas that might change their minds.

Winter RV’ing offers a unique opportunity to explore America’s great outdoors. Far from the madding crowds of the summer months, winter brings a peaceful solitude to many of the country’s most iconic destinations. Though winter travel poses its challenges, especially for RV travelers, it also comes with its own set of rewards: fewer crowds, winter activities, and beautiful snowscapes. Here are some of what we feel are the best destinations for winter RV’ing in the United States.

  1. Quartzsite, Arizona

Quartzsite is an RV Mecca that comes alive in the wintertime. During the Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show, held January 20-28, 2024, the town turns into a bustling hub for RVers. Beyond the show, the mild winter weather and the expansive desert are the main attractions. Nearby Bureau of Land Management land offers opportunities for boondocking, so you can enjoy nature in its pristine form.

Activities: Gem hunting, hiking, and enjoying the RV show
RV Facilities: Multiple RV parks and boondocking on BLM lands

  1.  Key West, Florida

Escape the winter chill by heading to Key West, Florida’s southernmost point. It offers tropical climate even in the winter, with temperatures rarely dipping below 60°F. The beaches are beautiful, and the nightlife is vibrant.

Activities: Beach activities, snorkeling, fishing
RV Facilities: Various RV parks such as Boyd’s Key West Campground offer full hookups and more.

  1. South Padre Island, Texas

Located near the border with Mexico, South Padre Island offers mild winter temperatures and plenty of activities. Popular as a spring break destination, South Padre is much quieter in the winter, making it ideal for RV travelers.

Activities: Birdwatching, kiteboarding, and dolphin watching
RV Facilities: Isla Blanca Park is a popular RV campground with all the amenities you’d expect.

  1. Death Valley National Park, California

 For those who really want to avoid the snow, Death Valley is your spot. Known for its dry climate and unique geographical features, Death Valley offers otherworldly landscapes that are especially captivating in the winter months.

Activities: Hiking, stargazing, and exploring natural wonders like Badwater Basin
RV Facilities: Furnace Creek Campground offers RV spots with full hookups.

  1.  Asheville, North Carolina

 For winter RVers who love the snow, Asheville provides the best of both worlds. Asheville is surrounded by the scenic Smoky Mountains and offers a lively arts scene.

Activities: Skiing, snowboarding, and exploring the Biltmore Estate
RV Facilities: Asheville Bear Creek RV Park provides full amenities in a convenient location.

  1. Taos, New Mexico

Taos is another high-altitude destination offering a different flavor of winter RVing. The area is rich in Native American and Hispanic culture, and the winter offers opportunities for snow sports.

Activities: Skiing, snowmobiling, and cultural exploration
RV Facilities: Taos Valley RV Park and Taos Monte Bello RV Park are some good options for your stay.

  1. Olympic National Park, Washington

For the truly adventurous, Olympic National Park in Washington offers lush forests, snow-capped mountains, and ocean beaches.

Activities: Snowshoeing, winter hiking, and soaking in hot springs
RV Facilities: Fairholme Campground is a good spot but note that winter RVing here requires preparation due to variable weather conditions.

Tips for Winter RV’ing

  1. Check Road Conditions: Always consult local weather and road condition websites or apps before setting off.
  2. Winterize Your RV: Make sure to winterize your RV to prevent frozen pipes and other potential issues.
  3. Carry Essentials: Stock up on winter essentials like extra blankets, snow chains, and high-calorie foods.

Winter RV’ing is an experience unlike any other. While it comes with its own set of challenges, the rewards are plenty. Whether you’re a sun-seeker or a snow lover, there’s a winter RV destination for you. So pack your winter gear, prep your RV, and set out on a winter adventure you’ll never forget.

If we can help you find the perfect RV for your next winter RV adventure, give us a call at 888-783-4009 or visit our online ever-changing, handpicked inventory of luxury RVs.