Miami to Boston Road Trip Guide


Miami, Florida, is a destination hotspot for many vacationers. A metropolitan city with sophistication and cachet, travelers flock from all around the world to enjoy some R&R on Miami's white sand-lined shores.

Miami is a city with something to offer every member of the family. Its South Beach neighborhood offers some of the finest nightlife in the state. Little Havana resonates with a taste of the city's multiculturalism while the hotel zone is ripe with luxury for travelers looking to enjoy the pleasures of the high life.

But Miami is far more than simply a resort town. The city is teeming with activities for families to enjoy. From modern shopping malls to trendy boutiques, Miami is a shopper's paradise, offering everything from eclectic handmade pieces to high-end designer handbags and more.

Miami is an ocean paradise for those that enjoy spending time in the sand and the surf. Among the most popular activities here are deep-sea fishing, swimming, boating, and other water sports.

The climate in this bustling city makes it an excellent place to visit year-round. Miami is a place that sees much sunshine and very little rainfall.

For RV campers looking to make the trek to Boston, Miami is the ideal starting point. The route passes through many large cities that offer lots of interesting attractions for families to enjoy along their seven-day journey. Though the route seems long when viewed from the map, the incredible scenery and multitude of fun stops along the way make the time spent clocking miles on the road just fly by.

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Point of Interest

New Haven Green

At slightly less than 80 miles from New York City, the charming town of New Haven, Connecticut is worth a visit. One of the most beloved places to do some walking and reconnecting with nature is New Haven Green, a National Historic Landmark.

A property established in 1640, New Haven Green has played a central role in life in the city. New Haven Colony was established by the Puritans in 1638. Shortly thereafter. Mr. John Brockett designed a plan for this new city which was comprised of nine squares. At the heart of the design was a 16-acre square which would provide an area for the public to participate in such community events as farming and shopping. It was named the New Haven Green in 1779.

A few years later, a street was built through the center of the property, effectively separating the Green into two distinct parts. Today, this beautiful natural space remains a popular spot for doing some walking or simply reconnecting with nature.

If a rest is needed before traveling the final distance to Boston, RV campers can find accommodations at West Rock Ridge State Park.

Times Square

New York, New York--it's a wonderful town, Just under 100 miles from Philadelphia, New York is a must-stop destination. There are so many things to do in New York City, families could easily spend a week or more there. However, Times Square in Manhattan offers families a lot of bang for their sightseeing buck, making it the perfect spot to see on an RV road trip.

Navigating New York City in an RV is enough to make even the most confident driver develop the shakes, so it is recommended that families park their RV at a local campground or public parking lot and use local transport to reach Times Square. The subway and bus systems are quite easy to navigate and provide access to all of the major attractions throughout the city.

Why visit Times Square? It is an iconic landmark in the New York landscape. There are many things to do here, and most of them don't cost a thing. From people-watching to standing in awe drinking in the colorful billboards, Times Square is one spot that is set to impress.

Some of the things families might glimpse during a trip to Times Square include street performers dressed as cartoon characters, the infamous Naked Cowboy, and even gospel choirs doing impromptu concerts on the street.

Plan to stay a little longer? Why not get tickets to see The Tonight Show or take in a Broadway musical? The sky's the limit when it comes to fun things to do here.

Liberty Bell

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is just 140 miles from Washington, DC, and offers many interesting places for families to visit on a road trip from Miami to Boston. Liberty Bell, a monument which sits in the Independence National Park, is a powerful symbol of freedom that resonates with visitors all across the nation.

The Liberty Bell Center provides families with the opportunity to view the bell up close with the ability to see it from all sides. Within the building, there is a small theater where a video produced by the History Channel plays, providing valuable information as to the history of the region which includes the struggles of abolitionists and suffragists.

X-rays allow visitors to glimpse the Bell's historic crack as well as how it functions. Several exhibits also illuminate the bell's use in powerful advertising campaigns throughout the years.

Lincoln Memorial

Another great attraction along the route to Boston, Massachusetts is the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. This national monument can be found 108 miles outside Richmond and is well worth a stop for those who enjoy learning more about the history of the country.

Lincoln Memorial stands majestically above the Reflecting Pool, taking pride of place in the National Mall. While visiting this important attraction, families can also take time to stop by the Washington Monument and National World War II Memorial.

The statue depicting President Lincoln is an impressive 19 feet in height. It weighs in at 175 tons. Its positioning is highly significant as from his perch, President Lincoln surveys the country to which he dedicated his life in service.

For those spending the day exploring the treasure trove of activities found in the DC area, an overnight stay is a good idea. Many RV campers recommend parking their RV at Washington DC/Capitol KOA Holiday.

Richmond National Battlefield Park

For the history buff, Richmond National Battlefield Park is well worth a stop on a road trip from Miami to Boston. Located in Richmond, Virginia, this recreational area is 207 miles from Fayetteville, North Carolina.

A park of immense size and scope, Richmond National Battlefield Park encompasses a number of important battlefields; some of which include Beaver Dam Creek, Gaines' Mill, Glendale, and Malvern Hill. Each of these properties saw military action during the Seven Days Battles and the subsequent battles at Cold Harbor and New Market Heights.

