9 Amazing Campgrounds and Resorts to Visit With Your Soulmate
Love at First Site
For many people, February is the month when romance takes center stage. With Valentine’s Day at the heart of it all, jewelry, flowers, and chocolates are on a lot of people’s minds. But what about celebrating with that special someone by setting out on a dreamy getaway with your RV?
Whether you love the beach, the mountains, or hiking in our country’s beautiful national parks, the key is to find what makes you both happy and enjoy your time together. Here are some of our favorite East Coast RV resorts and destinations (we look forward to exploring the West Coast later on).
So, let’s get this party of two started and head out for some R&R—romance and relaxation!
The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, Orlando, Florida
At Fort Wilderness, you can combine a wonderful top-rated camping experience with all the romantic magic that Disney has to offer.
There is so much to enjoy at the 750-acre campground set among pine and cypress forest. How about a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride around the American frontier-inspired resort? Need to relax those tense muscles? Try a couple’s spa treatment at Senses Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. There’s a whole menu of luxury experiences from massages to facials to body wraps to wash that stress away.
Fancy yourself as a foodie? Disney’s Signature Dining options are just for you! Two exquisite venues are waterfront Narcoossee’s with coastal cuisine and the California Grill with a view of the Magic Kingdom.
For an incomparable dining experience with your special someone, treat yourselves to Victoria & Albert’s with its Victorian elegance. You’ll have a choice what room you want to dine in, and you will be provided with a seven-to-ten-course meal served by your own butler and maid!
Can’t-Miss Tip: End the night right by watching the Happily Ever After fireworks from the beach at Fort Wilderness.
Margaritaville at Lake Lanier, Georgia
The Margaritaville RV Resort opened in the summer of 2019, and it’s a perfect place for a romantic getaway in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. We celebrated our twelfth wedding anniversary there recently.
Lake Lanier is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and there is no shortage of things to do from boating to golf to hiking to just relaxing with a campfire at your RV site.
Deluxe waterfront sites with more direct views of the water are also available, and there’s a water park, a bar and grill, and specialty cruises. Each campsite features a fire pit, a picnic table, and a grill, and includes cable TV. The Wi-Fi worked well, which was a bonus.
Can’t-Miss Tip: Book a golf-cart rental when you make your site reservations. You will love having a golf cart to explore the vast resort.
Liberty Harbor RV Park in Jersey City, New Jersey
Some campgrounds woo you with their wonderful scenery. Liberty Harbor RV Park is all about location, location, location, being the closest place to camp near New York City. The campground can get a bit cozy but is more than serviceable. There are two easy ways into the city, the PATH train, or the ferry, which can be caught right at the campground dock.
With NYC being the focal point in many romantic movies, there’s no shortage of places to take that special someone. Visit the Empire State Building and make your way to the observatory on the 102nd floor. The views of the city are amazing! Music lovers should head to Harlem, which has undergone a cultural revolution in recent years.
It’s a music mecca and is loaded with famous nightclubs like Showmans Jazz Club and Paris Blues, where you can enjoy some of the best jazz in NYC. This is a perfect place to enjoy a lovely musical. A time-tested NYC romantic adventure is taking a horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park.
Can’t-Miss Tip: If the sky is not the limit, book a helicopter tour of New York City. You’ll get an incredible view of the city’s famous landmarks, seeing all five boroughs in less than thirty minutes. This is a priceless memory that you’ll cherish forever.
Imagination Mountain in Cosby, Tennessee
Great Smoky Mountain National Park tops the list as the most visited national park, and at the heart of it is family-owned and -run Imagination Mountain Campground Resort, a special retreat. Sites back up to the mountain stream that flows throughout the campground.
These sites will intoxicate your senses with the relaxing sound of rushing water. The campground features plenty of activities for entertainment and places to relax. Play a round of mini-golf or a game of giant chess. Or head over to the Hammock Hollow and swing away to the sounds of the mountain stream. Don’t forget to visit the camp store and grab a scoop of homemade ice cream.
