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Take a Southern Getaway for the Holidays

5 minutes read Dec 07,2020
Take a Southern Getaway for the Holidays

With winter air chilling the northern states, many of us are looking for a change of scenery. If you're in search of sunshine and warmer weather, try taking a Southern getaway this winter. With diverse destinations offering outdoor fun, a trip to a lower latitude might be just what you need.

Check out these great ideas for Southern destinations to visit!

Vacation Cottages at Blazing Star RV Resort in San Antonio Texas

6 Southern Getaways for a Change of Pace

BBQ and History in San Antonio

Take a Texas Christmas vacation this year! The lively city of San Antonio is an ideal spot for a Southern getaway. Near the center of town is The Alamo, perhaps the most historic site in the Southwest. You'll also find the San Antonio River Walk downtown, a wonderful network of plazas and paths lined with shops and restaurants. The River Walk continues out of downtown as a walk-bike path and connects directly to Traveler's World RV Resort.

Much more fun awaits in the surrounding area. San Antonio is known for award-winning Texas BBQ joints which you should make an effort to visit. And if you're bringing the whole gang, consider a visit to SeaWorld San Antonio. Located near Blazing Star RV Resort, SeaWorld has endless aquatic adventures.

Building with Verandas in New Orleans Louisiana

Bayous of Louisiana

Looking for a Deep South retreat? Head down to the bayous of Louisiana during a Southern getaway at Reunion Lake RV Resort! Nestled in Ponchatoula, Reunion Lake is a paradise of fun. Enjoy the extra-large hot tub, private poolside cabana rentals, a tiki bar, and sports like mini golf, basketball, pickleball, and volleyball. Plus, Reunion Lake is pet friendly with a fenced-in dog park.

Just 50 miles south of Reunion Lake RV Resort is the bustling city of New Orleans. Filled with history, jazz music, and decadent Cajun eats, New Orleans is one of a kind. After exploring the city, be sure to enjoy other unique Louisiana experiences such as gator tours and the Southern Swamps Byway.

Golf Course at Palm Creek Resort and Residences in Casa Grande Arizona

Desert Beauty in Phoenix

Northern winters can be difficult to endure. For a change of scenery, head to the desert Southwest and visit Phoenix. With three resorts around the Phoenix area, we're more than ready to host you:

Desert beauty abounds throughout Phoenix. Much of it can be found at the Desert Botanical Garden, a stunning spot for a walk. You might also enjoy the outdoors at South Mountain Park, which features endless hiking trails. For indoor and outdoor attractions, try visiting the Heard Museum for American Indian art or Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright's signature home in Scottsdale.

Motorhomes at Dunedin RV Resort in Dunedin Florida

Outdoor Attractions Near Tampa

Full of outdoor excitement, the Tampa Bay Area has plenty to offer for those seeking a Southern getaway. The area is perhaps best known for white sand beaches, such as Clearwater Beach. Visitors to the area might also want to visit Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, ZooTampa at Lowry Park, and the Sunken Gardens of St. Petersburg.

It's easy to stay near Tampa at one of our area resorts:

Roller Coaster in Orlando Florida

Orlando's Theme Parks

If adventure is what you seek, consider Orlando, the amusement park capital of Florida. Most well-known of these attractions is Walt Disney World Resort, which features several parks like Epcot, Magic Kingdom, and Disney's Animal Kingdom. With numerous attractions, many outdoors, Walt Disney World is an idyllic place to experience the mild weather of a Southern getaway.

Also nearby is Universal Orlando Resort. This park is perfect for movie and TV lovers, with attractions like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, Revenge of the Mummy™, and Fast and Furious – Supercharged™. Additionally, if you prefer the ocean's wonders, SeaWorld Orlando is also located nearby.

Both Mill Creek RV Resort and Kissimee South MH & RV Resort provide easy access to the theme parks of Orlando.

Lake, Shuffleboard Courts, and Pool at Lake San Marino RV Resort in Naples, Florida

Gulf Coast Living in Naples

For Gulf Coast living during your Southern getaway, look no further than Naples, Florida. Known for world-class beaches and waterfront mansions, Naples is a refined, upscale place to stay. Be sure to stroll the Naples Pier and visit the lush Naples Botanical Garden. You may also enjoy visiting the white sugar sand beaches of Marco Island.

All the attractions of Naples can be easily reached from our local resorts:

A trip to the Southwest, a trek through the bayous of Louisiana, or an adventure in one of Florida's vacation destinations? The choice is yours when you choose to take a Southern getaway with Sun RV Resorts. Take a trip down South and don't forget to share this post with your travel buddies!  

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