5 Winter-Time Road Trip Destinations
Updated: Jan 5
Winter is a magical time of year full of holiday cheer, family fun, and gift giving. Whether you’re trying to embrace the cold or avoid it, we have a list of destinations that will keep you occupied until the flowers start to bloom.
Boyne Falls – Michigan
Boyne Falls is a small village in northern Michigan that has become quite the tourist attraction, especially in the winter. Despite holding a population of less than 500, Boyne Falls is home to a plethora of things to do. Ski on one of Boyne Mountain’s 60 trails, swim and slide at Avalanche Bay, Michigan’s largest indoor water park, or relax at the spa. There’s also sno-go biking, cross country skiing, horseback riding, ice skating, snowshoeing, tubing, ziplining, and more to explore while you’re here. End your adventure packed days at East Jordan Tourist Park Campground which is open to RVs all year round.
Gulf Shores – Alabama
At the most southern end of Alabama lies 32 miles of pristine sugar-white sand beaches. The shore is home to the prized royal red shrimp which is served at countless restaurants that line the beach. Visit the recently opened Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo during the day, and end your day with some of the many nightlife attractions as you stroll the coast. Golf, shopping, and frequent events are some of the many things you’ll enjoy during your stay.
Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming
Yellowstone National Park is a great destination all throughout the year, but it is truly a unique experience during the winter. Bison, elk, and wolf pups can be seen on park ranger led snowshoeing tours where you may see a geyser or two erupt. Hot springs look even more beautiful and vivid surrounded by blankets of white snow. RVers can stay at Mammoth Campground during the winter.
Doheny State Beach – California
Doheny State Beach in southern California is a great travel destination to avoid the frigid cold of winter. With RV parking just steps from the ocean, there aren’t many better ways to start the day. Tide pools, aquariums, and surf fishing are all just steps away, along with a handful of local shops and restaurants. Winter gives you the best chance to see some whales splashing off the coast.
Tucson – Arizona
Tucson, Arizona is another warm weather destination if you’re looking to escape the cold of winter. Two beautiful state parks home to gorgeous sunsets can be found on the outskirts of town at Saguaro National Park and Picacho Peak State Park. Plenty of great food and local nightlife await downtown where the mountains can be seen in the distance. If you’re a fan of baseball, MLB’s Spring Training starts in February.