Take a Florida Gulf Coast Road Trip

At­trac­tions and RV Des­ti­na­tions to Fit Ev­ery Bud­get

Snowbirds & RV Travelers - - Florida - Es­cape the north­ern chill and plan your ad­ven­ture in sunny Florida! Let Sun RV Re­sorts help you plan your per­fect get­away by vis­it­ing www.sun­rvre­sorts.com or call (844) 594-1262.

Are you think­ing about head­ing south in your RV this win­ter? Well, Sun RV Re­sorts has some in­cred­i­ble RV trip ideas along Florida’s Gulf Coast that are too fun and af­ford­able to pass up. THE NA­TURE COAST

Start your jour­ney in the mid­dle of the beau­ti­ful and lush Florida wilder­ness off of Florida’s Na­ture Coast near Crys­tal River. Visit Ho­mosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and Crys­tal River State Park, open year-round so guests have plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties to spot West In­dian man­a­tees, the oc­ca­sional al­li­ga­tor, and adorable river ot­ters. The crys­tal clear water makes boat­ing a blast, so bring your own, rent one for the day, or take part in one of the many river cruises. Just around the cor­ner from th­ese state trea­sures, trav­el­ers can stay at Rock Crusher Canyon and Ho­mosassa River RV re­sorts, both nes­tled within this unique area of pro­tected nat­u­ral won­ders. En­joy lunch on the Ho­mosassa River, go kayak­ing with en­dan­gered man­a­tees, or ex­plore the many hik­ing trails nearby. You can also take a road trip to dis­cover the fa­mous Weeki Wachee Mer­maids per­form live or laugh out loud watch­ing all of the fun hap­pen­ing on Mon­key Is­land.

THE SUN COAST

Con­tinue down High­way 19, which runs par­al­lel to the Gulf Coast, and make a slight de­tour to view the world fa­mous sun­sets at Pier 60 on Clear­wa­ter Beach, which hosts nightly cel­e­bra­tions fea­tur­ing street per­form­ers, ar­ti­sans and crafters. Within 30 min­utes of the pier, you’ll find great lodg­ing op­tions at Dunedin and Rain­bow Vil­lage of Largo RV re­sorts, con­ve­niently sit­u­ated near many lo­cal at­trac­tions in this pop­u­lar va­ca­tion des­ti­na­tion. Con­tinue south and make your way across the fa­mous Sun­shine Sky­way Bridge, an iconic land­mark of the St. Peters­burg/Tampa area. Trav­el­ling in an RV will give you an even grander view of Tampa Bay as you ride al­most 200 feet above Tampa Bay.

THE CUL­TURAL COAST

Make your way into Braden­ton, where you will be at the per­fect jump­ing off point for en­joy­ing a va­ri­ety of Braden­ton and Sara­sota beaches as well as the Gulf Is­lands that line the coast. Anna Maria Is­land sits right off the Gulf Coast and is an ideal stop for some good ole’ R&R . The is­land of­fers vis­i­tors over 11 km (7 mi) of white-sand beaches and turquoise wa­ters with a range of leisure ac­tiv­i­ties such as golf­ing, fish­ing and din­ing. With fresh seafood caught daily and a va­ri­ety of shops and fam­ily-owned busi­nesses, vis­i­tors may never want to leave. For the ac­tive

trav­eler, there are bikes, pad­dle­boards, boo­gie boards and kayaks all avail­able to rent in this area, too. Keep your home base close with a great va­ri­ety of nearby RV re­sorts that in­clude Sun N Fun, El­len­ton Gar­dens, Horse­shoe Cove, Pleas­ant Lake, Arbor Ter­race, and Vista Del Lago while you ex­plore this pop­u­lar area.

THE LEE IS­LAND COAST

Take High­way 41 to the pop­u­lar area of Ft. My­ers, known for its deep-sea fish­ing, golf­ing, white-sand beaches and, of course, shelling at the nearby bar­rier is­lands of Sani­bel and Cap­tiva! The Edi­son & Ford Win­ter Es­tates, lo­cated less than thirty min­utes from the world-class RV ac­com­mo­da­tions avail­able at In­dian Creek, Siesta Bay and Groves, is a his­toric Ft. My­ers gem that gives you a glimpse into the per­sonal lives of two great minds of the 20th cen­tury. The es­tate boasts over 20 acres of botan­i­cal gar­dens with nine his­toric build­ings, in­clud­ing Edi­son’s Botanic Re­search Lab­o­ra­tory and the Edi­son Ford Mu­seum.

Just south, in lovely Naples, is the his­toric Naples Pier lo­cated right on the warm wa­ters of the Gulf of Mex­ico. This pier is a favourite for sight­seers and fish­er­men alike with plenty of room to cast your line – and there’s no need to buy a fish­ing li­cense since a bulk li­cense is pro­vided for the pier by the City of Naples. Take in the gor­geous view of a spec­tac­u­lar sun­set or en­joy lunch un­der the cov­ered eat­ing area with a con­ve­nient con­ces­sion stand on the pier. Cen­trally lo­cated near many Naples at­trac­tions, in­clud­ing the pier, you’ll find Lake San Marino, Club Naples, Marco Naples, and Naples RV re­sorts to re­lax at af­ter a day of fun-filled ac­tiv­i­ties like world-class golf­ing, high-end shop­ping, and de­lec­ta­ble din­ing op­tions.

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