Wellington, Florida and the surrounding area is a great adventure when you’re equipped with the right RV. Renting can be your invitation to discover just how exciting RVing really is. Your accommodations can range from simple, beginning at $89 a night, to luxurious rentals at $349 per night.
If you decide to visit Cape Coral, which is two and a half hours west of Wellington, consider finding the local rum distillery. The Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery Tour and Tasting is open to the public through a daily show. At its end, visitors get to taste the various rums made by the distillery. Parks in the region are tropical but provide ample space for recreational vehicles. Everglades National Park, for example, is an exotic marshland.
An hour and 20 minutes south of Wellington, Hialeah is home to Lake Trinity Estates RV Park, where you will be within walking distance of the beach. The city is the sixth largest in Florida. Its Paradise Island RV Resort is close and offers private spaces, and Biscayne National Park offers even more natural terrain to discover.
The beach at Miramar, an hour and 10 minutes south of Wellington, is pristine, crisp blue, and known for golfing and fishing charters. The Miramar Cultural Center and Arts Park features 47,000 square feet of gallery space and a theater that seats 800. Miramar Regional Park has over 100 acres to discover, and there’s a pavilion at which you can host your own events. The C.B. Smith Park sits on the outskirts of Miramar Beach and has a 50-foot water slide.
Wellington is home to Palm Beach County and sits adjacent to West Palm Beach. The U.S. Census Bureau counts roughly 64,000 people here. This makes Wellington a village rather than a town or city. However, it’s now the largest village in the state. Still part of the Miami metropolitan area, Wellington borders the southern tip of Florida. The village’s name comes from Charles Oliver Wellington, who initially bought 18,000 acres here. His vision got the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers involved.
The marshland originally bought by Charles was then dried out by a new levee. The "new" surroundings led to others seeking farms, homesteads, and retirement homes. Once his family inherited his land, they began a slow and steady campaign to sell portions of 1,000 to 2,000 acres. The families that arrived turned Wellington into a center for equestrian sports. A vote to finally incorporate Wellington into a village passed but with a narrow margin of less than 100.
Polo - The International Polo Club is in Wellington. Its horse culture is strong and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors.
Social Venues - The Wellington Amphitheater is a place for locals and tourists. Each year, movies and concerts are hosted here.
Restaurants - Bright colors and Mexican themes mix for an exciting experience at Casa Tequila. You can enjoy Mexican cuisine with the backdrop of nearby beaches.
Museum Attractions - The Palm Beach Museum of Natural History has a stunning dinosaur exhibit. You’ll be able to view real triceratops and saber-tooth tiger bones.
Coconut Creek, Florida – Butterfly World is a secluded garden where you find a collection of living butterflies in Coconut Creek, 50 minutes south of Wellington. For a great RV experience, consider Tradewinds Parks and Stables. Here, horseback riding, nature tours, and batting cages are conveniently placed near picnic shelters. Casinos and malls are also nearby.
20 Gas Stations
14 Rest Areas
17 Nearby State Parks
15 Nearby RV Parks
10 Dump Stations Within 20 Miles
North Miami Beach, Florida – Families often go on private and custom boating excursions when visiting North Miami Beach, an hour and 15 minutes south of Wellington. This beach's community is vibrant and home to tours with full-day yachting. Sport fishing is another pastime in which enthusiasts get to hook tuna and sailfish.
20 Gas Stations
4 Rest Areas
Nearby National Forests
4 Nearby State Parks
14 Nearby RV Parks
6 Dump Stations Within 20 Miles
Pinecrest, Florida – Pinecrest is situated within 30 minutes of Everglades National Park, approximately an hour and 35 minutes south of Wellington. The village of Pinecrest even has its own zoo. This southern tip of Florida is ideal for sighting manatees while snorkeling in the Atlantic Ocean. There’s a small population of 18,000 in Pinecrest, but its farmer’s market hosts produce and a variety of other offerings.
20 Gas Stations
2 Rest Areas
Nearby National Forests
4 Nearby State Parks
15 Nearby RV Parks
20 Dump Stations Within 20 Miles
Biscayne National Park, an hour and 50 minutes south of Wellington, brings to life the themes of nautical culture. Pristine water crashes on the bay of this national park, and blue to green hues from the Atlantic are the norm. This is a great location near Wellington because of its 172,000-acre expansion. There’s room for everyone, and you’re less likely to encounter large crowds.
