And Happy New Year. I am renting an RV for myself and a couple of friends. We are in our late 30’s, not crazy… I was hoping you could give me a good idea of where to park the RV for good sunny beach weather. We plan on leaving last week of March 2015 from CT for 7 nights. I wanted Key West, but that is too far. Ideas? Thank you!!
A Happy New Year to you and your friends as well. We have 4 suggestions for you – each one a little farther South.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is one of our favorite stops on the East Coast. Miles of free beach access and plenty of RV Parks/Campgrounds. Our favorite is Huntington Beach State Park located on the Ocean at Murrells Inlet, SC. (http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/huntingtonbeach/introduction.aspx} Average temp in March is 68* and you could catch a stretch of warmer weather. Our own Visitor’s Guide is at http://www.myrtlebeachsnowbirder.com/. Find other reviews at http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/south-carolina/murrells-inlet. Find photos and info about our visit this past Spring at https://snowbirdrvtrails.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/day-7-thru-11-snowbird-rv-trip-florida-to-canada/.
Tybee Island, Georgia would be my next suggestion. (http://tybeeisland.com/)
It is near the beach and close to the beautiful city of Savannah. We have stayed at the Skidaway State Park and enjoyed it (http://gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland). Find reviews at http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/georgia/savannah/skidaway-island-state-park.
My third suggestion would be Jekyll Island, Georgia. (http://www.jekyllisland.com/campground//).
We stopped there last Spring and enjoyed it. It was once the private domain for the rich and infamous but now is accessible to anyone. It has a great history, some fine old buildings, good food and watering spots and nic3e beach access. Reviewed at http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/georgia/jekyll-island.
Hartford to Myrtle Beach – 13/14 hrs drive time.
Hartford to Tybee Island – 15 hrs
Hartford to Jekyll Island – 16 hrs
I would guess with 3 of you that you would drive straight through? Plan you stops for Pilot/Flying J Truck Stops which are plentiful along I-95. They cater to RVers with parking spaces, special gas pumps and dump stations for RV’s and most have a sit-down restaurant for a break.