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RV snowbird offbeat winter destinations

As a snowbird, you are probably familiar with the popular destinations that other snowbirds flock to. These areas have been discovered by RVers other than snowbirds, so you can expect larger crowds, packed beaches, and full campgrounds. However, there are still some places that are off the beaten path and have yet to be discovered by the masses. Here are a few of these lesser-known destinations that could be your new winter home if you can handle some cooler nights and occasional storms.

Anza Borrego Desert, California

Located between the Salton Sea and San Diego, this section of the desert is officially a state park, but many visitors will also boondock in nearby areas. It’s definitely for RVers who prefer more rustic camping rather than resorts. However, there are several great RV resorts too.

Biloxi, Mississippi

For RVers who prefer more nightlife, the “Secret Coast” of Mississippi is a fun winter getaway. Biloxi checks all the fun boxes with gaming, shopping, seafood, and riverboats. Nearly all the RV sites are on the water making for quite the scenic stay.

Macon, Georgia

Savannah is one of the top winter destinations in the country, but visitors tend to forget about Macon. With its beautiful architecture and music scene, you get a nice mix of what makes the south so great. There are several RV parks and resorts spread around the area.

Panama City, Florida

The Gulf Coast is where it’s at for snowbirds. One of the lesser visited areas of the state, they welcome snowbirds of all kinds. Located between Tallahassee and Pensacola, this friendly beach town has dozens of RV parks, campgrounds, and public beaches.

Saint George, Utah

When some parts of Utah are getting snow, Saint George tends to stay milder. This fast growing part of the state has everything you need for winter camping. In addition, the location is perfect for visiting some of its most beautiful national parks. For such a small city, Saint George also has a surprising number of places to park an RV so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.

Terlingua, Texas

For RVers who want to get away from it all, you should look no further than Big Bend National Park in Texas. Near this 1,300 square mile park is Terlingua. While it doesn’t rank high in amenities, the night skies will definitely remedy that. Despite its small size, there are actually a fair number of RV parks and campgrounds in the area too so you’ll have plenty to choose from.

Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico

This tiny town in southern New Mexico has 10 hot spring resorts or bathhouses featuring healing waters that’ll cure you of any winter blues. Along with its hot springs, the town is also located right on the Rio Grande and close to White Sands National Monument. The RV resorts are plentiful, and you can even camp at one of the hot springs.

Tucson, Arizona

Arizona has always been a snowbird haven. While many RVers head to places like Scottsdale or Mesa, Tucson is a more relaxed location to set down winter roots. The historic downtown area is walkable yet offers access to some great shops and restaurants.

Victoria, Texas

If you want to enjoy the Texas coastline, but stay away from the more party heavy areas, visit and camp in Victoria. This pleasant town of less than 70,000 people is only one hour from the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and the Gulf Islands. While it’s away from the larger metro areas, Victoria has a nice mix of RV parks and resorts.

Wilmington, North Carolina

With RV parks scattered around the area, Wilmington offers access to the North Carolina coastline without the hassle of the crowds. It has a walkable downtown area, renowned seafood restaurants, and access to nearby Cape Fear. The RV options include basic campgrounds and upper end RV resorts as well as both walking and river tours.