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Things to do in New York

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Things to do in New York

There are so many things to do in New York City, where do you start? Rent an RV, and grab a campsite close to the city and start crossing these great things to do off of your list.

Metropolitan Museum of Art – wander through the corridors of this museum exploring 5000 years of history. There is so much to see here that it is a good idea to plan which exhibits you would like to see unless of course, you would like to spend your whole vacation inspecting these halls. 1000 5th Ave, New York NY.

Times Square – when people think of New York, Times Square is one of the first things that comes to mind. From watching the ball drop on New Year’s Eve to the billboards with underwear models, Times Square welcomes hundreds of thousands of people over its sidewalks every day. Manhattan New York.

The Empire State Building – this has been the setting for many on-screen romantic scenes and who knows how many real-life marriage proposals. You could climb the 1576 stairs to the observation deck on the 86th floor, or you could take the elevator. 350 5th Ave, New York NY.

Museum of Modern ArtMoMA is a wonderful collection of some of history’s most famous and recognizable artworks. From van Gogh to Matisse this is a place that you will want to spend the afternoon. 11 W 53rd St, New York NY.

Statue of Liberty – there are a few things that every tourist must do when visiting New York City and the Statue of Liberty is one of them. Take the ferry over to Ellis Island, wander the grounds, and grab a bite to eat. New York City NY.

9/11 Memorial – stop and take a moment of reflection at the 30-foot waterfalls that sit where the World Trade Center used to stand. The falls commemorate the 2,983 people that lost their lives on September 11, 2001. 180 Greenwich St, New York NY.

Broadway – what is a trip to the Big Apple without at least one Broadway show. Just think of all the famous Broadway shows there have been, from Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Wicked, Mamma Mia and The Lion King there is a musical for everyone of every age. Over 30 theatres surrounding Times Square, New York NY.

Madame Tussauds – a wax museum with 5 floors and over 200 wax statues. See Marvel superheroes like Iron Man and Captain America, or pop icon Michael Jackson. 234 W 32nd St, New York NY.

Things to do with Kids in New York

When traveling with kids it is important to keep them busy. There is a list of things that the kids will like to do when they are not hanging out at the campsite with the rental RV.

Grand Central Station – as you are rushing through the terminal stop and lookup. Painted high above the hustle is the celestial sky. Just don’t base a science lesson on it as it is technically inaccurate. 89 E 42nd St, New York NY.

The High Line – walk the 20 blocks along the abandoned train tracks. There are free weekly drop-in workshops for kids during the summer. Many access points on 10th Ave, New York NY.

American Museum of Natural History – home to dinosaur, sea creature and artifact displays. It is also the home of the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Central Park West & 79th St, New York NY.

New York Hall of Science – there are hundreds of hands-on exhibits where kids can learn about science, technology, and math. 47-01 111th St, Queens New York.

New Victory Theatre – from breathtaking new plays with huge puppets to the bottom of the ocean or ancient Rome this theatre will keep everyone’s attention. 209 W 42nd St, New York NY.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular – Since 1993 the Radio City Rockets have been dazzling audiences with their high kicking dancing and their sparkling costumes. 1260 6th Ave, New York NY.

Brooklyn Bridge – the mile-long walk gives you some of the best views in the city. From the Statue of Liberty to the Freedom Towers the view is unbeatable. Brooklyn Bridge, New York NY.

New York Aquarium – from penguins to otters, sea lions to sharks there is something to entertain all the kids in your family including the grown-up ones. 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn New York.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – from marching bands and horses to larger than life characters like Snoopy, Spiderman, and Papa Smurf, this parade is one of the oldest in the country and must be seen. Central Park West, New York NY.

Children’s Museum of Manhattan – visit Dora the Explorer, also visit the exhibits that show how children live in other lands. City Splash is a favorite in the summer, but bring a change of clothes just in case. 212 W 83rd St New York NY.

New York Hall of Science – kids have fun while learning about science, technology, light, sound, and astronomy. 47-01 111th St, Queens New York.

Dylan’s Candy Bar – if Willy Wonka was a real person this would be his store. Three floors of every candy imaginable. 1011 3rd Ave, New York NY.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum – this museum was the first of it’s kind when founded in 1899 as the first-ever children’s museum. 145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn New York.

Bronx Zoo – spend the day looking at the African Plains watching the lions, giraffes, and zebras. Or check out the Himalayan Highlands and try to find the elusive snow leopards or the adorable red pandas. 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx New York.

Winter Holidays in an RV

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Spending the holidays in an RV is an open invitation to do whatever your heart desires. During the winter holidays, the options really are endless! Why not get the whole family on board and start a new stress-free holiday tradition! Load up the presents, candy canes, and twinkly lights, here are some road trip ideas for your winter holidays in an RV.

