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's Guide to Fall RV Travel!

Camp USA’s Guide to Fall RV Travel!

The kids are heading back to school and summer cookouts may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean your RV adventures are over. Fall is one of our favorites times of the year, and for good reason. With the incredible foliage, college football games and racing events in abundance, there is plenty to do with friends & family… if you know where to go.

So, strap down those tailgating coolers and follow us on a journey to some of the best autumn events in 2017!

Stop #1 Miami University vs Florida State University

As a native Floridian you can’t help but enjoy college football, especially when they are Florida schools. This September is shaping up to be an epic display of college football starting with the Miami U and Seminoles game at the Doak S. Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. Whether you are alumni or just a fan of the game, this rivalry matchup is sure to entertain.

As you may know, the only way to prep for the game is by taking part in the tailgating festivities, and traveling by RV is a must. This will give you and your friends an opportunity to keep the tailgate atmosphere alive after the game is done. Keep in mind that parking for RV’s at the Stadium is only available to booster members, but there are plenty of campgrounds nearby that cater to the college football fans.

Grab tickets here!

Stop #2 Tennessee

With autumn comes incredible foliage. Although many RV travelers may think New England is home to some of the best foliage displays, they clearly have never traveled to Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains are one of the most well known areas for fall foliage and can be seen in a number of ways.

Driving your RV is one of the best ways to see a variety of colors throughout the scenic area, however it doesn’t make a fun trip for the driver. With an array of hiking paths throughout the Smoky Mountain terrain, this will probably be your best bet. From there you will not only submerge yourself in the surroundings, but will have an opportunity to take breathtaking photos from a higher vantage point.

Learn more here!

Stop #3 Homestead Miami Speedway

The final stop on our Fall RV Tour is to one of our favorite racing spots in the country, Homestead Miami Speedway. November 19th marks the start of the Ford EcoBoost 400, 300 and 200. It is rare to be able to enjoy three Nascar Championships within one weekend, and is why race fans will be coming from all over to enjoy a slice of history.

When it comes to traveling for a Nascar Race, hitting the road by RV just makes sense. With the Geico Camping Grounds located inside the speedway gates, this will allow you to enjoy some of the best tailgating and camping conditions just steps from the track. Keep in mind spots fill up early, so you will need to grab your RV Camping Package ASAP.

View available camping packages here!

Now that you have a few Florida fall adventures to look forward to, it is time plan your trip and reserve your RV rental from the team at Camp USA!

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4th of July Weekend Event Guide

Summer is in full swing, and the month of July is shaping up to be epic! With the 4th of July, Nascar racing and food festivals there is plenty do during your RV road trip. So, sit back and follow us through a few of our favorite events this weekend to visit with friends & family.

Coke Zero 400 in Daytona

Is there anything better than Nascar in summer? We are heading down to Daytona this weekend for one of the best racing events of the year… the Coke Zero 400! Some of the biggest names in Nascar will be making there way to the track in Daytona for an unforgettable day. Don’t forget to stop by early and enjoy a pre-concert featuring Tyler Farr and up close and personal encounters with your favorite drivers.

See full event details here.

4th of July in Orlando

If you are looking for a family friendly option to enjoy during the 4th of July, head over to the happiest place on earth… Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Magic Kingdom and Epcot will be prepped and ready with a fireworks display on the 3rd and 4th. Along with fireworks you will be able to relax with family and enjoy a magical musical score that only Disney could create. Just remember to enter the park early before it fills up.

View full firework details here.

Key Lime Pie Festival in Key West

Key West is home to some of the greatest food in Florida. So, it comes as no surprise that they would host the Key Lime Pie Festival, July 1-4th. From a pie sampling stroll, to key lime cocktails, cook offs and eating contests there is plenty to enjoy with friends. Keep in mind that this is a very busy event, so the earlier you arrive the better.

Plan your Key Lime excursion here.

We can’t wait to kick off July this weekend with a trip down to Daytona Beach for the Coke Zero 400! If you have your RV packed but nowhere to go, we highly recommend checking out the fun-filled Florida events above.

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A Guide to the Best Florida Racing

There is nothing like some good ole’ fashioned Nascar. Located in Florida, we are lucky enough to be just an RV drive away from some of the world’s top races! Don’t believe us? Just take a look at our guide below!

