An RV trip down the Florida coast is the ideal getaway for a spring vacation. The weather is just about perfect, not too hot yet and not chilly. As you drive south you will be surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Atlantic and a fascinating waterway on the other side of the highway. Take in the sights and stop at many famous attractions.
Jacksonville, Florida is the starting point for your trip down the Florida coast. Stunning beaches and many cultural attractions make Jacksonville a real wonderful destination in itself. No matter how long it took to get here from your home, you can unwind and enjoy the nightlife that this Florida city has to offer. You will find RV camping in many great campgrounds in the area but you may wish to try the Flamingo Lake RV Resort in North Jacksonville. They have a large number of full hookup sites and free wireless Internet. The best part? A lake right there.
The place to go biking is at Ponte Vedra Beach or you can do some deep sea fishing if you hire a guide to take you out into the ocean’s expanse. This is not far from Jacksonville and on your way down the coast to your next stop. The sand dunes are something extraordinary, with sometimes forty feet of sand stretching toward the blue skies. Plenty to do here!
Now for one of the main stops along the way! St. Augustine, Florida is an amazing place indeed, with history, outdoor fun and so much more. The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum should be on your list of things to see. Discover just gorgeous views and more history to educate you on this intriguing region. Then for some outdoor exploration, make your way to Anastasia State Park. There is four miles of pristine beach, plenty of room for surfing or fishing or swimming.
Some other stops you need to make are the ones ranking high on tourist lists. One of those is the St. Augustine Wild Reserve where rescued wild animals have their home. You need to make an appointment to visit, but it is worth the time and effort. Fort Matanzas introduces you to more of Florida’s history. Taking a ferry to the island where the fort is built is half the fun. And of course, when in Florida, you can’t miss seeing some alligators. At the St. Augustine Alligator Farm there is not just one alligator but a multitude! Zip lining is also a great activity here as you sail over the gators below you, just like in some James Bond movie.
As you move further south, stop at Marineland to visit all sorts of sea animals, and then continue down to Gamble Rogers Memorial Park for some water fun. It’s right on the beach where you can snorkel or lay out in the sun. Then a memorable stop at the Canaveral National Seashore! The fun never ends!
As you come to the end of your RV journey, you may be sorry that all these good times are going to end. But stay a while in Key West and soak up more Florida sun before heading back the way you came. You can take some time for more sightseeing as you go.