With Valentine’s Day approaching, we all want to give our S.O. something special. They deserve it! If your amour isn’t into traditional Valentine’s diamond necklaces and five-star steaks, they can be a little more difficult to buy for. For those with simpler desires, a romantic getaway might be the answer. And we’re not talking room service and hot tubs, we’re talking time alone together in nature. While most places are too snowy to visit this month, planning a surprise trip in the warmer weather will give your partner something to look forward to. To help you surprise your S.O. with a Valentine’s Day vacation, we put together this list of the most romantic campgrounds in the US.
First Landing State Park, Virginia
This year-round campground nestled in Virginia Beach is perfect for those looking for campsite privacy and easy access to local tourist spots. You’ll be minutes away from the bustling nightlife of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, sprinkled with bars and restaurants along the shore. When it comes to quiet privacy, the wooded campground is separated into small loops to make it seem more intimate.
Fiesta Key RV Resort, Florida
If you’re looking for something on the luxurious side, and a little warmer, Fiesta Key RV Resort is the “glampground” for you. The beachfront RV Resort offers spots along the water in the Florida Keys. You’ll never run out of things to do with your partner either! They offer fun in the form of fishing, boat docks, horseshoes, basketball, a restaurant and a hot tub all without leaving the campground.
Wellesley Island State Park, New York
This campground offers plenty of outdoor entertainment any time of year. In summer, visitors can bike, boat, swim and hike. But if you’re planning a winter vacation, they offer cross-country skiing, ice fishing and snowshoeing. This visit to New York state’s wilderness might just show up the Big Apple in romance and fun.
Lewis Mountain Campground, Virginia
Virginia makes this list twice! It is for lovers after all. Among all the campgrounds in Shenandoah National Park, Lewis Mountain is the most remote. The smallest campground in the national park is free from the chiming of text tones and the lure of your phone screen. There’s no Wi-Fi or cell service. It’s just you, your date and the mountains. Don’t fret though, tourist destinations like Big Meadows are only a few miles down the road. If you’re looking for remote, Lewis Mountain Campground is the perfect choice.
The Oasis Campground, California
Over on the West Coast, this natural preserve sits on the south end of Stubbs Island off the coast of California. Though closed until spring 2021, Oasis Campground thrives in the summer months. Offering fishing, boating, water sports and renowned Clear Lake birdwatching, it’s the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors and appreciate California’s wild side.
Alamogordo/White Sands, New Mexico
Nestled in the Tularosa Basin, this campground is the perfect place to start your journey through southern New Mexico. It’s especially apt for those interested in exploring desert flora and fauna. Hike or sand sled through the dunes, cool off in the campground pool or venture out to the local Alameda Park Zoo. If you’re looking for out-of-this-world fun, the nearby New Mexico Museum of Space History and the National Solar Observatory provide just that. This sunny desert campsite has something for everyone, including camp Wi-Fi!
Ridgway State Park, Colorado
In the summer months, the “Switzerland of America” offers expansive mountain hiking trails and encourages hours of fishing fun catching the invasive smallmouth bass at Ridgway Reservoir. In winter, the Rocky Mountain park has no shortage of activities either. Ski down the mountains, snowshoe across the park and ice climb up the Rockies all day long. Then, retire to the warmth of your heated RV with a cup of hot chocolate and relaxation with your partner. Just outside the park, experience Colorado gold panning, horseback riding and whitewater rafting. You’ll have no shortage of things to do with your better half!
Whichever park and season you choose, these campgrounds will make a perfect Valentine’s Day surprise for your S.O. If you’re on the hunt for a new RV to take you on the road this year, Northgate R.V. Center’s Georgia and Tennessee locations have you covered. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff would be happy to help you choose the right vehicle for your getaway to one of the most romantic campgrounds in the US.