Good Sam Names Top Snowbird Parks
The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory has released its list of "Top Snowbird Parks" for 2014. These special RV parks stand out for their amenities and accommodations for winter travelers seeking fun in the sun, according to a press release.
Each of the 53 parks offers activities, services and comforts tailored to travelers who often stay in their Sun Belt roosts for months at a time.
Parks who made the list boast one or more of the following elements:
• Amenities for long-term guests.
• A sense of community that’s fostered in various ways.
• An attractive setting that ranges from deep-south tropics to southwestern desert.
Click here for the guide's complete list.
The list includes parks from Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and even Ohio and Alberta.
Located across the warm-weather band that stretches from California to the southeast, each of the parks offers activities, services and comforts tailored to travelers who have trekked across a continent—sometimes as far as 3,000 miles—and often stay in their snowbird roosts for months at a time.
Highlights from the list:
• RV parks on the list accommodate snowbird travelers with luxuries that include pools, spas, fitness centers or golf courses.
• Snowbird parks generally cultivate vibrant winter communities that offer social events, classes and tours to surrounding attractions.
• The snowbird parks on the list represent a wide variety of ecosystems and cultures, from the lowland coastal areas of Florida to the high deserts of California and Arizona.
Facts about snowbirds:
• Over 1 million RVers make the trek south to the Sun Belt every winter, more than the population of Austin, Texas.
• Snowbirds generally follow north-south travel patterns: Those who reside in the northwest generally spend winter in the southwest, while snowbirds who live in the northeast winter in the southeast, etc.
• Snowbird migration dramatically alters the demographics of some winter communities. For example, the population of Yuma, Arizona, grows from 60,000 to more than 120,000 when snowbird season rolls around.
• In Texas, RVers who stay during winter are often known as “Winter Texans,” not Snowbirds.
• Snowbirds make up a large portion of the attendees to major Sun Belt RV shows, such as the Florida RV SuperShow, held every January.
RV travelers can find more insights into Snowbird RV parks in the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory, which contains detailed information on more than 8,000 private RV parks across North America; each one is personally rated by Good Sam’s consultant teams.
The guide also includes lifestyle features, regional trip guides and essential travel facts. Also included are guides to RV-related state laws and information needed for trouble-free trips into Canada and Mexico.
For more information about the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory, click on www.goodsamcamping.com.