If you’re looking to rent an RV in Plant City, FL and the surrounding area, then you’ll want to consider renting a travel trailer since they’re so popular here. Choices abound and you can choose from a variety of campers that can sleep anywhere from five to 10 people and that cost $49 to $130 per night. Plenty of motor homes are also available near Plant City; the most popular of these is the Class A, which typically sleeps eight to 10 and costs anywhere from $99 to $699 a night. Class C motor homes and fifth wheels are also available for rent in this area.
You can reach the city of Tampa by traveling 25 minutes west of Plant City on Interstate 4. Some fun places to visit in Tampa include Croc Encounters, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and Adventure Island.
Orlando and its magical theme parks are only an hour northeast of Plant City on Interstate 4. Epcot, Old Town, SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Studios Orlando, and more await you here.
Miami is four hours southeast of Plant City, but you’ll want to explore this sprawling Florida metropolis due to its proximity to two spectacular national parks. When you’re not out in nature, you can check out Miami attractions like Miami Beach Botanical Garden and the Perez Art Museum Miami.
Plant City began in the middle of the 19th century and was named after Henry Plant, who was a railroad developer responsible for increasing the area’s commercial success with his railroad. The city was once known for its cotton, but today it’s known for its winter strawberries. Plant City is currently home to nearly 40,000 people, many of whom take advantage of the city’s closeness to destinations like Tampa.
Some fabulous places you can visit to learn more about the history of Plant City include the HB Plant Railroad Historical Society, the Bing Rooming House Museum, and the Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum. If you want to go back even further in time, you can check out Dinosaur World, which features hundreds of life-sized dinosaur sculptures set in a natural environment. Some top-rated restaurants in Plant City are Smokin’ Aces BBQ & Steakhouse, Fred’s Southern Kitchen, Olde Town Pizzeria and Pasta Co., and the Whistle Stop Cafe.
Lakeland – This Florida city centered around multiple lakes is just 20 minutes east of Plant City. Some nice places to visit here are Lake Parker Park, the Silver Moon Drive-In Theatre, and the Florida Air Museum.
120+ Gas Stations
7 Rest Areas
1 National Forest
15 State Parks
40 RV Parks
20+ Dump Stations
St. Petersburg – You can reach this city on Tampa Bay by traveling just 45 minutes west of Plant City. When you’re visiting, be sure to drop by the Museum of Fine Arts, Tropicana Field, and the Sunken Gardens.
185+ Gas Stations
6 Rest Areas
1 Nearby National Forest
20+ Nearby State Parks
45 Nearby RV Parks
20+ Nearby Dump Stations
Clearwater – Half an hour from both St. Petersburg and Tampa is this Florida city that’s sandwiched between Old Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. When you’re visiting, you can check out locations like the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Celebration Station, and Sand Key Park.
185+ Gas Stations
4 Rest Areas
1 National Forest
15 State Parks
35+ RV Parks
18 Dump Stations
Everglades National Park is three hours and 15 minutes south of Plant City and 50 minutes west of Miami. You can explore parts of this sizable swamp and marsh via hiking, canoeing, kayaking, backcountry camping, and air boating.
Half an hour east of the Everglades is Biscayne National Park, which is both on and off Miami’s coast. About a dozen miles of trails take you through the part of the park that’s on dry land, but the reefs and animals beneath the ocean’s surface are the real stars of the show here.
Once you’re finished exploring Biscayne National Park, why not drive two hours and 45 minutes down to Key West and then fly or boat out to Dry Tortugas National Park? The remains of an old fortress, a robust population of sea turtles, and more of Florida’s famous pristine waters and vibrant reefs await you.
Hillsborough River State Park is only 25 minutes northwest of Plant City. At this lovely state park, you can paddle through the rapids on the Hillsborough River, explore a replica of an old fort from the Second Seminole War, and go swimming in the park’s spacious pool.
Alafia River State Park is roughly 35 minutes south of Plant City. The Alafia River is a wonderful place to canoe and kayak, and the park’s bike tracks provide an awesome venue for mountain biking.
Half an hour north of Plant City is Colt Creek State Park. Biking, fishing, hiking, canoeing, and more are all popular pastimes here.
One of Florida’s top landmarks is the Tampa Zoo, which is just half an hour west of Plant City. More than 1,300 animals live at this 60-acre park that some consider to be one of America’s best zoos.
The Dali is located 45 minutes west of Plant City in St. Petersburg. This distinctive building on the shore of Tampa Bay houses the world’s largest collection of legendary artist Salvador Dali’s artwork.
Walt Disney World is just 55 minutes northeast of Plant City, so you can easily check out the House of Mouse on your trip. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Space Mountain, Fantasyland, and more await at this iconic Orlando theme park.
Florida State Fair - Florida’s state fair takes place in Tampa in the middle of February. Midway rides, agricultural and livestock exhibits, live music, fair food, and more are all part of this fair that dates back to 1904.
Okeechobee Music Festival - This diverse music festival near Lake Okeechobee takes place in early March. You can reach Okeechobee by traveling two hours southeast of Plant City.
Skyline Festival - In late May, Orlando hosts this music festival at the Orlando Amphitheater. Underground dance music, immersive art exhibits, live graffiti stations, and more bring this event to life.
Edward Medard Conservation Park – This lovely park is on the southern outskirts of Plant City. It features a 700-acre reservoir that’s ideal for boating and fishing, a disc golf course, and a three-mile trail for hikers and horseback riders.
Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve – This preserve in Thonotosassa borders Hillsborough River State Park. More than 60 miles of trails and 13 miles of the Hillsborough River provide numerous great places to hike, fish, picnic, hunt, camp, bike, and more.
Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve – Another awesome preserve that borders a great state park is this one near Colt Creek State Park. This sizable preserve contains 65 miles of multi-use trails, access to the Withlacoochee River, and multiple picnicking and backcountry camping areas.
Some excellent RV campgrounds near Plant City are located in nearby Lakeland. One of these is Woodall’s Mobile Home Village, which caters to people 55 and over. Full hookups, a clubhouse, a chapel, planned events, and more are featured here. Another fabulous place to camp is Lakeland RV Resort, which is 10 minutes from Woodall’s. Some of the many amenities here include a heated pool, a game room, a library, a mail center, and a mini-golf course. Sanlan RV & Golf Resort is in the southern part of Lakeland close to Sanlan Golf Course and Banana Lake. If you don’t want to hit the links, you can still play shuffleboard, bocce ball, pickleball, and more here.
Multiple quality RV dump stations can be found near Plant City. Woodall's Mobile Home Village & RV Park allows its registered guests to use its dump station for free; Lakeland RV Resort also lets its campers dump for free, but it also allows the public to use the dump station for a fee. Another option is Lazy Dazy Retreat in Lakeland, which lets its paying customers clean out their tanks for free while charging a fee to everyone else. If you’re camping in Hillsborough River State Park, you’ll get to use their dump stations free of charge. Some cheap dump stations near Plant City can be found at the Love's in Auburndale and the Love’s in Polk City; they charge everyone $5 and $10 per use, respectively.
If you want to keep your camper halfway between Plant City and Orlando, then Century Boat & RV Storage may be the right RV storage facility for you. Covered and enclosed RV storage options are available at this facility that’s conveniently close to Interstate 4. Another excellent choice is First Choice Mini Storage, which is also near Interstate 4. This Lakeland facility can store RVs of all sizes on its fenced, gated, well-lit property. You could also select Metro Self Storage in Lakeland, which provides quality outdoor RV storage for a variety of RV sizes.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Plant City, FL, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Plant City?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Plant City from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Plant City?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.