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A Very Merry RV Trip to Florida!

Tis the season for family road trips and Florida’s best holiday hotspots! Although we may not have snow, we have some of the greatest Christmas displays in the world. So, if you are ready to hit the open road with us again, use our guide below to start mapping out your journey!

ICE! Gaylord Palms, Orlando

Snow isn’t known to hit us Floridians, which is why ICE is a great holiday event to attend with family. This year’s theme is “Christmas Around the World”, and you will not be disappointed by the giant carved ice sculptures (2 million lbs worth) and ice slides! If you want to warm up during this incredible spectacle, there are plenty of interactive holiday scenes around, along with an appearance from Santa and his elves.

So, if you are looking to add a little holiday cheer to your Florida RV trip, grab your tickets below and head to Orlando.

Purchase ICE tickets here!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Walt Disney World Orlando

The most magical place on earth is a must stop on your holiday RV tour. If a trip to Disney isn’t enough to peak your interest, than Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party should do the trick. With holiday parades, treats and themed attractions, there is plenty to keep the family entertained.

If there are too many options to choose from, we recommend attending Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration. There you will find appearances by Disney’s favorite characters donned in their holiday attire, along with music dancing and of course… snow!

Pack up your RV Rental, and plan your Disney visit here!

Nights of Lights, St. Augustine

Our final stop on the Camp USA holiday RV tour, is to the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine. Here you can enjoy their famous “Nights of Lights” display. More than 3 million lights are strung throughout St. Augustine, making a spectacular sight with plenty of viewing options. Don’t feel like walking? Explore by sail, private tours or our favorite The Old Town Trolleys.

Plan your St. Augustine route here!

Now that we have mapped out our favorite holiday hotspots, are you ready to travel? Check out our newest additions to the Camp USA Fleet, and get ready to hit the open road!

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A Guide to Florida’s Upcoming Races

Race Season is just around the corner, and Camp USA is ready to go! Florida is lucky enough to be home to some of the best tracks in the Nascar circuit, and is why so many travel by RV to participate. So, if you are planning on attending the races this season, check out our must see guide below!

Ford EcoBoost

In just a couple of weeks, RV’s will be heading down to the city of Miami for the Ford Ecoboost 400. Not only will you be up close to the action at this legendary track, you will be able to witness three championship races within one weekend!

If you are looking to make more out of your weekend, we highly recommend grabbing passes to the FanVision Fan Zone. Here you can enjoy delectable lunch buffets, snacks, drinks and pre-race access to the pit. What could be better?

Grab your tickets here!

Rolex 24

The Rolex 24 has been a Nascar staple since 1962, and this year is no exception. This endurance race begins at sunrise, and does not end until sunrise the next day. That means you have plenty of time to take in the sights and enjoy all that Daytona International Speedway has to offer.

Planning on coming by RV? Great! The Geico Campground offers an incredible set up for tailgaters and race fans who are there for the action. With the length of the Rolex 24, this is a great option for those traveling with kids or big groups, but keep in mind it fills up fast.

Learn about your RV camping options here!

Daytona 500

If you can’t make it to the Rolex 24, there is always the 2018 Daytona 500! Spanning over 6 decades, this event has brought us some of the best moments and wins in Nascar history. If you want to boost your experience, don’t forget about the UNOH Fanzone and Pre-Race Extravaganza.

By adding on either the Fanzone or Extravaganza tickets, you and your group will be able to get up close and personal with not only the cars, but the famous drivers who lead them. Keep in mind that the Daytona 500 has sold out the past two years, so the earlier you reserve your tickets and RV spot at the Geico Campground, the better.

Reserve your Daytona 500 tickets here!

Now that you have the race lineup for the next few months, it is time to reserve your Camp USA RV Rental! We have coaches for all budgets, and are ready to prep you for the tailgating experience of a lifetime!

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A Guide to Florida’s Best Halloween Attractions!

As we head into October, the Camp USA Crew is getting the Fleet ready for a few trips to some of Florida’s best Halloween attractions. So, if scary is your middle name, strap down and join us for a guide to a few spooky events the whole family can enjoy on your RV vacation.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resorts

Orlando is know for some of the best haunted houses to experience, including the spectacular Halloween Horror Nights at Universal. If you’ve never taken part in these themed houses, you are in for a terrifying night.

Saw, The Shining and American Horror Story are just a few of the themed attractions you can look forward to. Not to mention the numerous scare zones and shows… if you’re not a fan of Haunted House frights. Keep in mind that this might not be the place for young children, but there are plenty of options down the road at Disney, if you need an alternative for your RV crew.

