If you’ve had a little too much holiday action in your household, you may decide to take to the roads for a more relaxed break. Fortunately, there are many options available for RVs during Christmas. RVing offers families a unique opportunity to create new traditions during the holidays that open to them on the road. There are some destinations across the country that put on a show for Christmas most never get to experience. Let’s look at our seven favorite places to spend Christmas RVing with your family.
Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite is brimming with guests during the peak summer season, but you’ll find a much more intimate park if you choose to go over the holidays. Even during snowfall, there is still plenty of attractions and magnificent views open at the park and seeing them covered in snow is a surreal experience at Yosemite National Park. For an unforgettable dining experience, you need to head to the famous Awhanee Lodge for the Bracebridge Dinner. The Bracebridge is a throwback to the 18th century, four hours of entertainment with a full seven-course dinner in this California paradise.
Estes Park, Colorado
Estes Park in Colorado has already made many lists and once again finds its way onto mine. Christmastime is an excellent time to visit Estes Park, the streets are decorated, the shops are filled with Christmas cheer, and of course, it’s a wonderful time to get some skiing and snowboarding in. There are also several great dining options on Christmas Day so you can find the right match for you and your family in this Colorado town. Pay attention because some restaurants need reservations.
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Winter and Christmas are one of the best times to visit the Grand Canyon. You won’t have to worry about cars clogging the most popular destinations and the sweltering heat of Arizona in the summer. The Grand Canyon Railway is a must for anyone visiting the park, and it gets even better at Christmas. The Railway is temporarily transformed into the Polar Express. Imagine how much holiday cheer will come from your kids riding the train to the North Pole to meet Santa at Grand Canyon National Park.
Stone Mountain, Georgia
If you’re in the south and don’t want to travel too far, Stone Mountain Park right outside of Atlanta, Georgia offers a great RVing experience during the holidays. Stone Mountain Christmas lasts for more than a month, so there’s plenty of time to experience the fun. There’s tubing, train rides, lights and much more. Your kids can meet Rudolph and the Abominable Snowman, check out Ice Age 4-D on the big screen and be sure to catch the fireworks.
What better place to experience Christmas than in Christmas? Leave the cold and snow behind and head down south to Florida to experience the holidays in shorts and a t-shirt. The town is named for Fort Christmas, but there’s still a giant Christmas tree and even a Santa and sleigh on top of the RV park. If you want some real action, the theme parks of Greater Orlando are right around the corner including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Legoland and Disney World puts on one heck of a Christmas party.
Santa Claus, Indiana
This town in Indiana has taken the Christmas theme and run with it. You’ll have a blast in Santa Claus, Indiana with all their holiday themed attractions such as the Santa Claus Museum, Santa’s Candy Castle, Frosty’s Fun Center. The town has the unique distinction of having a post office with the name of Santa Claus and is flooded with letters every year addressed to old St. Nick himself. Of course, you need to stay at Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort.
Corpus Christi, Texas
This another excellent choice for those who’d like to spend the holidays in some pleasant weather. Winter is one of the best times to visit this beach-side destination if you want to avoid the rowdy college crowd. Corpus Christi, Texas also hosts the Harbor Lights Festival that includes a parade, kid-friendly activities, lie music and of course the lighting of the tree.
Christmas is about more than exchanging gifts, spending time with family, and good eats – it’s about creating memories. Whether it’s you and your spouse, your extended family, or even friends, you can create some awesome memories by venturing away from home and finding an RV destination to celebrate Christmas in a brand-new way.