A visitor asks suggestions for planning a Winter RV trip South

On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 11:37 PM, Kristy wrote:

Hello!
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!!

The beautiful beach at Huntington Beach State Park
The beautiful beach at Huntington Beach State Park
Hi Kristy,

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.

A good choice just over the border in Florida might be Fort Clinch State Park. (http://www.floridastateparks.org/fortclinch/activities.cfm#12). We have not stayed there but it has good reviews at http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/florida/fernandina-beach/fort-clinch-state-park

Hartford to Myrtle Beach – 13/14 hrs drive time.

Hartford to Tybee Island – 15 hrs

Hartford to Jekyll Island – 16 hrs

Hartford to Jacksonville, FL – 17 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.

I hope this is of some help to you in your planning. The planning part and the looking forward to the next adventure is more than half the fun for us.

If you have other questions we will do our best to try and answer them.

Safe travels and always enjoy the journey,
Jack & Niki

J. Armstrong

Editor/Publisher
Snowbird RV Trails

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