Celebrate the Sunshine State with a rental motorhome from Cruise America's Fort Lauderdale RV rental center! Behind the wheel of your rental RV, you'll discover just how much fun Florida can be. Check out the incredible beaches and laid-back vibe of this coastal city, where you can surf until your heart's content, venture out to Everglades Park for an "up-close and personal" alligator tour, or captain your own boat as you navigate southern Florida's waterways. There are several prime RV parks in the Ft. Lauderdale area, but should you decide to leave the city and head out on some day excursions, there's an endless number of things you can do.
If you head your Cruise America rental RV south on I-95 and take the I-395 exit, in less than 40 minutes you will find yourself in Miami Beach. This town is like the calmer, gentler sister to Miami. Miami Beach represents RV relaxation at its best. You can roll your RV into South Pointe Park. This park is a gem that’s situated at the southernmost point of Miami Beach. You can take your family on a stroll, a bike ride, a picnic, or even take Rover on a walk. You can enjoy panoramic views of Biscayne Bay, Miami, not to mention the bright blue Atlantic Ocean. Before returning to the motorhome, be sure to stroll along the Miami Beach Boardwalk and enjoy the Lincoln Road Pedestrian mall, featuring unique and unusual stores, mixed with a host of restaurants to suit every member of your traveling party. The pedestrian mall is open every day from 10am to 11pm.
From Ft. Lauderdale, it only takes a few hours to reach the happiest place on earth, Walt Disney World Resort. There you can park your Cruise America RV rental at one of the myriad of RV parks in the area, or you can even reserve a spot at Walt Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground. If you do this, you will have transportation to all of the Disney parks and attractions, as well as certain privileges reserved for the hotel and campground guests. You and your family can enjoy the four theme parks of Walt Disney World; there is the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT Center, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. There are also two water parks; they are Disney's Typhoon Lagoon and Disney's Blizzard Beach. In addition to the theme parks, you can enjoy Downtown Disney, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Disney's Boardwalk. You had better set aside more than a day for this excursion!
It's a 5-hour trip from Walt Disney World to the Ponce De Leon Springs State Park, but it is well worth the time it takes to get there. From Walt Disney World, take I-75 N and I-10 to exit 96. Continue on FL-81 N to Ponce De Leon Rd. You will end up at the Ponce De Leon Springs State Park, where you can swim in the 68-degree waters being continually pushed from underground springs … supposedly the same springs that Ponce De Leon called the "Fountain of Youth." While there, you can also boat or kayak as you make the spring run, walk the nature trail, or walk along the edge of the swamps on the winding Wild Persimmon hiking trail. If you don't feel like cooking in your RV, you can finish up your activities by visiting the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill and Griddle House, where you can fix your own pancakes on a griddle right at your table! The park is open from 8 a.m. to sunset, every day of the year. However, the museums, visitor centers and historic sites may be closed two days per week, so be sure to contact the park for updates as you plan your trip.
Enjoy your RV adventure in the Sunshine State, and don't try to get it all in one trip … this state has so much to offer, you will need multiple RV adventures.