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Winter RV Camping

austinMild winter temperatures and easy access to outdoor adventures make Austin the place to be for winter RV camping. Mix in some Hill Country barbecue and exciting nightlife venues, and there’s just no reason to stay away from Austin, Texas.

So, what do you like to do on winter RV camping trips? Austin’s just down the road from popular Lake Travis, where lighted fishing docks make winter fishing a nighttime treat, according to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Austin also has nearly two hundred miles of trails throughout the metro area for bikers, hikers and runners. When you’ve explored Texas’ capital city to your heart’s content, you can travel through the beautiful Hill Country.

Austin is also know for its real Texas barbeque. There are so many barbeque restaurants in the city, you won’t know which to visit first!

One more reason RV campers go to Austin in winter is this Texas city’s thriving music scene.  You won’t want to leave Austin without venturing downtown, where clubs with live shows line the streets in every direction.

There are plenty of places to stay in Austin. Some of the top rated places are: La Hacienda RV Resort, adjacent to Lake Travis;  Austin Lone Star RV Resort; and Camper Resort on Hudson Bend at Lake Travis.

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Thanksgiving Travel

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest travel weekends in America, and RVers are out in force, crossing the country in their RVs to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Here are a few exciting destinations that have holiday traditions and celebrations that are well worth a visit during Thanksgiving.  

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – New York, NY
Why not go see it live and in person?  So this year grab a front row seat for the parade, shop New York on Black Friday and go ice skating at Rockefeller Center.  Click here for more information on Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade – Plymouth, MA
What could be better than spending Thanksgiving where our forefathers celebrated their first Thanksgiving with the Native Americans?  The celebration of Thanksgiving becomes history-brought-to-life as Pilgrims, Native Americans, Soldiers, Patriots, and Pioneers proudly climb out of the history books and onto the streets of Plymouth. Click here for more information on America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade.

Holiday River Parade – San Antonio, TX
The reason to visit San Antonio for Thanksgiving is for the day after – the real draw is the Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony, held every year on the River Walk.  Plus, San Antonia has plenty of history and lots to see and do. Click here for more information on the Holiday River Parade.

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Big Bend National Park- Texas RV Vacation

big_bend_national_parkBig Bend National Park’s Chihuahuan Desert, Chisos Mountains (Texas) – Big Bend National Park has national significance as the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology in the United States, which includes more than 1,200 species of plants, more than 450 species of birds, 56 species of reptiles, and 75 species of mammals.  This makes it the perfect RV vacation destination winter, summer, fall, or spring.  Window View Trail, which makes a 1/3-mile loop starting at the Chisos Basin Trailhead and is the most popular and easily hiked trail. For a more challenging hike, the Window Trail provides a 4-mile roundtrip trek that descends 800 feet from the trailhead and leads to the “window,” the pour-off that drains the entire Chisos Basin.

Summer Activities:
Backcountry Hiking, Day Hiking, Multi-Day Hiking, Rafting, Rock Climbing, Night Time Viewing, Walking, Back Country Camping, Biking, Horseback Riding, Llama Packing, Picnicking, Photography, Wildlife Viewing.

Winter Activities:
Driving Tours, Day Hiking,  Biking, Bird Watching, Ranger Led Activities, Evening Programs, Walking, Educational Programs.


Places to Stay at Big Bend National Park

The National Park Service maintains three campgrounds within the park; generators are allowed at two of them during certain hours. A concessionaire also operates a full hook-up campground at Rio Grande Village (432-477-2293).

Helpful Links

Article about the Big Bend National Park: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2262241

Big Bend National Park Website: http://www.nps.gov/bibe/index.htm

WIKI Website:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bend_National_Park

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GPS Coordinates: 29.25, -103.25

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