Florida remains one of the most desirable vacation destinations in the U.S. Offering Disney World, clear sandy beaches and endless summer days, Florida is on every family’s vacation bucket list — especially during winter months. Vacationing in an RV is a great way to adventure with family while saving money on expensive hotel rooms. Here is a list of some of the best family-friendly Campgrounds and RV parks that Florida has to offer.
- Boardwalk RV: Homestead, Florida
Boardwalk RV is located in the heart of Homestead not too far from the Keys or Miami, which offer some of the best dining and diving experiences around. The Coral Castle — a coral wonder built by a single man over the course of 30 years — Monkey Jungle, the Museum of Science and the Metrozoo are all just a day trip away.
Boardwalk RV is a good choice for families because it’s one of those Florida RV parks that offers something for everyone. Equipped with a heated pool, spacious clubhouse, library, BBQ area, playground fitness center, and billiard room, there’s plenty of entertainment available for the whole family. Play a game of volleyball, badminton, horseshoes or even petanque. In addition, the park offers a variety of organized activities offered throughout the year.
- Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort: Walt Disney World
Fun fact: Disney has its very own RV park, which serves as a calming oasis — perfect for a nostalgic family experience. The hotels at Disney are undeniably amazing, but with quick access to Magic Kingdom and a view of the fireworks show right from the campgrounds, the RV Park offers a unique and affordable vacation. Discover charming woodland trails and cool pool areas around the 750-acre site. The Disney World RV park is also the only Disney resort property where you are allowed to bring your pets along for the ride. Enjoy the Hoop De Du Musical Revue dinner show and free Wilderness petting zoo. You can also take a wagon ride around the resort or even venture to the nearby stables for a pony ride.
- Lion Country Safari KOA: Loxahatchee, Florida
A totally different type of RV camping is offered at Lion Country Safari. If you love the idea of getting close to wildlife and falling asleep to sounds akin to those in Africa, this is the adventure for you. KOA is a peaceful, secluded campground located right next door to a 320-acre, drive-through wild animal preserve and theme park. The campground facilities consist of an onsite general store, heated pool, outdoor patios and picnic tables, as well as sites for cabins and tents. On your downtime, you can opt to play games of shuffleboard, basketball or volleyball with the family. An added perk is that KOA offers campers a complementary discount to the wildlife safari tour. And when you want to get away from the campground, you’ll be only minutes away from famous beaches, excellent fishing spots or golf courses.
- Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Plan to enjoy gorgeous sail-like dunes rising over the beautiful green and blue waters. At Topsail Hill, campers can swim, kayak or paddleboard in the Gulf of Mexico. If you have a fishing license, feel free to check out one of the coastal dune lakes or head to the three-mile secluded beach, which is perfect for saltwater fishing. You can also try Geocaching — an outdoor game using hand-held GPS trackers — which is like a high-tech treasure hunt. Within the park, 15 miles of hiking trails await to take you anywhere from the rarest and smallest of the coastal dune lakes to where gopher tortoises might cross your path. You can also check out the park’s scheduled events like a scavenger hunt challenge, Sunday Funday ranger program, guided bird and plant walks or a sea turtle baby shower.
- Sun N Fun Resort: Sarasota, Florida
Sun N Fun, an award-winning luxury RV resort, offers a perfect getaway for families. Some examples of the resort’s amenities include a mega-slide, Olympic-size pool, two dog parks and an indoor fitness pool and wellness center. For those interested in crafts, woodworking, jewelry and painting workshops are offered. Kids will especially love the summer-camp-themed experience packed with waterslide rides, sports competitions and themed weekends. Adults can keep busy by relaxing in the sauna, fishing, playing a game of pickleball or a round of golf. Just outside of camp there are plenty of attractions like Busch Gardens Tampa, Adventure Island, the Florida Aquarium and Siesta Key — which was voted the No. 1 best beach in America.