Does the holiday season turn you into a social butterfly? If so, being a RVer will land you in the right spot to meet RV snowbirds at winter destinations who share your fun-loving attitude. Here’s a look at three fun places to meet with other enthusiasts during your travels.
Fun Places to Meet RV Snowbirds in Winter
Key West, Florida
The southernmost point of the U.S. is party central all year, but when RV snowbirds roll into town the holiday celebrations really get going.
Key West holiday festivities include lighted boat and motorcycle parades and a production of The Nutcracker Ballet – with a Key West twist. Events wrap up with the famous Conch Shell Drop on December 31st.
This spot is on many RV snowbird bucket lists and it’s recommended to book a site well in advance at the Key West RV parks, especially during peak times. Consider making your 2017 reservations at places like Boyd’s Key West Campground.
“You can’t beat Boyd’s for being close in, only one mile or two into Key West. There is a KOA back up the road somewhere (20 miles ??) but that is too far I think for convenience. Boyd’s is a little pricey as others have said, and the spots are tight so don’t arrive after dark or I don’t know how you would get into some of the spots. But, it is beautiful there and well worth it so that is also where I will be staying again this year after the Can Opener.” – wagnerda, 3 Rivet Member, AirForums.net
Baja California Sur, Mexico
Many adventurous campers say that RVing in Baja California Sur is like “Mexico Lite.” You get to enjoy all the benefits of Mexico’s tropical scenery, friendly people and laid-back attitude, without the hassles of traveling in the more rustic mainland.
Baja’s modern toll roads make the journey safer and easier than driving elsewhere in Mexico.
“The more you’re on a four lane freeway the better off you are,” says Paul Beddows of Mexico Caravans.
Here three of my favorite camping sites in Baja:
- Rancho Santa Ynez in Catavina: A great place to explore the unique flora that grows only in Baja as well as the parklands surrounding Cataviña.
- Laguna Ojo de Liebre: This is an ideal and quiet area to set up camp.Boats are also available to to take out and see the whales.
- El Requeson on Bahia de Conception: “A place to just do nothing or play in the shallow water,” – jdtrotter, Senior Member, FiberglassRV.com Forums
Quartzsite is often mentioned here because winter camping in Quartzsite really is a great way to meet RV snowbirds.
A long list of RV clubs hold rallies with daily social hours, music and potlucks. You’re certain to encounter campers who share the same interests as you. Just check the bulletin boards at the entrance of the Long Term Visitor Areas (LTVAs) to find a group you’d like to meet.
“For $180 you can camp here for seven months. All you need is a generator and solar panels.” – jimmini, Rivetmaster at AirForums.net.
This hearty camper is referring to Quartzsite’s LTVAs, such as La Posa South. Even without a great RV solar power system, you can still run your generator and save on camping fees.
What’s Your Favorite Place to Meet RV Snowbirds?
Generally speaking, RV snowbirds are a mixture of solitary nature lovers but many of us still enjoy spending time with people who share our common interests. These are just a few places where it’s easy to meet RV snowbirds in North America. If you have your own favorite spots, tell us more in the comments section below.
Rene Agredano and her husband, Jim Nelson, became full-time RVers in 2007 and have been touring the country ever since. In her blog, Rene chronicles the ins and outs of the full-timing life and brings readers along to meet the fascinating people and amazing places they visit on the road. Her road trip adventures are chronicled in her blog at LiveWorkDream.com.
I like south padre island Texas I used to like Big Pine Key and No Name Key in the Florida Keys but it is too popular now. I am trying to figure out how to camp with my trailer in Hawaii? .
With a really big paddle!
Our favorite is Senator Wash LTVA on BLM land about 20 miles north of Yuma, AZ. the same pass you buy for the Quartszite area works in Senator Wash. It has a much bigger & better dump station & fewer rvers, around 1,000 to 1,500, instead of the 30,000-50,000 in Quartzsite; you have a big lake right there & you have Yuma 20 miles away where you can get anything you could possibly want. It has 4 Walmarts, Home Depot, Lowe’s & several great rv supply superstores.