Escaping to Plantation, Florida and the surrounding area in an RV is a terrific vacation idea. Travel trailers are the most popular choice, beginning at $60 a night, and another popular choice is a Class C motorhome, which starts at about $95 per night. There are many other options, including popup campers beginning at about $49 nightly, fifth-wheel trailers starting at $75 per night, and Class A motorhomes beginning at about $85 per night.
Tampa, Florida is a vibrant city that is about 140 miles west of Plantation. It is home to the Cuban sandwich, and you can find great ones at Brocato's Sandwich Shop, where customers have been eating them since 1948, and at Joyce's Sandwich Shop, where customers have been dining on them for more than 30 years. Work off the calories by visiting the lions, tigers and bears at Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park or riding the thrill rides at Busch Gardens.
Fort Lauderdale is an excellent place for a shopping expedition, and you will love the merchants along Las Olas Boulevard. You will also want to ride a gondola along this city's canals. Fort Lauderdale Beach is an awesome place to build sandcastles and play in the water.
Miami is about 40 miles from Plantation, and you will not want to miss visiting this city's impressive gardens. See and taste many of the 50 varieties of mango by visiting the Kampong National Tropical Botanical Garden. Learn how orchids are being reintroduced to South Florida during a visit to the Fairfield Tropical Botanic Garden. Then, spend a couple of hours exploring the cypress slough at Pinecrest Gardens. Miami has an incredible Latin food scene you will want to experience by visiting Latin Café 2000, Elcielo Miami By Juan Manuel Barrientos, and Amara at Paraiso.
Frederick Peters started the development of Plantation, Florida in the mid-1930s after moving his family out of harsh Midwest weather conditions. He purchased 10,000 acres and sold them off in one-acre lots while encouraging people to build their homes on one side of the lot and use the remaining space for gardening. The city was not incorporated until 1953. While it may be difficult to imagine, the city had a population of 500 people at that time. That has grown steadily over the years, and the town has a population of 94,000 people. Stop at the Plantation Historical Museum to learn more.
You can find many things to do in Plantation. The Plantation Arboretum and Botanical Garden is the ideal place for a stroll, and you will love seeing the constantly changing flowers in bloom. If the weather does not cooperate for outdoor activities, head to Central Park Multi-Purpose Center and Plantation Aquatic Complex to swim.
This city has many fabulous restaurants. Consider starting your day with a hearty breakfast at Plantation Diner or The Original Pancake House. Mustard Seed Bistro, featuring global cuisine, is a great lunch stop. In the evening, get a good steak at J. Alexander's Restaurant, or keep the vibe casual by heading to Bokamper's Sports Bar & Grill.
Boca Raton - This city of 99,000 people is about 23 miles north of Plantation. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center and Daggerwing Nature Center are fabulous places to learn more about the local ecosystem, and you will want to take a stroll along their boardwalks. Pack a picnic lunch and head to Sugar Sands Park to explore the underwater-themed playground and catch a show in the Willow Theater.
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1 RV Dump Station
Port St. Lucie – Head about 87 miles from Plantation, and you will be in Port St. Lucie. This community of about 196,000 people is a great place to go for a hike in Savannas Preserve State Park. Take a picnic along and stroll through Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. North Fork, St. Lucie Aquatic Preserve is a terrific place to spot manatees and American alligators.
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West Palm Beach – Go north 50 miles on Interstate 95 and explore West Palm Beach. This community of 111,000 people offers many things to do, including seeing the animals at McCarthy's Wildlife and Manatee Lagoon. You will also want to explore the Norton Museum of Art for an hour or two.
20+ Gas Stations
5 RV Dump Stations
Biscayne National Park is 95% water, and you can find many things to do there, including snorkeling, fishing, and paddling. Over 500 species of fish live in the 173,000 acres of water in this park. Consider snorkeling along the Maritime Heritage Trail to see the many shipwrecks and the iconic Fowey Rocks Lighthouse, which was constructed in 1878.
