Have you found your snowbird dream destination?
Every year, millions of U.S. citizens and Canadians fly south to enjoy the warm winter temperatures of the Sun Belt. Before you join the Snowbird flock, consider what you’re looking for in a snowbird roost.
First, determine the type of Snowbird trip you’re embarking upon before hitting the gas. This will help you figure out what you’re looking for in a snowbird park.
Some RVers spend the winter months traveling from destination to destination, enjoying as many sights as they can—the Grand Canyon, the Alamo, New Orleans—before heading back north. If this is your plan, find parks that lie as close to your planned itinerary as possible. Good Sam’s Trip Planner is the perfect tool for this kind of vacation, enabling you to find RV parks—along with restaurants, attractions and Camping World SuperCenters—along your route with ease.
Nesting in Your Snowbird Dream Destination
If you plan to stay in one nest for your whole trip, then consider the wide array of options available in RV resorts found throughout the Sun Belt. This boils down to finding a park that matches your personal travel preferences. Are you looking for a vibrant, social community with like-minded travelers? Or do you prefer a quiet, rustic location where the solitude of nature surrounds you? Do you seek an active trip involving golf, paddleball or hiking, or do you prefer laid-back days sitting by the pool, playing bridge or taking classes. Take you time to make sure an RV park is right for you.
Spreading Your Snowbird Wings
Some RV parks organize social activities for their long-term guests, giving you a chance to form winter season friendships with fellow RVers. Other activities include gaming tournaments, craft classes, dances and more. On the flip side, some RV parks place the emphasis on the great outdoors and rustic surroundings. These parks welcome solitude seekers and nature lovers.
Know Your Snowbird Nest
Review the campground listings found in the Plan a Trip tab on GoodSam.com to find the RV park that’s right for you. You can find a wealth of information that will help you decide whether to reserve or move on. Here are some of the key factors to look at:
Sites: Make sure that the RV park has the site that accommodates your RV type meets your desires for privacy and room. Are there picnic tables near the sites? Fire rings? Do you require a casita near your site?
Amenities: Remember, you’re planning on staying for the long haul. Make sure the RV park rating is up to snuff, and check to see that the park has all the bells and whistles you’re looking for. Pool, fitness center, club house, game room–compile a list of items you’re seeking in an RV park.
Location: Is your park close to the kinds of attractions that you’re looking for? Is it within driving distance of the grocery stores and retail outlets that you’ll need?
Factor all of these elements in before making those reservations. Then, hit the road for Snowbird Destinations!