When you’re looking for a place to spend a leisurely holiday, where kicking back and relaxing reigns supreme among vacation activities, then you really can’t do much better than a motorhome rental holiday. Known for its golden beaches, numerous world-leading theme parks and sunny weather, Florida is the ultimate American ‘fun in the sun’ destination. Why restrict yourself to just one part of this recreation-friendly place when an RV gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that the Sunshine State has to offer?
Although Florida’s east coast may get all the good press when it comes to beaches, the whole state is a mecca for campervan rental holidaymakers seeking surf and sand, with sun loving travelers spoiled for beach choices. Destin is popular with families - in addition to near constant sunshine and white sands, this is one of the most affordable of Florida’s beach towns. An RV rental from Orlando will allow you to explore the northern half of the state before arriving at Destin.
Miami Beach on the other hand is the perfect place for those keen to party. You won’t be able to escape the crowds, but if you’re heading to Miami Beach why would you want to? All-night parties are the norm and celebrity sightings are common - this is a fantastic place to see and be seen. When you’re all partied out, picking up an RV rental will allow you to strike north in search of new beaches or even head south to explore the famed Florida Keys.
Worlds of entertainment
No mention of Florida RV vacations would be complete without mentioning Orlando’s theme parks. Known as ‘The Theme Park Capital of the World’, Orlando’s attractions draw more than 50 million visitors every year and for good reason: 5 of the 10 most popular theme parks in the world can be found here. Family friendly entertainment is easy to find at places like Disney’s Animal Kingdom and LEGOLAND Florida, while adults are more likely to enjoy parks like Epcot and Universal Studios. Of course, there’s a lot of crossover and many places cater for a whole range of ages, making family holidays a cinch. Once you’ve had your fill of thrills and spills, Orlando puts you in the perfect position for a Florida road trip heading in any direction. Drive up to the Florida Panhandle, across to Tampa or down to Miami and the Keys - with an RV rental, the choice is yours!
Get away from it all in an RV
The Sunshine State might be best known for its teeming tourist spots, but it also has many more secluded places for motorhome vacationers who want to get back to nature. Florida’s state parks in particular are great places to go to see the Sunshine State at its natural best. John Pennecamp Coral Reef State Park is America’s first undersea park, and provides visitors with the opportunity to get a close up look at some spectacular marine life, either via a glass bottom boat or with the full immersion method - scuba diving or snorkeling. A Miami RV rental will get you to the park in less than two hours.
Rainbow Springs State Park offers a distinctly different experience with picturesque cascades, tubing, kayaking and riverside picnics all on the menu. Spring is the best time to visit Rainbow Springs, as the chill of winter has faded away but the huge crowds of summer have yet to arrive. Picking up a motorhome rental from Orlando will get you to this beautiful park in about an hour and a half.
These two parks give just a small insight into how diverse and wonderful Florida’s natural environments can be - make sure to find one that’s just right for your trip.
Florida RV Rental Locations
You have a number of options available to you if you’re planning to take a Florida RV road trip. Below is a list of places that you can pick up a rental with Motorhome Republic:
- Fort Lauderdale
- Orlando Int’l Airport (MCO)