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Our Top 5 Must See Beaches

There’s just something about warm weather and beaches that go together. Is it the sand, the surf, the relaxation? Or a little bit of all three. As we travel around during summer vacations to soak up the sun, where are some of the best places to go? Take a look at our top 5 must-see beaches across the USA:

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Martha's Vineyard Beach

With a variety of beaches to choose from at Martha’s Vineyard, it’s difficult to choose just one as they each offer sights not to be missed. Our favorite choice is to spend some time and visit them all.

Photo credit: massvacation.com

Clearwater Beach, Florida

Spread along a narrow 3 mile stretch of the Pinellas Peninsula on the Golf Coast, Clearwater straddles Tampa Bay to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the west. Visitors can relax on the beach and swim or spend the day playing beach volleyball, taking a dolphin-watching cruise, rent a fishing boat, or go parasailing.

Photo credit: askbeach.com

Manele Bay, Hawaii

Manele Bay Beach Lookout

One of the world’s most perfect stretches of sand, Hulopo’e Beach can be found at the base of Manele Bay, a designated marine preserve. The Bay is filled with colorful fish making snorkeling and diving a must. Plus swimming in 70-degree water doesn’t hurt either.

Photo credit: leeabbamonte.com

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


Myrtle Beach is the largest resort along the South Carolina’s 60-mile Grand Strand and is an ultimate vacation hub. With amusement and water parks, restaurants, and live entertainment there is no shortage of fun to be had.

Photo credit: visitmyrtlebeach.com

Coronado, California


Stretching 1.5 miles behind the houses of Ocean Boulevard in front of the Hotel Del Coronado, there’s something for everyone who loves to play in the water. From swimming, surfing, sand sculpting to whale watching.

 

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RV Tailgating Tips

Tailgating is a uniquely American tradition. Experiencing it in a motor home is a unique venture.  With so many festivals and sporting events coming up this year, a good tailgating experience takes the cake. Here are our favorite tailgating tips.

Tailgating Tips:

The food – Likely the most important part of tailgating. Hot dogs and burgers simply won’t do! So bring out those BBQs and smokers and let your imagination roam. Here are some great recipes to get you started and you’ll be bringing in a crowd from the smell alone. You never know, maybe you’ll be entering into one of those high-class BBQ competitions before you know it.

If you’re looking for something simple, according to the Tailgate Party Planner, “Jim’s Tail Gate Beer” is the most important recipe:

1 – Cooler
3 – Bags of Ice
1 – Case of Beer

It’s not difficult to make, but it’s a mandatory dish. The same goes for water. Pack more then you think you’ll need. Hydration is key.
Parking – If you’re hoping for a prime spot, get there early! Sweet and simple.

Pick a side – Make sure there’s no confusion about what team you’re supporting and decorate your RV accordingly. Balloons, banners, and lots of colors. You can even bring a satellite and TV to run the pre-game show or play old iconic games of your team. And don’t forget the face paint and team flags, although I’m fairly certain that those are a given.

The luxury of an RV – The best part about tailgating in an RV is that you have all of your essentials on board for any weather condition or any issue that may arise. It’s all right there, packed up in your RV, including your bed to ensure that no drinking and driving occurs.

Meet your neighbors – Don’t be shy, go say hi to your neighbors. Everyone is friendly and there for the same reasons you are. It’s like creating a neighborhood. Bring extra food, be friendly, be respectful of opposing fans, and have fun!

Pack out what you bring in – Respect your team and the stadium by picking up after yourself.

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RV Rental Sports Game Tailgating

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Tips for Parking Your RV Rental in Any City

Driving your RV from attraction to attraction in a city can be tiring, our advice: park somewhere for a half or full day and let city transport take you from there!

Parking sign

Whether you rented a Class A rock-star-tour type RV for your whole family or a truck and trailer for you and your boo, our tips will help you navigate parking in any city like a pro.

  • Know how tall your RV is. Many inner-city parking lots have height restrictions so it is best to know before-hand what kind of parking lot you are looking for.
  • Remember your license plate number. This one isn’t as important because you can always check it out but make sure you do that before you walk up to the parking meter, which in some cases can be a block away from where you parked.
  • Check the hours of operation for the lot you decide to park in, you don’t want to get towed.

Top places to park your RV rental

Parked RVs

City Parks. Check out a map to know where to look for city parks. Most of the time they have outside parking lots which means no height restriction.

Shopping Malls are a great option because they are more likely to have free parking and are always close to public transportation to take you all over the city!

After a busy day of sight-seeing, shopping & soaking in the hustle and bustle of the city, you have the luxury of parking in a quiet area of the city or outside the city limits to take in the scenery for a relaxing evening before continuing on your RV rental adventure.

RV parked on a beach at Sunset

 

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