Everglades National Park is the third largest park in the contiguous United States, and it can be challenging to see this park in a week. If you must see it in a day, be sure to be at the Ernest F. Coe Visitors Center when it opens to find out more details. Then, take a stroll along the Anhinga Trail to see the alligators before climbing the Pa-Hay-Okee Tower to get an overview of the park's landscape. Take a drive by the Mahogany Hammock, containing some of the tallest and oldest trees in the U.S. Make your way by lunchtime to Shark Valley and spend the afternoon hiking along the 7.6-mile trail to see the animals.
A visit to Dry Tortugas National Park is the perfect way to spend a day or two playing on the water in Florida. The park consists of seven islands and the water surrounding them, but only two are open to visit as the rest are protected bird nesting sites. You can only get to this park by boat or seaplane. Take time to explore Fort Jefferson, which workers constructed in 1847. It is the largest brick structure in North America. Garden Key is a beautiful spot to go snorkeling.
Jonathan Dickinson State Park is a great place to learn secrets about Florida's history. See where the ship Quaker ran ashore, visit a 1930s hunter's cabin and learn about the World War II training camp. This site on the Loxahatchee River's shores is a great place to go hiking.
Understand more about marine life by taking a glass-bottom boat tour at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. After your tour, rent a kayak and explore more on your own or go on one of the many snorkeling tours.
Railroad tycoon Henry Flager built Long Key State Park as his private resort, but a hurricane in 1935 destroyed it. Today, it is a peaceful state park where you will love snorkeling, birdwatching, and hiking. This is an attractive option for oceanfront camping.
Canaveral National Seashore contains the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline in the United States, and it is a terrific place to watch rockets take off, and you can go hiking and paddling.
Big Cypress National Preserve is where marine environments meet land environments, and you will want to take a swamp buggy, airboat, canoe, kayak, flat boat, hiking, or driving tour to explore the 17 unique ecosystems in this park.
DeSoto National Monument was established to help people learn more about Conquistador Hernando de Soto's landfall in the Tampa Bay area in 1539. This monument is a great place to go on a ranger-led kayak tour.
Calle Ocho festival – This Miami festival held in March is the largest Latin music festival in the world. Vendors offering food and crafts cover over 20 blocks in the Little Havana area.
South Beach Wine & Food Festival – This five-day festival in February features some of the nation's top chefs. It is held at various venues in Miami and Miami Beach.
Seminoles American Indian Arts Celebration- This two-day November festival at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum on the Big Cypress Indian Reservation offers Native American food, dances, music, and art.
Ocala National Forest is home to more than 600 lakes and rivers where visitors can swim, fish, snorkel, canoe, and boat.
Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area - There are over 39 miles of hiking trails in this 35,000-acre wildlife management area near Clewiston. You can also go wildlife viewing, hunting, camping, horseback riding, non-motorized biking, fishing, and biking.
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area – Take a hike along the boardwalk to see the oak hammocks and cypress swamps. You can also camp and hunt at this facility near Palm Beach.
There are outstanding Fort Lauderdale campgrounds. Paradise Island RV Resort offers 232 campsites at their facility, which is about four miles from the Atlantic Ocean in Fort Lauderdale. They have a heated pool, recreation hall, and shuffleboard court.
Aztec RV Resort in Margate features two tennis courts and pickleball, volleyball, and Petanque courts. Special activities are planned throughout the week. All sites come with full hookups, and they have a laundry room.
Boardwalk RV Resort in Homestead offers a heated pool, general store, and clubhouse. You can rent a variety of recreational equipment from this campground's office. Complimentary internet is available at each site.
There are many outstanding RV dump stations in Florida. There is one at NorthCoast Park and Marina in Fort Lauderdale and potable and non-potable water is available at this location. There is another one at Yacht Haven Park & Marina. Easterlin Park in Oakland Park also has one.
You can also find RV storage in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. Lighthouse Self Storage in Oakland Park has outdoor storage for RVs in a dedicated vehicle and boat area. Kozy Kampers is a small campground in Fort Lauderdale, and they offer uncovered RV parking at their campground.
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 Plantation, 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 Plantation?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Plantation 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 Plantation?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.