One of the most notable distinctions about this park is that its battlefields were the places where 14 troops of African American descent received Medals of Honor for their bravery in combat.

Other important places found within this park are Drewry's Bluffland and Parker's Battery. Over 1900 acres of property are dedicated to Civil War artifacts outlined in 13 different sections at this beloved park.

Zipquest Waterfall and Treetop Adventure

Zipquest Waterfall and Treetop Adventure sits 412 miles from Jacksonville in the North Carolina town of Fayetteville. The zip line course found at this popular attraction is two and a half hours in length. But it is not just an exhilarating activity to enjoy; each course tells its own unique story.

None of the zip line courses at Zipquest are identical. Some traverse through areas of rich in natural elements and beauty while others are designed with the ultimate thrillseeker in mind. For those looking to enjoy a truly novel experience, there are even zip line courses that run at night, providing an entirely different vantage point from which to enjoy the area's scenic beauty.

After a day of fun in the sun, many families like to find a place to park their RV to get a good night's rest before continuing on their journey. Some of the best in the area include Lazy Acres Campground and Waldo's Beach Campground.

Little Talbot Island State Park

Hit the open and road and continue the journey towards Boston with a planned stop in Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville is home to Little Talbot Island State Park, a treasure of a place for families looking to enjoy some outdoor recreation in a tranquil setting.

At only 187 miles from Walt Disney World Resort, travelers won't need to spend a long day on the road to reach their destination. One of the most popular attractions at Little Talbot Island State Park is its long stretch of pristine beach.

Little Talbot Island is one of a few independent properties along the northern coast of Florida. It has largely been untouched, treating travelers to its natural landscape. This incredible park is home to five miles of sand-lined beaches and three miles of trails suitable for both biking and hiking.

Among the favorite activities to enjoy here are surfing, birdwatching, kayaking, swimming, fishing, hiking, and beachcombing. Camping is permitted on the grounds, but the property is best suited to tenting.

Walt Disney World Resort

While traveling through Florida, it is worth a stop to visit the iconic Walt Disney World Resort. Located in Orlando, this world-class amusement park is 68 miles outside Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, making it the perfect spot for families looking to enjoy some of the most popular attractions in the state before heading north on their trek towards Boston.

Walt Disney World Resort is not just a place for kids to enjoy. Though the theme parks are what the name has become associated with, Walt Disney World Resort encompasses a lot of fun things to do including premier hotel accommodations, water parks, restaurants, live shows, and much more. There is even a popular shopping center known as Disney Springs where families can purchase memorabilia and other cool items.

Walt Disney World Resort is but one component of what is known as the Magic Kingdom Park. Here families can enjoy interacting with beloved characters from their favorite Disney films. Epcot Center provides the opportunity to learn exciting facts about the earth as well as the opportunity to participate in its many festivals some of which celebrate the area's majestic gardens as well as food and wine from around the world.

For true movie buffs, a tour of Hollywood Studios is a must-visit destination.

Tired out after a day exploring the Magic Kingdom? Park the RV at one of these nearby campgrounds: Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort or Orlando/Kissimmee KOA Holiday.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is located in Tampa, Florida. At 286 miles from Miami, travelers will want to get an early start on their trip to have the most amount of time to enjoy this wonderful attraction.

Busch Gardens is more than just an amusement park, offering something for the entire family to enjoy. From exciting rides to top-tier entertainment and a vast zoo with over 12,000 animals, a trip to Busch Gardens is sure to be a thrill.
One of the most popular rides at Busch Gardens is its innovative Cobra's Curse. This ride takes thrill-seeking to a whole new level with its immense vertical lift, which brings people eyeball to eyeball with a simulated snake measuring 80 feet before careening through a series of invigorating twists and turns. For those who enjoy educational opportunities, Busch Gardens is home to a veterinary center where families can enjoy viewing doctors hard at work caring for animals.

Exhausted after a day of park fun? Why not consider a stay at one of the area campgrounds? Two of the most popular facilities that permit RV stays include Clearwater/Lake Tarpon KOA Holiday and Hillsborough River State Park Campground.


The final leg that brings RV campers to their destination city of Boston is only 139 miles from New Haven, Connecticut. Boston is the perfect place for families looking to combine a love of history with culture, the arts, and incredible food. The city boasts of a breathtakingly beautiful skyline and is home to some of the finest spas, boutiques, and restaurants in the state.

Boston is a city that is alive with public parks that feature walking trails where families can enjoy leisurely strolls through pristinely manicured grounds. Other popular places to do some walking include the Greenway, Harborwalk, Esplanade, or the Freedom Trail.

A historic city, Boston is home to many different museums and places of historical importance. Stop by the Boston Common or the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Also found in Boston is the Bull and Finch Pub which was the inspiration for the bar featured in the TV show Cheers.

For the sports aficionado, be sure to pick up tickets to watch the New England Patriots or the Boston Red Sox play.

Boston is home to many different campgrounds, both public and private, where families can enjoy a relaxing stay. Some of the most beloved camping facilities in the city include Boston Minuteman Campground and Normandy Farms Campground.

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