Buy Tickets Here!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney Resorts Orlando

Disney is known as the most magical place on earth, and their Halloween Party is no exception! With admission, you and your family can enjoy themed parades, performances and visits from some of Disney’s favorite characters… and villains. Halloween costumes are not mandatory, but is part of the fun as you trick or treat together on the streets of Magic Kingdom.

Remember that the park fills up fast, so you will want to get there early. There are plenty of RV campgrounds in the area including Disney Orlando’s own Fort Wilderness.

Purchase your tickets in advance here!

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Howl-O-Scream

The last stop on our “RV Halloween Tour” is at Tampa Bay’s Busch Gardens! Their Howl-O-Scream event takes place from September 22nd through October 29th. Much like Halloween Horror Nights, this spooky setup offers Haunted Houses, roaming spooks, live entertainment and rides on some of the most terrifying attractions in complete darkness.

Grab tickets for your RV Group here!

There you have it, our top Halloween attractions to enjoy this October. Camp USA is prepped with both Luxury Class A and Class C Units. Get in touch with our Team, and enjoy 10% off of your rental for three nights or more through the month of October!

's Guide to Fall RV Travel!

Camp USA’s Guide to Fall RV Travel!

The kids are heading back to school and summer cookouts may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean your RV adventures are over. Fall is one of our favorites times of the year, and for good reason. With the incredible foliage, college football games and racing events in abundance, there is plenty to do with friends & family… if you know where to go.

So, strap down those tailgating coolers and follow us on a journey to some of the best autumn events in 2017!

Stop #1 Miami University vs Florida State University

As a native Floridian you can’t help but enjoy college football, especially when they are Florida schools. This September is shaping up to be an epic display of college football starting with the Miami U and Seminoles game at the Doak S. Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. Whether you are alumni or just a fan of the game, this rivalry matchup is sure to entertain.

As you may know, the only way to prep for the game is by taking part in the tailgating festivities, and traveling by RV is a must. This will give you and your friends an opportunity to keep the tailgate atmosphere alive after the game is done. Keep in mind that parking for RV’s at the Stadium is only available to booster members, but there are plenty of campgrounds nearby that cater to the college football fans.

Grab tickets here!

Stop #2 Tennessee

With autumn comes incredible foliage. Although many RV travelers may think New England is home to some of the best foliage displays, they clearly have never traveled to Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains are one of the most well known areas for fall foliage and can be seen in a number of ways.

Driving your RV is one of the best ways to see a variety of colors throughout the scenic area, however it doesn’t make a fun trip for the driver. With an array of hiking paths throughout the Smoky Mountain terrain, this will probably be your best bet. From there you will not only submerge yourself in the surroundings, but will have an opportunity to take breathtaking photos from a higher vantage point.

Learn more here!

Stop #3 Homestead Miami Speedway

The final stop on our Fall RV Tour is to one of our favorite racing spots in the country, Homestead Miami Speedway. November 19th marks the start of the Ford EcoBoost 400, 300 and 200. It is rare to be able to enjoy three Nascar Championships within one weekend, and is why race fans will be coming from all over to enjoy a slice of history.

When it comes to traveling for a Nascar Race, hitting the road by RV just makes sense. With the Geico Camping Grounds located inside the speedway gates, this will allow you to enjoy some of the best tailgating and camping conditions just steps from the track. Keep in mind spots fill up early, so you will need to grab your RV Camping Package ASAP.

View available camping packages here!

Now that you have a few Florida fall adventures to look forward to, it is time plan your trip and reserve your RV rental from the team at Camp USA!

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4th of July Weekend Event Guide

Summer is in full swing, and the month of July is shaping up to be epic! With the 4th of July, Nascar racing and food festivals there is plenty do during your RV road trip. So, sit back and follow us through a few of our favorite events this weekend to visit with friends & family.

Coke Zero 400 in Daytona

Is there anything better than Nascar in summer? We are heading down to Daytona this weekend for one of the best racing events of the year… the Coke Zero 400! Some of the biggest names in Nascar will be making there way to the track in Daytona for an unforgettable day. Don’t forget to stop by early and enjoy a pre-concert featuring Tyler Farr and up close and personal encounters with your favorite drivers.

See full event details here.

4th of July in Orlando

If you are looking for a family friendly option to enjoy during the 4th of July, head over to the happiest place on earth… Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Magic Kingdom and Epcot will be prepped and ready with a fireworks display on the 3rd and 4th. Along with fireworks you will be able to relax with family and enjoy a magical musical score that only Disney could create. Just remember to enter the park early before it fills up.