The Coke Zero 400 – July 1, 2017

Pack up your friends & family and head down to Daytona Beach for one of our favorite races of the year… the Coke Zero 400. Last year the Daytona Internatinal Speedway unveiled their rennovated stadium, and let’s just say it is a sight to see. Here you can get up close and personal with the top drivers in Nascar.

This year’s Coke Zero 400 race will definitely be one you don’t want to miss. There will be a special tribute to Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s career before he heads onto the track at the Daytona International Speedway for the last time. So, if you are looking to become a part of Daytona Nascar history, grab your RV spot and tickets below!

Grab your RV spot here.

Fara Sebring 500- July 9-10, 2017

If you can’t make it to the Coke Zero 400 Independence Day Weekend, don’t forget about the Fara Sebing 500 on July 9th! Although the Sebring track is known for its’ 12 hour race, this event is only 4 hours, making it a perfect event for those traveling with family. In addition to the family friendly hours of the race, the Fara Sebing 500 is extremely affordable, costing only $10.00 at the gate!

Grab your tickets here.

Ford Championship Weekend – November 17, 2017

If you are heading out on the open road this fall, we recommend grabbing your tickets for the Ford Ecoboost 200, 300 and 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway. This jam packed, playoffs weekend is full of fun for adults and families who share a love for Nascar.

Be sure to make the most out of your RV trip to Homestead by visiting a few of the surrounding areas incuding the Everglades National Park and Miami Zoo.

See our camping recommendations here!

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A Guide to Florida’s Best Summer Events

Summertime is just around the corner, and we are ready to hit the open road in our RV’s to visit some of the best events in Florida. Whether you are looking to take a family trip or spend a weekend with friends, we have the perfect fun-guide for your summer adventure below!

Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway

What better way to kick off summer than with a trip to Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero 400! This is one of the most anticipated Nascar events of the year, and for good reason. On July 1, Nascar fans will enter the recently renovated speedway to view this year’s top competitors battle it out for the #1 spot!

In addition to the Coke Zero 400 race, fans can get up-close and personal with some of Nascar’s biggest stars at the UNOH Fanzone and enjoy live entertainment at the Pre-Race Extravaganza. There is plenty to do and great accommodations for those who are traveling by RV. Book your spot below before they fill up!

Grab your Geico Camp Spot at Daytona International Speedway here!

Independence Day at Disney World, Orlando

If you and your family are looking for a magical Independence Day, look no further than Disney World! Enjoy fireworks shows throughout the Park including a special Independence Day version at Epcot. If fireworks aren’t enough, there is always the epic 4th of July parade in Magic Kingdom. The themed parade is not to be missed and will be a favorite among your family.

Keep in mind that Independence Day is one of the most popular days at Disney World. Make sure you have everything you need for a full day in the park, because if they reach capacity you will not be able to return. Going early is the best way to avoid this, so be sure to take what you need when leaving your RV Camp spot.

Grab a spot for your Camp USA RV at Fort Wilderness here!

Key West Lobster Fest

Planning  a trip with friends for an end of summer adventure? Take a road trip in your RV down to Key West for their Annual Lobster Festival! Lobster lovers from all over the world travel for the start of the season in Key West, and Lobster Fest marks the date. During the celebration you will have an opportunity to enjoy the spiny lobster in a variety of ways including in salads, sandwiches and of course… a lobster boil.If you need to take a break from the lobster frenzy, take in the sights and sounds of the Street Fair. There you can shop, enjoy the sun and live entertainment with friends.

This  festival is a “foodies” dream, so be sure to save the dates of August 10-13th and to grab your RV Camp spot as soon as possible. It is a busy time of year and you don’t want to miss out!

Grab a spot for your Key West RV trip here!

There you have it, our ultimate fun-guide to an event filled Florida summer. If you are ready to start planning your adventure, get in touch with our Team and we will get you set up with the RV of your dreams!

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A Guide to the Country 500 with Camp USA

If you are a country music loving Floridian, than you will love the Country 500, a great American music fest at Daytona International Speedway. With some of the top music acts in the country and an incredible setting, it is sure to be a Daytona event to remember.

So, if you are still looking for some Memorial Day plans, see below why the Country 500 is the perfect RV adventure.

