One of the best parts of owning an RV is to be able to follow the weather as it moves through the seasons, picking the best places according to the time of year. Here we’ve assembled some of the ideal destinations to head this winter where you can keep the good times going while northern locations bunker down for another snowy winter.
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To pick the four best locales for the winter we looked at average temperatures for December, January, and February, as well as how RV-friendly each city is. We also took into consideration the amount of fun things there are to do, as well as the number of things to do within an hour of each city.
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio is a fun place to be during the winter months. The San Antonio Spurs basketball season will be in full swing and you can check out a game at the AT&T Center. The downtown area is full of touristy things to do, so make sure to take a stroll along The Riverwalk and of course head over to The Alamo, nestled right in the heart of it all.
Around San Antonio you’ll find plenty to do, including the Natural Bridge Caverns or spend the day at Sea World.
Orlando is the place to go if you are a Disney fan, with Walt Disney World, Epcot Center, and Hollywood Studios beckoning a visit. In addition to that you also have Cape Canaveral just 50 minutes away which has the Kennedy Space Center, a great way to spend an afternoon.
All of the Disney-themed parks are great, plus there are additional amusement parks like Universal Studios, as well as that great Florida winter weather. Take a trip down to the Tampa/St. Pete area a little over an hour away for a Tampa Bay Lightning game, or stay in Orlando and see the Orlando Magic play basketball!
Tucson Arizona a great place to head after spending Christmas with the family. Check our Saguaro National Park or the ornate fixtures at San Xavier del Bac. The Pima Air and Space Museum is also something you won’t want to miss, and good for a day of learning and marveling at some old planes and spacecraft.
All around Tucson there are hiking trails and biking paths, perfect for staying healthy during the winter months, and of course there’s plenty of sunshine to keep your vitamin D levels up and your mood in right place.
San Diego, California
There’s plenty to do in San Diego all winter long, and the weather is some of the best around. With an average temperature of 65 degrees in January and sunshine pretty much guaranteed you’ll never be stuck in your RV hoping for better weather.
The San Diego Zoo is award-winning and worth the trip all by itself. If you’re feeling adventurous you can always take a 40-minute trip south of the border to Tijuana to sample some tequila and try out that Spanish you learned in high school.