View full firework details here.

Key Lime Pie Festival in Key West

Key West is home to some of the greatest food in Florida. So, it comes as no surprise that they would host the Key Lime Pie Festival, July 1-4th. From a pie sampling stroll, to key lime cocktails, cook offs and eating contests there is plenty to enjoy with friends. Keep in mind that this is a very busy event, so the earlier you arrive the better.

Plan your Key Lime excursion here.

We can’t wait to kick off July this weekend with a trip down to Daytona Beach for the Coke Zero 400! If you have your RV packed but nowhere to go, we highly recommend checking out the fun-filled Florida events above.

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Summertime… RV Livin’ Is Easy

Now is the time to start planning out your summer travel. Doesn’t cramming into a small sedan with the whole family (dogs included) and items strapped to the roof sound like fun? Wait a second, that doesn’t sound fun at all, but what other options are there?

Have you ever thought about hitting the open road this summer in an RV rental? Picture the freedom of cooking in your own kitchen and enjoying the great outdoors while sleeping in luxury beds. It is the best of both worlds… not to mention it is much more spacious than your sedan and can guide you to destinations in style and comfort.

RV Rental Vacation Benefits

#1 Space

Space is a huge factor in deciding to ditch the car and grab an RV for travel. Being in Florida we all know those summer temps can be unbearable, and an overpacked car can turn a fun family vacation into a nightmare. The benefits of cruising in an RV rental is the spacious opportunities.

An RV will allow your family to sit safely while having the mobility a standard car could not provide. This allows for less stops and longer travel periods, as comfort is not an issue. While heading up to summer destination spots you see the line of cars packed to the brim with suitcases strapped to the roof. This doesn’t have to be you. With storage, closet spaces and dressers, the days of traveling with no room to spare are gone. Your family can pack the items they want without having to worry about holding it on their laps to conserve room.

#2 Cost

In the summer, popular vacation spots will cost big money, especially for a full family. Accommodations are one of the more costly aspects when planning a vacation, but it doesn’t have to be. With sleeping accommodations and kitchen amenities all in one, an RV rental can save you lots of out of pocket expenses.

A concern of many individuals planning their getaway is the cost of gas. Although the cost of gas for an RV would be more than an average car, the money you are saving on hotels and meals will far out weigh the cost of a few extra gallons. Looking to save more? Many RV road trips entail multiple destination stops. A way to avoid extra fare is by choosing locations that are closer together. That way you can spend less time on the road, less money and be able to enjoy your stops longer.

#3 Schedule

When staying at a resort or traveling by air, you have to live by a schedule. Breakfast is served at a specific time and shuttles run on point, which can affect your entire day if you miss one. It’s exhausting to be on vacation having to rush to certain areas by certain times. An RV however gives you complete control of your families schedule. You are free to eat breakfast, sleep in or travel at any time of day.

When traveling with a family it can be difficult to get everyone up, fed and dressed on time. The luxury of determining your own day will make for a more relaxing trip, where you can decide to stay an extra day or leave early without financial penalties.

Trip Ideas for RV Enthusiasts in Florida and Beyond

#1 Disney

Disney World is the biggest summertime destination in Florida. With the sunshine and abundance of theme park choices families make the trek to Orlando to enjoy one of the most magical places on earth. Orlando is packed with a variety of RV parks that make Disney travel affordable and perfect for the families looking to enjoy the parks as well as the outdoors (check out Fort Wilderness).

#2 Myrtle Beach

South Carolina is home to beautiful Myrtle Beach. With 60 miles of soft sandy beaches, amusement parks and golfing it is the place that can satisfy an entire family. Myrtle Beach caters to RV travelers with an array of campgrounds in various locations, some with ocean views. Travel time from Florida varies depending on your location, but is an easy route with beautiful scenic appeal.

#3 Tennessee

Tennessee isn’t as far as you might think, and a vacation there is full of history, music and the great outdoors. Head up to the Smoky Mountains or trek on over to downtown Nashville with your family to enjoy tourist favorites like the Country Music Hall of Fame. One of the great aspects of a Tennessee vacation is you can hike through incredible trails one day and take on the sites of a bustling city the next. RV parks are always near and will allow you to take your time and enjoy all that Tennessee has to offer.

Do you and your family have a vacation planned for this summer? Share with us your favorite Florida or Southern destinations and why you love to hit the open road in an RV!