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Summer Destination–Florida!

May 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 



It’s time to get your RV in gear and head to Florida to enjoy the year round sunshine, exciting things to do, beautiful beaches, gorgeous golf courses, cultural opportunities and endless attractions. Get ready for the dream trip of a lifetime!

Before you head out for the open road, be sure to check out Carefree RV Resorts at  Plan your trip so you can visit Carefree locations all along the way. Pack your sunglasses, swimsuit and sunscreen and be ready to roll. You can even bring your favorite furry friend along because Carefree’s resorts are pet friendly. Many of the resorts are perfect for the kids, especially during the summer months when they offer their Carefree Kids Program, a summer activities program for the whole family.

Head down I-95 to Daytona and the “World’s Most Famous Beach.” Daytona has been the motorcycle and automobile mecca for avid race fans for years. But Daytona offers much more! Stay near the raceway at the Daytona Beach Carefree RV Resort, and enjoy the large clubhouse, pool, shuffleboard and convenience store. You’ll be just minutes from miles of sandy beach, Main Street Pier, museums, restaurants and shopping. For a real thrill there’s nothing like the Richard Petty NASCAR Driving Experience that puts you right on the track.

A short hour’s drive southwest on I-4 brings you to Orlando, and you’ll soon see why it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Stay at Kissimmee South Carefree RV Resort near the world-famous attractions. From your home base on the quiet side of Walt Disney World®, you can visit world famous Sea World and Universal Studios. There are also great restaurants, outlet or exclusive shopping malls, golf courses and attractions nearby.

If you cruise a little further west on I-4, you’ll find the Lakeland Carefree RV Resort – centrally located between Orlando and Tampa. You can relax in the pool, play mini-golf, fish in the lake, enjoy family activities and work on your Florida tan.

If scuba diving, snorkeling or para gliding in tropical waters is one of your dreams, head all the way south to Pelican Carefree RV Resort in the Florida Keys at Mile Marker 59. Soak up the sun at the private marina on the Gulf and nearby beaches.  Visit the Dolphin Research Center, Curry Hammock Park and enjoy the Key West lifestyle less than an hour away. There is even a newly remodeled motel on-site, so invite your family to visit you to enjoy this part of your trip. Who wouldn’t want to meet you in the Florida Keys?

Continue your journey up Florida’s scenic southwest coast to Punta Gorda and Shell Creek Carefree RV Resort, where a gentle stream flows through pristine Florida wilderness on the way to the Peace River. Enjoy the pool and ice cream socials. Or settle into the unspoiled setting of Big Tree Carefree RV Resort, a short drive from the Gulf beaches, gambling and attractions in Arcadia.

If you travel a little further north along I-75 you’ll come across a sheltered oak grove on the Braden River, home to Horseshoe Cove Carefree RV Resort, Manatee County’s highest rated 5-star RV resort located in Bradenton. Explore the private 12-acre island with picnic pavilion and fishing. There’s a swimming pool and spa, a huge recreation hall, and lots of shopping, galleries and cultural events in nearby Sarasota.

Not far away are two more Carefree RV Resorts, Pleasant Lake and Ellenton Gardens, each with its own personality and amenities. Go online and visit to help you decide where to stay while you enjoy this quiet, relaxing part of Florida.

Continue the fun as you drive north and find the Dunedin and Rainbow Village Carefree RV Resorts just minutes from the Gulf beaches of Clearwater. Pelicans and osprey soar over the white sand beaches while dolphins play in the crystal water. For a romantic side trip, take the ferry to Honeymoon Island or stroll along the quaint shopping areas of this popular Gulf of Mexico destination. If your friends without an RV want to join you here, Carefree’s bed and breakfast hotel, The Blue Moon Inn, is on site, so you can all enjoy the amenities of the resort, including its sparkling pool and new fitness center, as well as the surrounding area.

The Tampa area is close by and has so much to do you’ll want to plan a long stay. Tampa is home to Busch Gardens, the Tampa Aquarium, Botanical Gardens, History and Arts Centers and nearby Ybor City, the historic Latin community where cigars are rolled the traditional way and music and food have a fire all their own.

For a side trip, head northeast to the charming Zephyrhills and Dade City area and enjoy a peaceful respite, while still being able to take day trips to the Tampa area and Gulf beaches. There are eight fabulous 55+ Carefree RV Resorts located here. Check to find the one that appeals to you.

Baker Acres keeps you busy with its large pool, shuffleboard, bingo, billiards, bocce and many community events and celebrations. Guests at Glen Haven enjoy an aquatic exercise program in the large pool, square dances, ice cream socials and pancake breakfasts. Every day’s a party right in your backyard. At Majestic Oaks you’ll enjoy a huge clubhouse, tropical pool area, tennis courts, shuffleboard, a fitness center, computer room and much more.

Wide roads for bike riding and walks take you through beautiful Rainbow Village with an enclosed Olympic size pool, bingo with TV monitors, shuffleboard, bocce and barbeques. You’ll relish the new friends you’ll make here.

Every Carefree RV Resort has a staff of fun and friendly people who love their resorts and want you to feel the same way. The sense of community and congeniality is just part of what sets resorts like Sweetwater apart. Many activities like horseshoes, ice cream socials, bingo and bocce get everyone involved.

Potluck dinners, quilting bees, aquatic exercise, billiards, barbeques, ice cream socials and dances help you make new friends quickly at Waters Edge RV Resort. Every day is full of fun – and don’t miss the movie nights and the pancake breakfasts.

Southern Charm Carefree RV Resort in Zephyrhills invites you to experience the distinctive hospitality and many activities, including live Country Star Shows, volleyball, swimming, arts and crafts, and event in the large recreation hall. There’s something for everyone here.

Just minutes away in Dade City, Grove Ridge Carefree RV Resort is nestled between orange groves and beautiful rolling hills. Social life centers on the pool and the recreation hall, where everyone gets together for one good time after another.

Driving north from the Tampa area on I-75, there’s room for everyone at Red Oaks Carefree RV Resort located on 130 tree-lined acres in Bushnell. This park is perfect for music lovers and features bustling jam sessions, sing-a-longs and karaoke. There are three heated pools, a hot tub, five recreation halls, and more and more.

For the finale of your trip, head west along Florida’s Nature Coast to Homosassa Springs. The Homosassa Wildlife State park is a fishing paradise. A stream runs through the Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort where you can catch largemouth bass, bluegills or snorkel for scallops from July to September. There are nightly cookouts and community get-togethers. Tell everyone about the big one that got away when you get home.

Go to and click on the Florida map to see all of the great locations across the state. Whether you’re hooking a sailfish, visiting the Dali Museum, shopping flea markets, eating stone crabs, watching the sun rise over the Atlantic or set over the Gulf of Mexico, every day in Florida is a carefree vacation you’ll never forget, so make sure to put it on your bucket list.

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