There is nothing quite like an RV trip along the Gulf Coast for a special winter getaway. A drive that will inspire is going from Biloxi, Mississippi to Tallahassee, Florida. There are many places to see along the way as well as a multitude of activities. Biloxi offers historical sites, parks and charming boutiques and shops to browse. The rivers and bayous invite you to come explore.
Leaving Biloxi, you take Route 90 or Bienville Blvd across Biloxi Bay. Stop at Pascagoula River Front Park for some fascinating bird watching. Then at the Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge you will want to stop and view the wetlands, salt marshes and see the wildlife that live here. There are over 10,000 acres filled with bays, bayous and wet pine savanna.
Heading east, you will come upon Dauphin Island with its unspoiled landscape. In town you can enjoy some Southern cuisine and stroll the white sandy beaches. You will find RV camping at Dauphin Island Campground with secluded white beaches and plenty of fishing. If you have brought your boat, you will find a free boat launch. Or you can charter an excursion boat.
Head north to Mobile, Alabama where there is a long list of things to do. Visit the museums or the botanical gardens. The Battleship Alabama is worth a visit too. When you reach Pensacola, Florida you have more attractions that could keep you busy for the rest of the week. A hands-on zoo is wonderful for the kids.
Gulf Islands National Seashore offers wonderful activities for the whole family. Tour the fort or beachcomb the beaches. You can’t forget the camera. If you haven’t taken it out yet, now is the time to do so. The waters of the Gulf shine brightly and the sunsets are particularly vivid. Cross Escambia Bay on the Pensacola Bay Bridge and continue your travel close to the Gulf along the Emerald Coast.
Fort Walton Beach Park or any of the parks in this area are marvelous spots to enjoy the sun and get out and stretch a bit. Okaloosa Island has beaches made up of Appalachian quartz and the waters are emerald green. Play golf or take a boat cruise. The possibilities are virtually endless. As you move on to your final destination, Highway 98 takes you pretty much the rest of the way on your RV trip.
Stop at Topsail Hill State Park for more white beaches and huge towering dunes. You can fish from the shore to catch bass, catfish or bream. Take some time to do some bird watching or hiking. Point Washington State Forest will be your next stop, with cypress swamps that contain many wild animals and birds. Perhaps you will catch a glimpse of the endangered gopher tortoise or the Flatwoods salamander.
Before you reach Tallahassee, stop at Deer Lake State Park with a rare coastal dune lake and plan a picnic on the beach. You can get across the dunes on a boardwalk. Finally you reach Tallahassee, Florida with its rich history. Take time before you head home to see some of the sights and do some shopping. What a grand winter vacation in an RV!