Located two hours southwest of Wellington, at Everglades National Park, mangroves grow as far as the eye can see. This Mississippi River destination is welcoming to RVs and there’s a unique mix of wilderness and modern society here. Parking on the outskirts of the town is an option so you won’t have to commute far to then encounter people.
Dry Tortugas National Park, four and half hours southwest of Wellington off Key West, means "turtles park," and, to be accurate, it’s a collection of seven dry islands. This land preserve was once a fort. You’ll find large cannons and a fortress at the center of the largest island in the reserve. There’s even a moat to cross before finally entering the main complex.
Jonathan Dickinson State Park provides 16 campgrounds. The park, which is 50 minutes northeast of Wellington, is home to the Loxahatchee River. Fishing, biking, and hiking are enjoyable pastimes and are easy to do here.
Travel two hours and 15 minutes northwest of Wellington to reach Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, which caters to campers and RVs. The flat lands of this prairie expand on the entire horizon. This preserve is the home of endangered species, and wildlife is among its most prominent attractions. Rare birds, alligators, and insects are spotted daily. For those who want other distractions, shops can be found near Okeechobee.
Roughly three miles of beachfront sprawls open the landmass of Sebastian Inlet State Park, an hour and 55 minutes northeast of Wellington. This inlet is unique because of its natural coves. These underwater formations make Sebastian Inlet ideal for surfers. If you want calmer waters, however, the park’s lagoon is accessible. Installed boat ramps make it easier for you to guide your own craft into the inlet.
The Clock Tower at the entrance of Worth Avenue sits right on Palm Beach's sandy shore and is only 36 minutes northeast of Wellington. The Tower has an arch at its foundation that you can walk through. It stands amid local palm trees.
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, which is 50 minutes northeast of Wellington, allows you to schedule moonlight tours or early morning ones. The Jupiter Lighthouse was finished in 1853 and guides boats along the Indian River.
Wellington Bacon & Bourbon Fest – Held annually in March on the promenade, this upcoming event boasts over 40 types of whiskey and bourbon along with a menu featuring all bacon dishes.
J.A.H. Festival – Held annually during June, Caribbean-American Heritage Month, in West Palm Beach, this upcoming event celebrates the area’s mix of both American and Caribbean culture.
Downtown Delray Beach Art Festival on Fourth – If you love art, you will not want to miss this annual event that takes place along several city blocks of downtown Delray Beach, 40 minutes southeast of Wellington. You can browse the crafts of over 100 artists who are proficient in painting, jewelry, photography, glass, and more.
Wellington Conservation Center – This animal preserve is home to animals from all over the world with most being small South American mammals. Be sure to call ahead to schedule a tour.
Peaceful Waters Sanctuary – This 30-acre wetlands park is located inside the Village Park Athletic Complex. It features a mile of walking trails and 1,500 feet of raised boardwalks. This sanctuary hosts many plant and animal species native to South Florida.
Wellington Environmental Preserve – This is a 365-acre rainwater storage area with learning centers and nature trails. There is also a dirt path for horseback riding.
The West Palm Beach / Lion Country Safari KOA, just 13 minutes northwest of Wellington, is ideal for tents and recreational vehicles. Nature lovers also have access to wilderness tours. At West Jupiter RV Resort, which is 45 minutes north of Wellington, you can find deals for temporary stays and long-term visitors. Located 45 minutes northeast of Wellington, Juno Ocean Walk RV Resort is another campground for long-term visits. The site is home to an array of endangered animals.
Many of the closest dump stations to Wellington are in the West Palm Beach area. At Torry Island Campground in Belle Glade, 36 minutes west of Wellington, guests can use the dump station for free while visitors pay a small fee. The dump station at Del-Raton Travel Trailer Park in Delray Beach is free for guests, and all other users pay $20. At John Prince Memorial Park in Lake Worth, a half-hour southeast of Wellington, it only costs $10 to use the dump station.
RV storage facilities near Wellington are also found in West Palm Beach. In Lake Worth, Florida Indoor Storage provides indoor storage with water and electricity available as well as a dump station. Easy Self Storage is in Royal Palm Beach, only 13 minutes northeast of Wellington. There are both indoor and outdoor storage options available as well as security measures in place. At Extra Space Storage in West Palm Beach, 17 minutes northeast of Wellington, there are outdoor parking spaces and wide aisles, making it easy to navigate your RV. The manager lives on-site.
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 Wellington, 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 Wellington?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Wellington 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 Wellington?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.