The weather has gotten colder and most RV owners have shelved their vacation plans until the Spring. Taking your RV out during winter can be a chore, with the possibly icy conditions, freezing temperatures and snow everywhere. So, if you do make the decision to hitch up and make the trek, you’d better make sure your destination is worth the trip. Of course, what better place to go than somewhere sunny, warm and as far away from civilization as possible. We have an idea: Key West, Florida. It’s the perfect Winter vacation spot since it’s the only known spot in the contiguous 48 States to never have had a freeze. In fact, the lowest temperature ever recorded on Key West is 41 degrees! Generally, the temperatures in Winter hover around 65-70 degrees during the day and 50-55 during the night.
Where is Key West?
In order to get to Key West, you’ve got to love the open road and be ready for the long haul. It’s approximately 175 miles southwest of Miami. On the way there, you’ll drive through several islands and over a whole lot of water. Most of Highway A1A is a bridge that ends once you get to Key West. That’s why they call it the “Overseas Highway”. If you’re the type to get seasick, or if driving over water is one of your phobias, you may want to fly there, instead. Once you get there, you may never want to leave, though.
What is there to do in Key West?
There’s a reason people say that Key West is a world away, it’s because it’s true! Not only is it a drive, but Key West is the definition of an beach-loving town. If sitting on the beach under an umbrella with a beverage in hand is your idea of a great time, then start packing. Of course there are also plenty of tourist attractions that need to be visited before you leave. Things like the Key West Aquarium, Mallory Square (a collection of great restaurants, bars and shops that is the heart of the island), and the Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters Museum. As far as outdoor activities goes, you’ve got plenty of choices to make. Fishing, boating, snorkeling, water skiing, windsurfing, and much more to choose from. One of the biggest attractions in the city is the monument built to mark the southernmost point in the contiguous 48 States.
Where do we stay?
There are only a handful of RV campgrounds to park your RV, so getting reservations ahead of time is very important. As soon as you make the decision to head there for vacation, call and reserve a spot or you may be out of luck!
Sugarloaf Key / Key West KOA
251 State Road 939
Sugarloaf, FL 33042
Boyd’s Key West Campground
6401 Maloney Ave
Key West, FL 33040
Grassy Key RV Park and Resort
58671 Overseas Hwy MM 58.7
Marathon, FL 33050
If you can’t wait for Spring to come back so you can head to the beach, why wait? Head to Key West where it’s beach weather all year long. We’re sure you’ll love it!