Music

If you are a big country music fan, the Country 500 is the music festival for you. Thousands will be traveling in their RV’s to the Daytona International Speedway each year for this 3 day, 3 night festival that includes the top country stars in the US, along with some rising artists. Curious who? See the line up list below.

“Blake Shelton, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Thomas Rhett, Hank Williams Jr., Martina McBride, Kip Moore, Dan + Shay, Jamey Johnson, Chris Janson, Chase Rice, Maddie & Tae, A Thousand Horses, Colt Ford, Easton Corbin Eric Paslay, Kristian Bush, Pat Green, Margo Price, The Swon Brothers, Maggie Rose, Aubrie Sellers, Mark Chesnutt, William Michael Morgan, Mo Pitney, LANco, Asleep at the Wheel, Simba Jordan and more!”

View additional info here.

Activities

If the stellar music line up isn’t enough for you, than the country activities will be sure to entice you. Each day when you leave your RV, you will be greeted by carnival rides, western merch, arcade games and the best in Florida Food Trucks! Is there anything better than grabbing your favorite eats, while roaming the famous Daytona International Speedway listening to your favorite country jams?

RV Camping

Why pitch a tent, when you can unwind after a day of music in your own luxury RV from Camp USA. Daytona Internatinal Speedway has some of the best RV camping around. There are a multitude of options available for the Country 500 including spots inside and outside of the festical area.

Just remember that if you are planning on camping your RV within the festival grounds you will need a vestival wristband for all three days.

Reserve your spot here.

Now that you know what to expect at the Country 500 in Daytona, are you ready to grab your RV? Get in touch to see which luxury RV will be best for your festival excursion.

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Summertime Travel with Camp USA

Summer vacation is just around the corner, which means it is time for you to plan your RV trip! Whether you are heading out on the open road with your family or friends, we have a few spots that will be perfect for any summer trek.

So, if you are ready to start planning your excursion with Camp USA, take a look at our top Southern destinations below!

Orlando, Florida

If you are planning a family trip this summer, look no further than the most magical place on earth…Disney World in Orlando. There you can enjoy the abundance of parks including Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Animal Kingdom.

Keep in mind that summertime travel in Florida can be incredibly hot, so stay hydrated while in the parks and be sure to cool down at Disney’s own Blizzard Beach! This particular waterpark is home to a few family friendly areas like Tike’s Peak and of course the Summit Plummet for those 48in or taller.

RV Campground Suggestions in Orlando: Fort Wilderness (http://bit.ly/193e5m4)

St. Simons Island, Georgia

Looking to enjoy the ocean breeze during your RV trip? We recommend heading over to St. Simons Island, Georgia for a little R&R. This particular RV travel spot has plenty of activities for all ages and preferences. Whether you enjoy kayaking, fishing in the great outdoors or playing a few rounds of golf, St. Simons Island has you covered.

During your stop in Georgia, don’t forget to spend some time on the historic Jekyll Island. Known for its’ beautiful beaches, spas and Summer Waves Water Park, this island will be a favorite among the adults and little ones in your vacation group.

RV Campground Suggestions for St. Simons Island: Jekyll Island Campground (http://bit.ly/2mItt10)

Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Though you may typically travel over to Nashville during your Tennessee trips, we are taking you to a beautiful location known as the Smoky Mountains. This incredible RV travel spot is perfect for families and solo travelers due to its’ abundance of outdoor activities, including some of the best hiking in the country. If you are concerned about the difficulty of the ranges, don’t worry, there are paths for all skill levels.

One “hot spot” that we recommend taking a look out during your RV trip to the Smoky’s, is the famous Cades Cove. Known for its’ abundance of wildlife and natural waterfalls, Cades Cove is a truly majestic place to visit. If hiking isn’t the only item on your itinerary checklist be sure to enjoy a family horse ride, biking excursion or some relaxing backcountry fishing.

RV Campground Suggestion in the Smoky Mountains : Cades Cove Campground (http://bit.ly/2maX3zP)

Now that you have a few summer travel ideas, are you ready to start planning? Get in touch with the Camp USA Team, so we can help you pick out the perfect RV rental for your vacation!

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Less Than a Month Away from the Daytona 500!