Visiting Family

Driveway Surfing: All the joy of visiting your family with the comfort of your own space to retreat to. Consequently, save money on hotels or hopping from guest room to guest room. Instead, enjoy the convenience of your RV while you driveway hop through the winter holidays.

Grand Canyon in RV
Photo Credit: xanterra

An Adventurous Holiday

Meet the whole family at the Grand Canyon. Escape the hustle and bustle of 1000s of tourists and the sweltering heat of Arizona’s summers. The whole family can stay at the year-round RV Park. Skip the stress of hosting the family and make memories that last a lifetime.

Christmas Spirit-Filled Holiday

Get in the holiday spirit with a month and a half of holiday cheer at Stone Mountain Christmas Festival! Enjoy holiday train rides, daily Christmas parades, nightly fireworks, and millions of dazzling lights!

A Sunny Holiday

Escape the holiday hustle and bustle and spend the days on the white sandy beaches of Pensacola Beach, Florida. With many RV Parks to choose from, enjoy miles of crystal clear empty beaches and getting a tan during Christmas Holidays!

Yosmite for winter holidays
Photo Credit: travelyosemite.com

A Peaceful Holiday

Sink into the peace and quiet of the season at Yosemite National Park. Sparkling snowflakes fall silently in this gorgeous National Park. Skip the crowds and enjoy a variety of winter activities. Spend some quality time in nature this holiday season.

Leavenworth, Washington
Photo Credit: Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce, Brian Munoz

A Bright Christmas

Leavenworth, Washington, a quaint Bavarian town that becomes a village of lights for Christmas. Experience over half a million lights in this magical Christmas display. Also, don’t miss the carolers, Santa, and a full Christmas festival the first three weekends of December.

The convenience of spending the holidays in an RV means endless possibilities. You can visit the family, start a new family tradition, choose a destination or maybe do them all! However you are hoping to spend your holidays, make memories that will last a lifetime, and have a happy, stress-free holiday in an RV.

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Best Ski Resorts to Stay in an RV this Winter

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Tis the season to put the skis in the RV, chase the snow, park and stay at these great ski resorts. Spend the days skiing, and the nights staying in their onsite RV lots! Enjoy waking up in a cozy RV and being first at the mountain in the morning! We have compiled a list of our favorite stay and ski resorts for the best RV ski resort holiday experience.

Ski Resort RV Camping
Photo Credit: Snow-online

Crystal Mountain Resort, Washington

This RV friendly ski resort is top of our list! Located in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest with breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier, get ready for an epic day of skiing! Crystal Mountain Resort is the largest ski resort in Washington State! Home to 2600 acres and over 50 named runs!

Park the RV at one of the 70 sites, about 35 sites have 50-amp hookups. The cost is $35 per night, except around Christmas when you have to purchase a 9-night block. The best part of setting up in the RV lot is the community of fellow skiers camping in their RV’s, a great way to meet new friends, throw some high fives and cheers to the day.

Stevens Pass, Washington

Part of the award-winning Cascade Loop Scenic Byway, the drive alone will be awe-inspiring. Park the RV at Stevens Pass Ski Resort for a few days of epic skiing. With family-friendly groomed runs to big mountain bowls and chutes, this resort offers fun for every skill level. Open from 9 am-10 pm ski long after the sun goes down, with their night skiing.

The best place to spend the night at Stevens Pass is in the RV lot. Offering 60 RV sites, with plugins and an easy online booking system. A reservation is a must to score these great spots! The fee is $44 dollars to be part of the fun RV village at the base of this great ski hill.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski resort
Photo Credit: Alterra Mountain Company

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, California

A premier ski resort, with over 6000 skiable acres, accessed by 42 chair lifts, spread across 8 beautiful mountain peaks. The Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Ski Resort has the best skiing Lake Tahoe has to offer!  The most affordable way to stay in Tahoe is in an RV. The resort has limited RV parking on a first come first serve basis. Here there are literally no amenities, but the stay is free!!

Mount Baker Ski Area, Washington

The third highest mountain in Washington and known for its legendary snowfall. With accessible backcountry, and lots of natural terrain features Mt. Baker is a fun stop. Park the RV for free in select parking lots at Heather Meadows or White Salmon lots.

Willamette Pass Resort, Oregon

Willamette Pass: The first ten RVs to arrive get first dibs at electrical hookups. Otherwise, there is an overflow lot with no hookups. Stay for up to 7 days at $20 a night with hookups and only $10/night without. With big vertical, night skiing, and cross-country ski trails this hill is fun for everyone!

Visit ski resorts in rv
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Book your RV now for the most affordable and convenient way to chase the snow this winter. Ski trips don’t get better than sleeping right at the foot of the mountain! Ski and stay at these resorts and many more, for your epic winter ski holiday!

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