Summer is not the only great time for taking a trip.
Jump behind the wheel of your Aerolite RV in the winter and discover the beauty of this season around the country.
Whether you escape to warm beaches or revel in winter’s best aspects, you’ll find that vacationing can be just as sweet during the coldest months of the year.
Drive Your Aerolite RV to These 4 Winter Getaways
Kiss your winter doldrums goodbye. It’s time to load up the RV, hop in the driver’s seat, and escape to a little fun and adventure.
Here are some top destinations to consider while traveling in your Dutchmen Aerolite.
1. Yosemite National Park
Summer may be magnificent in Yosemite, but winter is arguably just as stunning. Visit one of the country’s most naturally-rich places and stare in awe at the wonder of mountains, forests, hot springs, waterfalls, and wildlife.
In winter, you’ll see a snowy landscape that looks straight out of a storybook. Visit to sightsee, hike, ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or sled, and see the park at its winter peak. Though roads are kept clear for travel through any snowfall, remember to travel with snow chains in your trunk – it’s all part of the adventure.
Lodges all around the area offer special winter rates as well as winter activities, so your dreams of cozying up by a roaring fire in the mountains can come true.
2. Aspen, Colorado
Revel in winter’s beauty and escape to the mountains when you drive to Aspen, Colorado. This famous ski town is full of charms for a winter vacation.
Visit one of the many ski resorts for snowy adventures like skiing, sledding, snowboarding, or snowshoeing, or stay in town and get your fill of shops, boutiques, and great restaurants.
Aspen Art Museum
Located in a beautiful modern building full of natural light and architectural interest, the Aspen Art Museum is a great stop in Aspen. Visit to see contemporary and modern art in a truly unique setting.
Mountains and Trails
The area around Aspen is full of mountains and forests to explore. Independence Pass, Aspen Bells, Aspen Highlands, and more are full of trails, skiing, and scenic views.
3. St. Augustine, Florida
For a balmy escape from the bite of winter, drive southeast to the sunny shores of Florida. St. Augustine is the oldest city in the U.S., too, which means you’ll find history as well as beautiful beaches to explore.
In winter, the climate in St. Augustine tends to stay dry and warm. Highs hover right around 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit, and sunny days abound.
Here are a few of this area’s best attractions:
St. Augustine Light
Visit this historic yet active lighthouse, built in 1874, for one of the most iconic views in St. Augustine. It’s the oldest standing brick structure in the city and has been restored to mirror the way it looked in 1888.
Climb up the 219 steps to see the view, visit the maritime museum, and enjoy this piece of Florida history.
St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum
Learn the history of pirates in the area at the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum. Go on a museum-wide scavenger hunt, fire a real cannon, climb aboard the deck of a real pirate ship, and learn about the real pirates who visited Florida’s coast.
4. Laguna Beach, California
If a week or two of laid-back California dreaming sounds good to you, turn the wheel of your Aerolite west and go to Southern California’s charming beach towns.
In particular, Laguna Beach is a town full of art and culture. It’s known for its wide array of art galleries, festivals, coves, and beaches. The climate is dry and warm in winter, with high temperatures remaining comfortably pleasant.
Explore the main town on foot, wander through quaint shops, and stop for a bite to eat at an outdoor café. Head to the boardwalk by the main beach to see volleyball games, people flying kites, and kids building sandcastles. Take a dip in the water, or head further down the beach toward Crystal Cove to explore the scenic coves, tidepools, and cliffs.
Finally, park your camper at a seaside campsite so the sound of the waves can lull you to sleep.
Hop in Your Aerolite This Winter and Start Exploring
Exploring the country in your RV in winter is just as exciting as summer travels. Whether you want to appreciate winter and dive into its best aspects or get away from the cold for a few weeks, there are all kinds of opportunities for a fantastic trip.
Pack up your RV and start planning your winter getaway. Make some memories you can carry with you until spring arrives – and beyond.