The Daytona International Speedway is getting prepped for one of the biggest races of the year… the Daytona 500! On February 26th, thousands of race car fans will flock to the track, and we know many of our Camp USA Renters will be joining them.

If you haven’t planned your RV trip to the Daytona 500 yet, there is still time. Take a look at our guide to some race fun below, along with a few packing tips!

Pre-Race Fun at the Daytona 500

Tailgating is one of the big perks when traveling by RV to the Daytona 500, but this year the pre-race show is not to be missed. Multi-Platnium music act Lady Antebellum will be taking the stage, and you have an opportunity to get VIP access. If you already have your Daytona 500 tickets, you can simply add it on for an additional fee.

UNOH Fanzone

If you are making this year’s Daytona experience a family affair, then don’t forget to check out the UNOH Fanzone. There, you will be able to see some of the races latest stars and a few of the legends. In addition to meet and greets, the up close and personal experience in the pit is well worth the trip. There you will get right into the action and observe how the crews work to make the Daytona 500 one of the most incredible races in the world.

Geico Camping

Now that you know what to expect before the races, you should start thinking about your lodgings. The price of a hotel during this particular weekend will be sky high. Our solution? Camp right at the Daytona International Speedway!

There are a few options available when it comes to RV camping at the speedway, including spots outside of turn 1 and turn 2. This way you can sit back and relax while enjoying the races from the comfort of your Camp USA RV Rental. Just remember that we are only a few weeks out, so you will want to get your spot soon!

Things to Pack

It is always a good idea to refer to the camping guidelines from the Geico Campground (www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com), but we have a few additional tips to help you prep your Daytona Crew.

Florida has been pretty warm so far this season, so remember to bring plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. In addition to fluids, be sure to bring enough chairs to relax in and shade if your RV rental doesn’t come with an awning. Keep in mind that the RV campground is like a community. So, having extra trash bags, cleaning supplies and utensils to share will gain you points with your neighbors.

There you have it, our guide to a few of the fun events that the Daytona 500 has to offer. There is still time to grab your tickets and a Camp USA RV, so pack your bags and give us a call!

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5 Must Visit Florida Campgrounds for 2017

Florida is home to some of the most incredible parks and RV campgrounds in the country so the only hard part about creating this list is choosing just 5 of our favorites. From incredible waterfront locations to a resort located right next to Disney’s Magic Kingdom there is truly something for everybody!

1. Long Key State Park | Long Key, FL

Long Key State Park offers some of the most incredible waterfront camping on the entire Atlantic Ocean coastline. The park features 60 waterfront campsites, all with a picnic table and grill, and the park itself includes several trails and kayaking routes, a shallow-water lagoon and excellent fishing throughout.

https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Long-Key

2. Bahia Honda State Park | Big Pine Key, FL

Bahia Honda State Park is a true tropical paradise. It is located right in the heart of the Florida Keys with picturesque turquoise waters and easy access to the coral reeds. There are also two boat ramps and three campground areas making this a must visit destination for any Florida RV trip.

http://bahiahondapark.com/

3. Grayton Beach State Park | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Grayton Beach State Park has been recognized as one of the nation’s top beaches because of it’s famous sunsets. Make sure to book your campsite in advanced because with beautiful views, emerald-colored water, numerous nature trails, a salt marsh and excellent accommodations, this park can sell out almost a year in advance.

https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Grayton-Beach

4. Anastasia State Park | St. Augustine, FL

Anastasia State Park is located in world-famous St. Augustine, FL so naturally there is plenty to do outside of the park. However, Anastasia offers incredible surfing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, nature trails, a tidal salt marsh, plus it is located next to Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the oldest Spanish fortress in America.

https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/anastasia

5. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort | Orlando, FL

Fort Wilderness Resort is located at the one and only Disney World so it goes without saying that this is the most family-friendly location on the list. With amenities galore you will find plenty to do at the campground but lets face it, you’re here for Magic Kingdom and from Fort Wilderness you will have easy access plus you can see the nightly fireworks show right from your RV.