From the campground, you can catch a trail to hike among the forest. Couples are sure to enjoy a scenic drive along the Cades Cove Loop Road. Make time to check out the view from atop Cades Cove, one of the most scenic spots in the park. Nearby Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg offer tons of things to do.
Grab a drink and a bite to eat at any one of the great restaurants, and then enjoy amazing views two hundred feet up while riding the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island in Pigeon Forge. If all that hiking gets you sore, enjoy some relaxation together at the spa at RiverStone Resort by getting a couples’ massage.
Can’t-Miss Tip: Walk over the glass-floor panels on Gatlinburg’s SkyBridge, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America, which quite literally crosses the sky, stretching 680 feet across a deep valley.
Beverly Beach Camptown RV Resort in Flagler Beach, Florida
Beverly Beach is one of my all-time favorite campgrounds. From the minute you pull into your worth-splurging-for beachfront site, every care in the world seems to melt away in the hot Florida sun. With the beach just steps away, you have begun to unlock the possibilities for your special getaway.
How about sipping that hot cup of java and watching the sunrise over the Atlantic? Want some adventure? Check out nearby Fort Matanzas National Monument, the fortified watchtower from 1742, and the city of St. Augustine, more commonly known as the “Nation’s Oldest City.”
Can’t-Miss Tip: It is so worth splurging for the Premier Beach Front sites (forty-six through sixty-two).
Atlantic Oaks in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
For those who live by the song, “If you like piña coladas … In the dunes on the cape,” then Atlantic Oaks is the place to escape. It’s a quiet, relaxing wooded campground where you can do almost everything or nothing at all.
The Cape Cod Rail Trail Bicycle Trail is accessible from the campground and takes you right to Cape Cod National Seashore.
Head over to Cape Cod Bay and swim or kayak in the warm bay waters or sail away on a whale-watching voyage. The local restaurants are delightful, and we especially love the fresh doughnuts at the Hole in One Bakery.
Can’t-Miss Tip: Just minutes from the campground, Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar serves up great lobster rolls and gourmet ice cream. After having a bite to eat you can play mini-golf on the premises.
Normandy Farms Family Camping Resort in Foxboro, Massachusetts
Normandy Farms has become our must-stay base camp when visiting the Boston area. There is so much to do at this RV resort, including arts and crafts, swimming, tennis, disc golf, fishing, walking the nature trail, and much more.
If you’re bringing along your furry friends, the resort’s one-and-a-half-acre dog park will send them over the moon. Enjoy nearby shopping and entertainment, as well as a short hop into Boston.
Can’t-Miss Tip: Check out Patriot Place, built around Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots. Even if you are not a Pats fan, you are sure to find it interesting.
Shenandoah Crossing Resort RV Park in Gordonsville, Virginia
Shenandoah Crossing Resort RV Park is a timeshare resort, and the Deluxe and Elite sites will bring a smile to your face. The sites have gas grills (grilling tools are provided), chairs, and a picnic table. The site next to ours even had a hot tub!
This resort offers true glamping, and there are a very nice lodge and a restaurant, so everything you need for relaxing is right at your fingertips. You can even go horseback riding or take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
Can’t-Miss Tip: For a taste of Virginia barbecue, bring your appetite to the Barbeque Exchange where hickory-smoked and slow-roasted pork, chicken, and spareribs sizzle on the grill.
Bluewater Key RV Resort in Key West, Florida
With year-round almost-perfect weather, who wouldn’t love to spend some time in the Florida Keys? Bluewater Key, a luxury RV resort, puts you right where the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico meet.
Simply find your hammock and sit back and relax or take advantage of all that the Keys has to offer. This resort provides boating, fishing, snorkeling, diving, and many other water sports. Check out Duval Street with its many famous restaurants and bars for a fun night out.
Can’t-Miss Tip: Visit the southernmost point in the continental US, an anchored concrete buoy, for a photo op, located at the corner of South Street and Whitehead Street.