Located on the Atlantic coast of Florida, Miami is known across the world for its beautiful sunny beaches. This place has many wonderful things to offer all year round making it a popular destination no matter the season. With a variety of activities happening across the city, renting an RV through VroomVroomVroom means you can easily access downtown Miami and discover its vibrant culture, relax on pristine beaches, and enjoy Florida’s nature and wildlife in national parks.
Miami is more than just perfect weather and great nightlife, it’s also a multi-cultural metropolis with more to offer visitors than its famous beaches. Rent an RV in Miami and enjoy all the city has to offer. If it is your first time to drive in the USA, check out these tips.
Some of our favorite things to do year-round in Miami are:
Summer (June, July, August): From the most expensive and luxurious private beaches to the more affordable public parks, Miami caters to all budgets. Scenic beaches like Sunny Isles Beach, South Beach, Lummus Park Beach, Crandon Park, and Haulover Beach are definitely worth checking out. If you’re looking for a beach far away from massive tourist crowds, the 85th Street Beach which is half an hour drive from the city via I-95 N is a top pick.
Fall (September, October, November): Spend a few hours strolling around the historic architecture of the Art Deco District. Join thousands of seafood enthusiasts for the iconic Seafood Festival held at 4th Street and Ocean Drive on South Beach. Of course, it wouldn’t be a festival without live entertainment, great drinks, and fun activities for kids.
Winter (December, January, February): You don’t want to miss the annual Art Deco Weekend, the longest-running free cultural event in Miami Beach. With more than 85 events, attendees will be treated to a guided tour, a jazz age lawn party, a dog show, and a retro-inspired fashion show. There is also the International Chocolate Festival at Fairchild Tropical Garden which is only half an hour drive from the city following US-1 S if you want to indulge in chocolate delicacies.
Spring (March, April, May): Take a relaxing cruise around Biscayne Bay which offers stunning views and highlights such as the Venetian Islands, Miami Skyline district, opulent mansions and Port of Miami. Or you can head to Everglade National Park which is just an hour drive in your RV from Miami via Ronald Reagan Turnpike to catch a glimpse of those famous alligators.
Year-Round: Several museums in Miami offer free admission on certain days including the Miami Children’s Museum, Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Perez Art Museum Miami, and Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. If you want to explore the city, check out the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Jungle Island, Zoo Miami, Freedom Tower, and the Miami Sea Aquarium. No visit to Miami is complete without a trip to the exquisite Vizcaya Museum and Gardens which is only 1.5 kilometers from downtown Miami in Coconut Grove.
Miami Everglades Resort is a 34-acre camping paradise surrounded by beautiful natural scenery located at 20675 Southwest 162nd Avenue. You can select a spacious lot for parking your RV rental. With complete kitchens, baths, and major attractions located in close distance, this resort is the ideal park for any motorhome renter.
Holiday Park located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami at 3140 West Hallandale Beach Boulevard is easily accessible from I-95. With more than 100 full-service sites and several amenities, this park is a great spot for staying in your RV rental. It is also open year-round.
Paradise Island RV Park is one of the finest and best-maintained sites in South Florida which can be found at 2121 Northwest 29th Court in Oakland Park. You can try one or more of the several recreational activities at this site or simply relax and enjoy the magnificent beauty of Paradise Island.
Larry & Penny Thompson Campground located on 12451 Southwest 184th Street has more than 240 sites. With all standard amenities available to visitors, this is an ideal location if other sites aren't available. At this campground, you can also relax in the pool or play several outdoor games.
Everglades National Park is one of the most frequently visited tourist spots in Florida. RV renters can park their rental in either of the two campgrounds (Long Pine Key or Flamingo). This national park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Several rare and endangered species such as sea turtles, snail kite, Florida panther, American crocodile, and alligator live within this 1.5 million-acre area.
South Beach is one of the famous spots within the City of Miami. It is located between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. This place is an ideal location for shopping, spending time with your family, skating along Collins Avenue, and just having fun strolling along with the crowds.
Seaquarium is another amazing place to visit in Miami, where underwater inhabitants are displayed for everyone. With at least 8 different shows available for visitors on any given day, this attraction is an ideal location to spend time with your loved ones. Enjoy the dolphin walk, the leaping whale Orca, and even more stunts performed by various well-trained animals.
Jungle Island is located on Watson Island between downtown Miami and South Beach. With more than 500 species of flora and fauna, this place is a delight for nature lovers. It is also an ideal location for parents to take their children. With numerous exhibits and trained bird shows, visitors can enjoy their stop at this premier entertainment destination.
The minimum age to rent an RV in Miami is 25 years old. However, some companies may allow drivers who are age 21or older. For more information on age requirements, click here.
No. Just show your full and valid driver’s license upon pick up. You’ll be required to present an International Driving Permit if your license is not written in English.
There are plenty of places to camp near Miami including Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Miami Everglades RV Resort, Oleta River State Park, Elliott Key Campgrounds, Calusa Campground Resort and Marina, and Fiesta Key RV Resort & Marina.