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/campsites-at-fort-wilderness-resort/

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2017 Race Season Will Be Upon Us In No Time

Before you know it the Christmas trees will be coming down, New Year’s Resolutions will be made and the 2017 Racing Season will be full throttle here in Florida. The first quarter of next year hosts 3 of the premier racing events for the Sunshine State and the climate controlled comfort of an RV is the only way to experience them. Florida weather during the early months of the year can go from 40 to 80 degrees in the same day but you can sleep at a comfortable 75 either way if you choose an RV instead of tents and sleeping bags for your camping accommodations. Not sure which events you want to take in, check out the information below and choose the ones that are right for you then give Camp USA a call to book your RV!

January 28-29, 2017: Rolex 24 at Daytona

An event that dates back to 1962, the Rolex 24 is a 24-hour marathon race that combines the skill (and will) of the driver and their crew alongside the sheer performance and durability of their vehicles. The Rolex 24 is an experience unlike any other where drivers battle it out from sunrise to sunset in this first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race of the season. It gets even better because when you park your RV at Daytona, you do so in no other place than the 180-acre infield included first-class waterfront camping along Lake Lloyd. For more information, please visit: Rolex 24 at Daytona

February 26, 2017: Daytona 500

The quintessential race event of the hear is none other than the Daytona 500. The 2016 event sold out so definitely do not sleep on tickets for this race. This is the ultimate event to experience Daytona 500 and our tip is to make sure you get a Fanzone wristband for exclusive looks into the NASCAR garages, autograph sessions, pre-race action and much more. RV Camping spots are already filling up fast, visit here for more info: Daytona 500

March 15-17, 2017: 12 Hours of Sebring

This year marks the 65th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring race and although the race takes place on Saturday, gates open Wednesday, March 15, 2017 and remain open 24 hours a day up through the event so you can experience multiple days of pre-race activities. The RV camping at Sebring offers unprecedented views as the spaces are directly adjacent to the track. Get more info and buy your tickets here: 12 Hours of Sebring

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Florida Holiday RV Hot Spots

The holidays will be here before you know it, and what better way to enjoy time with family than by heading out in your RV Rental from Camp USA to see some of Florida’s best holiday “hot spots”

#1 St. Augustine, Florida

First stop on our tour is to the Oldest City in America… St. Augustine! Now, if you have been to St. Augustine before, you have most likely taken a stroll through historic downtown to enjoy the beautiful sights. But, during the holidays the city is a whole lot brighter.

This year will mark the 23rd Annual Nights of Lights in St. Augustine! The award winning display runs from mid November until the end of January and is unlike anything you will ever see…including 3 million lights…yes, you heard us right, 3 million. Now, if you are concerned about your little ones not being able to walk the route, there is no need to worry. Trains and Trolley tours are constantly running so that Light goers can enjoy seasonal delights without getting exhausted.

Looking to camp in St. Augustine? Enjoy your stay at North Beach Camp where there is plenty of privacy to surround your RV, and great amenities for your family to enjoy. Book here: www.northbeachcamp.com

#2 Jacksonville, Florida

While you are visiting St. Augustine for the beautiful Nights of Lights display, be sure to add Jacksonville, Florida to your RV route! Jacksonville may not be known for its’ holiday lighting, but they do have an abundance of gingerbread homes. Get into the Christmas spirit at the Gingerbread House Extravaganza from November 30th – December 23rd! Browse beautiful displays of gingerbread homes created by Chefs, Engineers, Architects, Schools and Families! The confectionary creations make for a truly magical experience and will have you craving a few sweets before you get back on the open road.

#3 Orlando, Florida

One of our favorite places to take an RV trip to is Orlando, Florida to enjoy the happiest place on earth…Disney World! Heading to Disney world with your family is always a magical experience, but visiting Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas will be the best present your family can enjoy together. During your stay you can take part in tons of holiday themed events & perks including.. spectacular fireworks, decorations throughout the park, complimentary cookies, hot chocolate, visits from Mickey & Santa and the best part…a light snowfall near Cinderella’s castle!

Continue your holiday vacation in Disney World and relax in your RV at the beautiful Fort Wilderness! Book here: www.disneyworld.disney.go.com

Now that you have a few holiday “hot spots”, are you ready to hit Florida’s open road? Plan your trip with the Team at Camp USA and enjoy affordable RV rentals that will be comfortable for you family and will offer incredible amenities that will make this RV excursion a trip to remember!