Our Top Four Winter Road Trips


Photo Credit: Instagram User @amanda.maher_  

Winter has finally arrived in all of its chilly glory! Don’t let cold temperatures keep you from planning an epic road trip. We’ve picked four of our favorite scenic drives, all located in warmer weather destinations, that are perfect for a winter getaway. So, book your RV rental today and get ready to hit the open road. 

The Overseas Highway - 113 Miles

Winter_roadtrips_overseas_highway.pngPhoto Credit: Instagram User @zmurky 

Pick up your RV rental in Miami (or any of our 13 locations across Florida) and head to the Overseas Highway (US 1). This 113-mile stretch of road connects mainland Florida with the Keys, extending all the way to the southernmost part of the continental United States. The highway follows the original East Coast Railroad line and includes 42 bridges. Popular stops along the way include Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon and Key West. Each of the islands offer relaxing beaches, world-class sport fishing, lively nightlife and family-friendly adventures. 

Pro Tip: Key West is best explored on two wheels. Park the RV and cruise the island on a rented bicycle or motorized scooter. 

California’s Highway - 1,583 Miles

Winter_roadtrips_california_highway.pngPhoto Credit: Instagram User @coragemeviagem  

The longest state route in California, several sections of this roadway are designated as part of the official Pacific Coast Highway. This trip spans the coastline from San Diego to San Francisco and showcases the state’s varied natural terrain. From sunny beaches to wine country and rugged coastal towns, this route offers a little something for every flavor of nature lover.  

Can’t-miss Stop: San Luis Obispo. If you’re looking for a slower, more relaxing way of life, “SLO CAL®” is a budding foodie town with several nearby vineyards. 

Baton Rouge to New Orleans - 87 Miles

Photo Credit: Instagram User @louisianatravel 

The great state of Louisiana known for three things: music, food and history. Make your way from Baton Rouge to New Orleans and explore some of the most iconic cities in the country. The melting pot of French, African and American cultures is reflected in the state’s Creole and Cajun way of life. Looking for insider tips on what to do and where to go? Check out our Great American South road trip blog. 

Fun Fact: New Orleans is commonly considered to be the birthplace of jazz. 

Phoenix to Las Vegas - 300 Miles 


Enjoy picturesque views of Arizona’s desert landscape and the charm of historic small towns (like a place called Nothing Arizona) as you make you way up US 93 through Kingman into Nevada. Hoover Dam is a popular tourist spot along the way and travelers can choose to stop and tour the national landmark or bypass the dam on the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Constructed in the 1930s, the dam has been designated one of America's Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders. Known as the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” there’s no shortage of things to do and see once you get to Las Vegas. 

RV Tip: Many of the casinos offer RV parking or adjoining RV parks with top-notch amenities. 

No matter your destination, a Cruise America RV rental vehicle makes it easy to enjoy the journey. Tag @cruiseamericarv in your winter road trip pics and use #BeThereNow for a chance for your photo to be featured on our social pages.