Florida is known as the sunshine state for good reason. If you are thinking about traveling around Miami and seeing all that this exciting area of Florida has to offer, then there is no better way than with an RV rental in Miami. Whether your tastes run to urban venues or natural preserves, Miami, Florida, has it all right outside the doors of your rental RV.
The type of RV you’ll want to rent is going to depend on who you’re traveling with and what you plan on doing. A Class A motorhome is the largest and most luxurious type of RV available, You can rent a Class A RV in Miami for around $325 a night, although prices can go up to $1,000 or more! If you rent for longer periods of time, you may also get a discount per night, so your $325 per night rental works out to $293 per night if you rent for a week, and $276 a night if you rent for a month.
A Class B campervan could be more your style if you’re traveling alone or with one other person and want a small vehicle that will fit in almost any campsite. You can find a Class B rental for about $159 a night, although there are some as low as $89 per night. That works out to about $141 per night for a week, and $133 a night for a month.
A Class C camper is a good mix of the two categories - it has more room like a Class A but is on a truck chassis so it’s not as big. You can rent a Class C in Miami for around $200 a night, which works out to $186 a night if you rent for a week, and $177 a night if you rent for a month.
Miami has something for every kind of vacationer! It has a thriving nightlife for party animals, beautiful beaches for sun and ocean lovers, and nature preserves for those who love to spend time watching for wildlife. Read on to discover all the many activities Miami and the surrounding areas have to offer.
Miami is next to one of the most unique national parks in the US, Everglades National Park. The park is home to a 1.5-million-acre wetlands area that covers a huge section of South Florida. You'll find coastal mangrove trees, pine trees, and sawgrass marshes. There are panthers, alligators, and manatees as well. Visitors can enter the park from three different entrance points, and there are plenty of drivable and walkable trails. You can also tour the marshes via airboat.
There are also many lovely state parks to visit while in Florida! The Florida Caverns State Park is full of unique formations of stalactites, stalagmites, and other underground rock wonders. Rainbow Springs State Park is another one-of-a-kind experience with ornamental gardens and man-made waterfalls created when it was a privately-owned tourist attraction.
A big part of a great RV trip is staying at a fun campground. The best campgrounds offer lots of activities, are close to the places you will visit and are full of friendly campers. Paradise Island RV Resort located near Fort Lauderdale and is only 4 miles from the beach. There are 232 RV sites, a fitness center and even a lending library.
Miami Everglades RV Resort is just south of Miami and situated in a quiet rural area. It is close to Zoo Miami and the beach. It has 330 RV sites, a dog park and a large clubhouse. There is a pickleball court and a minigolf course. It is owned and operated by Thousand Trails and is a very clean facility.
There are many fun and interesting attractions to see and visit around Miami. Miami Beach is hugely popular, and a happening ocean hot spot. The city of Miami is quite large and has all the shopping and entertainment options you could want. Ocean Drive is a great place to start your city tour. You can also go parasailing on the water, visit the Biscayne Nature Center, or spend an afternoon at the Pérez Art Museum.
If you are a sports fan, there are five major professional sports teams that call Miami home: the Florida Marlins baseball team play at Marlins Park, the Miami Heat play basketball at American Airlines Arena, the Dolphins play football at Hard Rock Stadium, the Florida Panthers ice hockey team plays at the BB&T Center, and the Miami FC soccer team plays at Riccardo Silva Stadium.
There are lots of available dumpstations in and near Miami. Gator Park, Larry & Penny Thompson Park & Campground, Miami Everglades Campground and C.B. Smith Park Campground (Broward County Park) are all open year-round and have water.
Interstate 95 runs from Maine to Miami and terminates south of downtown and feeds into US 1. Airport Expressway (SR 112) runs from I-95 to Miami International Airport and requires a $1.25 toll. Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) runs from Kendall to North Miami Beach. Dolphin Expressway (SR 836) runs from downtown Miami past Miami International Airport to Sweetwater and charges tolls.
Florida’s Turnpike Homestead Extension (SR 821) runs from Broward County through Miami-Dade County in an arc through Miramar, Hialeah, Kendall and Homestead. There are tolls, but cash is not accepted.
If you’re planning to fly into the area, Miami International Airport is eight miles northwest of downtown and is the most popular choice for air travelers. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is also an option. It’s 28 miles north of Miami, and is close to the beaches at Ft. Lauderdale if you’re planning to spend time there. West Palm Beach Airport is 77 miles from Miami, but a good choice if you’re headed to Delray Beach, Boca Raton, or to the Palm Beach area.