The Best Places to RV in February

The shortest month of the year is slow for travel which makes it perfect for celebrating a special occasion and escaping winter blues.

The holidays are officially over, New Year’s resolutions have slowly begun to wane, and that relaxed RV vacation feeling is all but a distant memory—welcome to February.

Covering more than 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego is the largest state parks in the contiguous United States. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Of course, Valentine’s Day may be reason enough to treat your honey—and yourself. Whether your idea of heaven is exploring Disney World or basking in the sun beside your RV park pool or spa, nothing says romance like finding your own piece of paradise.

And be sure to catch up on all our recommendations for the best places to visit in January.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California

Sprawling out across a stark expanse of 600,000 acres about an hour south of the Coachella Valley, California’s largest state park (and second-largest in the lower 48) is a crown jewel of America’s state park system. By day it has 110 miles of hiking trails to explore and 12 designated wildlife areas, and by night the huge desert landscape delivers some of the best stargazing in America. The park is also a site of great geological importance as it has been found to contain over 500 types of fossils that are up to 6 million years old.

Mobile, Alabama © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Mobile, Alabama © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Mobile, Alabama

Alabama’s oldest city, Mobile claims America’s first Mardi Gras, a celebration that began in 1703. Every year the streets of Mobile buzz with parades and festivities for the entire family. The party starts in Downtown Mobile on February 10 this year and will end with Fat Tuesday on February 28. The Mobile Carnival is a family-friendly time of parties, balls, parades, and revelry.

Uncover the fascinating history of the area at the Museum of Mobile, climb aboard the USS ALABAMA battleship, and discover the 65-acre Bellingrath Gardens and Home.

Tucson, Arizona

Old Tucson Studios, Tucson, Arizona © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Old Tucson Studios, Tucson, Arizona © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Tucson is a city of unique and interesting places to explore. These include Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Pima Air & Space Museum, Sabino Canyon, Catalina State Park, Tohono Chul Park, Arizona State Museum, Mission San Xavier del Bac (“The White Dove of the Desert”), Titan Missile Museum, Old Tucson Studios, Biosphere 2, and Kitt Peak National Observatory.

Mission, Texas

Altamira Oriole at Bentsen-Palm State Park, Mission, Texas © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Altamira Oriole at Bentsen-Rio Grand State Park, Mission, Texas © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Located in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, Mission welcomes the thousands of Winter Texans that call Mission their temporary home. With winter temperatures averaging 72 degrees and with a ZERO percent chance of snow… why wouldn’t they?  And there is never a shortage of activities to do, places to visit, or delicious Tex-Mex food to eat.

Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona

Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument celebrates the life and landscape of the Sonoran Desert. The park offers diverse plant and animal communities, rich cultural history, scenic hiking trails, and RV camping.

This desert wilderness is a showcase for creatures who have adapted themselves to the extreme temperatures, intense sunlight, and little rainfall that characterize this Southwest region. Twenty-six species of cactus have mastered the art of living in this place, including the park’s namesake and the giant saguaro.

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

For over three centuries, Bay St. Louis has been home to colorful characters, fanciful buildings, and unquenchable community spirit. The Bay St. Louis motto is as unique as the city itself: “A Place Apart.” Wander historic Old Town with its pastel colored buildings and quaint, funky shops and boutiques.

In 2010 Bay St. Louis was listed as one of the Top 10 Beach Communities in the U.S. by Coastal Living magazine. Budget Travel magazine named it one of the “Coolest Small Towns in America” in 2013 and Southern Living magazine named Bay St. Louis one of their 50 Best Places in the South in 2016.

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