Thursday, October 23, 2014

Free and Fun Activities When You Visit Bradenton, Florida

We have three amazing RV resorts in the Bradenton area. Our resorts offer plenty amenities and events to keep you busy, but if you're looking to explore the area we have some ideas for you! Here's a list of some of our favorite free and cheap things to do.

1. Riverwalk
Riverwalk is a public park in Bradenton with beautiful ocean views. Stop by to see the sunset, or explore some of Bradenton's best restaurants and shopping boutiques located along the strip. There's plenty to do, whether you want to shop, eat or just enjoy the scenery. 

2. Mixon Fruit Farms 
We LOVE Mixon Fruit Farms. It's a working produce farm that offers tours, a farm store and events. You can try their delicious orange swirl ice cream after a tour or stop by their market and cafe for a snack. Tours of the grove are fun for the whole family!

3. Manatee Village Historical Park
Explore the areas rich history when you visit the Manatee Village Historical Park. Admission is free, and you'll get to see old buildings like the church, the schoolhouse and the post office. You can check out the maritime museum as well to see Banks Shell collection, ship models, historic boats and a surprise butterfly garden. 

4. Manatee Public Beach
No stay in Florida is complete without a trip to the beach. Manatee Public Beach offers free parking and lots of other amenities like picnic tables, shelters, a playground and volleyball courts. It's the perfect location for a beach day, an evening walk or a picnic. Get ready to redefine beach bum! 

5. Ellenton Outlet Mall
The Ellenton Outlet Mall is the perfect spot for a day of shopping. The outdoor mall lets you enjoy Florida's sunshine while you find great deals on the name brands you love. There's plenty of stores to choose from so you can walk to your hearts content. 

Ready to come explore these great attractions and more? Visit our area resorts' websites for information on rates, booking and more!


Fiesta Grove RV Resort- Palmetto, FL 

Winterset RV Resort- Palmetto, FL 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

5 Reasons to Go RV Camping in Florida this Fall

Fall is one of our favorite Florida seasons. The weather is perfect, pumpkin pie is everywhere and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. So what makes RV camping during the fall in Florida so great? Well here are 5 reasons to get you going. 

1. Florida Loves Fall Festivals
In Florida, the weather is always nice. So when fall rolls around we are extra spirited. Fall festivals pop up all over the state. No matter where your Florida RV camping travels take you, you're sure to find a great little festival near you. These often include pumpkin patches, hay rides, great food, apple cider and more! It's fun for the whole family. 

2. Perfect Weather 
Imagine waking up on a crisp fall morning and having your coffee or tea outside while the sunrises. Then later you head to the beach to soak up the sun's warm rays. In the evening you have dinner outside and enjoy the cool breeze. If you go RV camping in Florida, this is a reality. Our cool mornings give way to warm afternoons which turn into breezy evenings. It's the perfect weather no matter what you want to do. 

3. Flip Flops Aren't Just for Summer
When you come to enjoy fall RV camping in Florida you won't need to pack and thermal underwear. In fact, us Floridians enjoy the beautiful freedom of flip flops all year long. In the fall, we often have a sweater or two, but that's all! Without all those extra clothes you'll have more room for the things you want to bring. 

4. Outdoor Malls
It's hard to believe if you're from the north, but we have lots of open malls in Florida. And we love fall so much that even our malls get in on the action. One popular outdoor mall in Wesley Chapel even has a 10 day fall festival. So grab your pumpkin spice latte, some flip flops and head out for a perfect day of fall shopping in Florida. Great weather and a little shopping will make anyone's day. 

5. Open Windows 
In Florida, we love turning off our AC in the fall. When you come RV camping in Florida, you'll be able to toss open those windows. Since it doesn't get too cold you can even leave them open all night if you like to let in that amazing fresh air. It's the perfect season to be here and we can't wait for you to visit!