RV sales are booming like never before, topping 500,000 in the U.S for the first time ever in 2017 as millennials and boomers alike increasingly enjoy life on the open road, treading a patch of common ground between the two generations that seems otherwise scarce.
It certainly doesn’t hurt that RV vacations are nearly 50% cheaper than an average vacation while allowing travelers to see more of our vast and beautiful world than they would through the tiny window of an airplane or while cooped up in some lavish hotel room.
Michael Giannulis, a successful Florida-based business owner and entrepreneur who helps others achieve their own success through initiatives like Achieve More International, says freedom and the ability to travel and work from anywhere in the world are driving forces for many of his clients.
Naturally, the summer months are the most popular time to RV and great spots to set up shop for a week or ten can be found across the U.S. The following are five of the most acclaimed RV parks that can be found in the Eastern portion of the country.
Crystal Springs Wilderness Lodges and RV Resort, New Jersey
This RV park is situated on 48 acres of land and is perfect for travelers of all stripes, with vast stretches of fishing waterfront and a load of nearby amenities and hotspots, including golf courses, wildlife areas, a haunted house, and the vast Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park. It’s also just a stone’s throw from Atlantic City if you’re feeling lucky. Michael Giannulis adds that the park also offers housekeeping and other services so you can rest and relax without a care in the world.
Aztec RV Resort, Florida
This large resort area in Margate is filled with crystal clear canals and luscious palm trees, not to mention tennis and volleyball courts, swimming pools, and other attractions to add some enjoyment to your stay, which can be short-term, long-term, or even permanent (some of the more than 600 large lots can be purchased).
Bluewater Key RV Resort, Florida
This is another luxurious RV resort found in Michael Giannulis’ neck of the woods, though in a rather exotic location, being set near the end of the Overseas Highway that snakes its way down to Key West. This resort is as close to a tropical paradise as you’ll find in the U.S, with palm trees and tiki huts filled with modern conveniences. Some lots even have private docks so you can easily sail around the Florida Keys with a rented boat.
Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort, South Carolina
This resort is located on 50 acres of pristine land on South Carolina’s southern coast and is filled with a wide range of activities and nearby sites, including a spa, swimming pool, golf course, tennis courts, and nearby shops and restaurants. This spot is great for biking enthusiasts, as biking is a great way to get around the area, including along the miles of hard-packed, white sand beaches.
Assateague State Park, Maryland
There are two campgrounds on this beautiful island that includes miles of sandy beaches that are home to wild horses. Assateague State Park offers more amenities than its National Seashore counterpart, including more lots, each of which have fire pits and picnic tables (some also have electricity), hot showers, and concession areas.